Tesla prepares for Cybertruck delivery event with merch, but it’s still missing non-negotiables

Credit: stumby | Cybertruck Owners Club Forum

Tesla is evidently preparing for the Cybertruck delivery event, and it is expected to make some type of announcement anytime. This was indicated by the leak of some Cybertruck Launch Team merch that the company is giving employees that will help bring the all-electric pickup to its first owners.

As the Cybertruck is the most anticipated product from Tesla in some time, everyone is aching to know whether the pickup is close to initial deliveries. Tesla confirmed it would hold a delivery event for the pickup at Gigafactory Texas when it was ready to hand over the first units, and it seems they are preparing employees for that task.

On the Cybertruck Owners Club Forum, one member posted a picture of Cybertruck Launch Team merch that Tesla handed out to employees, preparing them for the delivery event that still does not have a set date:

Credit: stumby | Cybertruck Owners Club Forum

While it appears Tesla is preparing for the initial launch of the Cybertruck, and it may be close, there are still some regulatory hurdles that are non-negotiable that the vehicle must go through before deliveries can begin.

These include crash ratings. Testing  may have occurred based on past reports of Cybertrucks displaying damage:

They were also en route to presumably the NHTSA’s crash test facility in Ohio. But the NHTSA has not released any information on crash test ratings for the Cybertruck, at least not yet.

The Tesla Cybertruck has also still not been registered with FuelEconomy.gov, and EPA officials have stated that when the vehicle is granted a Certificate of Conformity, which would allow it to enter the stream of commerce, it would be available on the site. It is still not on there, which means it has not yet been granted a Certificate of Conformity.

We have reported on those in the past, and when they are granted, Tesla begins deliveries shortly thereafter.

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Joey Klender: Joey has been a journalist covering electric mobility at TESLARATI since August 2019. In his time at TESLARATI, Joey has broken several big stories, including the first images of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the imminent release of the 4680 Model Y through EPA certification, and several expansions to the Lucid AMP-1 factory in Arizona, to name a few. His stories have been featured in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, CNET, and Seeking Alpha. In his spare time, Joey is playing golf, watching MMA, or cheering on any of his favorite sports teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, Miami Heat, Washington Capitals, and Penn State Nittany Lions. You can get in touch with joey at joey@teslarati.com. He is also on Twitter @KlenderJoey.
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