A Tesla Cybertruck was spotted in the streets of California, sparking criticism from the public, who said it ‘looks like a hot pile of rusted garbage.’
An image of the steel-plated vehicle surfaced online, showing it at a standstill in a Fremont parking lot that looked nothing like the one Elon Musk unveiled in 2019.
Along with bizarre cords lining the top, the Cybertruck also featured different wheels and front chassis that ‘looks like something a four-year-old created with Lego blocks.’
The futuristic truck- expected to start at $39,900 – has been seen in the wild several times, but the 1.5 million people who reserved one have yet to receive it.
These individuals only put a $100 deposit down, but they were promised delivery by late 2022 – but production has now been set to begin this summer.
An image of Tesla’s Cybertruck in a California parking lot was shared on Twitter – and users are horrified over how it looks
Telsa’s Cybertruck became a sensation when revealed to the world in November 2019.
The celebrated event quickly became a nightmare for Musk after the glass on his new electric ‘Cybertruck’ was smashed just after he boasted about it being ‘shatterproof.’
During the announcement of the truck – which looks like an armored vehicle with angular sides – Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen tried to prove the glass was ‘shatterproof’ by throwing a heavy metal ball at close range.
Musk was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when the glass smashed.
Some speculated the hiccup may have been part of the show, but it did not stop people from reserving one for themselves.
The waitlist with no reservation is at least three years from when the first Cybertruck is delivered.
Musk had promised production would begin in early 2021, but that date slipped away. And each year, a new date is set and missed.
The CEO has previously blamed battery supply issues for the delay, saying that each Cybertruck would ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ if Tesla had started producing the futuristic vehicle in 2021.
However, the latest sighting could mean plans for the Cybertruck are moving forward, but the public hopes what was spotted is not the final model.
An image of the steel-plated vehicle surfaced online, showing it at a standstill in a Fremont parking lot that looked nothing like the one Elon Musk unveiled in 2019. Pictured is a replica of the original truck unveiled by Musk
Along with bizarre cords lining the top, the Cybertruck also featured different wheels and front chassis that ‘looks like something a four-year-old created with Lego blocks’
Twitter users jumped at the chance to share their distaste for the truck, with one saying it looked like a hot pile of rusted garbage
And while Elon Musk has said it is the future of trucks, Kathy said it is the ugliest thing she has ever seen
‘The only way this could work out for Musk is if he announces ‘Just Kidding!’ and releases a reasonable-looking truck that’s been developed in secret all along. Otherwise, this will be a massive flop. It looks like crap,’ Twitter user Hilson Valli tweeted.
Some compared it to ‘something that got rejected for a role in Mad Max: Fury Road’ or the Megaweapon from the 1983 film ‘Warrior of the Lost World.’
‘Yikes, I’ll admit most of the promo shots made it look pretty bad*** but this side profile is ugly af. The stainless steel is gonna be a mess of scratches and finger smudges,’ one user tweeted.
Some compared it to ‘something that got rejected for a role in Mad Max: Fury Road’ or the Megaweapon from the 1983 film ‘Warrior of the Lost World’
Another user is convinced that the Cybertruck is a joke and a genuine version of the truck will be revealed to the world
The wiring lining the top and doors of the Cybertruck have baffled viewers, with some saying the truck comes ‘pre-strung with Christmas lights.’
However, others suggest the cords are connected sensors that could be used for testing.
The lasted update about the Cybertruck was shared during Tesla’s first Investor Day, which was held on March 1.
Tesla’s lead designer Franz von Holzhausen confirmed the truck ‘is coming this year,’ but that was only details given about the futuristic vehicle.