The Cybertruck arrived at the Petersen Automotive Museum for people to have a closer look at it

It’s been around seven months since the Cybertruck was officially launched. The truck is no more a closely guarded secret and it has been seen driving around L.A., but Tesla never made it accessible to the public… until now.

The automaker loaned a prototype of this one-of-a-kind truck to the Petersen Automotive Museum for the public to get a closer look. The truck is already on display and will be there till June 27.

The Cybertruck Is Finally Unveiled To The Public

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Writer Chad Hodge tweeted a video of the Cybertruck being unloaded from a hauler at the Petersen Automotive Museum where the truck is currently on display.

When the truck was revealed, a lot of people complained about the poor lighting on the stage and how the truck wasn’t as clearly visible as it should’ve.

So, in that sense, this “first stationary public display” of the Cybertruck should provide a good, prolonged look of the truck from all the angles. Of course, the social distancing norms are to be maintained inside the museum and you cannot get very close to the truck.

Here are some photos of the Cybertruck posted on Twitter that show it from different angles under better lighting:

What’s New In The World Of Cybertruck?

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Last month, a Twitter user asked Musk what’s the biggest change made to the Cybertruck from the prototype unveil. Musk replied, “Reduced size by 3%, center line is more level & lower window sill height”. Based on the dimensions of the truck, this meant a reduction of 10.5 inches in length, width by around four inches, and height by over three inches. But, he again said there won’t be any reduction, so we can expect the Cybertruck to retain the original dimensions announced:

Tesla Cybertruck exterior dimensions
Length 231.7 inches
Width 79.8 inches
Height 75 inches
Truck Bed 6.5 feet
Approach Angle 35 degrees
Departure Angle 28 degrees
Ground Clearance Up to 16 inches

The Cybertruck will be available only in one shade – the original stainless steel. However, you can get it wrapped in any color that floats your boat. We’ve seen some renders of the Cybertruck in different paint jobs, and if the wraps can get a finish anywhere as close to the renders, it will add a lot of oomph and zing to it.

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Tesla Truck Club recently rendered a design that increases its storage capacity. The idea was to roll down the truck’s rear window into the rear panel and then fold that panel to increase the storage space in the bed. This is what the tweet read, "It would be great if the Cybertruck’s rear window could roll down into the rear wall and then the whole wall fold in on top of folded rear seats. Perfect for camping when Tonneau is closed, and for carrying things longer than 8".

This seemed to have impressed Elon also since he replied "Worth considering". Given Musk’s propensity to take suggestions from users, we could see this happening since it’s a very useful feature.

Conclusion

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The Cybertruck is part of the Petersen Museum’s ongoing Alternating Currents exhibit theme, which explores the fall and rise of EVs. It will be on display till June 27; so, if you live in or around L.A., do check it out at the museum while maintaining your safety and the social distancing norms.

2021 Tesla Cybertruck specifications
Single-motor RWD Dual-motor AWD Tri-motor AWD
Horsepower: >400 HP 690 HP 800 HP
Torque: TBA 824 LB-FT 1,000 LB-FT
Range: 250+ miles 300+ miles 500+ miles
0-60 mph: 6.5 seconds 4.5 seconds 2.9 seconds
Top Speed: 110 mph 120 mph 130 mph
Payload Capacity: 3,500 pounds 3,500 pounds 3,500 pounds
Towing Capacity: 7,500 pounds 10,000 pounds 14,000 pounds
Price $39,900 $49,900 $69,900
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