Sunday December 04, 2022

Tesla Cybertruck walkaround video demonstrates the ridiculously large windshield wiper in detail

A walkaround video posted to Cybertruck Owners Club forum (via Electrek) allowed us to get a close look at the alleged prototype of Tesla Cybertruck. We see quite a lot of the vehicle, including its huge windshield and wiper. The entire thing can be viewed below. Last month, a drone video captured a Cybertruck running laps on the company’s test track in Fremont. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the wiper was bothering him and that a wiper that could be stowed in the trunk of the car would be “ideal but complicated.” Is it really that easy to get out in the rain, snow, or sleet to put on your windshield washer?
The person in the video seems to express doubt that it can clean the entire windshield but is assured it can.Image: CybertruckOwnersClub.comThe video shows the rest of the truck as the person walks around it, giving us a look at the wheels, tailgate, and bed. The Cybertruck’s stainless steel finish and trapezoidal design make it look a little strange, as I have said before.
This truck does not have door handles, unlike the one shown at Tesla’s 2019 event. According to the subtitles, the topic of how to open the doors was discussed while the video was being shot. (The audio is not included so it’s unclear if this is what’s actually being said. The door will open if you tap your phone or keycard on a sensor.
The rear quarter-panel shot. Earlier in the video, you can see that this particular truck has a hitch.Image: CybertruckOwnersClub.comThe subtitles also indicate that the truck is a “concept,” so the version that actually ends up going out to consumers may be different. The subtitles capture a funny comment from someone present: “Man, tell Elon that he doing too much,” comparing the truck to a stainless-steel fridge that you’d “put your produce in.”
The Cybertruck was expected to begin shipping in this year, but it has been delayed to early 2023. These reports are supported by the fact that Tesla removed references from 2022 from its Cybertruck’s website. The official timeline should be available soon, as Elon Musk promised Wednesday’s earnings call a “product roadmap update”.
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