Electrek claims it, based on a communication sent by Tesla to its many suppliers.
Tesla plans to produce about 375,000 Cybertrucks annually and have prototypes launch by the end of August, according to notices sent to suppliers. The Cybertruck is probably the most anticipated EV program to launch this year. It was unveiled in 2019, with a slated launch for 2021. But the electric pickup has been delayed repeatedly.
Recently we have begun to see, with increasing intensity, several prototypes during road tests around the USA. According to various estimates, over 1.5 million people have already booked the Tesla Cybertruck by paying a non-binding, refundable deposit. It will take a few years before Tesla is able to fully fulfill all orders.
Tesla’s most recent statement hinted that the Cybertruck would go into production towards the end of the third quarter of 2023. Translated: around September. Recently, CEO Elon Musk also provided an estimate on the production volume of the Tesla Cybertruck. During Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, Musk said that, initially, Tesla will have the resources to produce between 250,000 and 500,000 Cybertrucks a year.
These are fairly generic statements, but today we can get a more precise idea of Tesla’s ambitions. The specialized site Electrek claims that Tesla has instructed its suppliers to produce the components necessary to assemble around 375,000 Cybertrucks a year. As the site itself notes, this would be a slightly more aggressive approach than what Elon Musk communicated at the last conference with shareholders.