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Here’s When Elon Musk Says The Tesla Cybertruck Might Go On Sale

Mark your calendars, weird looking electric pickup fans.

During Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk offered an update on several products, including when the oft-delayed Cybertruck pickup will go on sale.

The stainless steel truck was first unveiled in 2019 with production slated to start at the end of 2021.

Due to a variety of development and supply chain issues, that time frame has been postponed several times and the Cybertruck reservation website no longer advertises exactly when deliveries are expected to begin.

“Our team continues to focus on Cybertruck’s production readiness and any future platform design,” Musk said during the call.

“We expect that, and we still expect to be in production with the Cybertruck by the middle of next year. And we’re really excited about that product. I think it might be our best product ever.”

It was the second consecutive earnings call that Musk offered the mid-2023 date.

“Our team continues to focus on Cybertruck’s production readiness and any future platform design,” Musk said during the second quarter earnings call. at the Cybertruck.Bloomberg via Getty Images

Musk said manufacturing improvements, including an evolving design for the company’s new structural battery pack, are continuing and will be incorporated into the Cybertruck when it goes into production at Tesla’s Austin, Texas plant.

The Rivian R1T and Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickups have both gone on sale in the past year, and the Chevrolet Silverado EV is expected to launch in early 2023.

Musk also addressed the major price increases on Tesla’s current products that have taken place over the past year.

The stainless steel truck was first unveiled in 2019. Bloomberg via Getty Images

“They’re honestly on embarrassing levels. But we’ve also had a lot of supply chain and production trucks and we’ve got crazy inflation,” Musk said.

“So I’m hopeful, this isn’t a promise or anything, but I’m hopeful that at some point we can lower the prices a little bit.”

The Cybertruck was initially advertised at a starting price of $39,900, which is less than all current Tesla vehicles for sale, but the website for it no longer lists pricing information.

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