Tesla Cybertruck: What We Know So Far About Potential Changes

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Posted on EVANNEX on January 14, 2022, by Iqtidar Ali

Where’s Cybertruck? According to The Verge, “reference to a 2022 production schedule was scrubbed” from Tesla’s website. Now it appears it may be delayed once again, until 2023. Nevertheless, Elon Musk promised to share a “product roadmap update” on Tesla’s next earnings call (scheduled for January 26th). Hmmm, mysterious. So what’s going on here? 

Well, Tesla has been somewhat guarded about the Cybertruck. That said, an iteration of Tesla’s much-anticipated pickup was recently spotted at the Fremont factory test track. Hence, some clues were revealed. A few updated features were spied during a drone flyover of the location (video footage below).

Besides a few design tweaks, this particular Cybertruck prototype was seen with some tape that likely includes hidden sensors. This hints (perhaps) at Tesla doing some calibration testing of the Cybertruck.

The most visible change evidenced while viewing this latest version of the Cybertruck prototype was the large single windshield wiper installed on the driver’s side. This is the first time that a Cybertruck has been spotted with a windshield wiper since its unveiling back in 2019.

However, Musk noted that this windshield wiper would not be seen on the production version. He commented, “That is not the production wiper… The wiper is what troubles me most. No easy solution. Deployable wiper that stows in front trunk would be ideal, but complex.”

Looking at the dashboard through the windshield, it looks like the marble design of the dash is not going to make it to production either. And, unlike the original Cybertruck prototype, this one has proper side mirrors.

Another significant change looks to be the addition of daytime running lamps (DRLs) on the front fascia. Previously, there was a horizontal light bar installed on the roof. The roof light bar doesn’t appear to be making it to production anymore.

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