New footage shows Cybertruck’s large controversial singular wiper in action

Despite Elon Musk saying it wouldn't make it to production, one of the latest Tesla Cybertruck prototypes is sporting virtually the same comically large wiper.

by | Published on 30th Aug 2023

Tesla has gotten a fair bit of stick because of the comically large windshield wiper on the Cybertruck.

And rightly so – the thing’s so monstrously large, it looks like it could be used as a weapon.

But, despite Elon Musk saying the design wouldn’t make it to production, new footage shows beta prototypes featuring the wiper in question.

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Tesla is now producing Cybertruck release candidates, and it appears these prototypes have virtually the same wiper that people have been complaining about.

Photographer and videographer Brad Sloan recently flew a drone over Tesla Gigafactory Texas.

The footage he captured caught a prototype Cybertruck coming out of the factory and briefly using its wiper.

One of the gripes people had about the singular wiper was that, despite its size, it looked like it couldn’t clean the passenger side of the windshield.

Tesla seems to have fixed that issue by making the large windshield wiper longer.

Yes, that’s right – even larger than it already was.

Another issue people had with the wiper was where it sits when not in use.

On a ‘normal’ vehicle, the wipers are typically tucked away under the hood when they’re not in use.

However, on the Tesla Cybertruck, the wiper sits in view on the side of the windshield when not in use.

Despite clearly aggreiving people, Tesla doesn’t seem to have taken a blind bit of notice as it’s not been moved.

The truth is, though, we’ve seen a million different versions and prototypes for the Cybertruck and each time they’re different.

Maybe the singular wiper will make it to production or maybe it won’t, but if it does people will just have to learn to live with it/love it.

People are less likely to get over the fact the Cybertruck is missing one key feature they were most looking forward to, though.

Early prototypes featured a bench seat at the front, turning the offroader into a six-seater.

Elon appears to have ditched the bench seat with the latest prototypes sporting two individual seats. 



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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