As Tesla Cybertruck production nears, fake images of the vehicle being manufactured and rolling off production lines are being shared on the internet. We’re here to tell you not to fall for them.
If you see these images, be aware they have been doctored!
The Cybertruck is over three years past its initial unveiling in November 2019, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that production will begin this Summer. Volume production is slated for 2024, but early-stage pre-production betas have been built and are being shown off at any of the company’s events.
However, crafty images of the Cybertruck being manufactured are being shared on various forums and groups across the internet.
The first images were shared to the CybertruckOwnersClub forums, showing a line of Cybertrucks rolling off production lines. It’s a crafty and clear image that depicts what appears to be the very first and earliest production phases of Tesla’s first pickup.
In reality, it is a photoshop of Rivian’s manufacturing lines where it builds all-electric trucks and SUVs.
Another was recently shared to the Tesla Cybertruck Facebook group, with what appears to be a series of Cybertrucks being loaded onto a hauler. This photo was already questionable as it is based on the massive Cybertruck trailing a vehicle that it appears to barely fit into. The dimensions of the Cybertruck builds that we’ve seen on numerous occasions don’t appear to be this slender, either.
In reality, this image is actually an abort motor for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission. It was also the subject of some further controversy.
In summary: Phantom Space took a NASA photo of an abort motor (below), inserted a rendering of its Daytona rocket into the photo, and then tweeted about how construction of the rocket pathfinding model was coming. Original tweet, which was deleted:https://t.co/cM5YLxRAA7 https://t.co/tDmd76as8e
— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) January 18, 2021
When is Cybertruck production actually beginning?
Limited production of the Cybertruck will commence this Summer, Musk said during the company’s Q4 and Full Year 2022 Earnings Call.
It has been slated for production in the past, and while there have been a few units built and spotted in recent months, it seems test manufacturing phases are not active at Gigafactory Texas, where Tesla will build the Cybertruck.
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There are surely steps that have hinted Tesla is moving forward with preparing for production. It has added several jobs related to Cybertruck manufacturing, and months ago, Tesla started receiving manufacturing equipment for the truck in the form of the IDRA Giga Press.
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