Tesla has officially shared footage from inside a Cybertruck as it was undergoing durability testing in Mexico.
A pair of Tesla Cybertrucks crossed the border into Mexico last week. Unable to keep a low profile, the two electric trucks were spotted many times, with both equipped with several new accessories, including a roof rack, a light bar, and Starlink antenna. Tesla put that Starlink connection to use on Sunday night, sharing a livestream from inside the vehicle of it driving through the desert near Cabo San Lucas.
Off-Road Cybertruck in Baja 📐 https://t.co/uICsaGGE1o
— Tesla (@Tesla) October 9, 2023
According to an engineer sitting in the passenger seat of one of the Cybertrucks, over the past week they have covered nearly 1,300 miles (2,092km) driving from the US/Mexico border all the way down the Baja peninsula to Cabo San Lucas. This is further than the distance travelled during the Baja 1000 race, a route which the team likely travelled along for most of their journey. The Baja 1000 is considered one of the most challenging off-road events in the world, and a route which CEO Elon Musk once said the Cybertruck would need to “kick butt” in.
From what the engineer shared, that is exactly what the Cybertruck has done, saying “these trucks are hardcore, they are super fun, super durable.” The trip hasn’t been without its troubles however, but the problems were something any truck could encounter – two flat tires.
You may be wondering how the Cybertruck has been able to travel this far without the Supercharger network along the way. The answer is Destination Chargers, a network of Level 2 chargers which as you can see from the map below, there are quite a few along the Baja peninsula.
The Cybertrucks also haven’t been travelling alone. Since they are still prototypes, the pair have been travelling with a support team including a Toyota Tacoma as well as a Dodge Ram truck pulling a flat bed trailer with seven spare tires and other emergency and repair equipment.
— Greggertruck (@greggertruck) October 9, 2023