As Vergecast listeners know, I’m deeply and endlessly 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 images. I didn’t have something price operating till right this moment, although: our personal Parker Ortolani noticed a Cybertruck in NYC and took a number of images that seem to point out that the “single wiper” is definitely a number of wiper blades stacked in a row.
The concept, I’ve been advised, is seemingly to make replacements simpler — one assumes sourcing standard-ish wipers is less complicated than an enormous customized half. Right here’s a close-up, which positively seems to point out a second blade attaching on the finish of the arm:
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 large arc it has to make on every sweep. In case you can verify 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.