Tesla Turns Out Its First Cybertruck

Vehicle has been on the way since 2019
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2023 5:35 PM CDT
Tesla Turns Out Its First Cybertruck
FILE - The Tesla Cybertruck is unveiled at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. On Saturday, July 15, 2023, Tesla said its first production Cybertruck electric pickup has rolled off the assembly line in Texas, nearly two years behind the original schedule.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Tesla has produced its first Cybertruck, the company announced Saturday. The electric pickup rolled out of the Tesla factory in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reports, almost four years after the prototype's awkward introduction; that event went off script when a demonstration of the invincibility of the vehicle's windows turned into a fail. At the time, Tesla said production of the Cybertruck would begin in late 2021. After that, the company didn't say much about the schedule, per CNN. CEO Elon Musk has said supply chain issues have delayed new vehicles.

The company made the announcement in a tweet, with a photo showing workers surrounding the truck. It will compete with such EV entries as Rivian's R1T, Ford F-150, Lightning, and GMC Hummer EV pickup. Tesla has said before it projects volume production of the Cybertruck to begin in 2024. The company said at the beginning it planned three Cybertruck models that would run from $40,000 to $70,000, but it later took prices off its website, per the AP. (More Tesla stories.)

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