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Rear-wheel steering is used by the Tesla Cybertruck to make a U-turn.

Tesla Cybertruck to make a U-turn

By Kismat ThapaPublished 5 months ago 3 min read
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The Tesla Cybertruck has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks because, before its official introduction, pre-production models of the electric pickup have been seen out in the open multiple times. Rear-wheel steering was used in one sighting this week to demonstrate the Cybertruck's amazing turn radius as the vehicle made a U-turn at an intersection. This feature allows the Cybertruck to navigate tight spaces and maneuver with ease, making it suitable for urban environments. The use of rear-wheel steering showcases the vehicle's agility and reinforces its reputation as a game-changer in the electric pickup truck market. 

The Kilowatts uploaded video of a Cybertruck release candidate using its rear-wheel steering to make a U-turn at an intersection in a post on X on Friday night. The Cybertruck's rear wheels are seen in the video turning very slightly to help the vehicle's turn radius be smaller than it would be with simply front-wheel steering. One viewer responded to the video by asking if all Cybertruck models would have the rear-wheel-steering feature, to which The Kilowatts answered, “Unsure but they seem to.”

Rear-wheel-steering for the Cybertruck was first spotted in 2021 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk had already shared plans for the feature, and it has been seen a handful of times since. Last year, rear-wheel-steering was spotted in a video of a Cybertruck prototype taken at Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo at its Gigafactory in Texas. The feature was also spotted earlier this year in apparent Cybertruck testing. Tesla has promised a number of unique features with the Cybertruck, along with rear-wheel steering. For example, the vehicle does not include any door handles on its stainless steel exterior, and its raised suspension has been spotted on several versions in recent weeks. The Cybertruck is expected to begin initial deliveries in the next several months, though it isn’t yet clear when Tesla plans to hold a delivery event for the vehicle. After being unveiled in 2019, the Cybertruck was originally planned to be delivered in 2021, though the highly anticipated vehicle has been delayed many times over the years.

Despite the absence of door handles on its stainless steel exterior, the Cybertruck's unique design has garnered significant attention. With its raised suspension being observed on multiple prototypes recently, anticipation for the vehicle's release continues to grow. While initial deliveries are expected to commence in the next several months, Tesla has not disclosed a specific date for a delivery event, leaving enthusiasts eagerly awaiting further updates. Originally slated for a 2021 release, the Cybertruck has faced numerous delays throughout its development process. 

Key Facts:

The Tesla Cybertruck has been a topic of controversy due to pre-production models being seen in the open multiple times, including a video where the vehicle uses rear-wheel steering to make a U-turn at an intersection.

The feature was first spotted in 2021 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared plans for it. The Cybertruck is expected to begin initial deliveries in the next few months, with raised suspension and no door handles on its stainless steel exterior.

The delivery event for the vehicle is yet to be announced. The Cybertruck was originally planned for delivery in 2021.

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The Tesla Cybertruck has been a topic of controversy due to pre-production models being seen in the open multiple times, including a video where the vehicle uses rear-wheel steering to make a U-turn at an intersection. The feature was first spotted in 2021 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared plans for it. The Cybertruck is expected to begin initial deliveries in the next few months, with raised suspension and no door handles on its stainless steel exterior. The delivery event for the vehicle is yet to be announced. The Cybertruck was originally planned for delivery in 2021.

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