Observations from the electric vehicle community suggest that recent deliveries of the all-electric pickup truck no longer include aero wheel covers. The estimated deliveries of replacement aero covers may be in March. While Tesla has been quiet about the halt to the deliveries of the Cybertruck wheels’ aero covers, aerial videos from Giga Texas show Cybertrucks in the facility’s holding lot are presently equipped with bare wheels.
Cybertruck production is ramping up at Giga Texas, and the all-electric trucks seem to be shipping without aero covers, at least for now. There are 56 total Cybertrucks on site at Giga Texas, as observed by a member of the Cybertruck Owners Club. Photos from Tesla’s Houston-Cypress location also depict Cybertrucks reportedly being prepared for customer deliveries without aero wheel covers.
The original aero covers of the Cybertruck extend beyond the wheel and into the sidewall of the tire. The ends of the aero wheel covers are made of soft rubber, but they tend to scuff the tire’s sidewall when the vehicle is in motion. This normal tire behavior results in the aero wheel covers’ edges coming in contact with the tire’s sidewall.
An EV aftermarket company has observed scuffs on Cybertruck tires from the aero covers after just a few thousand miles on the road. A member of the Cybertruck Owners Club also noted that while Cybertrucks previously included aero covers, recent deliveries no longer feature them. The member also pointed out that the estimated deliveries of replacement aero covers might be around March.
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