Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

As Vergecast listeners know, I’m deeply and eternally fascinated by the Tesla Cybertruck’s wiper — it is likely one of the silliest design compromises in automotive historical past on a car that’s itself a rolling design compromise. I adore it a lot.

Anyway, I’ve been asking listeners to ship in detailed pictures of the wiper to substantiate a rumor I’ve been listening to — my because of the handfuls of people that’ve handed alongside photographs. I didn’t have something value operating till as we speak, although: our personal Parker Ortolani noticed a Cybertruck in NYC and took a number of photographs that seem to indicate that the “single wiper” is definitely a number of wiper blades stacked in a row.

The thought, I’ve been informed, is seemingly to make replacements simpler — one assumes sourcing standard-ish wipers is simpler than an enormous customized half. Right here’s a close-up, which positively seems to indicate a second blade attaching on the finish of the arm:

That positive seems to be like two items. Picture: Parker Ortolani / The Verge

It positively seems to be like not less than two items, doesn’t it? Picture: Parker Ortolani / The Verge

Right here’s the place it will get much more attention-grabbing: I’ve an unconfirmed tip in my inbox that claims the wiper is definitely three blades in a row and that the size of the wiper arm means the tip strikes at dangerously quick speeds to traverse the massive arc it has to make on every sweep. Should you can affirm any of this, let me know. The Verge is America’s No. 1 supply of Cybertruck wiper information, and it’s all because of readers such as you.

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