Cybertruck Tesla, the future is still late

The car of the "future", promised by Tesla three years ago, could not be released until 2024.

Tesla's future retro sauce pickup -or Cybertruck- caused a stir when it was announced in 2019. A sharp design and a price starting at $39,900 attracted quite a few reservations. But the Covid-19 pandemic and other difficulties have changed the manufacturer's plans somewhat.

The Cybertruck, always in the future

While it was supposed to start in 2021, production was delayed. So much so that Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last August that manufacturing would finally start in the middle of next year. But here again, the promise is not likely to be kept if we are to believe the latest indiscretions collected by the Reuters agency. Mass production will not be launched until the end of 2023, i.e. a release date postponed to 2024 at the latest.

Towards a price increase?

As a reminder, the vehicle was supposed to come in three trim levels, priced between $39,900 and $69,900, with increasing engine capacity, towing power and acceleration based on price. But given rampant inflation and the increase in the price of Tesla cars over the past two years, we can expect higher prices when it comes out.