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Tesla Cybertruck in NYC on May 8th, 2021. Image courtesy of Mira Shahan & Brendan Miles for CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Cybertruck Looks Out Of This World, Wows People Even In NYC (VIDEOS)

Originally posted on Tesla Oracle & EVANNEX.

Tesla’s futuristic electric pickup truck created quite a stir when it was spotted recently in New York City prior to Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live. The Cybertruck turned heads when it was spotted in Times Square driving through the streets of the Big Apple. It transformed the streets of NYC into the look of a futuristic sci-fi movie set.

To that end, Tesla’s Cybertruck really showcases the Blade Runner theme in NYC’s modern and dark backdrop with neon signage all around. Perhaps the Cybertruck was in its natural habitat. Elon Musk has made reference to the movie as an inspiration for the Cybertruck’s design aesthetic.

Elon Musk also appreciated the photo. “Great pic,” he tweeted. Eric Rihlmann also posted a couple of short videos of the Cybertruck driving around Times Square in Manhattan. It seemed to quickly catch even the most jaded New Yorkers’ attention with its irreverent design aesthetic — the hype is real.

Tesla officially posted a short video of the Cybertruck roaming the streets of NYC as well. It looks like it was made for New York City’s late night excursions.

Another Tesla enthusiast, Albert C. Lee, tracked the Cybertruck in NYC and took several photos and a few videos of the stainless steel giant at multiple locations.

A red Model 3 is seen side-by-side with the Cybertruck in the above photo and a white Model Y is coming from behind. Perhaps Elon Musk was riding in the Cybertruck and these were security cars covering him during his recent New York trip.

The Cybertruck prototype was last seen at Tesla’s under-construction Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, when Elon Musk visited to check the progress of the manufacturing plant last month. Giga Texas will be the first Tesla factory to start production of the Cybertruck, estimated to happen as early as later this year.

Tesla Cybertruck in NYC on May 8th, 2021. Image courtesy of Mira Shahan & Brendan Miles for CleanTechnica.

In part of the following CleanTech Talk episode, Matt Pressman, David Havasi, and I also talked a bit about the points above (but most of the discussion was about the Ford F-150 Lightning):


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Iqtidar Ali writes for X Auto about Tesla and electric vehicles. A true car enthusiast since his childhood, he covers his stories with an utmost passion, which is now guided by the mission towards sustainability. With over 1 decade of website development experience, he’s also our IT resource at hand. He also writes about tech stuff at UXTechPlus.com occasionally. Iqtidar can easily be reached on Twitter @IqtidarAlii (DM open for tips, feedback or a friendly message) or via email: iqtidar@xautoworld.com.

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