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The original design for the Tesla Cybertruck was first revealed in November 2019.

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.

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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