Tesla boss Elon Musk took the automaker’s electrical Cybertruck pickup for a spin on Tuesday, in accordance with a tweet by the person himself.
“Been driving newest Cybertruck prototype round Giga Texas,” Musk wrote within the put up, including: “It’s superior!”
Been driving newest Cybertruck prototype round Giga Texas. It’s superior!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 26, 2022
The upbeat message to his 71 million Twitter followers comes the day earlier than a extremely anticipated earnings name by which Musk is predicted to disclose an up to date manufacturing highway map for the Cybertruck after stories earlier this month prompt the futuristic pickup may not launch till 2023 on the earliest.
Following its unveiling in 2019, the Cybertruck had been anticipated to enter full-scale manufacturing by the top of 2021, however the date slipped to early 2022, after which, extra not too long ago, appeared to slide to subsequent 12 months, in accordance with up to date wording on the automaker’s web site.
It means the million or so prospects who’ve dropped a deposit on the Cybertruck shall be hanging on Musk’s each phrase when he speaks to buyers on Wednesday.
With no official remark from Tesla on the Cybertruck plan, latest hypothesis concerning the car’s delay has pointed to components akin to the worldwide chip scarcity, design modifications to the car, and points on the Giga Texas manufacturing unit the place the car shall be produced.
Earlier this week, the Cybertruck House owners Membership discussion board (by way of Electrek) posted a video (under) that includes what it stated is a prototype of the Cybertruck. The video contains subtitles however no audio, so there’s no means of figuring out in the event that they’re correct.
The video appears legit, nonetheless, and exhibits Tesla’s Cybertruck — or a model of it — up shut. Take a look at the windshield wiper (it’s huge, so that you received’t miss it), and the remark suggesting the entrance of the pickup seems to be like “a stainless-steel fridge.” Which it kinda does. You additionally get a great take a look at the cupboard space on the again.
Modifications seem to incorporate the elimination of the door handles, with entry apparently managed by way of a smartphone. Hopefully they’ve strengthened these home windows, too.
Tesla says the Cybertruck provides “higher utility than a truck, with extra efficiency than a sports activities automotive.” It is available in three flavors beginning at $39,900 and topping out at $69,900, relying on options.
You should definitely verify again on Wednesday for Musk’s newest feedback on the Cybertruck.