A recently surfaced video on the internet has ignited fresh discussions around the long-anticipated release of the Tesla Cybertruck. The 53-second video, originally posted on the Cybertruck Owners Club forum and later shared on YouTube by Levi Filippi, features a release candidate (RC) Tesla Cybertruck exhibiting impressive acceleration from a standstill at a traffic light.
While the video offers a brief moment of entertainment for enthusiasts, it leaves several questions unanswered. Viewers are left guessing about the exact speed the electric pickup reached before braking and the speed of the Tesla vehicle that followed it. Nevertheless, what is clear from the footage is that the angular pickup outpaced other vehicles waiting at the traffic light, including a Ford F-150.
Notably, the Cybertruck in the video is identified as an RC unit, as indicated by the conspicuous stickers on the front passenger door and tailgate. These stickers signify that it is a pre-production model that has not yet reached the stage for mass production.
Tesla's Cybertruck, unveiled in November 2019, was initially slated to enter production just two years after its debut. However, a series of delays, compounded by the global chip shortage resulting from the pandemic, have pushed back the release timeline. As the third quarter, which was supposed to mark the start of Cybertruck deliveries, has come and gone, the question on everyone's mind is when this highly-anticipated electric pickup will finally hit the commercial market.
In recent times, there has been a surge in sightings of pre-production Cybertruck units on the streets of the United States, where they have been spotted charging at Tesla's Superchargers. Additionally, aerial views have captured “manufacturing confirmation” units, devoid of camouflage. Adding to the mounting speculation, a recent photograph suggests that Tesla has begun shipping customized apparel for the Cybertruck's launch team.