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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at a teleconference reporting the latest quarterly financial results that he would deliver a small quantity to the polygonal pickup truck “Cybertruck” by the end of the year “if he was lucky” and start mass production in 2022. I stated the outlook.
Although the material for shareholders does not mention changes in the appearance of Cybertruck, it was confirmed that the 2021 Cybertruck has an inverted U-shaped “steering yoke” instead of the so-called wheel shape. (This steering shape is also used in the updated Model S interior image).
As CEO Musk states that “the design has already been completed,” it is highly likely that this will be carried over to commercial models as it is. However, if it is U-shaped, there will be a problem if the handle is fully cut until it locks, so I am wondering what the final shape will be.
Also, although it will be mass-produced in 2022, the new Tesla Roadster and Semi trailer heads announced before Cybertruck have not yet moved to mass production. “It’s easy to prototype and show, but it’s very difficult to scale to commercial production,” said Musk.
Returning to Cybertruck, Tesla is 8,000 tonnes larger than the 6000 ton “giga press” for the Model Y, which is said to be the world’s largest for automobiles, to manufacture the rear underbody of this squishy truck. It states that it will use high pressure die casting (HPDC) equipment.
Cybertruck will be manufactured at Giga Texas, a new plant built by Tesla in Texas.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.