Tesla Cybertruck Spotted En Route for Evident Crash Testing

Key Points

  • 🚗 Tesla is conducting crash tests on its Cybertruck units, as evidenced by recent sightings in Lonoke, AR.
  • 📸 Two Cybertrucks were seen on a trailer being pulled by a Tesla truck, with one having a front covering labeled “completed crash ready.”
  • 🌍 Recent Cybertruck sightings with unique features suggest the vehicle is nearing its first customer deliveries.
  • 🛣️ Lonoke, AR is about eight hours from Giga Texas and 13 hours from an IIHS facility, indicating the vehicles were on a long trip.
  • 🛡️ Tesla teased Cybertruck crash tests previously, hinting at its steel construction and unique design’s performance in crashes.

Indications suggest that Tesla has initiated crash testing on certain units of its Cybertruck. Clues to this development emerged from recent sightings of the all-electric pickup truck in Lonoke, AR. In the past few weeks, there has been a surge in Tesla Cybertruck sightings, sparking discussions that the vehicle’s initial customer deliveries are approaching. These observations have included camouflaged units, Cybertrucks featuring distinctive wheel arrangements, and pickups that exhibit signs of rigorous testing, all spotted across various locations in the United States.

One particular sighting that was reported recently, however, was especially interetsing. As could be seen in photos that were shared on X, formerly Twitter, by EV advocate Branden Flasch, two Cybertrucks were sighted in Lonoke, AR, being pulled on a trailer by a truck belonging to Tesla. Both Cybertrucks looked like they were fresh off the production line, but one had coverings up front. 

Tesla enthusiasts have observed that the vehicle with the front covering had some interesting writing on its glass, reading “completed crash ready.” This could be interpreted that the truck was completed and is ready for crash testing, or it could have been crash tested already. Based on the photos, however, it would seem like the vehicle is still very well intact. 

As noted in a report from autoevolution, Lonoke, AR is about eight hours from Giga Texas and 13 hours from an IIHS facility in Ruckersville, Virginia. Considering that the driver of the truck carrying the Cybertrucks reportedly spent the night in Lonoke, it would appear that the vehicles were indeed on a long trip. 

Interestingly enough, Tesla teased the Cybertruck’s crash tests last April. At the time, however, the electric vehicle maker used the clip as an April Fool’s post, so videos of the vehicle actually crashing into anything were not shared at all. Overall, it would be quite interesting to see how the Cybertruck does with crash tests, considering its steel construction and unique design. 

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