Currently, there are hundreds or even thousands of Tesla Cybertruck videos circulating online. These videos were taken all the way from Tesla’s factory in Austin Texas where the Cybertruck is produced to the icy glaciers of New Zealand and everywhere in between.
We’ve seen Cybertrucks on a 1280-mile off-road journey across the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. We’ve the first instances of a Cybertruck breaking the law, we’ve seen a Cybertruck prototype utilizing 4-wheel steering to do a standing 180-degree turn, drift in reverse, and do other cool tricks.
We’ve also spotted a release candidate Cbyertruck in a challenging off-road situation where a Cybertruck went face-to-face against a Rivian R1T. We’ve seen Cybertruck on the highway, and broken down unable to supercharge in the Mojave desert heat.
If all this wasn’t enough, we even have an 8K video of a Cybertruck with impeccable build quality showing off that sub-10-micron level build accuracy. We have a view of a couple of Cybertrucks with SpaceX Starlink mounted mobile receivers, and we’ve seen Tesla preparing to shoot a new Cybertruck promotional video against a Porche 911 and a Ford F-150 Lightning.
All this is to invite you to check out those stories and to also emphasize that at this point it feels like we’ve learned everything we can about the Cybertruck. That’s at least until today when a last-minute short video leaked showing us even more details about the Cybertruck.
The short Cybertruck video appears to be shot by a Tesla engineer or an employee in charge of testing the vehicle. In the video, a Cybertruck is seen pulled over charging and the point of view shot from the Tesla engineer shows the Cybertruck’s unique door opening mechanism.
This is the first up-close demonstration of this feature and shows the Cybertruck door handles are integrated into the B and C pillars. In order to open the door, the engineer pushes the button on the pillars which unlatches the door and reveals an excess door part without a mirror that he uses to pull the door open.
The reason Tesla had to come up with a whole new door opening mechanism is due to the fact that the Cybertruck is built out of 30X cold rolled ultrahard stainless steel exoskeleton that’s impenetrable by a bullet or by Joe Rogan’s hunting bow and arrow. Since the Cybertruck’s body panels are so strong, it’s difficult to cut out an opening on the doors for a handle.
Tesla’s solution to this unique problem seems elegant and based on the leaked video, it appears that the Cybertruck’s door opening mechanism is simple and ergonomic.
This on its own is exciting however, the Tesla engineer has also given us a tour of the inside showing us the most detailed look of the Cybertruck’s center screen and user interface.
The engineer did not go into the menus and show us the different aspects of the Cybertruck’s unique “Cybert UI”, however, from what was shared, we can see Tesla has designed a brand new cyberpunk-themed user interface for the all-electric vehicle.
In the center screen, we can also see some Cybertruck-specific user interface components such as a button to open and close the tonneau cover.
First 8K Walk Around Video of a White Interior @Tesla Cybertruck Showcases Sub-10-Micron Level Impeccable Build Quality. @elonmusk#teslahttps://t.co/YxjfxT9Okx
— Torque News (@torquenewsauto) November 11, 2023
These are the biggest reveal in the video however, the Tesla engineer has also shown us the back seats, the secondary 8-inch screens powered up, and the button that operates the tonneau cover in action.
Unlike other companies, *cough Rivian* the Cybertruck’s tonneau cover seems smooth and polished and doesn’t have that start-stop clanky feeling.
The video is certainly interesting and we hope that the Tesla engineer who shared it doesn't lose his job over this. For now, this is all the information we’ve, however, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we learn more about the Cybertruck.
Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Are you excited to see the Cybertruck’s unique door-opening mechanism and Cyber UI? What do you think should happen to the Tesla employee who shared this video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.