Tesla has quietly removed all mentions of a 2022 production of its Cybertruck from its website – suggesting another delay in the arrival of the hotly anticipated futuristic car, which has already seen its debut pushed back from 2021.

As recently as December, the website had promised customers that they could complete the ‘configuration’ of their vehicles ‘as production nears in 2022’. But a month later and the page has since been updated to read that the ‘configurations’ could be finished ‘a production nears’. 

Tesla has not yet commented but the move suggests yet another delay in the roll out of the futuristic-style truck which was first promised back in early 2021. 

Tesla has quietly removed all mentions of a 2022 production of its Cybertruck from its website. Pictured is the Cybertruck website in December

Tesla has quietly removed all mentions of a 2022 production of its Cybertruck from its website. Pictured is the Cybertruck website in December

Tesla has quietly removed all mentions of a 2022 production of its Cybertruck from its website. Pictured is the Cybertruck website in December 

The website in December last year promised customers that they could complete the 'configuration' of their vehicles 'as production nears in 2022'. A month later and the page has since been updated to read that the 'configurations' could be finished 'a production nears'

The website in December last year promised customers that they could complete the 'configuration' of their vehicles 'as production nears in 2022'. A month later and the page has since been updated to read that the 'configurations' could be finished 'a production nears'

The website in December last year promised customers that they could complete the 'configuration' of their vehicles 'as production nears in 2022'. A month later and the page has since been updated to read that the 'configurations' could be finished 'a production nears'

The website in December last year promised customers that they could complete the 'configuration' of their vehicles 'as production nears in 2022'. A month later and the page has since been updated to read that the 'configurations' could be finished 'a production nears'

BEFORE AND AFTER: The website in December last year (left) promised customers that they could complete the ‘configuration’ of their vehicles ‘as production nears in 2022’. A month later (right) and the page has since been updated to read that the ‘configurations’ could be finished ‘a production nears’

Its market debut was then pushed back to 2022 with Tesla CEO Elon Musk citing a COVID-19 triggered ‘supply chain nightmare’.

During a second-quarter earnings call last year, Musk had warned that battery shortages that would drive the cost up to ‘a million dollars a piece or more’ if the trucks were produced in 2021. 

It’s not clear what has caused the latest apparent delay. DailyMail.com has reached out to Tesla for comment.

When the Cybertruck was first announced, Musk claimed it would cost $39,900, would tow up to 7,500 pounds. Those claims have also disappeared and were scrubbed from the website, at some point last year.  

The Cybertruck originally debuted in November 2019, with its futuristic armored vehicle-look and angular sides dividing the internet.

But its unveiling infamously went awry when Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen took the stage at a high-profile launch event to prove the glass was ‘shatterproof.’

During a second-quarter earnings call last year, Musk had warned that battery shortages that would drive the cost up to 'a million dollars a piece or more' if the trucks were produced in 2021. It's not clear what has caused the latest apparent delay

During a second-quarter earnings call last year, Musk had warned that battery shortages that would drive the cost up to 'a million dollars a piece or more' if the trucks were produced in 2021. It's not clear what has caused the latest apparent delay

During a second-quarter earnings call last year, Musk had warned that battery shortages that would drive the cost up to ‘a million dollars a piece or more’ if the trucks were produced in 2021. It’s not clear what has caused the latest apparent delay

Musk then very quickly proved it wasn’t when he threw a metal ball at a window – smashing it. 

He was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when his showpiece test failed. 

Musk then took to Twitter to explain why the windows of his Cybertruck embarrassingly broke during a failed strength test at its launch event.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo. 

Cybertruck – alongside Tesla’s Semi and Model Y – will feature the new 4680 battery cell, which was revealed in September 2020 during the firm’s Battery Day.

And although the firm has ‘successfully validated performance and lifetime of the battery,’ it still has more work to do in order to ramp up production.

Tesla has received more than 1 million preorders for its Cybertruck, numerous outlets reported.

It appears that engineers still have some work to do as Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted last month that he was  ‘troubled’ by an enormous – and to some unsightly – windshield wiper pictured on the prototype. 

The Cybertruck was seen in New York in May, and hundreds of fans lined up outside Tesla's  showroom to get a rare glimpse

The Cybertruck was seen in New York in May, and hundreds of fans lined up outside Tesla's  showroom to get a rare glimpse

The Cybertruck was seen in New York in May, and hundreds of fans lined up outside Tesla’s  showroom to get a rare glimpse

The Cybertuck features a unique futuristic design including 'Armor Glass'

The Cybertuck features a unique futuristic design including 'Armor Glass'

The Cybertuck features a unique futuristic design including ‘Armor Glass’  

Production on the vehicle was originally pushed back from 2021 to 2022

Production on the vehicle was originally pushed back from 2021 to 2022

Production on the vehicle was originally pushed back from 2021 to 2022

The new Cybertruck design was caught on video at a Fremont, California, test track in December. It showed the electric truck had a wiper that extends from the hood to nearly the sunroof, visually dominating the aesthetics of the vehicle. 

Musk isn’t the only one who’s not keen on its new look.

Some critics took to social media to poke fun at the vehicle’s appearance.

‘Literally nobody will buy that,’ tweeted @PMack1224. ‘It looks like one of my son’s Lego cars. Thats actually doing a disservice to the cars he makes, they look better than this. And he’s 4.’

Others complained the the new prototype differs from the original design in that it has rear view mirrors, which Musk said are required by law when being shipped out by manufacturers. Some noted that the truck bed was now black, differing from its original stainless steel aesthetic. 

Musk, however, has claimed he is indifferent to whether the public like the truck or not.

When Musk unveiled the truck to the world in 2019, he claimed the glass was shatterproof, but he was proven wrong when an engineer smashed a window in front of a live audience

When Musk unveiled the truck to the world in 2019, he claimed the glass was shatterproof, but he was proven wrong when an engineer smashed a window in front of a live audience

When Musk unveiled the truck to the world in 2019, he claimed the glass was shatterproof, but he was proven wrong when an engineer smashed a window in front of a live audience

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo

He was heard muttering 'oh my f***ing God' when his showpiece test failed

He was heard muttering 'oh my f***ing God' when his showpiece test failed

He was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when his showpiece test failed

Last July, the Tesla billionaire tweeted: ‘To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else,’ he said. ‘I don’t care. I love it so much even if others don’t.’

In May, the Cybertruck made a visit to New York City, and hundreds of fans lined up outside Tesla’s Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of the Cybertruck prototype, which was in town when Musk was appearing on Saturday Night Live.  

The futuristic Cybertruck then hit the streets of NYC to the amazement of many bystanders.

The prototype has only been spotted on a few occasions since it made its debut in November 2019, and was previously seen at Tesla’s Giga Texas construction site outside of Austin, Texas.

Preorders for the Cybertruck are still available online with a $100 deposit.

Source: dailymail

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