THIS is the moment Tesla’s new Cybertruck makes a meal of going up hills as it is put through its paces on a 4×4 test track.
The Tesla Cybertruck is set to hit the market later this month, having unveiled its concept form four years ago.
Recently, tests were conducted at the Hollister Hill State Vehicle Recreation Area in California, during which recordings were made Dima Zeniuk who then posted it on X, formerly known as Twitter.
In the clip, the Cybertruck appears to be struggling to get up an incline, while the ute’s tires appear to be spinning as it tries to maintain traction on the dirt track.
Eventually, however, he makes it to the top of the hill.
The driver is then seen going around a corner and going down another hill.
In other footage, the Cybertruck appears to be stuck at the bottom of a hill with its tires spinning before slowly crawling up another hill.
It appears that the footage and photos taken by Zeniuk show two Cybertrucks being tested at the same time.
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Elon Musk’s Tesla company first produced its Cybertruck at its Texas factory in July 2023.
At this point, the brand has planned to deliver its first examples in September.
However, Tesla now expects to deliver its first models on November 30, 2023.
Around 125,000 models are expected to be built in 2024, and production is expected to increase to 250,000 by 2025.
Tesla shareholders first got to see the Cybertruck in May this year at a one-day event hosted by Musk, photos of which were later posted on social media.
One of the images shows a monitor-sized dashboard screen with dangling wires, a spartan interior and a pretzel-shaped plastic steering wheel.
On another model, elongated seat levers protrude – but not the middle front seat that Cybertruck super fans are so eagerly looking for.
The Cybertruck is expected to go on sale for £32,000 ($39,000), with optional add-ons such as a removable sleeper cabin for £19,500 ($24,000).
It came after Elon Musk was left red-faced when the Cybertruck’s so-called bulletproof glass was shattered by a metal ball during a live demonstration.
During a launch event in Los Angeles, Musk encouraged people to hit the vehicle with sledgehammers to show off its impenetrable exterior.
However, a metal ball thrown by Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen proved to be too much for the engine and completely shattered two windows.
Musk said, “Oh my damn God — maybe that was a little too hard,” before noting that there is room for improvement.
Despite some obvious teething problems, the Cybertruck is the most anticipated electric vehicle for 2023.
According to Rerev’s data, the Cybertruck was searched 1,854,710 times during the two-month period under review.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS took second place with 231,510 searches, followed by the Jeep Avenger with 173,480 searches.
Last month, the Cybertruck was shot at with a Tommy gun in a bizarre pre-sales test revealed by Musk.
A video posted by the Silicon Valley Tesla Owners Club showed the upcoming Cybertruck driving down a major road.
The door of the truck was covered in dents, which, like that
Musk responded to the clip and appeared to confirm the test and suggest that it was a success.
He wrote: “We emptied the entire drum magazine of an Al Capone-style Tommy gun into the driver’s door.”
“No bullets entered the passenger compartment.”
The fully electric truck, first announced in 2019, will also be equipped with reinforced glass.
The original Cybertruck concept surprised the automotive world with its dramatic angular lines and features like bulletproof glass, while the maximum towing capacity was reportedly more than six tons.
It also has a lockable loading area with a capacity of 2,832 liters that can transport items up to 1,981 mm long.
Despite its simple design, the EV truck has surprisingly good aerodynamics, while the continuously sloping rear line ensures that the Cybertruck creates less turbulence than a conventional pick-up.
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The production Cybertruck will use a cast aluminum profile at the rear, manufactured using an 8,000-ton Giga-Press machine at the Texas factory.
And a man inside India became so impatient with the limited production schedule that he actually tried to create his own.