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Tesla Cybertruck walkaround video shows the absurdly large windshield wiper in detail

So far, we’ve been able to get a closer look at an alleged prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck, thanks to a walkaround video posted on the Cybertruck Owners Club Forum (through Electrek). We get to see much of the vehicle, including its giant windshield and wiper. You can check it all out below.

We spotted the wiper last month when a drone video captured a Cybertruck making laps at the company’s test track in Fremont, California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented on the wiper at the time, saying it bothered him and that a wiper that you could stow in the front trunk would be “ideal, but complex.” (Standing in the rain, sleet or snow to put on your windshield wiper) real ideal right?)

The person in the video seems to express doubt that he can clean the entire windshield, but is convinced that he can.
Image: CybertruckOwnersClub.com

The video shows the rest of the truck as the person walks around it, taking a look at the wheels, tailgate and bed. It’s been said before, but the Cybertruck still looks a bit unreal to me with its stainless steel finish and trapezoidal shape.

Unlike the version shown at Tesla’s 2019 announcement event, this version of the truck does not have door handles. How to open the doors was a topic of conversation during the filming of the video, according to the subtitles. (The actual audio isn’t included, so it’s not clear if that’s actually said.) It seems to be explained that you can tap a specific sensor with your phone or a keycard, and the door will open.

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The rear quarter panel bulkhead. Earlier in the video you can see that this particular truck has a trailer hitch.
Image: CybertruckOwnersClub.com

The subtitles also indicate that the truck is a ‘concept’, so the version that eventually goes to the consumer may be different. The captions also include a funny comment from someone in attendance: “Man, tell Elon he’s doing too much,” comparing the truck to a stainless-steel refrigerator you’d “put your produce in.”

The Cybertruck was supposed to ship this year, but has reportedly been delayed until early 2023 — those reports are supported by the fact that Tesla has removed references to 2022 from the Cybertruck’s webpage. In theory, there should be an official timeline soon, as Elon Musk has promised to share a “product roadmap update” during Wednesday’s earnings call.

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