The infamous Tesla Cybertruck was recently spotted sporting a new wiper blade and showing off its interior.
The electric pickup may not have been the reason for the event being held by Pacific Gas and Electric at their new Elkhorn battery-powered energy storage system in Moss Landing, Calif., but it was certainly the master piece. The facility uses Tesla Megapack batteries to store excess electricity generated from renewable sources.
Happening Now: Commissioning our Elkhorn Battery System at Moss Landing with @You’re here @CalEnergy @California_ISO. A key step in making clean, on-demand power available to support the reliability of the California power grid. pic.twitter.com/IUKVd0iVgb
– Pacific Gas and Power (@PGE4Me) June 6, 2022
The new “Switchblade” wiper was on full display for all to see, replacing the giant wiper that the truck carried at the Cyber Rodeo in Texas. the wiper is much smaller than the precious wiper and does not even seem to cover the entire surface of the windshield. However, just like the rest of the vehicle, there may be a secret in its operation. closer examination reveals a hinge in the middle, suggesting it could deploy like a switchblade.
Cybertruck spotted near Santa Cruz this morning ⚠️
Photo shoot, maybe?
— The Cybertruck guy (@cybrtrkguy) June 6, 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about how the blade works: “The windshield wiper is what bothers me the most. No easy solution. A deployable wiper that stores in the front trunk would be ideal, but complex.
As long as the wiper clears the surface area specified by the federal government, it will meet safety standards for production, regardless of its design.
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In addition to the nifty blade, the interior of the future electric truck was also photographed in full view for the first time by KSBW 8, giving us our best look at what to expect in the production version. The first thing that jumps out at us is the Model S and Model X’s yoke-style steering wheel, but with the airbag removed for some reason.
Another new detail is the addition of the instrument cluster, which now sits directly in front of the driver under a trapezoid-shaped bump in the dashboard. The front quarter windows are also visible and will hopefully improve visibility in the wedge-shaped machine.
BREAKING: New updated interior of the Tesla Cybertruck seen for the first time up close in new photos published by @ksbw.
The gauge cluster is visible on the left. Very interesting little window around the A-pillar. pic.twitter.com/Ls6lOOSyEj
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) June 7, 2022
The Tesla Cybertruck was spotted at the Megapack Battery Storage System in Moss Landing this morning!
📸: Fabien L pic.twitter.com/dtfBlZotSZ
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) June 6, 2022
When the Cybertruck was originally unveiled in 2019, it had no wiper blades or mirrors at all. The electric truck had an expected release date of 2021, but delays have pushed production back to 2023.