The more than-anticipated Tesla pick-up has its days numbered before it will be officially presented. However, the problems do not stop and Elon Musk confirms that its production will be low. Finally, we see the light at the end of the tunnel. After more than four years of waiting, rivers of ink of information, and thousands of rumors, the Tesla Cybertruck is about to be officially presented in its final version. Elon Musk‘s company has assured that the first deliveries will be made on November 30, although it has not clarified what they will be like and if, as usual, a big party will be held. What it has confirmed is that production is slower than expected, something that will force many customers to continue waiting, some for several more years.
Time goes by very quickly, but not when you want something as much as the millions of buyers who have been waiting for so long to get their prized electric trucks. Although Tesla does not provide official data, some rumors and forums claim that those in Austin could have received more than two million reservations for it. Given that the reservation process is as easy and cheap as giving your name and paying $100, it is expected that not many of those potential customers will finally decide to finalize the purchase, especially when the official retail prices are not yet known.
Elon Musk wants to lower financial expectations
Only the first customers have that information, but we imagine that we are not talking about a particularly cheap car. From the beginning, Tesla has ensured impressive technical specifications. Specifications, on the other hand, have been the main problem of a development that has extended much longer than expected over time. High power, high range over 500 miles indestructible body, towing capacity of more than six tons, and more, much more. With such pretensions, it is normal that everything gets complicated.
The Cybertruck project has been a headache for engineers and those responsible and they have not stopped appearing. During the quarterly meeting to evaluate the company’s accounts, the CEO himself, Elon Musk, wanted to lower expectations regarding the product. We already imagined that, at the beginning, the factory would only be able to assemble a few units, but not so few. In Musk’s own words: “I just want to temper expectations for the Cybertruck. It’s a great product, but financially it will take 12 to 18 months before it contributes significantly and positively to cash flow. I wish there was some different formula, but that’s my best guess.”
And he added, “We dug our own grave with the Cybertruck.” From the beginning, it has been a constant source of complaints within the company, as recounted by the small mutiny around its design. Tesla estimates that annual production will be approximately 125,000 units. Only time will tell if this figure grows in the future. Many factors can affect the final assembly, without losing sight of the patience of thousands of customers who have been waiting for their car for almost five years.