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The Tesla Cybertruck, which has been the subject of much
debate and speculation, will not be subjected to crash testing anytime
soon, according to regulatory bodies.

The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance
Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) have no immediate plans to assess the
crashworthiness of the Cybertruck, reported Jalopnik. This decision is
reportedly due to the vehicle’s unique stainless steel body and its
relatively low production volume.

Despite Tesla’s previous implication of crash testing the
Cybertruck, there is no official data available. The IIHS has stated
that it will not consider testing the vehicle until there is a significant
increase in consumer interest or a substantial rise in production.

While a few Cybertrucks have been delivered, the vehicle’s crashworthiness
remains a mystery.

The NHTSA has already released its list of vehicles to be crash-tested in
2024, and the Cybertruck is not included.

The lack of crash testing has raised concerns about the vehicle’s safety,
especially given Tesla’s history of releasing misleading videos.

A video of a Cybertruck crash test was shared by Tesla in April 2023, but
the film stopped short of showing the vehicle crashing into an obstruction,
sparking a range of emotions on Twitter.

In November, Elon Musk claimed that the Cybertruck would be bulletproof,
particularly to handgun bullets, and generated significant interest and
skepticism as the truck’s launch approached.

The lack of crash testing for the Cybertruck raises questions about its
safety, especially in everyday driving scenarios. With the vehicle’s
unique design and materials, independent crash testing could provide
crucial insights into its real-world safety performance.

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