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Cybertruck overflight reveals charging port location challenge and the frunk bucket size

Charging Cybertruck at Giga Texas (image: Joe Tegtmeyer/X)
Charging Cybertruck at Giga Texas (image: Joe Tegtmeyer/X)
The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup has been caught topping up at a regular Supercharger over at the Gigafactory in Texas in a drone footage. The overflight is giving a view to the black interior through the panoramic glass roof.

Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck is getting fleshed out in terms of finalized production level design more and more as its release date is approaching. After getting a video of the Release Candidate 1 that got off the conveyor belts at Giga Texas last month, the Cybertruck has now been filmed from high above in a drone footage.

The snaps reveal a Cybertruck that is charging at a regular Supercharger pile, not the Semi truck's Megacharger whose technology Tesla said may be shared with the Cybertruck. According to the Semi's chief engineer Dan Priestley, "for those who have charged their cars at a V3 Supercharger and the cable’s nice and maneuverable, it’s the same thing here, but now we’re just shoving a megawatt through it instead," while Elon Musk added that "it’s gonna be used for Cybertruck, too" after the announcement. Tesla now plans to install a cluster of Megacharger stations on a 1,800-mile stretch from Texas to California.

The charging port above the rear left wheel, however, appears to stand quite a bit further than on the other Tesla models next to it. Seeing as the Cybertruck won't have ultrasonic parking sensors, the more significant overhang may present problems while backing up relying on the Tesla Vision-only camera set for Park Assist duties.

The glass roof of the Cybertruck reveals the black interior and the dashboard inside, while the overflight manages to catch a glimpse of the eventual frunk bucket thrown casually in the Cybertruck's huge bed on the back. The Cybertruck frunk's bucket takes a better part of the truck bed's diagonal, in a telltale sign that the worries about a very small frunk may have been premature.

Granted, it may not be as big as the Ford F-150 Lightning's Mega Power frunk, but it still seems a decent size given how short the Cybertruck's front is in comparison.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2023-08- 4 (Update: 2023-08- 5)