Tesla Successfully Manufactures its First Cybertruck at Austin Plant after Two-Year Delay
Tesla's highly anticipated Cybertruck rolls off the production line in Austin, Texas, signaling the end of a two-year wait.
The electric vehicle manufacturer faced setbacks but is now ready to enter the lucrative US market, challenging rivals like Ford and Rivian.
Tesla announced via a tweet on Saturday that its first Cybertruck has been built at the Austin plant, following significant delays since its initial unveiling in 2019. During the grand reveal, the vehicle's designer unintentionally shattered the supposedly indestructible "armor glass" windows.
The production timeline has been repeatedly postponed, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk attributing the delays to component shortages. Musk revealed in a shareholder meeting held in May that, based on customer demand, Tesla aims to manufacture around 250,000 Cybertrucks annually.
The launch of the Cybertruck marks Tesla's entry into one of the most lucrative segments of the US market: electric pickups. This move pits the company against established competitors such as Ford Motor and Rivian Automotive, both of which have released limited quantities of their electric truck models. Last year, Reuters reported that Tesla plans to commence mass production of the Cybertruck by the end of 2023.
Tesla has successfully completed the manufacturing of its first Cybertruck at the Austin plant.
The Cybertruck's production faced a two-year delay since its 2019 reveal.
Elon Musk cited component shortages as the reason for the postponement.