Tesla churned out nearly a million electric vehicles worldwide last year, but don’t hold your breath waiting for new models from the pioneering EV company. In an investor relations webcast today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that reservation holders for the Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi—all of which have missed their scheduled production dates—will have to wait even longer before they can get their hands on the long-awaited vehicles.
“We’re not introducing any new models this year,” said Musk in the earnings call. “We will, however, do a lot of engineering and tooling to create those vehicles: Cybertruck, Semi, Roadster, Optimus [which is actually a robot], and be ready to bring those to production hopefully next year.”
It appears there is still a lot of work to be done on the Cybertruck, despite Musk tweeting yesterday that he has been driving a prototype around the Gigafactory site in Texas. “There’s a lot of new technology in the Cybertruck that will take some time to work through,” Musk explained. “There’s a question of what’s the average cost of a Cybertruck and to what degree is that affordable.”
For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.