It’s been a long time coming, but the Tesla Cybertruck has officially reached production.

A photo posted to Twitter shows the first Cybertruck surrounded by staff at the Tesla plant in Austin, Texas.

Production of the edgy electric pickup was initially set to kick off in 2021, having been revealed in concept form in 2019.

Handover for the first vehicles produced is on track for the third quarter of 2023, with full-scale production set to kick off in 2024.

Pricing and final specifications still haven’t been revealed for the Ford F-150 Lightning rival.

Tesla has reportedly experienced difficulties during development of its first electric pickup.

A report dating back to January 2022 exposed flaws in an ‘alpha’ Cybertruck prototype including handling issues, high noise levels, as well as suspension and braking flaws.

Since then, the brand has been spied numerous times testing the Cybertruck around the United States, including wind tunnel testing and road testing.

A Cybertruck prototype was also recently spied disembarking a plane in New Zealand, likely on its way to complete winter testing at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground on the South Island, used by many carmakers.

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Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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