But will it actually deliver on time?
The new Tesla Cybertruck has seemingly divided the internet with some praising its bold looks and others questioning how it could actually look like that and still pass crash tests. But the Cybertruck's odd looks haven't stopped people from placing deposits, as over 200,000 were put in soon after it was revealed. The accuracy of how many pre-orders have been placed has been called into question and putting $100 down on a vehicle is far less impressive than actually selling one, so we'll have to wait to see how many Tesla is actually able to sell when the Cybertruck hits production.
As for when the truck will reach production, Tesla has a poor track record of releasing products on time (just look at the Model 3 and Model X), so we would be dubious of any delivery dates the company gives out. Speaking of delivery dates, Tesla has just updated the pre-order page for the Cybertruck, pushing up the estimated production schedule. Remember, we said you should be dubious. Also remember, these are just the production dates, not actual delivery times.
All three versions of the Cybertruck - the Single Motor RWD, Dual Motor AWD, and Tri Motor AWD - still only require a $100 fully-refundable deposit. Pricing for these three models is listed at $39,900, $49,900, and $69,900 respectively. A full self-driving feature can also be added for $7,000 but given Tesla has yet to release this ability on any of its current models, we'd hold off on giving the company money for a feature that doesn't exist yet.
Tesla says, "You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in late 2021. Tri Motor AWD production is expected in late 2021." This is good news for people who ordered the Tri Motor model, as it wasn't originally expected until 2022. Dual Motor production is also slated to begin in 2021 but, "Single Motor RWD production is expected to begin in late 2022."
According to a Tweet sent out by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, 42% of reservation holders ordered the Dual Motor, 41% ordered the Tri Motor, and 17% ordered Single Motor. It would make sense for Tesla to build the two models with higher demand first especially as they'll generate the most profit for the company. We just hope it doesn't devolve into a similar situation as the Model 3 where the base model never ends up being put into production.