Tesla removes ‘2022’ promise from Cybertruck website

Tesla's Cybertruck website as it appeared in early December 2021, before the year

Tesla’s Cybertruck website as it appeared in early December 2021, before the year “2022” was served.
Screenshot: Tesla / Internet Archive

Tesla has removed all mention of the year 2022 from the Cybertruck website, a bad sign for anyone hoping to get their hands on the electric truck before the end of the year. Don’t say we didn’t warn you back in 2019.

The deletion, first identified by Mashable, probably occurred in mid-december, according to the pages archived by Internet Archive, but this is the first time anyone noticed it. Tesla purged any mention of price or model information in October, but this latest scrub from the electric car company’s website removes the year 2022.

The Cybertruck was first announced in 2019, and hailed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk as something akin to the “armoured personnel carrier of the future.” But the vehicle became the object of ridicule when its “indestructible” windows have been erased during the unveiling and the unwieldy shape of the prototype caused Musk to hit a pylon after he dinner in malibu.

Production was supposed to start in 2021, but as recently as August Tesla announced it was pushing production of the vehicle back until 2022. Now, that whole timeline seems to be in question, though Musk has yet to comment on the most recent change. You’re here infamous got rid of its PR team, so Gizmodo has no one to contact to comment on the move.

When Musk first announced the Cybertruck, he promised it would cost $39,900, tow up to 7,500 pounds, and would be able to carry a 3,500-pound payload in its bed. But all of that promise has vanished in the past two years, with the 2022 production year just the latest failure.

Tesla is supposed to produce the Cybertruck at its factory in Austin, Texas, but, again, there’s no way to seek confirmation of this information. Musk, the richest person on the planet, decided he really didn’t need a PR team and could just tweet important announcements to control the narrative – a narrative, it should be note it, which often looks like cryptocurrency. pump and dumps.

Musk has a long history of outlandish promises he can never deliver, including robotaxis that were supposed to be coming now until 2020. Or how about Musk claims made in 2016 that its Tesla vehicles would be fully autonomous by 2018?

Pre-orders for the Cybertruck are still available with a $100 deposit. But will Musk’s strange electric truck of the future ever arrive before the flying car? That remains to be seen.

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