Tesla's first electric truck might get a makeover before it even hits the market.
The Tesla Cybertruck was first revealed last November in an awkward demonstration highlighted by an "unbreakable" window breaking. The truck also received mixed reviews for its design, which was "basically a tank from the future that's road-legal," as CEO Elon Musk described Sunday.
Musk hinted the truck is undergoing a redesign, and the latest Tesla Cybertruck should be revealed "maybe in a month or so," he said on Twitter.
Part of the reason for the redesign may be less about public sentiment and more about getting the design approved by regulators, at least in Europe, based on another tweet Monday by Musk.
@enn_nafnlaus @flcnhvy Didn’t realize that was possible. No problem if there’s a way get current design Cybertruck approved in Europe!— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1604348659.0
The truck will be built in a new "Gigafactory" under construction now in Southeast Austin. The factory should be completed by May, and the truck is set to debut in late 2021.
"Tesla Texas team is making great progress! Giga Texas factory will be an asskicker," Musk tweeted.
The electric auto manufacturer is also coming off news Monday that it paid a $14 million fine to Germany officials for failure to comply with battery recycling issues.
This isn't the first time Musk has been under fire for Tesla manufacturing practices. In May, Musk clashed with California officials over violations of COVID-19 orders, and even threatened to move his Tesla headquarters to Texas.
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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
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
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
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
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.
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