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SPY PHOTOS: Tesla Cybertruck displays new features ahead of Giga Texas production

The Cybertruck was spotted at the Fremont test track on Friday. (ChileAI100/YouTube)

In a newly released video of what appears to be the Tesla Cybertruck on the Fremont, California test track, the long-anticipated EV has some new features, including different mirrors, front lights and a long vertical windshield wiper.


A view of the Cybertruck was captured via drone and posted to YouTube by user ChileAI100 Friday. While this isn't the final version of the truck, as CEO Elon Musk clarified on Twitter, this is the latest design and the first time the public has witnessed the new features.

The futuristic truck gained side mirrors, as well as a long windshield wiper not seen in the original design. It also swapped out the long single front headlight for two headlights.

The design for the windsheild included a plan for laser-powered wipers. The wiper seen in the drone video is not unlike the one that had been patented for intended use on the next-gen Roadster.

Musk has also talked about the design, saying the dimensions would be tweaked but that the revisions would be less than 3%. And patents indicate Tesla may have considered solar panel installation on the Cybertruck’s tonneau.

Announced in 2019, the Cybertruck will be manufactured at the company’s headquarters in southeast Travis County. But production has hit some delays. In a tweet last week, Musk said that it would be rolled out to external beta if significant issues weren’t found during the internal release.

In conversation with the Wall Street Journal on Monday, he said that Tesla is aiming for full volume production of the truck in 2023. Since then, wording on the Cybertruck ordering page changed to remove the indication that it would be produced in 2022. Reservation holders, the page says, can complete their orders “as production nears.”

Previous test track spottings include the Model S Plaid, which was seen on the track about five months ahead of deliveries. The Tesla Semi, which could see initial deliveries soon, was also on the track earlier this year.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

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Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway