Tesla Cybertruck Prototype: Elon Musk Tweets Production Look Would be Different
After a controversial appearance in the last sighting of its prototype, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed Cybertruck’s prototype wiper blades will not make it to the production version of the electric pick-up.
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, gestures as he wraps up his presentation of the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck on November 21, 2019 at Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California.
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Prototype of a Tesla Cybertruck
According to InsideEVs, a new video on the YouTube streaming network revealed the new Cybertruck prototype for a few minutes, displaying its huge single-blade windshield wiper.
The video was uploaded on YouTube by the channel Chile Al100, and it shows the new look of the Cybertruck from a drone shot.
The most recent glance at the Cybertruck prototype highlighted some of the design improvements that the forthcoming EV pick-up would include, including the curved windscreen and side mirrors, among other things.
Elon Musk and the Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Wiper Blades
It’s worth mentioning, though, that the Cybertruck alpha prototype’s wiper blades became a point of contention once it was released, receiving criticism from some EV tech lovers.
It turns out that Tesla’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, shares the Tesla fanboys’ concerns.
Musk himself confessed on Twitter that the Cybertruck prototype’s massive wiper blades irritate him the most.
The “wipers” are what bothers the billionaire the most, he added, adding that there is no clear remedy for the time being. It’s probably the reason why the alpha prototype had to make do with a single-blade wiper.
The Tesla CEO did clarify, though, that the prototype wiper blades will be replaced once the future EV pickup is in production.
I don’t have a problem with the CT single large wiper, it’s pretty much what I expected. Being vertical when not used is also in the slipstream so that helps. Could it be better? Yes but Tesla engineers sweat the details so we don’t have to, they know what they’re doing @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/Vzjy9uwln4
— ⚡️Tesla Owners Online (@Model3Owners) December 11, 2021
Tesla Patents on Wiper Blades
According to a report by Teslarati, the electric vehicle manufacturer is already looking into some unusual wiper blade designs that could be used into the Cybertruck’s production model.
Tesla has already filed a patent for this incredible wiper blade technology. As a result, we now have a few preliminary details on how some of the designs work.
Following a demonstration that did not go as planned on November 21, 2019 at Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk vocally reacts in front of the recently unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck with broken glass on windows.
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For example, Musk suggested in the same tweet that the deployable wiper, which his company has already patented, would make great blades for the Cybertruck.
The deployable wipers would stow from the enormous EV pickup’s frunk, according to the millionaire. However, the Tesla executive admitted that making it a reality would be a difficult undertaking.
Nonetheless, the electric vehicle company has trademarked their idea as the “Electromagnetic Windshield Wiper System.”
Tesla has also applied for a patent for a laser windshield wiper concept.
It’s worth remembering that Musk mentioned lasers in response to a Twitter user who expressed dissatisfaction with the Cybertruck prototype’s wiper blades.
The billionaire responded by claiming that “lasers can do everything.”