A few days ago, the internet was buzzing with excitement as footage of a Cybertruck release candidate surfaced, capturing the attention of electric vehicle enthusiasts worldwide. This intriguing video was filmed in California’s picturesque Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA) and showcased what appeared to be a Cybertruck with a fully raised suspension confidently conquering a rugged dirt road.
The mastermind behind this captivating footage is none other than David Tapley, a passionate off-road enthusiast and proud owner of a Jeep. David’s encounter with the Tesla team, who were actively testing two Cybertruck units on that eventful day at Hollister Hills, led to the revelation of some fascinating insights into the highly anticipated all-electric pickup truck.
One standout feature that left a lasting impression on David and the off-road community was the Cybertruck’s air suspension. This innovative system demonstrated remarkable versatility, seamlessly transitioning from a low-profile stance to an impressive high-clearance configuration. David shared his thoughts, emphasizing the Cybertruck’s potential to provide exceptional ground clearance thanks to its air suspension.
While David observed the Cybertruck’s maneuvers within the Hollister Hills SVRA’s playground area, he did not witness it tackling a trail. However, what he did notice was the Cybertruck’s occasional struggle when navigating certain obstacles in the playground. It was speculated that the Cybertruck’s all-terrain tires were not deflated (aired down) during these trials, potentially contributing to the challenges faced.
One key revelation that electrified the Tesla community was David’s conversation with the Tesla team. According to the information he obtained, the all-electric Cybertruck is slated to make its first deliveries in just a few short weeks, with an anticipated arrival in October. This announcement sent ripples of excitement through the ranks of reservation holders, raising hopes that they might have their very own Cybertrucks in time for the holidays.
Tesla’s dedication to rigorously testing the Cybertruck is evident, as the vehicle has been spotted undergoing trials at various off-road facilities. Besides Hollister Hills in California, the Cybertruck made an appearance at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds (SHPG) in New Zealand. During its time at this unique location, the all-electric pickup truck fearlessly navigated areas blanketed in heavy snow. Remarkably, footage from the NZ facility showcased the Cybertruck executing exhilarating drifts on icy roads.
As anticipation continues to mount, Tesla enthusiasts eagerly await the imminent arrival of the Cybertruck, poised to revolutionize the world of electric pickups and redefine off-road capabilities.