Recent documents have revealed that Tesla’s much-anticipated Cybertruck is facing significant development issues. One expert said, “My initial reaction is that I am amazed.” This is a classic challenge in automotive engineering that can be found in any vehicle. “I’m shocked that they are struggling with so many of the basic things.”
Wired reports a recent leak of an internal Tesla document revealed a number of design issues the much-anticipated Cybertruck had to address. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, called a Cybertruck prototype “awesome” on Twitter late in January 2022. But an internal report that same day paints a very different picture. It shows the Cybertruck alpha version struggling with several critical design issues.
The report highlights problems with the vehicle’s body seal, suspension, handling and braking. This report offers an unusual look at the development of the electric pickup. These problems, while not insurmountable or impossible to solve, do raise doubts about the vehicle’s suitability as a mass-produced vehicle.
A veteran automotive engineer, who wishes to remain unnamed, commented on this matter and expressed his surprise at Tesla’s problems. “My initial reaction is that I am amazed. This is a classic challenge in automotive engineering that can be found in any vehicle. “I’m amazed that they are struggling with so many basic things,” they said.
The unique design of the Cybertruck is made up of angular plates, and its construction is made from a stainless-steel alloy. This creates new challenges for production and maintenance. Material is hard to weld, and it does not bend well. This could make an accident dangerous. The vehicle’s sharp edges could make it difficult to meet pedestrian protection standards in certain markets.
Insiders in the industry predict that Tesla will not give up on its Cybertruck project despite all of these obstacles. The vehicle has a large amount of interest from customers, and Tesla has the resources to fix the problems that have been raised. The finished product may not meet all the expectations that were raised by the initial announcements.
The automotive engineer said, “There is no way that they won’t be able find a solution to make the Cybertruck market-acceptable.” It may not be quietest EV on the market, but who cares?” They will sell them. “People have been waiting for years to get them.”