Tesla Cybertruck: Delays and Build Quality Concerns

The highly-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck, first announced in 2019, has faced significant delays and concerns over its build quality. The truck was initially advertised as having impressive capabilities, such as bulletproof windows and superior towing capacity. However, as time went on, these promises began to crumble.

Shortly after the truck’s unveiling, its supposedly armored windows shattered when tested with a steel ball, undermining the claim of durability. Additionally, the initially competitive price of under $40,000 significantly increased due to production realities and rising costs. The truck’s production date has also been repeatedly pushed back, frustrating customers who placed pre-orders years ago.

In an internal email leaked on an internet forum, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed serious concerns about the Cybertruck’s build quality. Musk emphasized the need for precise manufacturing, demanding that all parts be designed and built with sub 10-micron accuracy. He compared the precision required to that achieved by LEGO and soda can manufacturers. However, it is important to note that the authenticity of the leaked email has not been confirmed by Musk or Tesla.

This is not the first time Tesla has faced criticism regarding build quality. Previous models, such as the Model Y, have been sold with noticeable defects, including misaligned panels and mismatched colors. Tesla, positioning itself as a supplier of luxury vehicles, should ensure that its products meet customer expectations.

With the ongoing delays and emerging competition in the electric truck market, the future of the Cybertruck remains uncertain. While Musk’s attention to detail may indicate efforts to deliver a high-quality product, it remains to be seen if the Cybertruck will live up to the initial hype.


– Anonymous leak on the “Cybertruck Owners Club” forum

– Elon Musk’s confirmation of testing a “production candidate” for the Cybertruck on X (formerly Twitter)

– Previous reports of build quality issues with Tesla vehicles