Also, as mentioned earlier, the truck has an ultra-hard material that can make the truck a safety hazard. Another illegal feature that the truck contains is the tires that protrude from their wheel arches. Because of these illegal items that the truck has, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the design of the Cybertruck is still ongoing. Especially from a legal point of view, changes must be made to make the car actually driveable on the roads. And another unknown is whether the Cybertruck will be road legal in the UK. At the moment, this is not the case, but in the post-Brexit future, the UK may not adhere to EU automotive standards. The pickup`s unveiling Thursday night sparked a sharply divided first impression, with some saying it looked like a stealth bomber or a «Mad Max» vehicle. But the appearance of the Cybertruck is likely to change dramatically before it even hits the road. Tesla Inc.`s «cybertruck» may have drawn derision when it was unveiled, and it`s almost certainly not road legal, but the electric car company still raised $20 million in the first three days of pre-orders. An unusual design of the wiper is highlighted in the photos. A single leaf on the left edge is expected to retract and retract when rotating to cover the entire windshield.
There are no door handles in the photos, suggesting that they have been completely removed and that the door panel is transparent. If this design is maintained, it means that the door must be opened with a smartphone or touch screen. Since this is a prototype, some or all of these observations may be questionable, but it`s encouraging to see updates for the Tesla Cybertruck, especially those that bring it closer to road approval and ready for sale. In recently leaked photos posted by BahamaTodd on the Cybertruck Owners Club forum, a new Cybertruck design was revealed. The overall picture hasn`t changed, and at first glance, it seems like it`s the same flashy steel beast it has always been. However, closer inspection reveals some notable differences that tell the story of a more mature design approaching the law of the road. First, there are the side mirrors. There have been discussions about replacing mirrors with cameras, and that could still happen, but regulatory approval is more likely for mirrors, so this could be a bridge design concession to make it production-ready. The ominous angle of the front has been corrected and shows a flat edge in the event of a collision instead of the slight forward tilt of previous prototypes. Finally, a vertical profile distributes the force more evenly, which is essential in unfortunate accidents.
It may be eye-catching, it may already be a financial success, and it may have earned the drooling admiration of automotive nerds and sci-fi buffs, but the Tesla Cybertruck wouldn`t be road legal in Europe. However, critics have questioned whether the truck is road legal because it doesn`t have side mirrors, wipers, or front bumpers. While the government may eventually approve rear-facing cameras, the vehicle also includes other questionable features. For example, the truck definitely misses safety standards because it contains only one front and rear light bar. Tesla`s cybertruck could be delayed, but that doesn`t mean progress has stopped, and leaked new photos show it`s closer to road approval. Experts say that to date, the pickup is more concept than the production car and has no road approval. The vehicle lacks side mirrors – although the government could possibly approve rearview cameras instead of mirrors – wipers and front bumpers. And its only front and rear light bar would not meet safety standards. There did not appear to be any turn signals or a third brake light. The tires also appear to protrude from their wheel arches, which is illegal.
The pickup`s sharp corners and ultra-hard material could also pose a safety concern, as there are no obvious crumple zones to absorb the impact of an accident, which could compromise the safety of not only the people in the cyber truck, but also the vehicles or pedestrians it hits. At a simple level, imagine that you have a score line in a sheet of metal. You press the metal, and where does it bend? On this line of points.