Despite being nearly two years behind schedule, Tesla reports that the first production Cybertruck electric pickup has now left the factory.
On Saturday, the company tweeted a picture of a large group of workers encircling a truck while wearing helmets and yellow vests.
“Giga Texas created the first Cybertruck! Tesla tweeted this along with an emoji of a cowboy hat. Elon Musk, the owner, tweeted the article.
Although Tesla has previously cautioned that manufacturing would start slowly and in fewer numbers than Tesla’s other vehicles, Musk introduced the truck in late 2019 and had previously stated that it would begin in late 2021.
The Cybertruck looks nothing like a conventional pickup with its wedge-shaped body and stainless-steel exoskeleton, according to Tesla.
It has been derided by some observers as a niche product with limited market appeal.
In April, Musk stated that the business planned to deliver the first truck, most likely in the quarter from July to September.
According to him, production would begin slowly before picking up speed, similar to previous new items.
The manufacturing line needs some time to get rolling, he continued, and this is a truly revolutionary product. It’s not made the same way as other cars. Let’s see, then.
A window that was advertised as being unbreakable was spider-cracked when hit by a large metal ball, which provoked an obscenity from Musk, and the truck’s 2019 debut went off course.
Initially, Tesla claimed that it would produce three variations of the vehicle, with prices ranging from roughly $40,000 to $70,000.
Prices were later taken off the page where shoppers could choose whether to spend $100 on an order.
The Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian Automotive’s R1T are two competitors that have rushed into the electric truck market.
On July 19, Tesla is expected to release financial results for the second quarter.