Elon Musk made some uncommon new feedback on Tesla Cybertruck and gave a greater thought of the manufacturing ramp for the electrical pickup truck.

Throughout the convention name following Tesla’s launch of its Q3 2020 financial results, Musk was requested to offer extra colour on the manufacturing ramp of the Cybertruck and after we can count on deliveries.

The CEO began by mentioning that he lately did a design evaluation of the Cybertruck with Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s Design Chief:

“I used to be within the studio final Friday with Franz and the staff trying over some enhancements on the Cybertruck.”

Musk reiterated Tesla’s technique to all the time enhance on idea automobiles with the manufacturing model not like different automakers who typically considerably tone down car from idea to manufacturing.

The CEO added:

“There are quite a lot of small enhancements in comparison with what was unveiled. I feel it’s going to be higher than what we confirmed.”

Tesla has apparently been making quite a lot of modifications to the Cybertruck design during the last 12 months since unveiling it in November 2019.

Musk beforehand talked about Tesla updating the Cybertruck’s adaptive air suspension. In addition they talked about making the truck smaller, however Musk scrapped that plan after one other design evaluation again in Could.

Nevertheless, a number of design refinements are anticipated to be carried out.

As for the timeline to manufacturing, Musk did remind everybody that the Cybertruck is tied to Tesla finishing Gigafactory Austin in time:

“It’s depending on finishing that manufacturing unit and there are some new applied sciences with the excessive hardness exoskeleton. This has by no means been performed earlier than so there’ll in all probability be some challenges.”

Musk mentioned that if all goes effectively, Tesla ought to ship some Cybertrucks in late 2021 as beforehand introduced, however folks shouldn’t count on quantity manufacturing till 2022.

Electrek’s Take

To be trustworthy, I’ve some doubts about Tesla bringing the Cybertruck to manufacturing by the tip of subsequent 12 months.

Elon did say that deliveries in late 2021 and quantity in 2022 depends on every part going effectively.

I put the possibilities of every part going effectively on each constructing a model new manufacturing unit and deploying model new manufacturing strategies for an armoured exoskeleton to almost zero.

Issues are certain to not go completely.

On high of it, Elon is speaking concerning the Cybertruck design nonetheless not being last as of final week?

Seems like they would want a miracle to deliver the electrical truck to manufacturing subsequent 12 months.

However anyway, Tesla must ramp up battery cell manufacturing to ship any vital quantity of the Cybertruck and that’s not anticipated till 2022 so a delay in all probability wouldn’t have an enormous influence on supply quantity so long as the battery cell provide will not be secured.

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