Tesla is developing a new electric pickup truck. It will be called Cybertruck. The vehicle is in talks for a long. A new video of the vehicle has now surfaced. The video shows the truck with mirrors. It appears to be a new prototype of Cybertruck. The new video gives hope that Tesla might be working on a new prototype. Reports say that Tesla is already testing the prototype. The video didn’t reveal more information about the truck. But it is clear that Cybertruck has side mirrors. Previous sightings of the prototype didn’t feature side mirrors. Notably, the company has been pushing to replace side mirrors with cameras. According to the company’s claim, side mirrors will improve the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle. This will ultimately improve the truck’s efficiency and range.
Cybertruck was slated to be launched this year. But Tesla has delayed the launch. It said that the new electric truck will hit the roads in late 2022. Notably, there have been talks going on about the delivery timeline of Cybertruck. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the supply chain issue has forced the company to delay the production of Cybertruck. He has assured that the production volume of the truck will increase in the subsequent year to meet the demand. The production of Cybertruck is likely to take place at the Giga Texas plant in Austin. The battery-powered Cybertruck was first announced in 2019. Tesla’s order page confirms that the configurator will be made available to customers once the production date nears. In 2019, Tesla had promised that the electric pickup truck will be seen on the roads by the end of 2021.
It is believed that Tesla will begin testing prototypes on public roads soon. Musk has admitted that the plan to ramp up the production of Cybertruck will be a difficult task. He said that the truck involves so much new technology that increases the production volume will be a challenge for the company. He has described Cybertruck as a special project. Musk had earlier expressed apprehensions over the acceptability of Cybertruck as he had said that the vehicle might flop. There have been talks also about the truck’s design. But Musk said that he liked the truck’s trapezoid-like design and ruled out any change in it. He had said that all the trucks currently look like copies of the same design. But Cybertruck’s unique design gives an impression as if it was made by aliens.