It’s been four years since the Tesla Cybertruck was shown to the world, and it’s still a work in progress. While production of the electric pickup was originally scheduled to start in 2021, with more than 1.8 million reservations currently waiting for the EV, the Cybertruck has yet to enter production. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Cybertruck will go into production in September 2023, questions remain about how long it took the electric carmaker to launch the vehicle after its global debut in 2019. truck? One possible reason is here, as Wired has leaked it.
Determining a single cause is not easy because there are many factors at play. The report said the unorthodox design of the Tesla Cybertruck played a major role in delaying its production. Additionally, the report cites a leaked engineering report showing that the pre-production alpha Cybertruck had serious suspension, braking, and handling issues that could lead to extended delays.
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The engineer’s report was one of many complete “Tesla files” leaked by a whistleblower in May 2023, the report said. The engineer’s report was originally dated January 25, 2022, which leads us to assume the EV maker has ironed out most of the issues by now.
One engineer included in the report said he was appalled by Tesla’s struggles with fundamentals. The report suggests that the Cybertruck’s unusual design makes it difficult to seal it completely. This caused many noise and leakage problems. The report also said the Tesla Cybertruck had very poor handling, with a lot of body roll, steering issues and structural wobble. Reports indicated that the vehicle’s braking was worse.
First published date: June 11, 2023 at 12:28pm CST