An alleged photo of the tesla Cybertruck allegedly taken in the assembly line at Fremont, California, surfaced online and revealed some details about the upcoming all-electric pickup truck.
The photo was shared on the r/teslamotors subreddit over the weekend by a Reddit user. Aside from the photo and the admission that the user did not personally take the picture, nothing was revealed. However, fans speculated that it could be the new prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck since an already finished vehicle on an assembly line just does not make sense.
Since the Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled in November 2019, sightings of the all-electric pickup truck are scarce. One prototype was seen in the Petersen Automotive Museum. Another was used during the shoot of Jay Leno's garage. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also has a brief joyride on the Cybertruck in the streets of Los Angeles.
Reddit user u/rkhan7862 revealed the tesla Cybertruck near bare chassis in the Fremont plant. There are several other cars seen being manufactured on the same site as the all-electric pickup truck. Several sites are now speculating that Tesla is probably building another Cybertruck prototype for reasons not yet revealed to the public.
There is a great chance that the Cybertruck shown in the leaked photo is the existing prototype produced in the past. However, if this is the case, it raises the question of why is it at the production lines? Automotive facilities have tight production lines. Parking the enormous Cybertruck close to other cars that are being built in the assembly line just does not make sense.
The Tesla Cybertruck is scheduled to enter into production in the late part of 2021. If Tesla is making another prototype, it will take time to produce it. With the end of the third quarter fast approaching, the U.S. electric vehicle maker would devote much of its time to produce and deliver as many vehicles as possible to prepare for the next Earnings Call.
Tesla is scheduled to begin the production of the Dual and Tri-motor variations of the Cybertruck at its Gigafactory in Texas next year. Meanwhile, the single-motor model of the Cybertruck would be available to the public sometime in 2022. In other Cybertruck news, it looks like Elon Musk has a lot of plans for the upcoming all-electric pickup truck.
Recently, a fan tagged the Tesla CEO in a tweet, asking if it would offer a Not-a-rail-gun as an accessory to the pickup truck. Surprisingly, Musk responded in the tweet by offering a counter. "What about a heavy-duty, paintball machine gun mounted on the bed rails?"