This Week in Tesla: Cybertruck Delayed to Late 2022, Roadster Delayed to 2023
By: Charlie O'Mara
Cybertruck Delayed to Late 2022 -
After already being delayed once before, the Tesla Cybertruck has been delayed once again, this time to late 2022. The date of when the Cybertruck will finally enter production is dependent on the new Tesla Gigafactory Texas, and how soon Model Y production can begin there. Tesla has previously stated that after the Model Y production lines in Austin are fully operational, they will shift their focus more to the Cybertruck. It is expected that Model Y will enter production in Texas around the end of this year, which could indicate that the Cybertruck deliveries will start later than late 2022. A good indication of when the Cybertruck will enter production is when the configurator goes live on Tesla’s website. Once a Cybertruck can be fully customized online, it will be nearing production.
Roadster Delayed to Late 2023 -
After being originally planned for production in 2020, the Roadster has been delayed a couple times. The first delay came when the Roadster was delayed two years from 2020 to 2022. Now, into 2021, the Roadster has been delayed once more, this time to 2022. Tesla has had a very logistically difficult year due to the global semiconductor shortage, limiting how many cars they can produce each day. It is also likely that Tesla wants to firm up the production of its more mass market vehicles before spending too much time on the Roadster, which truthfully, will not sell nearly as many cars as any other of Tesla’s fleet.