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Tesla cybertruck lands in NZ for winter testing

21 June 2023
And for all you vehicle or ute enthusiasts out there, Tesla’s Cybertruck is one of the most talked about vehicles to hit the market in recent years, thanks to its unique angular design and exposed steel outer body – and its anticipated impact on the market. A Cybertruck has now landed in New Zealand for winter testing and has been spotted on video by a Kiwi Tesla enthusiast and shared across social media.

It shows the Cybertruck being rolled off a Singapore Airlines aircraft. Tesla has showcased the winter testing regime in New Zealand in a video that it shared in December last year. It shows the July winter testing Tesla does with the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y.

Winter testing in New Zealand is done by Tesla’s engineers in Wānaka on the South Island to help ensure that vehicle development continues throughout the year. The spotted Cybertruck is likely a build from Tesla’s Alpha production line based at the GigaTexas factory in Texas. This facility officially started the production of Model Ys in 2022 and is also the home of Cybertruck production.

The latest sighting is part of various tests the Cybertruck has been going through. Earlier this year. In April, it was seen testing at an outdoor wind tunnel setup in Texas. During the same month, the vehicle was spotted testing near the Fremont factory in California.

All this testing is good news for hundreds of thousands of order holders who have been patiently waiting to see the Cybertruck near production. For many, the production could not start quickly enough which is a sign of the anticipation of what this vehicle is capable of delivering.

With all this recent testing, the Cybetruck appears to be approaching its final stages of development. As per the last indication by Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, the company is likely to start deliveries in the third quarter of this year.

Source: thedriven

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