Tesla Confirms It Has Several Cybertruck Alpha Prototypes Alpha means they are still a long way from being finished, though.

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Tesla Confirms It Has Several Cybertruck Alpha Prototypes
Alpha means they are still a long way from being finished, though.
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Oct 22, 2021 at 10:08am ET


By: Andrei Nedelea


Tesla seems somewhat behind its initially announced schedule with the Cybertruck, after missing the first deadline for deliveries and then another. The automaker recently removed the Cybertruck’s specs and price from its official, while not that long ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that if they built it now, each truck would cost one million dollars.

But recently a prototype was spotted sporting many visible modifications. Firstly, it had actual side rear-view mirrors, it had staggered wheels, windscreen wipers, new daytime running lights, rear-wheel steering and according to some, slightly different proportions as well, and we’re sure we would have seen more if the video wasn’t so zoomed in and low resolution.

Just before the video featuring the prototype mentioned above, another (different) prototype was spotted, although this one looked more like the very first Cybertruck shown. The big news about it was it didn’t appear to have physical door handles, something Elon Musk previously stated that he wanted for the truck.

Now during Tesla’s recent Q3 earnings call for 2021, among the many bits of information shared, Lars Moravy, the company’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, confirmed they did indeed have more than one prototype up and running.

He called them Alpha prototypes, hinting at the fact that they are still a long way from the finished production truck. Another point he mentioned was that they are building these prototypes to test features, as well as improve and mature the design, which as we’ve previously heard, will most likely feature some important differences compared to the first Cybertruck shown.

Morvay did say they are still on track for a 2022 launch, and he mentioned some of the new features and improvements that had recently been made to the Cybertruck,

And while those point out a few key additions, like rear steering, there are also a number of smaller or less visible improvements though the product is largely true to the initial vision. We’ll continue to work through the product in the beta stages that we’re in now and look to launch that by next year.

Tesla as a company still states Cybertruck is coming in 2022, but it is also officially stating that the truck will actually come after they get the Model Y production going at the new Austin manufacturing location. We’re pretty sure Tesla doesn’t exactly know when it will be able to launch the Cybertruck or what its specs will be, which is why it made the changes on its site and also moved the launch date further into the future.

https://insideevs.com/news/542488/tesla-cybertruck-alpha-prototypes-confirmed/
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I read that Lars Moravy, the company’s Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, stated the CT is in the Beta phase which is closer to production…

“We’ll continue to work through the product in the beta stages that we’re in now and look to launch that by next year.”

Translation? The CT is now 100% street legal with proper lighting, mirrors, bumpers, etc. and is very, very close to the production version.
 
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Lol Everything listed in the article sounds like it came from these forums when we were all wildly speculating on the recent grainy videos with our concerns and fears. It also sounds like someone from insideevs is here with us, quoting us "experts" then publishing it as fact.
 

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Lol Everything listed in the article sounds like it came from these forums when we were all wildly speculating on the recent grainy videos with our concerns and fears. It also sounds like someone from insideevs is here with us, quoting us "experts" then publishing it as fact.
It is all about recycling. You know how much fun we can have with that on the next set of commentaries. Photoshop a CT with retractable wings. Make it blurry in the airport. Then a second post of the same type from another member to give it some legitimacy and go wild with the comments. See which recyclers are not big on fact checking. Ideas just need to be cooked in PM not publicly before execution.
 
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Lol Everything listed in the article sounds like it came from these forums when we were all wildly speculating on the recent grainy videos with our concerns and fears. It also sounds like someone from insideevs is here with us, quoting us "experts" then publishing it as fact.
I am definitely an Expert at something.
 

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Tesla seems somewhat behind its initially announced schedule with the Cybertruck, after missing the first deadline for deliveries and then another
Tesla hasn’t missed any deadlines for delivery yet… let alone 2.

They are absolutely going to miss their initial deadline… they have a full 14 months to ship in “2022”, which is the only other deadline they’ve set.

When an author screws up facts this much in the first sentence why bother posting/ reading the rest? Of course the sub header is also pretty far off whack too, but what the hell why quibble.
 
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Staggered wheels? Not sure who started that on this forum, but it definitely does not have staggered wheels in the videos that I've seen.

What 4wd pickup truck has staggered wheels?

Another junk article using this forum as a source.
 
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