A few weeks after showing up in Michigan, the Tesla Cybertruck made a guest appearance earlier today in California, and showed off something we haven’t seen before on the electric truck.
The latest build of the Cybertruck was in Moss Landing at the commissioning of the Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage System. The project consists of 256 Tesla Megapacks and has enough capacity to provide power to up to 136,500 homes for several hours during peak hours of demand.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) shared a short video on Twitter showing the Cybertruck in the background during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Happening Now: Commissioning our Elkhorn Battery System in Moss Landing w/ @Tesla @CalEnergy @California_ISO. A key milestone in making clean energy available on demand to support California’s electric grid reliability. pic.twitter.com/IUKVd0iVgb
— Pacific Gas & Electric (@PGE4Me) June 6, 2022
However it was other pictures that revealed something new on one of the most controversial features of the Cybertruck – its massive wiper. As we learned at the Cyber Rodeo, the wiper is actually two regular-sized wiper blades attached to the single arm.
Based on the photo of the Cybertruck from this morning, it appears as though the wiper can be disassembled into two smaller parts.
Elon Musk has previously said the wiper that was seen on an Alpha build of the Cybertruck back in December will not make it into production. Tesla has made some changes to the design since then, creating an angle on the lower portion of the arm.
We have also seen it removed entirely during a drone flyover that caught the Cybertruck being worked on at the Fremont test track.
The Cybertruck is supposed to enter production next year after being unveiled back in 2019. We should hopefully be learning more about that timeline very soon as IDRA was set to unveil its 9,000 ton Giga Press at an open house event this week. Elon Musk confirmed that Giga Press will be used for the Cybertruck body.