Tesla Cybertruck Noticed In New Zealand, Probably For Last Winter Testing

A coated Tesla Cybertruck prototype has been noticed whereas being unloaded from a cargo aircraft in New Zealand, presumably for the ultimate phases of winter testing, earlier than the much-anticipated all-electric pickup goes into manufacturing later this 12 months.

The very quick video (embedded under) was posted yesterday on the Cybertruck Homeowners Membership discussion board by the consumer ModelAZ, who mentioned that the take a look at mule was heading towards the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds (SHPG).


Now, sometimes after we’re fascinated by New Zealand, sun-filled valleys and exquisite inexperienced landscapes come into thoughts, with snow being most likely the very last thing we’d hope for. However because it seems, from June to September – when the Northern Hemisphere experiences Summer time, the Southern a part of the planet nonetheless has loads of snow, and the proving grounds positioned within the South Island of New Zealand are a well-versed location for automotive testing.

There’s even a promo video that reveals what it’s all about:

Getting again to the Cybertruck, this isn’t the primary time Tesla has gone via cold-weather testing, with a earlier session held someday in Might on the corporate’s proving grounds in Alaska. Again then, the Austin-based EV model even printed a photograph of the zero-emissions pickup taking part in within the snow:


The Tesla Cybertruck ought to carry out nicely on snow- and ice-covered roads, with its quad-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, air suspension, and rear-wheel steering. That’s if it’s geared up with the best tires, as a earlier sighting confirmed a caught Cybertruck in a subject in rural Texas, probably as a result of it was sporting road-oriented all-season tires and never correct off-road rubber.

The all-electric truck is scheduled to enter manufacturing later this 12 months, as per the model’s CEO Elon Musk, with a particular handover occasion anticipated to occur round September.

After a number of delays brought on by the scarcity of semiconductors, Tesla appears to lastly maintain its phrase concerning the Cybertruck, judging by the a number of prototype sightings in current months, in addition to the obvious ramp-up in improvement on the Austin Gigafactory.

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