Tesla needs to get “lucky” to start Cybertruck deliveries in 2021, Roadster delayed to 2022

All eyes are on the 2022 Model S and Model X refreshes with their oddly shaped steering wheel, but some people are curious to learn more about other Tesla products. The highly controversial Cybertruck is one of them, and company CEO Elon Musk says most of the engineering work is done while the design has been finalized.

That being said, customer deliveries of the angular electric pickup will begin towards the end of the year only if Tesla gets lucky. These are the words used by the company’s head honcho during the conference call related to the Q4 2020 earnings. He specifically said only a “few deliveries” will take place before the end of 2021, and that’s in a best-case scenario.

When the Cybertruck was originally unveiled back in November 2019, Tesla said production would start in 2021. Even if the company will live up to that promise and begin to churn out vehicles, only a handful of early adopters will get their trucks before year’s end. Mass production is scheduled to start in 2022, so most people who have signed on the dotted line to claim one will have to patiently wait for Tesla to ramp up output.

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Image courtesy of Tesla Inc.

As far as the other electric vehicle that Tesla has been working on for quite a while, the second-generation Roadster has been pushed back until 2022. Despite being revealed with much fanfare all the way back in November 2017, series production is not going to start towards the end of this year as originally promised.

In a response to a question someone asked on Twitter about the Roadster’s status, Elon Musk said the electric sports car is still in the engineering phase. If everything goes according to plan, a drivable prototype will be completed by the end of this summer, with series production programmed to begin in 2022. Knowing Tesla’s modus operandi, we would take this timetable with the proverbial pinch of salt…

[Images courtesy of Tesla Inc.] Source: Tesla, Elon Musk / Twitter

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