Tesla pausing Cybertruck deliveries due to ‘unexpected delays’


Tesla is canceling some Cybertruck delivery appointments due to an “unexpected delay,” as reported by multiple customers who originally expected to receive theirs this weekend.

According to multiple accounts on the Cybertruck Owner’s Club forum and on X on Friday, Tesla has sent a message notifying customers with delivery appointments that it would need to cancel their appointments. Some users in the forum said the issue was due to a problem with the accelerator lubricant, causing the pedal to slip, while Omar of Whole Mars Blog noted that the delivery pause would take place over the next seven days.

“Hi, we have just been informed of an unexpected delay regarding the preparation of your vehicle,” Tesla wrote in the message to customers. “We need to cancel your delivery appointment for tomorrow and we will reach out again when we’re able to get you back on the schedule.”

“We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to hosting your Cybertruck delivery soon!”

At the time of writing, Tesla has not responded to Teslarati’s request for more details on the matter.

Tesla has been ramping up production of the Cybertruck at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, with recent drone footage suggesting that the automaker had been approaching 900 to 1,000 units per week.

The company has also been delivering early units of the Cybertruck since its debut event in November, with many reservation holders still awaiting their delivery dates. Recent data from Cox Automotive shows that Tesla delivered 2,803 Cybertruck units in the first quarter.

Tesla has also been using the Cybertruck to advertise, with the company launching displays of the unique electric vehicle (EV) in the U.S. and beyond. Although the vehicle isn’t on sale outside of the U.S., and it may never hit some countries due to stricter pedestrian safety regulations, Tesla has been touring the vehicle through China, Japan and Germany, and some suggest it’s making its way to Thailand next.

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Tesla’s Model Y comprised over a third of all Q1 EV sales in the U.S.


The Tesla Model Y sales comprised over a third of all electric vehicle (EV) sales in the U.S. in the first quarter, as shown in new data released this week.

Automotive sales data from Kelley Blue Book shows that EV sales growth slowed down in the first quarter, and while dominant market leader Tesla wasn’t immune to these effects, the U.S. automaker’s sales remained far ahead of competitors. While Tesla’s sales overall represented 51.3 percent of the overall EV segment, the Model Y alone led the pack, making up a 35.4 percent segment share overall with 96,729 units sold.

Credit: Cox Automotive/Kelley Blue Book

Tesla’s Model 3 sedan followed behind the Model Y with an 11.3 percent segment share, while the rest of the top five included the Ford Mustang Mach-E (3.5 percent), the Rivian R1S (2.9 percent) and the Ford F-150 Lightning (2.8 percent). However, EV market share across all vehicle sales landed at 7.3 percent in Q1, down from 8.1 percent in Q4 and from the 7.6 percent across all of 2023.

“Electric vehicle sales in the U.S. declined during Q1 2024 – the first quarter-over-quarter downturn since Q2 2020,” said Stephanie Valdez Streaty, Cox Automotive’s Director of Industry Insights.

“As anticipated, Tesla’s sales took a hit, influencing the overall market dynamics. However, a few brands saw significant EV sales increases, achieving over 50% year-over-year growth. As noted in January, we are calling 2024, ‘the Year of More’. More new products, more incentives, more inventory, more leasing and more infrastructure will drive EV sales higher this year. Even so, we’ll continue to see ups and downs as the industry moves towards electrification.”

Tesla last year made up over half of all U.S. EV sales with the Model Y and Model 3, and beyond the country, the Model Y went on to become the world’s best selling vehicle overall in 2023. The data also comes just weeks after reports noted that the adoption of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) had reached a crucial tipping point in 31 countries worldwide, and ahead of EV sales targets aiming to phase-out gas vehicle sales over the next six years.

Top 10 EVs sold in the U.S. in Q1

  1. Tesla Model Y — 96,729 units; 35.4 percent
  2. Tesla Model 3 — 30,842 units; 11.3 percent
  3. Ford Mustang Mach-E — 9,589 units; 3.5 percent
  4. Rivian R1S — 8,017 units; 2.9 percent
  5. Ford F-150 Lightning — 7,743 units; 2.8 percent
  6. Chevy Bolt EV/EUV — 7,040 units; 2.6 percent
  7. Hyundai Ioniq 5 — 6,822 units; 2.5 percent
  8. Volkswagen ID.4 — 6,167 units; 2.3 percent
  9. Cadillac Lyric — 5,800 units; 2.1 percent
  10. Tesla Model X — 5,607 units; 2.1 percent

You can see the full EV sales report for Q1 2024 from KBB here.

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Tesla slashes Full Self-Driving monthly subscription price by 50%


Tesla has slashed the Full Self-Driving subscription price by 50 percent, bringing it down to $99 monthly from $199.

The price to purchase Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite outright has not changed. Still, it remains at $12,000, and allows your vehicle to experience the AI functionality of Basic Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot, as well as Autosteer on City Streets and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control.

All of these features are also available through the Full Self-Driving subscription program, which allows those who may be less financially capable or even skeptical of the FSD suite’s capabilities to test it out before dropping $12,000.

Tesla first launched Full Self-Driving subscriptions in July 2021, as a blog post from the automaker launched it for $199 a month.

Tesla also offered a $ 99-a-month option for cars equipped with Enhanced Autopilot.

Tesla FSD subscriptions go live for $99-$199 per month

Interestingly, Tesla decided to push the price of the Full Self-Driving subscription downward less than a day after CEO Elon Musk liked a post on X that suggested the take rate would improve if the price was lowered to $99 per month.

Tesla is continuing to push Full Self-Driving on customers as it improves and becomes more reliable with every hour it is driven on roads, thanks to the use of a neural network.

Full Self-Driving users have already accumulated over one billion miles of data for the suite to operate on. However, the FSD suite is not fully autonomous and still requires human attention.

Although Tesla does offer the subscription service, Musk has maintained that it would be smarter to buy the FSD suite outright.

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