Tesla’s inclusion of the Cybertruck in the Q3 2020 Earnings Call has been relatively absent. That is until Pierre Ferragu from New Street Research asked about the all-electric truck. The question has revealed an interesting response from Elon Musk. He stated that the Cybertruck was undergoing “small improvements” that will improve the originally released design.
When Ferragu stepped up to the mic during the call, he thanked Tesla for accepting his question. But he wanted more information on the Cybertruck. The pickup was not mentioned in the Update Letter. This was because nothing new has come out about it recently. Plus, Tesla cannot begin production of the vehicle, nor update its manufacturing processes until Giga Texas is complete.
However, this does not mean that Tesla isn’t working to improve the design behind the curtains.
Musk said he and Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen were at the company’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, last week. They talked about possible tweaks for the Cybertruck.
HERE’S WHAT ELON MUSK SAID
“I was in the studio actually on — last Friday with Franz and the team just going over just sort of some improvements to the Cybertruck. Generally, at Tesla, we really aim to make the car that is delivered better than the car that is unveiled. Because it always drives me crazy, car companies would unveil these awesome looking cars, like, great, you can’t wait until they make that. And then the car they actually make is like much worse, and — but it’s just — it’s like really disappointing? So man, we always want to make the car that we deliver be better than the car we unveil. And that’s the goal with the Cybertruck. So there’s like a lot of small improvements compared to what was unveiled. I think it’s going to be better than what we showed.”
Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in a very public event last November. It revealed the electric automaker’s plans to develop one of the most powerful and robust pickups on the market. However, the design was far away from the final product.
Musk said in February that the dimensions of the Cybertruck would be adjusted slightly. He also hinted toward a smaller Cybertruck right after the unveiling event last November.
The Tesla CEO stated that an idea to roll down the rear window and wall to allow for more cargo room is “worth considering.”
Finally, if the Cybertruck undergoes any changes, Musk insists that they improve the design of the vehicle. However, if Tesla is going to modify the pickup’s design, it will be better than what was revealed last November.