They'll iron out the problems
The Tesla Cybertruck is set to revolutionize the way we think about the humble pickup. Not only is this metal-clad truck going to be competing with traditional trucks such as the Ford F-150, but it will offer performance on par with most sports cars. We would all love to get our hands on one of them, but it could turn out that Tesla employees will be the first to take home one of these vehicles. According to Clean Technica, a Tesla employee that has been working with the company since 2014 has noted on Twitter that Tesla Employees will be the first to own a Tesla Cybertruck.
The tweet doesn't come as a major shock, as Tesla has been known to release new models to its employees for some good old R&D before releasing the cars into the wild. This was the case with cars such as the budget-friendly Tesla Model 3. This simple yet clever plan gives Tesla access to direct feedback from the ones actually working on the car and saves a ton of money on traditional research and problem finding. The interesting thing is that Tesla employees seem to already be well aware of this move, with one Twitter user already bragging about his trip from Texas to California.
Tesla was already months into production when it first allowed its employees to get behind the wheel of the Model 3, and we suspect that those getting a taste for the Cybertruck will be in charge of planning the vehicles production lines and supply chain to get a better understanding of what actual consumers will be ordering. Currently, the Tesla website gives users the message "Fully refundable. You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in late 2021. Single Motor RWD production is expected to begin in late 2022" before you click on the order now button. Tesla has pulled production of the Cybertruck forward by a year, but don't expect the latest news to be an indication that it is coming even sooner.