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New Tesla Cybertruck Sighting Show Giga Wiper In Action & Confirm F-150 Lightning Style Frunk Opening

The Tesla Cbyertruck has recently been spotted undergoing wind tunnel testing at Giga Texas. Video footage of the Cybertruck's test shows the vehicle's single-blade giant windshield wiper "Giga Wiper," in action. We also get our first confirmation that the Cybertruck's frunk will open together with the front grille similar to the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Since its debut in 2019, the Cybertruck has been the center of attention due to its unique triangle-shaped silhouette and stainless steel exoskeleton, setting it apart from traditional pickup trucks that have maintained the same boxy design for several decades.

Tesla's Cybertruck is a revolutionary electric pickup truck that marks the company's first venture into this market. Even before starting deliveries, the Cybertruck has already gained immense popularity garnering over 1.5 million reservations. The Cybertruck is designed to combine the utility of a truck with the performance of a sports car. It is built to be durable, versatile, and high-performance, both on-road and off-road, making it a game-changer in the electric pickup truck market.

The Cybertruck's body is constructed from cold-rolled stainless steel, a material that is not commonly used in the automotive industry. This unique choice results in a visually striking vehicle that is incredibly durable and resistant to dents, scratches, and corrosion, making it perfect for off-road adventures. The Cybertruck's design is a significant departure from traditional pickup trucks, showcasing Tesla's commitment to innovation and willingness to take risks.

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The Tesla Cybertruck is a pickup truck with impressive performance specifications. It has a range of up to 500 miles on a single charge, and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds. The Cybertruck is also equipped with an adaptive air suspension system that can adjust the ride height of the vehicle, making it ideal for off-road adventures. The interior of the Cybertruck features a minimalist design with a 17-inch touchscreen display and a panoramic roof that provides a clear view of the sky.

In addition to all these impressive features, since its unveiling in 2019, the Cybertruck has also seen several noteworthy changes and improvements. The production vehicle has been scaled down by 5% across the board and added new features such as four-wheel steering, 48-volt architecture, handless doors, and removable side view mirrors.

Given all the new features coming with the Cybertruck, anticipation for the vehicle has been through the roof. Although the Cyberturck has been significantly delayed from Tesla’s initial plans to begin production by the end of 2021, the vehicle nonetheless appears to finally be getting close to starting production with Elon Musk recently stating that he walked the Cybertruck production line for several hours on April 1st.

Tesla has been working on the production of the Cybertruck at Giga Texas, where the company has recently just installed a second 9000-ton Giga press. The 2 Giga Presses will be used to produce the Cybertruck's chassis while the vehicle’s ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel body will be shaped using more rudimentary machinery as it only requires a linear bend.

And as Tesla is making final tweaks before the start of production, Tesla's Cybertruck has been spotted undergoing wind tunnel testing at Giga Texas. As seen in a drone video footage by Brad Sloan and pictures independently posted on Reddit. The video shows the Cybertruck's giant single windshield wiper, affectionately referred to as the "Giga Wiper," in action. The prototype features a simple setup with a single arm mounted on a spindle in the bottom-left corner of the windscreen.

Cybertruck’s wind tunnel testing using the Giga Wiper is interesting. Elon Musk has previously stated that the giant single wiper is only a placeholder and that the production Cybertruck will have a different windshield wiper. Musk did not specify how the production wipers will be different however, based on Tesla’s previously granted patents some have speculated that the Cybertruck will feature a first-of-its-kind electromagnetically levitated windshield wiper or an even more bizarre laser windshield wiper.

However, given the fact that this close to production all Cybertruck pre-production Beta articles have been spotted with the Giga Wiper suggests that Tesla might have decided to minimize the number of new technologies the truck launches with and decided to go with the single-blade giant wiper.

The fact that Tesla is doing wind tunnel testing with the Giga wipers and has subjected a Cybertruck to crash testing with the same wipers further supports this assumption.

This was on its own exciting enough however, a video of the Cybertruck during the same wind tunnel testing has also confirmed the frunk opening for the new truck.

The same video of the Cybertruck’s wind tunnel test outside of Giga Texas confirms that the Cybertruck's front trunk (frunk) will open like the F-150 Lightning, with the front grille lifting together with the new light bar.

There has been a debate on how the Cybertruck's frunk will open, with some suggesting it will have a giant opening similar to the F-150, which opens with the front grille, and others suggesting the Cybertruck will not be able to do that as the front lights can't be installed on a moving part. However, the new Cybertruck sighting with its frunk open confirms it does indeed open like the F-150 Lightning, which should add to the ease of loading the frunk.

This feature will be particularly useful to add to the practicality of the Cybertruck’s frunk as the truck with its 35-inch wheels and 17-inch ground clearance at its highest suspension setting will be difficult to easily access for most individuals.

With the final features starting to be confirmed ahead of the start of Cybertruck production, this is certainly an exciting time. And we will be sure to keep you posted throughout the Cybertruck’s production ramp.

Until then make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited to learn that the Cybertruc’s funk will open with the front grille like that of the F-150 Lightening? Also, what do you think about the Giga Wiper?

Image: Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

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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.