Several people have spotted the Tesla Cybertruck in the wild in recent months, and one new sighting outside of a Supercharger station shows the unique truck’s size compared to a Rivian R1T.
Facebook user Brandon Lee posted photos of a Tesla Cybertruck parked beside his Rivian R1T on Saturday, showing off the size of the two electric pickups. Interestingly, they appear fairly similar in size, with the Cybertruck looking wider and a little bulkier in one of the shots.
The post includes three photos, two of which show the front and one of which depicts the rear of the vehicles. Both electric trucks appear roughly the same height, with the R1T perhaps being a tad taller.
You can see Lee’s photos of the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T below, taken at Tesla’s Kettleman City, California Supercharger station near the In-N-Out Burger.
Lee also shared some additional photos of the Cybertruck and the R1T with Teslarati, as can be seen below.
The photos are just the latest Cybertruck sighting, with the truck sporting the same “RC” decal seen on many release candidates seen on public roads in recent weeks. The sightings come ahead of initial deliveries of the Cybertruck, which are expected to take place sometime in the next few months.
Additional side-by-side shots of the Cybertruck and R1T were shared on Reddit over the weekend (originally spotted on a Rivian Owners Facebook group), this time showing the two electric pickups in broad daylight. You can see these photos below.
The Cybertruck will be Tesla’s first offering in the electric pickup segment, which has only a few competitors at present, including the aforementioned Rivian R1T, the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Chevy Silverado EV.
Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe recently discussed the Cybertruck, saying that he wasn’t worried that the Tesla truck would take away from the company’s market. Instead, Scaringe emphasized the need for increased variety in the EV market, saying that it’s “great” that a product like the Cybertruck “exists in the world.”
Update (10/15/23): Added a second set of photos with the Cybertruck and R1T side-by-side.
Update (10/16/23): Corrected to reflect the original owner of the first Rivian R1T and the photographer of the first set of photos, Brandon Lee. Added the specific location of the photos as well as additional photos Brandon shared with Teslarati.