Tesla Cybertruck Update - Hits Texas Roads
The first sighting of Tesla's highly anticipated all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, on the Lone Star State's public roads marked a significant milestone in the vehicle's testing phase. The sight of the Cybertruck's futuristic design moving away from its California comfort zone has sparked quite a buzz. This momentous occasion was first caught on video by vigilant Tesla enthusiast Dennis B., who shared the footage on Twitter.
Historically, Tesla has favored the scenic routes of Northern California for public road testing, primarily due to the proximity to the company's former headquarters in Palo Alto. However, as Tesla has now shifted its production hub to the Gigafactory located near Austin, Texas, it was surprising to see the absence of the Cybertruck in the local vicinity. That is, until now.
Over the years, Tesla has established a testing routine for its new vehicles gearing towards production, and the Cybertruck has been no exception. Even though the vehicle's production has been delayed, the automaker is evidently preparing for the first batch of Cybertrucks, anticipated to roll out as early as this summer and hit the customer driveways in Q3.
This Texas sighting of the Cybertruck, away from a dedicated event, signifies a strategic shift in Tesla's testing pattern. Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk graced the groundbreaking event of Tesla's Lithium Refinery with the Cybertruck, creating quite the spectacle. Now, the testing is closer to home, where the vehicle's production lines are already humming at the Gigafactory Texas.