The launch of Tesla’s Cybertruck and two other impending vehicle models have been postponed until no less than 2023 in light of proceeded with supply-chain bottlenecks, CEO Elon Musk said.
Notwithstanding the tank-like Cybertruck, which was first revealed in 2019, Tesla is pushing back the arrival of its electric Semi eighteen-wheeler and Roadster sports vehicle until at minimum one year from now, Musk told investors during the automaker’s profit approach Wednesday.
Musk likewise said that Tesla is pushing back improvement of its $25,000 vehicle, which the company initially declared in 2020 with an end goal to make its vehicles more open to the masses.
“All things considered, we’re not presently chipping away at a $25,000 vehicle,” Musk said. “Eventually, we will, yet we have enough on our plate at this moment, a lot for we to deal with, evidently. Along these lines, eventually, there will be.”
Musk added that getting some information about the $25,000 vehicle is “somewhat some unacceptable inquiry” since Tesla is so centered around making self-driving vehicles.
“Truly, it’s actually what predominantly matters, is when is the vehicle independent?” Musk said. “Everything fails to measure up to the worth of robotaxi or personal driving.”
The deferral additionally influences Tesla’s humanoid “Optimus” robot – which has up to this point been prodded freely as only an entertainer in a bodysuit.
Musk said the postponements are because of supply chain and assembling requirements – and that the company would rather be zeroing in on inclining up creation of its present vehicle offerings.
“We won’t present new vehicle models this year,” Musk said. “It would not seem OK since we’ll in any case be parts compelled. We will, be that as it may, do a great deal of designing and tooling and so forth to make those vehicles – Cybertruck, Semi, Roadster, Optimus, and be ready to bring those to production hopefully next year. That is most likely.”
Musk offered the remarks during Tesla’s income approach Wednesday evening. The company revealed record income and deliveries during the final quarter of 2021.
In any case, shares the world’s most significant automaker in any case plunged after the report as Tesla cautioned that supply bind imperatives were set to growl creation through the end of 2022.