With only 5 days to go until Tesla starts delivering the Cybertruck, the hype for the all-electric truck is reaching a fever pitch.
At this point, we know almost everything about the Cybertruck including the vehicle’s 800-volt high voltage system, 48-volt low voltage system, rear-wheel steering, industry-leading air suspension with 14 inches of travel, steer-by-wire dynamic variable steering ratio steering wheel, off-road capability in comparison with the Rivian R1T and Ford F-150 Lightning, and so on.
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— Torque News (@torquenewsauto) November 26, 2023
Learning all of the Cybertruck’s details has been certainly exciting however, what if you’re like me and you just can’t wait for Tesla to launch the Cybertruck and want to see a stainless steel vehicle in use today?
Well, you are in luck. Thanks to eagled-eyed watchers of Tesla’s various factories, it appears that the EV maker has a Cyberytruck-inspired vehicle already in use at Giga Texas.
As you can see from the picture above, the main resemblance between the Cybertruck and this vehicle is the fact that both of them feature the Cybertruck’s iconic exposed stainless steel exterior.
The metal exterior of the two vehicles is actually so similar it raises the question of whether Tesla produced this vehicle from Cybertruck scraps as some sort of Frankenstein car.
In addition to the exposed stainless steel, we can also see the Cybertruck’s triangular silhouette reflected in the side panels of this car.
Besides that, the new vehicle appears to be half the size of the Cybertruck, and rather obviously, this vehicle is completely devoid of any roof or door structure whereas the Cybertruck is a proper truck with all “truck” features.
The comparison to the Cybertruck ends here, however, just examining the new car on its own, the Giga Texas vehicle appears to be solely intended for use inside the factory or to move people around the gigantic Giga Texas compound at low speeds.
There is no way this vehicle could be a replacement for the Cybertruck however, despite its small size and open-top design, the vehicle still looks like a capable little car for use inside a manufacturing facility.
The small vehicle surprisingly has seating for 6 people with 4 front-facing seats and two rear-facing seats. We don’t know the top speed of this golf cart-sized vehicle, however, with the ability to seat 6 people, the car can transport a meaningful number of people throughout the day.
In comparison, after walking back initial plans to build the Cybertruck as a 6-seater, the all-electric truck now appears to only come with a 5-seat option. This is one win for the Giga Texas vehicle.
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— Torque News (@torquenewsauto) November 25, 2023
In all seriousness, we know comparing the Cybertruck with this vehicle is absurd however, we still think the new vehicle is interesting given the fact that it’s built out of a stainless steel exterior and shares the Cybertruck’s triangular silhouette.
Currently, there isn’t a lot known about the Giga Texas vehicle however, we’ll be sure to keep you posted if we learn more about this car. Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Excited to see another stainless steel vehicle already in use by Tesla? Do you think this vehicle was created by Tesla from Cybertruck scrap parts? 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.