Tesla’s cheapest Cybertruck won’t drop until 2025

Bad news: If you’ve got your heart set on a sub-$40,000 Cybertruck, it’s not coming until next year, if at all.

Although Tesla plans to ramp up production of its electric pickup in 2024, the company has now clarified after the colorful delivery event that the cheapest variant of the Cybertruck. can be used in 2025.

Tesla first announced a single-motor Cybertruck variant with rear-wheel drive in 2019, with a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and a 250-mile range. Initially, the automaker said it would cost $39,900. Then came the pandemic, and many delays, thanks in no small part to the Cybertruck’s rigid steel body.

Times have changed, and so has the estimated price of Tesla’s Cybertruck. The automaker now estimates it will charge $57,390 – or $49,890 after $7,500 in federal tax credits. That’s more than the starting price of a Ford Lightning or Silverado EV (both around $50,000).

It’s possible that Tesla will eventually lower the starting price of its pickup, as it has done with other EVs. But in 2025, a $39,900 Cybertruck sure looks like a long shot.

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