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Cybertruck as good as white Tesla as hot box fears prove overblown

Cybertruck's stainless steel heat test (image: Stuck4ger/SOC)
Cybertruck's stainless steel heat test (image: Stuck4ger/SOC)
The tough, stainless steel body of Tesla's Cybertruck has undergone numerous impromptu tests already. It's been scratched and even shot at, but its latest performance check includes a more useful test.

Tesla's lead Cybertruck engineer recently pled for a ceasefire in all the impromptu torture tests that Tesla fans and foes alike have been putting its first electric pickup through since its release.

The Cybertruck has been shot at with various weapons and calibers, and its doors survived baseball bat assaults.

Softer tests included scratching and polishing of "rust" spots to demonstrate that the stainless steel material that Tesla built the Cybertruck with is neither indestructible nor as bad as people worried before release.

The latest such test comes in a parking lot with the Cybertruck and numerous other Teslas. A member of the Cybertruck Owners Club noticed that the reflections of the sun falling on the electric pickup parked nearby felt very hot.

They decided to test the accuracy of the claims that the stainless steel will make the Cybertruck a hot box in the summer, and took out their FLIR thermometer. Apart from the Cybertruck's surface temperature, the Model Y owner measured what the blazing sun brought to several other Teslas in the parking lot. They included a black, white, and midnight silver metallic models.

As can be expected, the black Tesla heated worse in the sun, while the white one fared best. What's more interesting, however, is that the Cybertruck was as good as the white Tesla in the blazing heat, as it reflected enough rays to hit a surface temperature of 106.1 F, or 41.17 Celsius.

The black Tesla went up to the toasty 144.6 F, or 62.56 Celsius. The dark silver Tesla fared a bit better, and registered 140 F surface temperature, with the prospective boost in cabin heat.

In essence, Cybertruck owners in warm, sunny climates can stop worrying that the stainless steel truck will heat up more. As can be expected, in the hot sun it will be as cool as a Tesla painted in white.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2024-04- 1 (Update: 2024-04- 1)