Tesla wipes Cybertruck details from its website following delay into 2022

Technology 16-10-2021 Mashable 27

Elon Musk's meme truck is starting to feel even more like a goof than ever.

Tesla's appears to have removed any pricing and vehicle build info from its Cybertruck website, which Electrek first spotted. This comes a little more than a month after Musk confirmed production on the truck, which looks like if the textures didn't load correctly in the first Halo game, would begin in late 2022 rather than late 2021, as originally planned.

Prior to this development, you could see detailed specs and pricing for the single-motor ($39,900), dual-motor ($49,900), and tri-motor ($69,900) configurations on the Cybertruck webpage. Now, the page is more or less empty aside from some promo images and a video, and a link to pre-order the truck that takes you to...this:

According to the Cybertruck order page, you'll be able to set up a configuration later.
According to the Cybertruck order page, you'll be able to set up a configuration later. Credit: screenshot: tesla

You can still drop $100 on a "pre-order" of some sort, but the only information on the page right now is some text that says: "You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022." More than a million people had apparently pre-ordered the Cybertruck as of August, when rumblings of production delays first started.

Tesla removing that info from the Cybertruck site doesn't necessarily spell doom for the bulky EV, as it's totally possible and even likely that such a lengthy delay will also have an impact on pricing and/or specs by the end of 2022. Every company that makes anything still deserves some benefit of the doubt with this stuff because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It's mostly noteworthy because Tesla had maintained that information on the site for the two years since Cybertruck was unveiled.

The lesson here is maybe don't spend money to pre-order a concept truck from a company with several years of production and delivery problems under its belt.


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