San Francisco, July 29: Elon Musk-owned Tesla's Cybertruck has been spotted with a wrap that makes it look like a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Cybertruck was seen being transported on a truck in Livermore, California, reports Electrek. On prototype cars, Tesla rarely used camouflage or wraps, but lately, the Cybertruck has been seen more frequently with wraps.
Some people believe that the auto-maker is wrapping the Cybertruck prototypes to hide the final production design, while others speculate that the company is testing wraps since it is going to be the only way to make the vehicle look different. Elon Musk Shares Video of Giant 'X' Atop Twitter Headquarters.
"CEO Elon Musk has always set his sights on the F-150 as a competitor for the Cybertruck," the report said. Earlier this month, the auto-maker had announced that it built the "first Cybertruck."
However, with the release of its quarter two (Q2) earnings, the company confirmed that it is currently only producing release candidates-- last step before the official start of production. Also, the pickup truck was recently spotted with a new darker camouflage wrap which was better at hiding the electric pickup truck’s design features.
Last month, the electric pickup truck's prototype was spotted arriving in New Zealand by plane, possibly for its last winter testing. While the vehicle was covered, it was easy to recognise the electric pickup truck. Earlier, a prototype of the truck was spotted going through a drive-through in California and it was equipped with camouflage. Twitter Ads Revenue: You Need 15 Million Impressions, 500 Followers; Here's How To Earn Money on Elon Musk’s X.
Another Cybertruck prototype was spotted stuck in a field in rural Texas in May this year. The company had claimed that the electric pickup truck would hit the market by the end of 2021 when it first announced the Cybertruck in 2019.
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