The electric truck sports a revised light cluster.
It's been nearly four years since the Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled and, after copious delays, it seems the electric truck is finally closer to production. There's more evidence to support this, with new footage showing the Cybertruck's redesigned rear end. The video, shared by a Twitter user, showcases the rear fascia and its new taillight cluster.
The lightbar now comprises three centrally-mounted LED stoplights, flanked on either side by what appears to be reflector strips. On either side of these, additional lighting can be seen. These also operate when the brakes are applied and are likely to double up as taillights too.
The reverse lights are positioned on either side of the license plate. Elsewhere, you'll note an additional set of reflectors mounted just between the bumper and the tailgate. The fashionable lightbar also contains a black strip, which seems to serve no purpose, other than being a design flourish.
Overall, the design of the Cybertruck hasn't changed since we first saw the revised model in January. This pre-production example wears the same alloy wheels and tires as seen before, replacing the futuristic items worn by the concept car. The front fascia retains its space-age styling but, look closely, and you'll notice the single windscreen wiper.
We know Cybertruck is expected to sail down the production line in 2023, which should excite many prospective owners. Unfortunately, the electric truck won't come in at the originally promised sub-$40,000 price. In August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted the production model will be more expensive. "I hate to give sort of a little bit of bad news, but I think there's no way to sort of anticipate the inflation that we've seen and the various issues."
While that's disappointing, it's nowhere near as bizarre as other Cybertruck-related claims made by the outspoken billionaire in recent weeks.
In September, Musk boldly claimed that the company's first truck will be capable of doubling up as a boat. "[Cybertruck] will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren't too choppy," wrote the chief executive on Twitter.
Of course, this received some backlash on the social media site. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources even issued a warning, urging individuals not to use it as a watercraft (when it arrives, of course). "Our derelict vessel crews are begging you to understand that anything that 'serves briefly as a boat' should not be used as a boat," read the warning.