The big day is approaching, the date marked in red by millions of followers of Tesla and the motor world. Next November 30 will be held the official unveiling of Cybertruck. A great event to show off Elon Musk as master of ceremonies. As usual, the first deliveries to customers will be made on the same day, but now, thanks to a company executive, we know that only 10 units will be delivered. Much less than expected due to the very high amount of reserve weight of the electric truck.
Expectations are at an all-time high. It was 2019 when Musk himself revealed Tesla’s next job to the world. The appearance of the Cybertruck stunned everyone. You love it or hate it, but it’s impossible to remain indifferent to such a structure on four wheels. During this revelation, the first performance data is given, at least what is expected to be obtained.
The project took longer than expected due to the great complexity involved in developing a vehicle of these characteristics. Even Musk himself seems to have a lot of confidence in his bet after the strange statements made a few weeks ago where he claimed that they would “dig their own grave.”
10 first units with contract releasing the option of immediate sale
Little by little, the engineers were able to solve the complications and the Cybertruck was finally ready to be revealed to the world. The secrecy around the numbers shows us that Tesla has one or more tricks up its sleeve. Although there is a lot of information that is unknown, no factor remains in control of demand. Although there is no official data, some estimates suggest that there are around two million reserves. The conditions for requesting a unit are not particularly demanding, the payment of a small amount that can be returned if the purchase is rejected.
Despite this, it is important that there is such a need for a car that is not particularly practical. The problem is that Tesla will not be able to produce high volumes of the Cybertruck, at least in the early stages of its production phase. The bottleneck is guaranteed. It is estimated that most customers will have to wait another four years to take delivery of their expensive electric pick-up. Everyone believes that in Austin they will step on the accelerator, but the revealing data on deliveries on the first day predicts a slower than expected production rate, which is not very high.
Javier Verdura, Tesla’s director of Product Design says, “we’ll deliver the first 10 units.” They also assured that they hope to take 18 months to increase the production rate to 5,000 units per week, a goal for 2025. High demand and low production capacity will encourage speculation. Last week, Tesla tried to limit this unpopular backlash with an anti-sale clause. First customers will not be able to sell their Cybertruck within the first year after delivery. However, without a clear explanation, after two days the clause disappeared from the contracts. Many customers are asking for more units, so everyone is expecting a fierce battle in the used market.