As we previously reported, Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019 and only had one known prototype of the electric pickup.
In the few months since the unveiling, the prototype has only been spotted on rare occasions.
CEO Elon Musk was seen driving him to a restaurant in Los Angeles.
He also showed the prototype to Jay Leno in early 2020.
It was on display at the Petersen Museum in June 2020 and Tesla Battery Day in September, but that’s about it.
We hadn’t seen a Cybertruck prototype for over 6 months until it appeared on the Gigafactory Texas construction site a few weeks ago.
We now learn that Tesla brought the Cybertruck prototype to its New York store in the Meatpacking district:
He showed up in New York at the same time as the company’s CEO Elon Musk, who is in town to host Saturday Night Live tomorrow.
Again, it appears to be the same prototype that was initially unveiled and not an updated version, which Musk has been talking about for a while now.
He mentioned that the automaker updated the Cybertruck’s adaptive air suspension. They also talked about making the truck smaller, but Musk scrapped that plan after a design review in May 2020.
While the automaker has ditched plans for a smaller Cybertruck for now, some design and dimensional changes are expected.
The updated version of the Cybertruck was first scheduled to be unveiled late last year, but was delayed and Musk later said it would likely be unveiled in Q2.
The Cybertruck prototype probably won’t stay in New York for too long.
If it’s not tomorrow at the Meatpacking District store, we wouldn’t be surprised if it potentially pops up in Tesla’s new Tarrytown store, which has a grand opening tomorrow.
It’s a giant new location and Tesla may be looking to make it a special event with the Cybertruck.
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