The Tesla Cybertruck appears to be reaching its final form, at least before it enters production. While addressing an inquiry from an institutional investor about the development of the Cybertruck during Tesla’s Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, Elon Musk confirmed that almost all of the work surrounding the all-electric pickup’s engineering has been completed, and that the upcoming all-electric pickup’s design is already fixed.
“So we finished almost all of the Cybertrack engineering. So we’re no longer iterating at the design center level or design level. We’ve got the designs fixed,” the CEO said.
Just recently, Musk posted about the all-electric pickup’s door handles, which the CEO noted would be flush to the steel of the vehicle. This would make the all-electric pickup quite stunning in the flesh, and unabashedly futuristic.
Considering Musk’s recent statements and posts, it appears that it will likely be only a matter of time before the Cybertruck’s final design is released. Considering that its design is already fixed, Tesla would now only need to perform various tweaks into the all-electric pickup before it could be rolled out fully to consumers. Tesla, for its part, is already getting the pieces ready to make this a reality.
As noted by Musk in the recently-held Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, Tesla will soon acquire the equipment necessary to produce the all-electric pickup truck en masse. The progress of Gigafactory Texas, where the Cybertruck will be produced, has also been remarkable, with the CEO stating that some vehicles may be delivered this year if things go well.
“We’ll soon order the equipment necessary to make the Cybertruck work. We’re actually going to be using even bigger Tesla machines for the rear body of Cybertruck because you’ve got–obviously, it’s a bigger vehicle and you’ve got a long truck bed that’s going to a lot of load. So we’ll be using an 8,000-ton casting press for the rear body casting, as opposed to 6,000 tons for Model Y… If we get lucky, we’ll be able to do a few deliveries toward the end of this year, but I expect volume production to be in 2022,” Musk said.
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