The Cybertruck is highly anticipated by electric vehicle enthusiasts, particularly those who admire Tesla. The truck has received significant media coverage, highlighting its unique characteristics.
However, not everyone has been following the news. Some California police don’t know what the Cybertruck is.
On August 17, officers from the California Highway Patrol encountered multiple Cybertrucks being transported on Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow. They shared photos of the uncamouflaged trucks on Facebook, expressing their curiosity about the vehicles’ identity and destination.
InsideEVs originally thought that the Facebook post was a prank, but it soon became clear that the officers were serious. Some Facebook users responded to the post, demonstrating their knowledge of the Tesla Cybertruck. In defense of the officers, there was a lack of visible branding on the trucks.
Nonetheless, these encounters with the Cybertruck give us a glimpse into the potential impact it will have on the public once it enters production and becomes a common sight on US roads. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had previously stated that the Cybertruck would significantly alter the appearance of roadways.
Based on the information provided by the California Highway Patrol, it’s likely that the Cybertrucks were en route to Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant in Fremont or its engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, both situated in close proximity to Interstate 5.
In a previous announcement, Tesla stated that the inaugural Cybertruck was completed at Giga Texas in mid-July. Elon Musk previously mentioned that the Austin location would hold a handover occasion around the conclusion of the third quarter. This suggests that the handover occasion will occur in the latter part of September.
Image Source: CHP – Buttonwillow, https://shorturl.at/bEV19