- As the director said, Tesla plans to deliver 10 Cybertrucks for the event to be held on November 30.
- An online tally shows Tesla has received more than 2 million reservations for the electric vehicle.
- Elon Musk said that scaling up Cybertruck production will take some time.
Tesla fans who are eagerly awaiting the first version of the Cybertruck may be in for more disappointment.
The company plans to deliver only 10 Cybertrucks during a delivery event later this month, Tesla’s global director of product design, Javier Verdura, said last week in a keynote speech, Mexican newspaper Millennium reported.
“We intend to deliver the first 10 units,” he said.
A Tesla spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It’s unclear who will be the first 10 people to get their hands on the truck. However, in the past, Tesla has provided workers with a portion of its early deliveries. For example, the electric car maker produced its first Model 3 delivery — 30 Model 3s — to Tesla employees who ordered the vehicle during a 2017 delivery.
Either way, according to a September tally by Electric.
Until recently, it was unclear how many Cybertrucks Tesla planned to deliver to the event, or how many it would be able to get into the hands of customers this year.
There are signs that this may be a smaller version than initially expected. Earlier this month, the company added (and then quickly removed) a $50,000 resale clause for the Cybertruck – something experts say is usually reserved for limited-production vehicles.
Elon Musk also tried to temper expectations for the EV pickup truck, warning that scaling production would be difficult due to the vehicle’s unusual design.
“We dug our own grave with the Cybertruck,” Musk said on a Tesla earnings call in early November.
“When you get a product with a lot of new technology or a completely new vehicle program, especially one that’s as different and advanced as Cybertruck, you’re going to have problems proportional to how many new things you’re trying to solve at scale,” he added.
Tesla’s CEO said the company aims to produce about a quarter of a million Cybertrucks a year by 2025. However, Musk’s production schedules are notoriously unreliable.
Anticipation for the Cybertruck has been building since Musk first announced the futuristic electric pickup truck in 2019. The company has since dealt with more than two years of delays leading up to the Cybertruck’s launch.
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