How Tesla's Cybertruck Nears Initial Production: Recent Sightings, Rumors, and the Missing Mega-Wipe
A Tesla Cybertruck was recently spotted near the automaker's California Engineering Headquarters, but it was observed without its signature mega-wiper.
Cybertruck sightings have become more frequent as the all-electric pickup nears initial production, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed will begin this summer in limited volumes.
The first sighting of the Cybertruck driving around public roads occurred in Palo Alto, where it was also seen hauling tires. Another sighting showed the Cybertruck flexing its air suspension, which is rumored to be a standard feature based on Musk's past comments. A Pre-Production Beta of the Cybertruck was also displayed at Investor Day on March 1, which was arguably the cleanest and sharpest version of the truck to date.
There have been questions about the Cybertruck's wiper design since its unveiling in 2019. Will Tesla use a traditional wiper design or something unique to the Cybertruck? Most recently, it was using a single-blade design that received criticism for its inability to clean the entire windshield.
Another sighting was reported near Stanford, California, which is near the Engineering HQ in Palo Alto.
The Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated products in Tesla's history, and after being delayed due to redesigns and modifications, the automaker appears ready to start production. The truck will be built in Austin at Gigafactory Texas and will enter limited production this summer, with volume production set for next year.