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A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted on production lines at the company’s Fremont production pant in Northern California. The Cybertruck is not expected to be produced until late 2021, but Tesla has several prototypes floating around, and it may be adding to the list.

Fremont is the only currently-operating manufacturing facility that Tesla has in the United States as Giga Texas currently is under construction. Interestingly, the Cybertruck is not supposed to be built at the Fremont plant because company plans have indicated that Tesla will make the pickup at the Texas plant next year.

However, a post on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit from user u/rkhan7862 showed the Cybertruck near bare chassis in the Fremont plant. Other cars are visibly being manufactured int eh same vicinity as the Cybertruck, so it is possible that Tesla was building an additional prototype for unknown reasons.

In the photograph, four workers are also admiring the company’s first attempt at a pickup truck as it could have been the very first time they had seen the interestingly-designed Cybertruck.

Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in November 2019 at an event in Hawthorne, California. Since the event, the truck has been spotted several times in public. Once when CEO Elon Musk took it to a Los Angeles restaurant with friends and another when Musk and former late-night TV show host Jay Leno were filming a bit for MSNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

The Cybertruck also appeared at the Petersen Automotive Museum earlier this year after Tesla delivered the truck for a week-long appearance at the historic establishment.

The production of the Cybertruck is scheduled for late next year, and, interestingly, Tesla would take the time to manufacture another prototype if that is what is going on in the picture. The end of Q3 is quickly approaching. Tesla has historically used the final two weeks of a quarter to focus on producing and delivering as many vehicles as possible in preparation for the subsequent Earnings Call.

While it is possible that this could be one of the already existing prototypes of the Cybertruck that Tesla produced in the past, it would be interesting to know why the vehicle is sitting this close to production lines. Typically, production lines at automotive facilities are tight and not very spacious, so to park a prototype, especially of the Cybertruck’s size, this close to other cars that are being built, would not make much sense.

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While this is certainly interesting, it doesn't seem like the CT is actually on the production line, but rather right next to it. The red railings and the column block your view such that you can't see whether it has tires or not.

The article says that the picture shows the CT at near bare-chasis, but I see a completed CT. Is there something missing on it that I'm not noticing? Why would the brake lights be on while it is on an assembly line?
 
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While this is certainly interesting, it doesn't seem like the CT is actually on the production line, but rather right next to it. The red railings and the column block your view such that you can't see whether it has tires or not.

The article says that the picture shows the CT at near bare-chasis, but I see a completed CT. Is there something missing on it that I'm not noticing? Why would the brake lights be on while it is on an assembly line?
Yes, agreed on your observations. Thread title changed to reflect that.
 

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Yes, agreed on your observations. Thread title changed to reflect that.
Maybe it's a completed CT which is there for crash testing as noted in an article posted back on Sept. 14th? Or is it still too early for that? Would LOVE to see the results of those tests!
 

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I don't think it's near the production line, but rather in the large walkway near the break area. Those workers are enjoying a Teslarappacino. Probably there for fun for the workers or something.
 

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Tesla Cybertruck Fremont Production Line.jpg


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Via Teslarati

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted on production lines at the company’s Fremont production pant in Northern California. The Cybertruck is not expected to be produced until late 2021, but Tesla has several prototypes floating around, and it may be adding to the list.

Fremont is the only currently-operating manufacturing facility that Tesla has in the United States as Giga Texas currently is under construction. Interestingly, the Cybertruck is not supposed to be built at the Fremont plant because company plans have indicated that Tesla will make the pickup at the Texas plant next year.

However, a post on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit from user u/rkhan7862 showed the Cybertruck near bare chassis in the Fremont plant. Other cars are visibly being manufactured int eh same vicinity as the Cybertruck, so it is possible that Tesla was building an additional prototype for unknown reasons.

In the photograph, four workers are also admiring the company’s first attempt at a pickup truck as it could have been the very first time they had seen the interestingly-designed Cybertruck.

Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in November 2019 at an event in Hawthorne, California. Since the event, the truck has been spotted several times in public. Once when CEO Elon Musk took it to a Los Angeles restaurant with friends and another when Musk and former late-night TV show host Jay Leno were filming a bit for MSNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

The Cybertruck also appeared at the Petersen Automotive Museum earlier this year after Tesla delivered the truck for a week-long appearance at the historic establishment.

The production of the Cybertruck is scheduled for late next year, and, interestingly, Tesla would take the time to manufacture another prototype if that is what is going on in the picture. The end of Q3 is quickly approaching. Tesla has historically used the final two weeks of a quarter to focus on producing and delivering as many vehicles as possible in preparation for the subsequent Earnings Call.

While it is possible that this could be one of the already existing prototypes of the Cybertruck that Tesla produced in the past, it would be interesting to know why the vehicle is sitting this close to production lines. Typically, production lines at automotive facilities are tight and not very spacious, so to park a prototype, especially of the Cybertruck’s size, this close to other cars that are being built, would not make much sense.

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I here Tesla has vehicles with it’s new 4680 battery in. Maybe this is a new tri-motor prototype/test vehicle with the new battery in?
 

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My guess would be it was moving throughout the facility, out of storage, or display, to go to the 2020 Shareholder meeting. This was probably just as it was passing through.

I can imagine even if you’ve seen the truck before, that you’d still pause when it goes by, just because it’s that abstract.
 

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Yeah.... they MAY have a few prototypes.. but I'm willing to bet that's the same one we keep seeing at events. Also most likely same one from reveal night.
 

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My guess would be it was moving throughout the facility, out of storage, or display, to go to the 2020 Shareholder meeting. This was probably just as it was passing through.

I can imagine even if you’ve seen the truck before, that you’d still pause when it goes by, just because it’s that abstract.
Maybe, but why store it at the freemont plant? All the other prototyping is done elsewhere.
 

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Aren't the brake lights lit? Is that really 'storing'?

And where else would it be but their factory?

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My guess would be it was moving throughout the facility, out of storage, or display, to go to the 2020 Shareholder meeting. This was probably just as it was passing through.

I can imagine even if you’ve seen the truck before, that you’d still pause when it goes by, just because it’s that abstract.
It would probably take me at least a couple months of driving for it to feel
norminal.
 

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Yeah.... they MAY have a few prototypes.. but I'm willing to bet that's the same one we keep seeing at events. Also most likely same one from reveal night.
This one looks less shiny. The one on display at both the battery event and the museum were polished.
 

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