Tesla Hype tweeted a video showing testing of a new prototype of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck. The electric car shown in the footage differs markedly from the early models of the company. The main differences between the current version of the pickup are the classic rear-view mirrors. In previous versions, starting with the concept map, their function was performed by cameras built into the body.
Tesla Cybertruck was first introduced in 2019. In addition to the “computer” angular design, several controversial solutions were tested on the electric pickup. One of them was video cameras built into the body, which served as side mirrors. Judging by the published footage, the developers of the electric pickup still abandoned the unusual functionality. The subject Cybertruck was equipped with classic mirrors.
But the fully-controlled chassis, which the head of Tesla has repeatedly talked about, will nevertheless appear in the production version of the Cybertruck. In the footage, it is noticeable how the rear wheels of the pickup turn at a slight angle, ensuring the model’s maneuverability at low speeds, as well as increasing stability at high speeds. Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV electric pickups are currently equipped with a similar option.
The serial Tesla Cybertruck will premiere at the end of 2022. The electric pickup will be available with one, two or three electric motors. The basic version will be able to accelerate to “hundreds” in 6.5 seconds, while the top version will gain 100 kilometers per hour in less than three. Depending on the modification, the power reserve on a single battery charge will be from 400 to 800 kilometers.
Cybertruck with side mirrors and appearing to do rear wheel steering
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– Tesla Hype (@TeslaHype) October 19, 2021
In early October, a video was published on the Web, which captured another Tesla Cybertruck prototype. The main feature of that model was the complete absence of door handles.