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Awesome find! I hope someone gets some video of the actual testing next!!
 

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Is the cold and snow different in the Southern Hemisphere? We got lots of that around here......
 


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Is the cold and snow different in the Southern Hemisphere? We got lots of that around here......
being Canadian, I don't ever imagine new Zealand when I hear the term 'winter testing '. give me one... I'll test it.
 

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I like, but the orientation of the loading ramp to the plane looks funny, with the lift at the cargo door seeming to appear too small for the Cybertruck length.

Most wide-body aircraft still would have difficulty accommodate an ~19½ foot long vehicle sideways internally in a cargo section. An Airbus A380 likely would, but all information points to only four carriers every ordering a freight version of the A380, but supposedly no freight versions of the A380 were ever delivered.

The logo on the tail is Singapore Airlines which does have cargo 747s. The upper cargo hold or main deck of 747s are shown to accommodate two eight foot wide/tall pallets side by side with some room to spare on each side due to curvature of the fuselage cross section, so possibly a Cybertruck might barely fit in there sideways, considering it's lower height at the ends. Of course with the later version of the Cybertruck being most likely a little shorter than 19' 4", there could be a few inches to spare. If this is how it was flown, then it was definitely done space efficient.

Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck arrives at New Zealand airport for winter testing 1687127036336


Anyway, the short video clip looks funny to me with the lift at the cargo door in the first video frames. I'm only saying it would be a very tight fit, for the offloading orientation and the aircraft shown in the short clip.

Of course with the four wheel steering and a tight turning radius, it may have turned in and out of the aircraft 90 degrees through the cargo door, which in that case all of the above is moot.

I wish there was just a little more length to the video footage, or maybe viewing from the rear instead, instead of a two second glimpse from across the wing.

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Cybertruck being offloaded at New Zealand airport for winter testing.

Test location will be the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds - https://www.shpg.co.nz/
The trailer/advertisement for the proving grounds are pretty cool. Looks like they will get the max winter testing benefit at this location! I hope we get to see the testing videos eventually!

 

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Is the cold and snow different in the Southern Hemisphere? We got lots of that around here......
there is snow and cold in July and August in the southern hemisphere. there isn't much in the Northern Hemisphere in those months.
 

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Question for any automobile validation engineers: Isn’t validating Cybertruck systems in a cold weather environment a bit late being that production starts in Q3?
They've already validated CT in cold weather AFAIK. When should they stop evaluating? Tesla makes constant improvements.
 

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They may have already improved, just testing to bring the AI up to date with the data. ?
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