The only way the Cybertruck can work is if it’s completely resdesigned: Car designer

The Tesla Cybertruck needs to be scrapped and totally redesigned if it’s going to work, according to this professional car designer.

by | Published on 31st Aug 2023

The Tesla Cybertruck needs to be scrapped and totally redesigned if it’s going to work, according to one outspoken designer. 

Car designer Adrian Clarke has described the Cybertruck as “a low polygon joke that only exists in the fever dreams of Tesla fans that stands high on the smell of Elon Musk’s flatulences”. 

He’s certainly not mincing his words.

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Speaking to Fast Company, the critic said the unique design of the Cybertruck gave the vehicle deep-rooted troubles. 

Clarke said the truck would be “totally infeasible for production” because “body panel tolerances are measured in whole mm to allow for variance in assembly and the tolerance stack”. 

Essentially he’s saying the vehicle is impossible to manufacture to exact measurements, in part due to thermal expansion and contraction. 

Leaked images aren’t doing much to disprove his point either.

Since its reveal, the Cybertruck has been pictured with a myriad of design and quality issues like gaps and inconsistencies in the panels. 

And due to the sleek, flat body panels on the EV, these are pretty hard to hide. 

Elon Musk doesn’t have his head in the sand either, addressing the issue in an internal email to staff this week. 

In the leaked email, Musk highlighted the need for incredibly high standards of quality when building the truck.

“Due to the nature of the Cybertruck, which is made of bright metal with mostly straight edges, any dimensional variation shows up like a sore thumb,” he said. 

“All parts for the vehicle, whether internal or from suppliers, need to be designed and built to sub 10-micron accuracy. 

“That means all part dimensions need to be to the third decimal place in millimeters and tolerances need to be specified in single-digit microns.”

Musk went on to say that “if LEGO and soda cans, which are very low cost, can do this, so can we”. 

That’s all very well and good, but as one person from the Cybertruck Owner’s Club forum said, it wasn’t that simple. 

“If all the CTs parts were either soda cans or legos this would be an easy command to obey,” he said.

Despite all the issues and naysayers, the Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated new car releases of, dare we say it, all time.

People from all corners of the world are all but throwing their money at it.



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