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The Tesla Cybertruck won’t rust despite rumors – an engineer explains why

Tesla Cybertruck is not your average car!
  • Recently, rumors started swirling that the Cybertruck was susceptible to rust
  • Wes Morrill explained that the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t rusting
  • It’s not a permanent issue and can be easily cleaned off.

Published on May 1, 2024 at 1:41PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 2, 2024 at 6:52PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood
Tesla Cybertruck won't rust

In the world of cars, the Tesla Cybertruck has been making headlines, but not for the reasons you might think.

Recently, rumors started swirling that the Cybertruck was rusting, causing concern among owners and fans.

Investing in an expensive and futuristic vehicle like Tesla Cybertruck means you expect nothing but the best.

After that investment, you wouldn’t expect to have to deal with issues like rust.

READ MORE: Cybertruck getting new off-roading features in ‘big update’

Now, Tesla’s head engineer, Wes Morrill, has stepped up to clarify the situation.

The Cybertruck, with its off-road capabilities, futuristic design, and stainless-steel body has sparked excitement since its introduction.

But some people claimed to have spotted what looks like rust on its surface.

This sparked what’s now being called ‘Rust-gate.’

However, Morrill has come forward to set the record straight.

He explained that the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t rusting; it’s just some surface contamination.

This means that it’s not a permanent issue and can be easily cleaned off.

So why did this happen?

Well, stainless steel, while resistant to corrosion, can still develop surface contamination, especially if it’s not properly cared for.

It’s nothing to be feared, and cleaning it off is a breeze.

Morrill recommended using household cleaners like Bar Keepers Friend and Scotch Brite pads.

Citrisurf 77 is also recommended by the lead engineer of Tesla.

Also, he assures us that a blue non-scratch Scotch Brite pad won’t leave any marks on the metal, keeping your Tesla shiny and new.

These are affordable and readily available, making maintenance a simple task for Cybertruck owners.

Here are the actual words of Wes Morrill.

“Good myth busting.

“Stainless is reactive and free iron that sits on it will rust.

“It’s surface contamination only and can be cleaned off easily.

“Bar Keeper’s Friend used here works well, citrisurf77 can also loosen the deposit and simply wipe it off.

“If anything stubborn use a blue non-scratch Scotch Brite pad as it won’t leave any marks on the metal.”

It’s probably worth taking Morrill at his word – after all, he’s a Tesla engineer, right?

Outwith these claims, Tesla has a reputation for excellence and innovation.

The Cybertruck itself is proof of this.

With its tough exterior and advanced technology, it’s built to withstand the test of time.

The vehicle even put up some surprising results in the crash test.

So the company deserves at least a little of your trust, right?

What makes the Cybertruck so special?

For starters, its stainless-steel body is not only durable but also lightweight.

This means it can handle tough terrain without weighing itself down.

Plus, its electric powertrain means it’s environmentally friendly too.

In addition to its toughness, the Cybertruck is also packed with some spicy features.

It boasts a range of around 340 miles on a single charge and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds.

With three different models offered there’s a Cybertruck for every need.

The vehicle even features the drive-by-wire technology, an advanced feature that only the rarest of vehicles offer at the present.

So, instead of believing the rumors, it’s best if we believe Morrill’s explanation instead.

The Cybertruck claims to be the future of off-road driving, and the vehicle will continue to shine, rust-free, for years to come.

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