TESLA: FIRST CYBERTRUCK RELEASED AFTER A TWO-YEAR DELAY
By Anne Bourgoin
The first Cybertruck has finally been built at the brand’s mega-factory in Texas after a two-year delay.
However, we can’t expect to see the planned 1.78 million vehicles on the road for a long time yet, as according to Elon Musk the design of the futuristic machine involves some big challenges when it comes to its radical design. “It will be difficult to make the cost affordable because it’s a new vehicle, a new manufacturing method. In the grand scheme of things, compared to the production rate of all the other vehicles we make, it won’t be much. But it’s still very cool,” he declared.
Three configurations will be offered: a model with a single engine and over 400 km of range, a second with two engines and over 480 km of range, and a third with three engines and over 800 km of range. The versions were advertised at prices ranging from $39,900 to $69,900, but disappeared from the order page in October 2021. Elon Musk declined to update specs and prices last April, speaking of an unveiling to come in the third quarter.