As far as deliveries go, priority will likely be given to company employees if Tesla’s track record with the Model 3 is any indication. The company hasn’t officially revealed the number of reservations it received, but the wait will likely be lengthy given the long line and production challenges. As part of its third fiscal quarter report, Tesla revealed that it expects an initial pilot production capacity of 125,000 Cybertruck units per year at the Giga Texas facility, but that the number will climb to 250,000. That latter figure likely won’t happen next year, though — the company warns that mass production capacity will only be achieved in 2025.
“I do want to emphasize that there will be enormous challenges in reaching volume production with the Cybertruck,” Musk said during the earnings call, adding that the company is pouring billions of dollars into its push to bring the ambitious ride to market. But for potential customers, there’s another concern: Tesla’s website has scrubbed all details of pricing and configurations.
— Cybertruck (@cybertruck) October 18, 2023
The company originally announced a sticker price of $39,900 for the single-motor RWD model, rising to around $60,000 for the dual-motor and touching $70,000 for the triple-motor version. The actual pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed and could be surprisingly different. Kelley Blue Book estimates that the base variant will be priced around $50,000, for example. That figure would put the Cybertruck in the same ballpark as the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Chevy Silverado, while the higher-specced versions would target the GMC and Rivian hunting grounds.