Tesla fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of the company’s Cybertruck. To date, more than 1.5 million pre-orders have been placed for the electric “pickup truck,” which experts estimate will cost between $50,000 and $90,000.
They might not have to wait much longer. Despite the numerous delays in the development and production of the Cybertruck (it was announced in 2019 with an original release target of 2021), there is now evidence that an actual launch may be just around the corner, as Tesla has ramped up hiring around the truck’s production.
Electrek reported that Tesla just posted openings for a wide variety of production-related positions. In addition, the company has reported that production equipment has been delivered to a Tesla factory in Texas and that a Cybertruck Beta prototype was recently spotted on the road.
The prototype looks very similar to the rendering we’ve already seen, meaning that it should not disappoint anyone who is a fan of that particular aesthetic. Tesla has said it hopes to bring the Cybertruck to production this summer and make initial deliveries in the third quarter, with wider availability to follow sometime in 2024.
Tesla was a leader of the original EV revolution, paving the way for other established car companies to hit the market with their own EVs, which are significantly more sustainable for the planet than the gas-powered cars that we have relied on for so long.
The company has also gained a rabid fanbase along the way — hence the 1.5 million pre-orders placed for a car with no firm release date or price.
But with Tesla attempting to hold its place as the EV industry’s market leader, other companies have stepped up to challenge it with cars that are just as efficient and selling at cheaper price points. Ford, for example, just slashed its EV prices, with all models now costing under $65,000.
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