Musk Says Tesla ‘Dug Our Own Grave’ With The Cybertruck


According to a report from Business Insider, Musk explained to investors on the call that the Cybertruck’s angular design presented the company with countless problems when it comes to scaling up to mass production.

“I do want to emphasize that there will be enormous challenges in reaching volume production with the Cybertruck and then making the Cybertruck cashflow positive — this is simply normal,” he said.

“We dug our own grave with the Cybertruck,” Musk said.

A render of the interior of the Tesla Cybertruck.

He warned that the challenges of scaling up production meant that it would likely be around 18 months before the Cybertruck is cash flow positive.

A render of the truck bed on the Tesla Cybertruck.

Instead, Musk has warned that mass-production of the truck now won’t begin in earnest until 2025. At that point, the EV maker is targeting annual output of 250,000 trucks per year. Business Insider adds:

It’s “one of those special products that comes along only once in a long while. And special products that come along once in a long while are just incredibly difficult to bring to market to reach volume, to be prosperous,” he added.

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After missing yet another deadline for the Tesla Cybertruck to actually launch, company boss Elon Musk has come out to set the mood ahead of the electric pickup’s eventual rollout. In a Tesla earnings call last night, Musk explained the challenges the EV maker has faced bringing the angular Cybertruck to fruition and warned that the rollout of the divisive machine could still take a little while.