Elon Musk, the carmaker’s chief executive, said late on Thursday that Tesla will begin production of its much-delayed electric pickup, the CyberTruck, with several new products next year.
Truck, stainless-steel leather, with an angular design and stand-alone from traditional pickups, delayed after an unfavorable Released in 2019, When a designer throws a metal ball at a window, it is a demonstration of the rigidity of the vehicle.
Instead, the window exploded.
“We’m going to smash the window again,” Mr said. Musk joked Thursday that CyberTruck was on a luxury “cyber rodeo” organized by Tesla in Austin, Texas, to show off its new factory near the state capital.
“We can’t wait to build this here,” he said. Musk, wearing a black cowboy hat, said about the truck. “Sorry for the delay. But you’re going to get this next year, and it’s going to be really good.
Tesla’s CEO has a long history of promising products that work much later than he said, but his timeline for CyberTruck is much more convincing than he said it would deliver to investors in January 2023. Mostly. “
The delay in the production of the CyberTruck has allowed competitors to quickly come to market with pickups, one of the most popular vehicle types in the United States. Ford Motor is expected to begin offering the battery-powered version of its F-150 Lightning this summer. RivianThe electric pick-up went on sale late last year.
Tesla invited about 15,000 people to the cyber rodeo, which Mr. Musk called it “the biggest feast on earth” with his regular hyperbole. The factory is the size of three Pentagon, he said.
Local schools were closed early, so parents could avoid traffic jams caused by crowds at the event, the TV station said. KXAN Reported. Actor Harrison Ford was one of the guests. Tesla made the red, white and blue cars look like the Texas state flag.
The plant is part of Tesla’s global expansion, which includes a newly opened plant nearby Berlin. With an existing factory in Shanghai, the new assembly lines will enable the company to redo its growth by 2021, doubling sales of nearly one million vehicles, more than any other major car maker.
“This year is all about measurements,” Mr. Musk said. “Next year, there will be a huge wave of new products.”
In 2023, Tesla will create the first version of a humanoid robot called the Optimus, a roadster, a semi-truck and “confidently” that it will do “anything humans do not want to do”. Musk said. He added that a beta version of the full self-driving software will be available to North American customers this year.
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