Confirmed by Elon Musk for this summer, the Tesla Cybertruck has not yet revealed all its secrets. But now a new prototype leaked online gives us new data on the electric pick-up: rear steering wheels, LED bar that has disappeared at the rear and triangular mirrors.
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To say that the Tesla Cybertruck is expected is an understatement. And for good reason, the latter was officially revealed in 2019 but has yet to start shipping, almost four years later. It is true that he still gave some news, remarkably revealing his interior, but without saying too much. Last May, we remember that the brand had to pause orders for the electric pick-up, due to too long delays.
But after so much waiting, the Cybertruck is closer to production than ever. Last July, Elon Musk even confirmed a marketing this year. A lot of information has already been given about it, while the leader announced that it would be amphibious, like the YangWang U8. In addition, the American chief explained that it will be the first model of the brand equipped with Hardware 4 (HW4), offering more efficient autonomous driving.
But now we’re learning new things about the electric pickup truck, a rival to the Rivian R1T and other Ford F-150 Lightnings. And for good reason, a new concept car is currently on American roads, hinting at features yet to be seen before for this newcomer to the range. And the first is the presence of mirrors with a particular shape, as shown in a photo posted on Instagram by Flavio Tronzano.
This one lets glimpse triangular mirrorsthat will be installed in the United States since the use of cameras is not yet authorized. In Europe, the law allows this type of technology, which already equip some cars such as the Honda E and the Audi e-tron (renamed Q8 e-tron) and which improves aerodynamics. However, some models that show an excellent Cx like the Mercedes EQS have decided to do without it.
electric specifies that the mirrors could be removable, leaving the choice to customers, particularly during outings off road. It is also pointed out that theThe pick-up is equipped with a tonneau cover never seen before.. As shown in other photos transmitted by the site. Teslaratiseems to be very spacious. Tesla announces 1.98 meters in length: that’s significantly longer than the 5-foot-1 Ford F-150 Lightning and the 5-foot Hummer EV.
four wheel steering
In addition, the production Tesla Cybertruck will be distinguished from the prototype by the presence of a light strip crossing the rear on both sides. Information confirmed on Twitter by Elon Musk himself. In addition, the head of the brand and Franz von Holzhausen, head of design, confirmed that the design of the van was almost complete, but some details would still be subject to change.
Cybertruck with 4 wheel steering is sick! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/WAlCTIBxWi
—Tokyotesla (@Tokyotesla1) February 4, 2023
Among the notable novelties with respect to the first prototypes, it is also worth noting the presence of four-wheel steering as shown this video posted on twitter. This, to tell the truth, is not a real surprise since Elon Musk had already confirmed the arrival of this technology in July 2021.
Production will have red light bar
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2023
So, the pick-up will be able to move like a crabsuch as the GMC Hummer EV. On the other hand, we still don’t know if it will be able to rotate on itself like the Rivian R1T Mode with Tank Turn, whose operation has been slightly modified. Not long ago, Hyundai introduced a similar system on its Ioniq 5, but only in prototype form. The latter allows the car to turn its wheels 90 degrees, just like the Mercedes EQG.
Expected for this summer in the United States, the Tesla Cybertruck will also be compatible with Megachargers developed by the brand. The latter, designed to power the Semi, are capable of delivering up to 1,000 kW, or one MW for a maximum voltage of 1,000 volts. This is much more than the 400 kW of Fastned or Circontrol and the 500 kW delivered by the Nio terminals.
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