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Tesla’s Decision to Not Paint the Cybertruck has been Validated After 13 Cybertrucks were Seen Next to a Helipad

Tesla’s decision to offer the Cybertruck with only one finish – exposed stainless steel – was controversial. However, 13 Cybertrucks spotted parked next to a helipad prove Tesla’s decision to not paint the Cybertruck was indeed correct.


Tesla is currently in the process of ramping up Cybertruck production. As of the publishing of the company’s Q3 2023 earnings report, the EV maker already has an installed production capacity of 125,000 Cybertrucks per year.

According to some estimates, the EV maker has produced as many as 1200 Cybertrucks, even if the actual number is not that high, there is no doubt that Tesla has produced hundreds of Cybertrucks so far.

Despite this relatively high early production number, one surprising information that came directly from Tesla suggests that the EV maker will only be delivering the first 10 Cybertrucks to customers at the November delivery event.

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It’s not exactly clear what Tesla plans to do with the rest of the Cybertrucks that have been produced thus far but, based on Tesla’s recent activity we can extrapolate that Tesla will be shipping several Cybertrucks to Tesla showrooms across the country as display vehicles.

This Sunday, we saw the first few Cybertrucks make it out to Tesla stores where the public was able to experience the vehicle in person for the first time.

Currently, Cybertrucks are displayed at Tesla stores in California – San Diego at Westfield UTC Mall, San Jose at Santana Row; In New York at the Meatpacking District, and tomorrow the Cybertruck will be at a Tesla store in Tampa, Florida.

These are in addition to the countless Cybertruck prototypes out in the wild testing across the 1280-mile Baja peninsula in off-road conditions, the Mojave desert heat, or In-N-Out parking lot, and so on.

It has been exciting to see Cybertruck production steadily increase at Giga Texas, however, if you were baffled as to what Tesla is planning to do with all the Cybertrucks produced thus far, today, we have news that Giga Texas has been pumping out even more Cybertrucks with indeterminate destination.

Thanks to Jeff Roberts who flies a drone over Giga Texas, we saw 13 Cybertrucks parked at the facility. Not only is this the highest number of Cybertrucks photographed in a single frame, but, the picture is also interesting as all the Cybertrucks are seen parked around a helicopter pad at Giga Texas.

There might be no reason as to why a bunch of Cybertrucks were parked next to a helicopter pad. Since the Cybertruck has an extra durable 30X cold rolled stainless steel exoskeleton, Tesla might have decided it would be okay to park them next to the helicopter pad where they can be exposed to small rubble coming off the helicopter’s wake.

If Tesla is constrained for parking space at Giga Texas and has to decide which vehicles will be parked next to the helicopter pad then, the Cybertruck will fare much better against the debris coming from a helicopter than other Tesla vehicles whose outside are covered in expensive and delicate paint.

This is just one instance showing how the Cybertruck’s stainless steel exoskeleton is a practical choice for a rugged vehicle that’s supposed to endure off-road situations.

Currently, this is all the information we’ve regarding the Cybertruck prototypes however, we’ll be sure to keep you posted if we learn more about the situation. Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited to see 13 Tesla Cybertrucks under a single frame? Also, what do you make of Tesla’s and Elon Musk’s decision to build the Cybertruck out of stainless steel exoskeleton and not give the truck paint? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Jeff Roberts on X

For more information check out: Breaking: Tesla Begins Displaying White Interior Cybertrucks Across Showrooms in the US - the Trucks Have Sub-10-Micron Level Flawless Build Accuracy

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.



Chupacabra (not verified)    November 22, 2023 - 11:36AM

Let's see how that stainless steel body looks after a year of actual use. My guess is that it will be covered in pits, dents, scratches, and fingerprints and look worse than a display model refrigerator at Lowes.

not sure (not verified)    November 22, 2023 - 12:08PM

Small rubles ??? Why would russian coins come off in a helicoper's wake? I think you might have meant rubble. (Rubble is a non-count noun and shouldn't be pluralized.) Don't you guys have editors?

Cid (not verified)    November 22, 2023 - 1:56PM

The “exoskeleton” was abandoned long ago, as was a new type of wiper, and countless other innovations.

There’s nothing really new here, besides its looks, compared with other vehicles. A far cry from what was initially promised.

How much kool-aid had the author had? Fanboys don’t make for objective reporting.