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Tesla Cybertruck revealed with massive new tool rack

Despite showing the new tool rack off to millions, Tesla employees don't seem to know whether it will actually make it to production.

by | Published on 10th May 2023

Elon Musk has just unveiled a brand new accessory for the Tesla Cybertruck.

The Cybertruck made a rare appearance at Tesla’s Lithium Groundbreaking Ceremony yesterday in Texas with a massive tool rack on its bed. 

Despite showing the new accessory off to millions online, Tesla employees didn’t seem to know whether or not it would actually be available to buyers.

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In a video posted to Twitter, a reporter questioned Drew Baglino about the accessory, pointedly asking “is that rack going to be supplied by Tesla?” 

Baglino, who is the Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla, struggled to give a straightforward answer. 

“That’s a great question, there are lots of accessories that will be supplied for the truck,” he said. 

“Probably yes, but we do not know. 

“But I will say that generally, we are doing a lot of fun accessories.”

While we’re sure Baglino is busy focussing on the EV’s powertrain, it’s clear the team wasn’t exactly prepped about what to say about the new feature.

You can watch that conversation unfold here:

It’s unsurprising really, given the Cybertruck appears to have changed each time it’s been presented to the public. 

Not least of all, its windshield wiper. 

When presented yesterday, the Cybertruck sported a massive wiper that covered nearly the entire front screen.

It was big, but the issue was that it still wasn’t big enough to reach the full windshield. 

Before that, the windshield was tiny, with designers not even attempting to make it cover half of the obscenely large windscreen.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Elon Musk has also gone back and forth about the cost of the electric truck. 

When it was first announced in 2019, the Cybertruck was marketed at $39,900, but speaking at the annual shareholder meeting last year, Musk admitted the truck would be priced much higher

He cited inflation and other “various issues” for the price hike but didn’t reveal how much more the truck would be sold for. 

Just last month, Musk also announced that production of the truck was almost underway

But given the constant delays, we’re not putting any money on that. 

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Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor.

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