Electric vehicle maker Tesla revealed on Saturday that its first production Cybertruck electric pickup truck has finally come off the assembly line, two years after it was scheduled for release.
Unveiled in 2019, company CEO Elon Musk stated that production on the truck was expected to begin in April 2021. While the manufacturing process began on time, the company warned that the process would be slower than expected and that the vehicle would be produced in smaller numbers than Tesla’s other vehicles.
“It takes time to get the manufacturing line going,” Musk said of the slower process before justifying, “and this is really a very radical product. It’s not made in the way that other cars are made. So let’s see.”
The Cybertruck differs significantly from standard pickup trucks in the physical sense, with its wedge shape and stainless steel shell. Originally, Tesla announced that three versions of this pickup would be made, ranging in price from $40,000 to $70,000.