Everything indicates that Tesla is struggling to meet production deadlines for the Cybertruck, the ambitious electric truck announced by the company in 2019.
According to an article by The Verge, Elon Musk’s company deleted the reference to a 2022 production schedule from its website.
A history of delays
It should be remembered that the Cybertruck was originally announced in 2019. At the time, Musk had promised that the vehicle would roll off production lines by the end of 2021.
However, in August of that year, the total production was delayed until sometime in 2022. The problem is that everything indicates that this new programming could also have been postponed.
According to The Verge, some time ago, the ordering site for the Cybertruck said: “You will be able to complete your setup as production approaches in 2022.” However, that same portal now mentions that “you will be able to complete your configuration as production approaches.”
Site files show that the reference to the year was removed towards the end of December 2021.
According to the article, there may be several reasons that would explain this new postponement:
“Among them are external challenges, such as the ongoing pandemic and the global shortage of chips (which has affected all automakers), as well as problems specific to the Cybertruck,” the note explains.
“The angular appearance of the vehicle is controversial, drawing awe and contempt in equal measure, but it certainly brings unique design challenges, such as the problem of creating a huge windshield wiper to cover the gigantic front window.”
According to Elon Musk, we should have more details on an eventual new date for the Cybertruck soon.
The company’s CEO promised to share an update to the product roadmap for the vehicle during Tesla’s next earnings call, which is due to take place on January 26.