The pride of Elon Musk, the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck appeared at the Fremont test site, where a Chilean company Al100 was able to videotape it. Testing the futuristic electric car can be seen in a demo video posted on the Chile Al100 YouTube channel.
The video shows some of the changes that have taken place in Tesla Cybertruck’s design since its introduction. First of all, these are exterior side mirrors and one large “wiper” on the windshield, as well as the installation of two headlights in the front of the car instead of the planned one wide headlight.
The innovations have already been commented on by Elon Musk, who said that the appearance of side mirrors is caused by the requirement of regulators obliging to supply cars equipped with such mirrors to the market. The car owner can then easily remove the side mirrors.
However, Musk had the most questions about the windshield wiper. Tesla patented laser windshield cleaner technology earlier this year. But the first Cybertrucks will not use this technology. Musk noted that there are “no easy solutions” to create one large wiper. The best implementation of this mechanism could be a “wiper” folding after use under the hood. However, such an ideal, according to Musk, solution is too difficult to implement on real production cars.
Musk also noted that the serial pickup Cybertruck may receive several more significant improvements before the start of mass production, scheduled for the end of next year.
Tesla fans also noted the appearance of three additional orange-colored lights in the front of the Cybertruck between the two headlights during the discussion of the video on Twitter. It has been suggested that this decision was also dictated by the requirement of American regulators, which oblige in wide cars (over 80 inches or 203 cm wide) to place three yellow warning lights at the highest point in the center of the front part, and three red headlights in the rear part.