Honestly, this thing looks kinda awesome.
Tesla's long-awaited delivery event of its much-hyped Cybertruck was a bit of a dud, from a poorly rehearsed and downright half-assed presentation by CEO Elon Musk to the reveal of disappointing specs and much-higher-than-expected prices.
But the EV maker may have buried the lede with its presentation. Audience members of the delivery event got a tour of the company's Giga Factory in Austin, Texas, prior to the event.
And what really caught our attention wasn't the monstrous pickup truck itself — it was the Cybertruck-inspired "buggy for whizzing around," as described by YouTuber and motoring journalist Mat Watson in a recent video (3:47 minutes in) for the popular channel Carwow.
"Don't think it has the steer by wire or the rear axle steering," Watson joked, riffing on features of the full-size Cybertruck.
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There's a lot we don't know about the little cart, and chances are Tesla isn't ever planning on mass-producing it — which is a huge bummer, if you ask us.
Judging by pictures of the golf cart-sized vehicle that have been circulating on social media, it can ferry up to six people around the factory's vast halls and is reminiscent of the kind of people carriers that shuttle travelers through airport terminals.
Much like its much bigger cousin, the cart appears to have a scaled-down exoskeleton of bent stainless steel panels and even a sleek lightbar across the front.
Given the sheer size of Giga Texas, we can't blame the carmaker for coming up with a solution to get workers across its extensive halls. The building itself has over 10 million square feet of floor space, the equivalent of around 100 football fields or 15 city blocks, making it the second-largest building by volume in the world, according to The Verge.
It's also just shy of an entire mile in length — a distance we'd much rather cover while sitting in a mini Cybertruck than on our feet.
We can't help but stan Tesla's little Cybercart, and as far as we're concerned, we'd much rather have it roaming public streets than the full-scale pickup truck monstrosity it was inspired by.
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