Elon Musk teases a Tesla Cybertruck tool carrier with futuristic shovels

Elon Musk teases a Tesla Cybertruck tool carrier with futuristic shovels

Elon Musk teased a new Cybertruck feature at a Tesla event on Monday.
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  • Tesla teased a potential new Cybertruck accessory at an event for its lithium refinery on Monday.
  • Elon Musk traveled to the ceremony in a Cybertruck equipped with a black rack.
  • The electric pickup also sported its massive windshield wiper at the event.

Elon Musk teased what appeared to be a tool carrier for Tesla’s highly anticipated Cybertruck on Monday.

Musk drove a Cybertruck outfitted with the black rack at a ceremony for Tesla’s new lithium refinery in Texas.

The bracket was attached to the bed of the electric van. There were what appeared to be two silver shovels attached to the outside of the rack. The vehicle also appeared to have bars on top of the rack that could presumably be used to carry larger items.

Event attendees then used similar shovels to dig up the ground at the refinery site. Musk estimated that the new Texas refinery will produce enough lithium, a rare earth metal, to power about 1 million electric vehicles.

Attendees at the Tesla event used shovels similar to those featured on the Cybertruck to dig up the ground at the refinery site.
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Tesla did not respond to a request for comment from Insider and has not yet provided additional details about the rack.

It’s unclear if the rack would be sold as an official Tesla product. Some companies have developed Cybertruck accessories, including camping units that can turn the electric pickup truck into an RV.

Musk said the automaker plans to release its Cybertruck later this year and confirmed on Tesla’s quarterly earnings call last month that it plans to begin deliveries this year. The billionaire has changed the delivery date – which is two years later than he originally planned – several times since he first announced the truck in 2019.

“It takes time to get off the manufacturing line, and it’s really a very radical product,” Musk said on the earnings call. “It’s not made like other cars are made.”

Due to its stainless steel design and unusual shape, the EV requires many of its parts to be custom made, including the wiper for its large front window. In video from Monday’s event, the truck appears to sport a massive windshield wiper. An earlier photo appeared to show the wiper leaving much of the windshield dirty, despite its size.

A Cybertruck was also spotted after the Texas event in a field. In a video that was posted on social mediathe Cybertruck appears to be stuck in the muddy field with several people and another car gathered around the vehicle.


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