Tesla Cybertruck Won’t Launch in 2022, Confirms Elon Musk

Tesla confirmed on its Q4 2021 earnings call its Cybertruck and new Roadster won’t launch this year and will “hopefully” launch next year, said CEO Elon Musk.

The company said while it won’t be launching new vehicles this year, it will be creating engineering and tools to create those vehicles, and start production hopefully by next year.

Musk said scaling output is the goal of Tesla in 2022. “If we were to introduce new vehicles, our total vehicle output would decrease,” said Musk, citing the company’s engineering and resources were being focused on recent and ongoing “chip drama central,” to go with hundreds of other problems.

Tesla said despite these challenges, the company grew production and deliveries by almost 90% while other automakers contracted.

“How do we make the Cybertruck, despite having awesome technology?”, questioned Musk later in the call. Tesla wants to produce 250,000 Cybertrucks per year, but it will take the company some time to get to that level.