We may finally learn this month when the Tesla Cybertruck will actually arrive

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After questions over the release date of the long-awaited Cybertruck, Musk will join an investor call on January 26 to deliver an update on Tesla’s overall product roadmap.

Automakers around the world are having trouble delivering new vehicles, as they grapple with ongoing microchip shortages and the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tesla isn’t immune to those challenges, but it still faces scrutiny over product delivery times and availability.

The investor call was confirmed via a press release, and followed by Musk’s December 3, 2021 tweet in which he disclosed a “product roadmap update on the next earnings call.” This is the “next earnings call”.

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The update comes as the automaker faces questions over its ability to actually deliver a new vehicle. Tesla removed Cybertruck production information from its website, and moved projected production dates to 2022.

The truck joins two other Tesla products with years-old announcement dates but no sign of actual market arrival.

The Tesla Semi truck and new Roadster were unveiled in 2017, and while test units exist, neither has entered full-scale production. The Semi began limited production in Nevada, but has yet to move forward from there.

Tesla continues to expand

Even as it faces questions over vehicle delivery, Tesla continues to expand its manufacturing presence both in the US and abroad.

The automaker expects its new Gigafactory, Texas, located near Austin, to be operational for volume production sometime this year, and a new facility in Germany is in the final stages of construction.

Tesla clearly offers desirable products, as the vehicles it currently sells have long waiting lists. Loyal fans of the brand are quick to apologize for the delay and uncertainty, but the timeline for Tesla itself puts it in a strange place.

If it were able to take the Cybertruck to market in 2021, Tesla could be one of the first to offer an electric pickup truck.

As it stands now, the Cybertruck will face the Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning and the GMC Hummer EV.

Depending on the final delivery date, Tesla may also have to contend with the Chevrolet Silverado EV, which is expected to arrive in the spring of 2023.

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