ARKANSAS, Sept 24 (Future Headlines)- The Tesla Cybertruck, one of the most highly anticipated electric vehicles (EVs) of the decade, is inching closer to production. A recent drone-captured video provides a sneak peek into the Cybertruck’s impressive straight-line acceleration as it maneuvers on Tesla’s test track near the Fremont Factory in California. This video has sparked excitement among EV enthusiasts, raising questions about when the Cybertruck will finally hit the road.
Shared on Twitter by user @omg_tesla, the brief video showcases the Cybertruck in action on Tesla’s test track. The electric pickup truck is seen stationed at the start of a long, straight-track segment. What unfolds is a mesmerizing display of raw acceleration power as the Cybertruck embarks on a standing start, hurtling down the track with remarkable speed.
The footage suggests that Tesla is currently putting the Cybertruck through its paces, focusing on straight-line acceleration tests. For approximately ten seconds, the Cybertruck accelerates aggressively, seemingly pushing its performance capabilities to the limit. The video concludes as the driver eases off the throttle while approaching the first turn on the track.
This isn’t the maiden glimpse of the Cybertruck undergoing testing on Tesla’s Fremont track. Independent drone operators have previously shared similar footage, providing glimpses into the vehicle’s testing phase. Adding to the Cybertruck buzz, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was spotted behind the wheel of the prototype recently on the same test track. During this outing, Musk played host to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah. While these outings are certainly exciting, they raise questions about the imminent start of customer deliveries.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk had set expectations high, suggesting that a Cybertruck handover event would occur “toward the end of the third quarter,” implying a late September timeframe. However, as September comes to a close, this deadline seems increasingly challenging to meet. Amid the uncertainty surrounding delivery dates, rumors are circulating that initial Cybertruck deliveries might commence in October. One off-road enthusiast, who recently filmed two Cybertrucks being tested at a Northern California off-road park, claimed that Tesla engineers mentioned deliveries starting in October. It’s essential to approach such rumors with caution, but in the absence of official confirmation, they provide some insight into the potential timeline.
Despite the excitement surrounding the Cybertruck, there are regulatory milestones that must be achieved before Tesla can officially start deliveries. The vehicle needs to obtain a Certificate of Conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and undergo crash-worthiness assessments by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the clock ticks toward the end of Q3 and whispers of an October launch persist, EV enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting the day when the Cybertruck officially hits the road, revolutionizing the pickup truck segment with its electrifying performance.
Writing by Alireza Sabet; Editing by Sarah White