Tesla critics may continue to argue that the Cybertruck does not exist, but such points would likely be moot in the coming months. If sightings of the upcoming all-electric truck are any indication, it appears that the Tesla Cybertruck is steadily getting more refined, and it is closing in on its initial production.
Recent photos shared on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit showed a Tesla Cybertruck prototype driving around near the Fremont Factory and the company’s pilot 4680 battery cell production line at Kato Road. The vehicle in the photos looked refined with its clean exterior, side mirrors, and “mega wiper.” In a way, the Cybertruck in the photos almost looked like a release candidate.
The recent images of the Tesla Cybertruck were received well online, though some members in the subreddit noted that the vehicle’s seemingly more rounded front makes it look less aggressive than before. Others, however, were simply excited about the Cybertruck’s eventual start of production.
During the Q1 2023 earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that the Cybertruck would likely have a dedicated delivery event sometime in the third quarter. Considering that previous estimates suggested that the Cybertruck would enter initial production in summer, and summer ends in late September, there seems to be a pretty good chance that the Cybertruck’s handover event may indeed happen before Q4 2023.
The Cybertruck’s impending arrival was highlighted in Tesla’s Q1 Update Letter. The document featured several photos of the Cybertruck’s assembly line at Gigafactory Texas, including a closeup of Tesla workers assembling a unit of the all-electric pickup truck. Teardown expert Sandy Munro, who is well-versed in Tesla’s inner workings thanks to several in-depth analyses of vehicles like the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover, was impressed with the Cybertruck photos.
As noted by Munro on Twitter, the Cybertruck production line photos in the Q1 2023 Update Letter showed a perfect build. Munro noted that there was no mismatch in the vehicle being assembled, and he also observed that the Cybertruck looks very strong. “I love the structure; the structure is wicked strong, and it looks like it is battleship strong,” Munro wrote.