We see many new reports of the Tesla Cybertruck coming out and being shared in the Tesla community – I want to take them with a big pinch of salt.
Earlier this week, we reported that Tesla plans to release a product update on January 26 with Cybertruck as a focus product. Since then, there have been several other news reports about the electric pickup, but we are in doubt about their truth.
Reuters reported that planned production is delayed until the first quarter of 2023:
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) aims to start the first production of its long-awaited Cybertruck by the end of the first quarter of 2023, and push the plan to start production back late this year, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
This report from Reuters̵[ads1]7; Hyunjoo Jin is based on a single source, and after looking at his coverage history for Reuters, it does not look like he has ever had any exclusive information about Tesla before, which raises a red flag for me .
If I were to bet on whether the Tesla Cybertruck would start in 2022 or 2023, I would definitely bet on 2023, but that does not mean that the report is based on any specific information. Analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research also released a new report on the cyber truck.
He claimed that Tesla will unveil the production version of the Cybertruck in March, and that it will include two versions, including one that is about 15-20% smaller than the original.
There have been talks that Tesla will make a smaller version of the Cybertrucken, but Elon Musk put the plans in mind in 2020 and said that a smaller version would come later, probably for European markets.
I will also take this report with a pinch of salt.
It’s not impossible, but it sounds unlikely due to previous statements directly from Musk about Tesla’s plans to make the Cybertruck smaller. We also saw a new Cybertruck prototype being tested by Tesla at the Fremont factory last month, and it looked as big as the original prototype.
We should get more information on January 26, but in the meantime, I would take all these reports with a giant pinch of salt.
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