AutosTesla's Cybertruck safety debate: Experts weigh in

Tesla's Cybertruck safety debate: Experts weigh in

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck
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7:25 PM EST, December 10, 2023

Tesla's Cybertruck's safety regarding passengers and pedestrians has raised concerns among both experts and enthusiasts - but the situation isn't as clear-cut as it might seem.

After years of anticipation, Tesla's Cybertruck finally premiered, and it wasn't without controversy, a companion that this exceptional American project seems to never shake off.

The event that sparked the recent flurry of discussions happened on November 30, the official market premiere of the Cybertruck. Footage from the truck's crash tests was shared and the internet users, as well as experts, have been vehemently discussing it since then.

Critics pointed out that Tesla's pickup is exceptionally rigid resulting in less effective crumple zones, which could pose a problem in the case of a collision. Way back in 2019, there was speculation that these concerns might cause the Cybertruck to fail to receive approval in Europe. Not much has changed since then, and it's suggested that Tesla will need to put in a lot of work if they intend to bring the Cybertruck to Europe.

Another concern that specialists are currently discussing is the Cybertruck's angular design and the use of stainless steel. Some worry that the design could amplify the repercussions in the event of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Despite these arguments, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, strongly disagrees and maintains that the Cybertruck is safe and surpasses its competitors when it comes to safety.

So, where does the truth lie? It's not entirely clear. While many experts do express significant concerns about the crumple zones or shapes of the car, they also highlight features that could help mitigate these drawbacks. For example, the Cybertruck appears to be extremely safe in side-impact situations, and its special design features greatly help in absorbing impact in the rear and front collisions.

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