Customer deliveries of the forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup are set to start soon, and ahead of this more examples are being spied in the wild.
One of the photos gives us a closer look at the electric pickup’s tub which bears some stark differences from the original concept that was revealed in 2019.
The seemingly production-ready model appears to have a tub smaller than the concept’s. Despite this, it’s understood the Cybertruck’s tub still measures in at 6.5-feet (~2 metres) long.
Other notable tub features that can be seen in the photo include strips of LED lighting, a panel in the bed floor with bolt holes that could be used to house a full-size spare wheel, as well as an accessory mounting rack.
A previous seemingly production-ready Cybertruck example shown at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California earlier this year revealed some more tub-related features.
These included an electric tonneau cover that can be operated with a push of a button on the left-hand side of the tub, another storage space under the tub floor that can be used to store items like the charging cables, as well as what appears to be a vehicle-to-load port behind a flap on the left-hand side of the tub.
Although the original Tesla Cybertruck concept was revealed in 2019, the first production example didn’t roll off the line at the company’s Texas plant until July this year.
Tesla has previously said it plans to commence customer deliveries in the third quarter of this year before ramping up to full-scale production in 2024.
Electrek reports the first examples are expected to go to Tesla employees.
The outlet reports it expects Tesla to reveal pricing and full specifications at its official first delivery handover event.
US customers have been able to pre-order the electric pickup for quite some time.
Tesla claims the electric ute will boast up to 804km of range and be able to achieve a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of 2.9 seconds.
According to the carmaker’s US website, the Cybertruck will feature a 1587kg payload, towing capacity of over 6300kg, and 2831 litres of storage space spread out through the ute’s tub, interior and frunk.
Due to repeated delays, the Cybertruck is now going on sale after rivals like the R1T and F-150 Lightning.