The Tesla Cybertruck appears to be approaching its final form, at least until it enters development. While answering an institutional investor’s inquiry about the development of the Cybertruck during Tesla’s Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, Elon Musk noted that nearly all the work around the engineering of the all-electric pickup has been completed, and that the design of the upcoming all-electric pickup is already finalized.
“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 door handles of the all-electric pickup, which the CEO noted would be flush with the vehicle’s steel. This will make the all-electric pickup, very spectacular in the flesh, and unabashedly futuristic.
Considering the recent statements and posts by Musk, it seems that it will probably be only a matter of time before the final design of the Cybertruck is released. Given that its design is already finalized, Tesla will now only need to conduct different tweaks in the all-electric pickup before it could be completely rolled out to customers. For its part, Tesla is already getting the pieces together to make this a reality.
Tesla will soon acquire the equipment needed to manufacture the all-electric pickup truck en masse, as stated by Musk in the recently held Q4 FY 2020 earnings call. The progress of Gigafactory Texas, where the Cybertruck will be assembled, was also impressive, with the CEO saying that if things go well, some vehicles could be shipped this year.
“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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