The Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted on public roads
It looks like it took a trip back to 2019
You'd think that by now we'd run out of stuff to talk about regarding the Tesla Cybertruck.
You'd think the news coverage has been absolutely exhausted. You'd think people would have stopped yammering on about its incredibly divisive design. You'd think that the chatter around the publicity stunts Elon Musk and Tesla pulled off regarding its capabilities would have quietened down.
Well, think again, because one lucky person in Hawthorne, California managed to track the Cybertruck prototype down in the wild!
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This instagram video has gone absolutely viral and it's pretty obvious why. It's very rare that you see such a radically designed prototype car like this strutting around out in the open as if absolutely nothing is unusual about that. If this was a normal car company, the truck would be heavily disguised under the bulky plastic cladding that you'd expect. But Tesla, as they have proven many, many times, are not any ordinary car company and never will be. They're a company that's as eccentric and daring as the South African billionaire who runs it.
A notable part of the video is that there is a blue Model X following closely behind the car. Maybe it's carrying employees who are tailing the Cybertruck just to make sure everything is good? It wouldn't surprise me at all if Cybertruck is still very much in the early development stage and needs to be supervised at all times.
Whilst it's still uncertain exactly when the first Cybertrucks are going to be delivered (as typical for Tesla, people are expecting they'll be later than the rough 2021 estimate we were given), but one thing you can't say about it is that it hasn't been attracting huge amounts of attention. It may be a controversial vehicle, but it's one that's undoubtedly made a lot of headlines. Headlines that, given the company's treacherous financial situation at best, maybe Tesla needs.
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