In a recent video captured by a drone operator, the Tesla Cybertruck's acceleration prowess was put on display. The short clip showcases the electric pickup truck navigating Tesla's test track, situated outside the Fremont Factory in California, with a particular focus on its straight-line acceleration capabilities.
The video, initially shared by Twitter user @omg_tesla, prompts viewers to guess the Cybertruck's acceleration speed as it embarks on a standing start at the beginning of the track and accelerates rapidly to the track's end. The footage reveals that the Cybertruck maintained heavy acceleration for approximately 10 seconds before the driver eased off the throttle while approaching the first turn.
This isn't the first time the Cybertruck has been spotted undergoing testing on the Fremont track. Various independent drone operators have previously shared similar footage of these testing sessions.
Guess how fast the Cybertruck accelerates pic.twitter.com/GURas5JmyX
— omg_Tesla/Rivian (@omg_tesla) September 21, 2023
Notably, just a few days ago, Elon Musk himself was seen driving the Cybertruck on the same test track, providing a ride to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah.
The big question on everyone's mind is whether these tests signify that customer deliveries are imminent. Tesla enthusiasts certainly hope so. However, time is running out to meet Elon Musk's earlier projection of beginning deliveries by the end of the third quarter, which translates to late September.
Elon Musk had announced in April that a Cybertruck handover event was slated for “the end of the third quarter.” With just a week remaining in the current month, it appears increasingly unlikely. Speculation has arisen that initial deliveries might be postponed to October. An off-road enthusiast, who recently filmed two Cybertrucks undergoing testing at an off-road park in Northern California, reported that Tesla engineers indicated deliveries might commence in October. It's important to exercise caution with such unverified information until official confirmation is provided.
Just a part from todays footage of the Cybertruck on track with a Model S pic.twitter.com/sCueTqrSrE
— omg_Tesla/Rivian (@omg_tesla) September 22, 2023
One certainty remains: until the Tesla Cybertruck obtains the Certificate of Conformity from the EPA and undergoes crashworthiness assessments by the NHTSA, official deliveries cannot commence.