Leaked Tesla report shows the Alpha Cybertruck had basic issues

The good news is some of these issues have been fixed.
  • The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019
  • Five years later, the production version is very different to the original concept
  • A leaked report highlights just how bad the original design was

Published on Jan 22, 2024 at 1:25PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jan 24, 2024 at 1:24PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray
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The original Cybertruck concept from five years ago and the actual Cybertruck that’s being delivered to customers as we speak are very different.

And there’s a leaked document that shows just how different.

And just how bad the original design was.

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We’ve all noticed the innumerable ‘small’ tweaks and changes to the Cybertruck.

From the size of the vehicle to the truck bed and the interior layout, the Cybertruck concept and production version are almost like two different vehicles altogether.

A while back, a German newspaper began reporting on the so-called Tesla Files using internal documents provided by a whistleblower.

According to these documents, the Alpha Cybertruck had all kinds of engineering and build quality issues.

Body sealing, noise levels, handling, braking, suspension – the list goes on.

One of the main issues was the fact that there were so many gaps between body panels.

This is a problem for so many different reasons.

It affects range and performance, and more importantly, it makes it difficult to keep the weather out of the cabin.

Not to mention, it makes the cabin quite noisy.

According to the leaked documents, Tesla engineers had identified 21 potential noise leaks in the body of the truck.

The Cybertruck is certainly a hype machine and now that it’s finally here, people are beginning to take delivery of their truck and we’re seeing reactions who’ve real-world experience with the it.

So far, the only thing that’s emerged is the Cybertruck is a lot more expensive than people thought and, apparently, it doesn’t like snow or ice.

People still love it, though.

The fact that Tesla has amassed over 2 million pre-orders so far, and counting, certainly proves it.

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