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Tesla assembles its first Cybertruck electric pickup

07/17/2023 - 09:25

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has put the finishing touches on the first production Cybertruck pickup truck four years after revealing the prototype.

The company's plant in Texas manufactured the first new car. The company's press office posted on Twitter on Saturday: "The first Cybertruck is assembled at Giga (short for Gigafactory, the name of Tesla's plants) in Texas," along with a picture of the electric pickup surrounded by factory workers.

When Tesla first unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, it was anticipated that the electric pickup would go into commercial production in 2021 and start selling for around $40,000. 

In January 2022, Elon Musk, the company's CEO, cited a component scarcity as the reason for delaying the start of Cybertruck manufacturing until 2023. The truck will be able to move more than 1.5 tonnes of freight, reach 96 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and cover up to 800 kilometres on a single battery charge, claims the company.