The Tesla Cybertruck stole headlines around the time of its reveal, but things have been a little quiet regarding the California EV manufacturer’s first pickup truck. Elon Musk has said there are changes coming to the design, inside and out, and production will begin in 2021, but that’s about all we know. But today, we finally got some new information on the wedge shaped electric truck when Musk visited the Texas Gigafactory the vehicle will be built yesterday, April 15.
— Tesla Owners Online (@Model3Owners) April 16, 2021
At the event, Musk thanked employees for their hard work in getting the factory built. There was also a Tesla Cybertruck on display, which looked like the concept we’ve seen before, so this isn’t the final production model most likely. Still, Twitter users such as @TeslaOwnersOnline at the site said there were some minor interior changes, such as the plain white dashboard that doesn’t have the marbling of the concept.
The crowd also got to ask some questions, but Musk didn’t reveal anything noteworthy about the Cybertruck at the new Tesla factory. Nevertheless, we got to see some images of the Cybertruck in the flesh and on the move, which we haven’t seen in a while.
Cybertruck at Giga Texas pic.twitter.com/c1RuektPnN
— Tesla (@Tesla) April 16, 2021
But a day earlier he did reveal an interesting consideration owners will have to make when purchasing the vehicle: it will only come in stainless steel. Perhaps an homage to the late Henry Ford with regards to what he said about the Model T: you can have your Tesla Cybertruck in any color as long as it’s
black stainless steel.
Elon Musk revealed this in a Tweet that the Cybertruck Owners Forum discovered and shared. He mentioned the upcoming Berlin Gigafactory will have a multitude of colors, but said the Cybertruck would only get one. And while many Tesla fans took his comment of “you will be able to wrap it any color or pattern” to mean that Tesla will be offering wraps from the factory. But it’s pretty clear to us that Musk meant the owners can wrap it however they like on their own accord. To which, there are plenty of independent vinyl wrap services out there.
It’s no surprise to see Tesla pairing down the manufacturing complexity of the Cybertruck by not offering any colors, but hopefully the simplicity means we can see the final product soon.