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Discover The Secrets Of The Tesla Cybertruck In A New Sighting

We are getting closer to seeing the final production version of the Tesla Cybertruck. A new test model was seen seen in California just yesterday, and some details immediately caught everyone´s attention.

Just a few weeks ago Elon Musk announced to the world that the Tesla Cybertruck would soon go into production, although he declined to give a specific date. The project of the first electric pick-up of the house has been in the development phase for a long time; it was announced back in 2019 and to date it has not even been officially presented. We may be facing one of Tesla's most tested and developed EV models. It has been seen out there many times, some within the company's own test fields and others, like this time, simply driving in the middle of the street. This last sighting of the Cybertruck has allowed us to discover some interesting news.

With its particular design that leaves no one indifferent, the latest appearance of the electric truck reveals a slightly modified design as compared to previous times. Once again we can see the voluminous rectangular rear view mirrors that seem to be a definitive feature; it is not the first time we see them and that makes us think that Tesla has finally opted for this route, at least for the less equipped versions of the pick-up truck. Digital rear-view mirrors are always a possibility, as many other media sources have pointed out, although for the moment no test unit has been actually seen with them.

There are also changes to the front. If we look at the lower section of the bumper, in the black part, we can see a rectangular opening whose purpose is totally unknown so far. However, what has caught our attention the most is the huge wiper located on the left side of the front window: at the time, back in 2020, some leaked patents advanced a completely revolutionary wiper system. Supposedly, an electromechanical cleaning system would hide the arm and the brush in a small drawer in the upper part of the bumper, but nothing indicates that it is going to be the case, finally.

On other occasions where we were able to see pre-launch models, and Elon Musk himself acknowledged that this would not be the chosen wiper; but as development goes on, the system is still there with its impressive size and volume: it does not seem that it will be particularly efficient, in terms of aerodynamics. Not that it is going to suppose a great loss either, because neither the weight, nor the volume, nor the aerodynamics actually seem to be on the side of the Tesla Cybertruck, in practical terms. Its focus will be different, although it has always been said that the pick-up would have an extraordinary driving range, even higher than that of its brothers, Model Y and Model 3.

No doubt everyone is looking forward to the arrival of Tesla's long-awaited pick-up truck. Orders are in the millions, although production will start at a slow pace and then accelerate at the end of the year. It will not be the best-selling model in the house, but for Tesla it will be very important since it will be the proof that they not only know how to make sedans and SUVs. It will be loaded with curious details such as its metal body that can be even polished at home to eliminate any usual scratches, and even the cargo box, which was also seen a few days ago, might not opt ​​for a conventional design.

As it stands, the Tesla Cybertruck could be the surprise that the business world and the automotive industry need. We'll see if its dimensions, autonomous aids, and driving range will be able to meet the expectations that the brand has created around this model.

Cover picture courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Nico Caballero is the VP of Finance of Cogency Power, specializing in solar energy. He also holds a Diploma in Electric Cars from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and enjoys doing research about Tesla and EV batteries. He can be reached at @NicoTorqueNews on Twitter. Nico covers Tesla and electric vehicle latest happenings at Torque News.