Tesla has finally completed the construction of its first Cybertruck, following a two-year delay. The company shared an image on Twitter, featuring workers wearing hard hats surrounding the sleek Cybertruck, assembled at Tesla’s Gigafactory near Austin, Texas.
Originally introduced as a prototype in 2019, Tesla initially aimed to commence production in late 2021. However, unexpected challenges arose when the truck’s windows broke during a demonstration, leading to delays. Tesla CEO Elon Musk attributed part of the delay to supply chain difficulties.
In 2021, Tesla confirmed that an updated version of the Cybertruck was in the works. They announced their intention to begin production in 2023, with full-scale production anticipated for 2024. With the Cybertruck, Tesla will enter the market for electric pickup trucks, competing with rivals such as Rivian’s R1T, the Ford F-150 Lightning, and the GMC Hummer EV pickup.