After much speculation based on changing verbiage on the Tesla Cybertruck website, CEO Elon Musk confirmed the inevitable: The dystopian electric pickup isn’t happening this year.
Musk announced during his EV company’s fourth quarter earnings call Wednesday that Tesla would not be adding any new vehicles to its existing “S3XY” line-up in 2022.
“It would not make any sense,” Musk said on the call.
But he did leave room for hope that the Cybertruck, next-generation Roadster sports car, Semi big-rig truck, and humanoid robot could all become real in 2023. But as with all things Tesla and Musk, there are no guarantees.
Tesla watchers were already anticipating a Cybertruck delay after all mentions of a 2022 production date were removed from the truck’s website earlier this month. The Cybertruck was first announced in 2019 and was supposed to start production at the almost-open Giga Texas factory in Austin by the end of this year.
Later in the call, Musk shot down another new project (a budget $25,000 compact EV). “We have enough on our plate right now,” he said. “Too much frankly.”