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.
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.