People aren't impressed as Tesla releases first look at new Cybertruck in action
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Tesla has just released a first look at the new and improved Cybertruck in action, but unfortunately, fans aren't exactly impressed.
The highly anticipated Cybertruck has been in development for many years now, with Tesla experiencing a whole load of hiccups along the way - including that infamous moment in 2019 when the 'bulletproof' windows smashed upon being hit by a metal ball.
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But now, finally, Tesla's futuristic truck is nearing full production and CEO Elon Musk has said deliveries can be expected at the end of this year - with mass production slated to begin in 2024.
And during Tesla's latest earnings release, which happened earlier this week, a sneak peak of the electric truck was given - showing it in all its glory driving through a dusty, desert-like terrain.
But there's something that Tesla-fanatics have picked up on - and that's the windshield wiper situation.
As you can see in the image below, the Cybertruck's enormous windscreen has been splashed with muddy water - most of which has been pushed away by the long, singular windshield wiper.
But it appears as if the wiper failed to clear little more than half of the windshield, with most of the passenger's side still being completely covered by the muddy water.
Not exactly what you'd expect after paying around $40,000 - which is what the tech-savvy truck is estimated to retail for.
The positioning of the wiper is also noticeable, with it resting upright along the side of the windshield when not in use rather than across the hood like the majority of other vehicles.
Tesla's design chief Franz von Holzhause also shared a snap of him standing in front of a dusty Cybertruck in a construction site at Tesla's headquarters in Austin, Texas, earlier this year. The top part of the passenger side of the windscreen was clearly untouched by the wipers.
People were quick to criticize the design, with one pointing out on Twitter: "Am I the only one who thinks that Tesla Cybertruck Windshield Wiper needs to be better? They can put two wipers,one on each side, just like it is now or at the bottom like a traditional one.
"They can even put a pushing motion on the one they have to get more coverage."
And another added: "I can only imagine the visibility from inside this tin can is horrible."
Well, it seems Musk is more than aware of the wiper blade situation himself, with him saying to FOX News earlier this year on the matter: "The wiper is what troubles me most."
And over on Twitter, Musk said there's 'no easy solution' to the vehicle's massive windshield, saying: "Deployable wiper that stows in front trunk would be ideal, but complex."
Though I suppose we ought to be thankful there even is a windshield wiper, as in the original 2019 Cybertruck design, there wasn't even one included.
UNILAD has contacted Tesla for comment on the matter.