New York CNN
Tesla tweeted on Saturday that it had finally completed its first Cybertruck two years late.
The electric car company posted an image on Twitter of hard hat-wearing workers surrounding the sleek Cybertruck. It said that it was built in its Gigafactory, near Austin, Texas.
Tesla unveiled the prototype of the futuristic Cybertruck at the end of 2019, announcing that production would start in 2021. The prototype was a large metal rectangle on wheels with exteriors made of stainless steel alloy. In 2019, a demonstration of the truck’s supposedly unbreakable glass backfired, when a metal sphere was thrown at them.
Tesla was largely silent on the plans for this highly anticipated vehicle but announced in 2021 that an updated version would be coming. Tesla CEO Elon Mohs said the company could not yet debut new vehicles such as the Cybertruck pick-up, because of supply chain problems.
Tesla announced in January that it would begin producing the Cybertruck by the end of this year. The company has said that it expects to begin mass production in 2024.
Tesla's Cybertruck will allow it to compete on the lucrative market for electric pickups, including Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and GMC Hummer Electric Pickup.