After four years since the Tesla Cybertruck was launched and several delays, it looks like electric pickup trucks are about to go into production.
The optimism came after a recent video featuring the new rear fascia and taillight cluster went viral on Twitter. The video shows the rear of the redesigned Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck’s lightbar section now consists of three center-mounted LED traffic lights, flanked on either side. On both sides of this, additional lighting can be seen. The lights come on when braking and double as taillights too.
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Reverse lights are on either side of the license plate. The video also shows an additional set of reflectors mounted right between the bumper and tailgate. The fashionable lightbar also contains a black stripe, which seems to serve no purpose, other than for design aesthetic purposes.
Overall, the Cybertruck’s design hasn’t changed since it was revised in January. The pre-production model shown in the video wears the same wheels and tires as seen before. The front fascia comes with a futuristic design, however, look closely, and you will see a single windshield wiper.
The electric pickup truck is expected to hit the production line in 2023 which unfortunately won’t come for under the $40,000 originally promised due to rising raw materials.
“I hate to give a little bit of bad news, but I don’t think there’s any way to anticipate the inflation we’ve seen and the range of problems.” Says Tesla CEO Elon Musk
In September, Musk said the company’s electric pickup truck would be able to double as a ship. “[Cybertruck] will be waterproof enough to briefly serve as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even less choppy seas,” Elon Musk wrote on Twitter.