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Tesla Cybertruck spotted with orthodox steering wheel option

Elon Musk announcing the Tesla Lithium refinery next to the Cybertruck (image: Tesla)
Elon Musk announcing the Tesla Lithium refinery next to the Cybertruck (image: Tesla)
Tesla has now let us have a glimpse of its first electric pickup with two steering wheel options in a short period of time. The Cybertruck may be available both with a regular round steering wheel, as spotted on what was likely a prototype, and with a hybrid uninterrupted yoke wheel of sorts.

While teasing various features pre-launch, Tesla's design chief indicated that the Cybertruck might ship with a yoke steering wheel. At first, observers thought that it will be similar to the controversial one that the performance Model S sedan received during its mid-cycle upgrade released in 2021.

Future Cybertrick owners were less than happy about the yoke rumors, as the unorthodox shape proved less than ergonomic and, furthermore, it lacked durability and started peeling off after a few thousand miles.

After the public outcry, Tesla reneged on the yoke steering wheel of the Model S and Model X, and started offering its premium electric vehicles with regular round wheel as a free choice during ordering. A few months later, that option became paid at a cost of US$700 if the future owner wanted a good ol' round steering wheel.

That may be the case with the Cybertruck's steering wheel as well, since Tesla's first electric pickup has now been spotted both with a hybrid round/yoke wheel mashup during Investor Day, and with a regular round one. In a prior Tesla Bot video, the Cybertruck can be seen outfitted with a standard round steering wheel.

The first good glimpse of the Cybertruck's rather uninspiring interior, however, brought with it the talk of the town that was a third steering wheel option that looks like a yoke with a straight top and bottom bar. Before long, Cybertruck aficionado forums became abuzz with the unorthodox shape that barely left anyone indifferent. Knowing that Tesla can also outfit the pickup with a round steering wheel should now please those who don't consider the hybrid one a practical and ergonomic shape for a prospective work vehicle like the Cybertruck.

Now the only thing left to know is whether Tesla will offer a choice of two Cybertruck steering wheel options for free, if it will go with one or the other, or can it rather charge future buyers extra for their choice.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2023-05-30 (Update: 2023-05-30)