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Elon Musk Says Tesla Could Start Cybertruck Deliveries In Mid-2023

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Tesla President Elon Musk has announced that the company is hoping to begin shipping the Cybertruck, the electric vehicle powered by batteries, in around the "middle of the year" in a conference call with investors. 

This is a more precise timeframe than the one Musk announced during the earnings call last quarter; Musk stated that the truck would be available "hopefully in the next year."

Tesla initially revealed the truck in 2019, intending to launch production by the end of 2021. In August 2021, Tesla announced that it would delay production until 2022. 

Musk delayed the announcement until "hopefully" in the coming year, during the company's Q4 earnings conference in January. 

Meanwhile, rivals such as Ford and Rivian have introduced the electric models of their respective companies, with Ford declaring it is planning to build 150,000 F-150 bolts of Lightning by 2023.

One of the most distinctive aspects of one of the unique features of Cybertruck is its bizarre appearance, with a thoughtful design that resembles an early video game design. 

In the latter half of 2021, Musk stated that he was concerned about the vehicle's windshield wiper. 

It's one massive arm designed to sweep all windshields in one motion. The company appears to have had difficulties making this design safe in the real world.

In the interview, Musk didn't elaborate on the things Tesla was left to accomplish to make it possible to get the Cybertruck to the roads. 

But Tesla has been facing production problems even with its current Model S, X, 3, and Y models in the last couple of months. 

The factory established in Shanghai, China, has been repeatedly shut down because of COVID, which the company claimed was one of the reasons for the decrease in production announced in its second-quarter earnings results. 

"Tesla is not facing any issue with demand, but we're experiencing a problem with production," Musk said on the earnings call.