Tesla reveals Cybertruck production plans to suppliers: Report

Tesla has reportedly shared its production plans for the Cybertruck with a group of suppliers, showing the automaker is still on track to deliver the first electric pickup trucks to customers later this year.

The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019, and initially set to be released in 2021. A global pandemic and a major disruption to supply chains altered those plans, and the program has been delayed several times since then. However several of the most recent updates from CEO Elon Musk have all pointed towards production starting later this summer, and the first deliveries taking place towards the end of the third quarter of 2023.

It appears as though that is still the target based on plans shared with Tesla’s suppliers. According to a report from Electrek, who says it was able to obtain a copy of the communication, Tesla is planning to have the first release candidate Cybertrucks built by August 2023. A release candidate is the final version before the official start of series production and the public launch of the vehicle. This timeline puts it in line with the estimated date for the delivery event around September.

Along with the release candidate timeline, Tesla also informed its suppliers about the need to meet a minimum production target of 375,000 Cybertrucks per year. As Musk has previously mentioned, this rate of production won’t be reached until sometime in 2024. It also higher than what Musk estimated when asked about the topic at the Annual Shareholder Meeting last month, where he said a number around 250,000 per year was likely.

While this is all good news for the 1.5+ million Cybertruck reservation holders, we still don’t know the final specs of the electric pickup truck. Unfortunately we won’t find out pricing and other details until the delivery event, according to Musk.

Tesla Cybertruck rear castings appear outside Giga Texas

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