A few weeks after its appearance in Michigan, the Tesla Cybertruck made an appearance earlier today in California and showed off something we’ve never seen before on the electric truck.
The last version of the Cybertruck was at Moss Landing during the commissioning of the Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage System. The project consists of 256 Tesla Megapacks and has enough capacity to power up to 136,500 homes for several hours during peak demand times.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) shared a short video on Twitter showing the Cybertruck in the background during a special groundbreaking ceremony.
Happening Now: Commissioning our Elkhorn Battery System at Moss Landing with @You’re here @CalEnergy @California_ISO. A key step in making clean, on-demand power available to support the reliability of the California power grid. pic.twitter.com/IUKVd0iVgb
– Pacific Gas and Power (@PGE4Me) June 6, 2022
However, it was other images that revealed something new about one of the Cybertruck’s most controversial features – its massive windshield wiper. As we learned at Cyber Rodeo, the windshield wiper is actually two full-size wiper blades attached to the single arm.
Here’s a close-up of the Tesla Cybertruck’s massive windshield wiper.
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) April 10, 2022
From the photo of the Cybertruck this morning, it looks like the wiper can be disassembled into two smaller parts.
Elon Musk has previously said that the wiper that was seen on an Alpha version of the Cybertruck in December will not go into production. Tesla has made a few changes to the design since then, creating an angle on the lower arm.
We also saw it removed entirely during a drone flyover that caught the Cybertruck being worked on the Fremont test track.
The Cybertruck is supposed to go into production next year after being unveiled in 2019. We should hopefully hear more about that timeline very soon, as IDRA was set to unveil its 9,000-ton Giga press during open day this week. Elon Musk has confirmed that Giga Press will be used for the body of the Cybertruck.