Tesla Cybertruck’s Supercharging and Crash Testing Hint at Upcoming Launch

Key Points

  • 🚗 Tesla Cybertrucks spotted Supercharging at Giga Texas as deliveries approach.
  • 🛻 Units observed using Superchargers, indicating potential charging performance analyses.
  • 🏭 Multiple units seen plugged into Supercharger stalls outside Tesla’s Austin-based plant.
  • 🛠️ Potential checks on internal components for first customer units.
  • 🚚 Nine Cybertrucks arrive at the Fremont Factory in Northern California.
  • 🛠️ Two crash-tested Cybertrucks seen in Northern California, hinting at imminent crash testing.
  • 🚗 Cybertrucks also sighted heading northbound on I-55 in Missouri.
  • 🛠️ Possibility of Cybertruck crash testing at TRC Ohio facility, similar to TRC California.
  • ⏰ Crash testing could lead to Cybertruck sales pending EPA certificate of conformity.

Several Tesla Cybertrucks are now actively utilizing the Superchargers at the Giga Texas facility. Recent sightings reveal that a few of these vehicles were connected to the automaker’s electric vehicle chargers on the factory premises, indicating that the Cybertruck’s release is drawing closer.

In earlier instances this month, one Cybertruck was captured on camera at Giga Texas, connected to the Supercharger stations present on the factory grounds. This marked the first sighting of a Cybertruck using a Supercharger, affording us an additional glimpse of the front trunk (frunk) as an insert was visible within the truck’s bed.

Interestingly, the act of Cybertrucks Supercharging is becoming a more frequent occurrence at the Texas factory. A newly surfaced video filmed outside the Tesla production plant in Austin depicts three units parked and connected to Supercharger stalls.

Tesla could be performing simple analyses on the Cybertruck to determine its charging performance and could be checking to make sure everything internally with the pickup is normal, as these early units could be the first to make their way to customers.

We have been seeing an increase in sightings of Cybertrucks over the past few months. However, within the last few days, these sightings have become more interesting as nine Cybertruck units arrived at the Fremont Factory in Northern California yesterday.

Additionally, two crash-tested Cybertrucks were spotted in Northern California yesterday. Tesla operates its own crash testing facility within the Fremont property, but TRC California is also nearby, which is a facility commonly used by OEMs for crash testing.

Several days ago, Cybertruck units were also spotted heading northbound on I-55 in Missouri.

Interestingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) operates a crash testing facility in Ohio, which operates under the same TRC acronym (Transportation Research Center) as the California facility.

One of the three routes Google Maps selected would take the Cybertrucks up I-55 to get to TRC Ohio.

Perhaps crash testing is imminent for the Cybertruck, which would make it available for sale as long as the EPA has granted the all-electric pickup a certificate of conformity for operation on public roads.

The NHTSA and TRC have not yet responded to our inquiries for comment regarding potential crash testing for the Cybertruck.

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