The first look at the Tesla Cybertruck’s suspension appeared that has been revealed by the prototype model standing on the side of the road. The information along with the pictures has been disclosed by Wayne. He is smart enough to manage the camera under the electric pickup truck. Also, he shared the pictures with Electrek, the same gives us the best of the look at Cybertruck’s suspension.
Bastien Theron, CEO of Theron, a manufacturer of electric ATVs, and previously he was a suspension engineer. As per him, Tesla is equipping an anti-roller bar instead of a hydraulic system like Rivian’s, he said:
“It remains to be seen how they manage the difference in travel.”
In addition to this, he also has their look at the Cybertruck’s rear suspension, on the same he said:
“The rear lower A-arm is in 2 pieces of welded steel, different to the casting at the front. However, it might just be a prototype way to test form and function.”
However, at this point in time, it’s not clear at what stage of prototyping is this specific truck. With the wrap, it looks to be one of the more recent ones, maybe even a release candidate, but it also features parts that are marked for “New Zealand Testing”.
For the last couple of months, Tesla’s various Cybertrucks prototypes are roaming in New Zealand for cold weather testing. So far, it’s not clear if this truck remained in New Zealand and came back. Another presumption is that it is just using some parts, that are meant to be tested in New Zealand.
Based on the leaked pictures, Bastien added more of its feedback as,
There seems to be an actuator to modify the damping dynamically (at least at the rear but should be at the front too), which is perfect for a vehicle that is made to carry loads.
It is also specified by the engineer that it is difficult to increase the tire size, especially in the front, because of the knuckle that embarks over to join the upper arm. At last, Bastien concluded its statement based on the images:
“Overall, I’m surprised by the simplicity of the system. When there’s simplicity, there’s generally robustness too.”
Cybertruck equipped with versatile air suspension
So far, Tesla didn’t reveal much detail with respect to Cybertruck suspension. Although, it is in the air that its electric pickup truck will have a strong adaptive air suspension. The automaker wrote on its website:
Raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck or the vault, while self-leveling capabilities adapt to any occasion and assist with every job.
Additionally, afterward, CEO Elon Musk stated that Tesla is updating the air suspension and make more compatible with off-roading capabilities. On Twitter, the CEO gives an indication that Tesla might test the truck in Baja:
We’re working on increasing dynamic air suspension travel for better off-roading. Needs to kick butt in Baja.