However, the covers were presumably only there for protection and not to conceal what was inside.
In hindsight, the anticipated Cybertruck has been postponed several times. Finally, Tesla announced that production would start by mid-2023 and plans to use the newest factory in Austin, Texas.
According to Teslarati, the Cybertruck was introduced in late 2019 and has been in the works ever since. That said, Tesla frequently modified the Cybertruck’s dimensions and appearance.
“That’s pretty much what it [the Cybertruck] will look like, with very small differences. You know, we adjusted the size a few percent. Like around 3% or smaller. You don’t want it to be a couple of inches too big for the tunnel,” Musk said on the Joe Rogan Experience in 2021.
However, it was obvious that the units had not been built at the new factory. As per the report, the north end of Austin’s enormous EV plant was the site of Tegtmeyer’s latest sightings. Interestingly, he was finalizing his filming when the two Cybertrucks arrived at the factory.
Tegtmeyer claims that the spotted prototype Cybertrucks likely came from the Fremont factory in California because earlier prototypes were made there. It was contrary to Tesla’s statements that the Cybertruck would be manufactured in Giga Texas.
Notably, the drone photographer’s response to his own tweet demonstrates how he instantly changed to using the term “test bodies” to describe the Cybertruck prototypes. On YouTube, Tegtmeyer stated:
“The biggest nest [sic] of the day, however, is the arrival of at least two Cybertruck test bodies in shipping configuration with white covers that have Tesla logos on them. These may well be the first test bodies used to set up and assemble production lines, test equipment, and calibrate the installation of the various parts of the assembly process!”
Tegtmeyer has long been interested in Tesla, its facilities, and its operations. He insists that if his theory on the test bodies is accurate, it will adopt the same strategy as Tesla did when it transported the Model Y test bodies to Giga Texas, in May and June of 2021.
According to ReHack, the Cybertruck appears to address typical issues with electric trucks. This includes complaints that they lack the same power as a conventional gas or diesel engine. Cybertrucks with a single motor and two motors can pull 7,500 and 10,000 pounds, respectively. A Ford F-150 or 2020 RAM 1500 cannot match the astounding 14,000 pounds of the towing capacity of the triple-motor model. Additionally, all three will be able to carry 3,500 pounds of payload as per the report.
The Cybertruck has the potential to push Tesla ahead of the competition and solidify its position as the market leader for electric vehicles.