After various speculations based on wording changes on the Tesla Cybertruck website, Elon Musk has confirmed the inevitable: The electric pickup won’t appear this year.
Musk announced this during a phone conversation about his company’s fourth-quarter earnings. According to the CEO, the company will not add new cars to the existing line in 2022.
The Cybertruck release delay was announced after all references to a 2022 production date were removed from the Pickup website earlier this month. The pickup truck was announced in 2019, and production was scheduled to begin at the Giga Texas plant in Austin later this year.
Musk said the Cybertruck and the next-generation Roadster sports utility vehicle and large semi-truck could become a reality in 2023. But, as with everything about Tesla and Mask, there are no guarantees.