The history of the Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most interesting in recent times. From the beginning, the project has been full of setbacks and dramatic moments. Since the prototype was presented in 2019, millions of potential customers have waited patiently for the development team to finish tuning the company’s most special car. Now, after more than a year with the order book closed due to saturation, those from Austin reopen the list. Rumors of an early release have been rampant.
Things have changed a lot in the last year of commercial absenteeism for Cybertruck. Being impossible to hide it from view, given its large size, the huge pick-up has been seen repeatedly at specific moments of its development stage. Never before has another Tesla product, except the Semi, received such an amount of attention and hours of accumulated testing. The demands of the project have forced a change in the company’s protocols to offer the best electric van the world has ever known, even if there are not many.
In parallel, important details and secrets have been discovered. We know that the body will be made of steel patented by Tesla capable of resisting impacts while being easy to fix. Under that impressive bodywork will be hidden the most extraordinary powertrain in the house with different driving modes, both for asphalt and off-road. The rear wheels will have the ability to turn to make the Cybertruck more maneuverable and all this while large foundry furnaces are capable of stamping its chassis in just two plates.
Point by point, it is normal that the Cybertruck project has been so delayed. Tesla hopes to give the bell, although it will not be necessary to surprise for it to become a sales success. Even before knowing all these details, the electric pick-up accumulated millions of reservations around the world. In Austin they had to close the order book before the wave of applications, each after paying a refundable $100. What is the problem? Well, it will not be available in Europe. At least, for now, it will only be available in the United States. A year ago Tesla began to return reservations from the Old Continent.
Tesla itself has acknowledged that production will be much slower than usual, taking into account the company’s usual standards. By the end of this year, they hope to have some 10,000 units assembled, while the maximum annual capacity is estimated at a maximum of 200,000 vehicles. That means it can take more than four years for the last customers to join the reserve list to receive their prized pickup signed by Tesla. All this before knowing the price. Without a doubt, the economic aspect is the data best kept by the technical team. We do not know what figure to put, although we will not have to wait long to find out.