A new picture of a Tesla Cybertruck appears to show its lone windshield wiper leaves a lot of the window dirty
A new photo of Tesla's Cybertruck revealed more about its unique windshield wiper.
The photo showed that the wiper left a partially dirty windshield.
Elon Musk has said in the past that there's "no easy solution" to clearing the massive windshield.
Tesla's head of design, Franz von Holzhausen, recently shared a picture of a Cybertruck prototype that appears to show its ginormous windshield wiper leaves a lot to be desired.
A close inspection of the picture suggests the lone windshield wiper on the electric pickup truck failed to clear a large swath of the window.
During Tesla's investor day last week, a preproduction prototype of the Cybertruck was on display. Since then, new images of the vehicle have popped up on social media highlighting its massive "frunk," its circular yoke steering wheel, and its massive windshield wiper.
The windshield wiper is perhaps the largest Tesla has put on the truck. Unlike most cars' wipers, which tuck neatly against the hood, the Cybertruck's wiper appears to rest upright along the side of the windshield when it's not in use.
It's unclear whether the windshield wiper from the photo will be included in the final product, as the Cybertruck is still in development. A Tesla spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Last year, a leaked video of a Cybertruck prototype appeared to show a similar windshield wiper design.
In the past, Elon Musk has said there's "no easy solution" to the vehicle's massive windshield.
"Deployable wiper that stows in front trunk would be ideal, but complex," Musk said on Twitter in 2021.
The initial 2019 design for the Cybertruck didn't even include windshield wipers. Last year, the electric-car maker appeared to experiment with a smaller switchblade-style windshield wiper that could extend and retract, Fox News reported.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does not have standards for the design of windshield wipers, but it does require the device to be able to clear debris from a designated portion of the window in front of the driver's seat.
The initial design also did not include side mirrors, an issue that Tesla was forced to remedy because of the administration's regulations.
Musk has pushed back the production timeline for the Cybertruck at least three times. Last year, a source told Reuters that the delays were due to design changes.
Musk said on investor day last week that the car would be delivered this year — about two years later than he'd first predicted.
Correction: March 7, 2023 — An earlier version of this story misstated the year the leaked video of the Cybertruck prototype was published. It was in 2022, not this year.
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