Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a call to investors that the company plans to begin delivering Cybertruck, a battery-powered electric pickup truck, "by mid-next year."

This is a more specific timeline than the mask showed earlier. "I hope it will be next year," Truck said at a financial results telephone meeting last quarter.

Tesla initially unveiled the truck in 2019 with the goal of starting production in late 2021.

In August 2021, the company announced a postponement to 2022, and Musk "hopefully" pushed that guidance next year at the company's fourth-quarter earnings briefing. January.

Meanwhile, competitors such as Ford and Rivian have launched their own electric pickup trucks, which Ford claims to manufacture 150,000 F-150 Lightnings in 2023.

One of the features of Cybertruck is its angled appearance design. This is similar to the early video game models.

The company seems to have struggled to make this design safe for practical use. In late 2021, Musk tweeted that he was worried about truck wipers. 

Now it's a huge arm designed to clean the entire windshield at once.

A video of a truck driving a test track was leaked and someone posted a video showing a tour of the prototype unit earlier this year. 

Therefore, the truck is not entirely MIA, nor is it a second-generation roadster scheduled for delivery in 2023.