The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019 to much fanfare, but it has since been met with criticism from safety experts who say its design is a danger to pedestrians and cyclists.
The Cybertruck’s sharp edges and lack of crumple zones make it more likely to cause serious injuries in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, its large size and blind spots make it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles and pedestrians around them.
In a recent report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the Cybertruck’s design “does not comply with current federal safety standards.” The NHTSA has not yet decided whether or not to allow the Cybertruck to be sold in the United States.
Tesla has defended the Cybertruck’s design, saying that it is made from “ultra-hard steel” that can withstand significant impact. However, safety experts remain unconvinced.
“The Cybertruck is a recipe for disaster,” said David Friedman, a researcher at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Its design is a clear threat to the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.”
The Cybertruck’s safety concerns have led some cities to consider banning it from their roads. Los Angeles, for example, is considering a ban on all vehicles that do not meet current NHTSA safety standards.
It is still too early to say whether or not the Cybertruck will be a success. However, its safety concerns are likely to continue to be a major obstacle to its adoption.
In addition to the safety concerns, the Cybertruck has also been criticized for its environmental impact. The large electric truck is expected to have a significant carbon footprint.
Tesla has said that it is committed to making its vehicles as sustainable as possible. However, the Cybertruck’s environmental impact is likely to be a major concern for some consumers.
Only time will tell whether or not the Tesla Cybertruck will be a success. However, its safety concerns and environmental impact are likely to continue to be major challenges for the electric truck.