Thinking about getting an EV truck, such as the new Tesla Cyber truck? Well, they might look cool and buying one might support Elon Musk’s Tesla, but when it comes to doing things truck owners generally need out of their vehicle, such as being able to go off the beaten path in the forest and not get stuck, a new video shows that such vehicles are probably less than ideal.
Such is what emerged in a video that went viral over the past week that shows one of the new, highly expensive Cyber trucks getting stuck in the snow with a Christmas tree in the bed, then getting rescued by a gas-powered Ford pickup truck that helped tow it out of trouble.
In a post about the incident that went viral on Facebook, the poster said, “Figured you all would enjoy this. Posting this purely for entertainment, not brand bashing . I also didn’t record these. This was from my friend who went to Corral Hollow ohv a day after I did. Saturday, my group got held up almost 2 hours by a solo 4Runner that hit a tree, slid into another tree then buried himself so that was 3 recoveries in a row. 🤦🏻♂️
Sunday, my buddies group was held up by a Cyber truck and he sent me these videos. I was not there. 😁”
Continuing, he described what problems there were with the Cyber truck that led to it getting stuck, saying that it had a “Software issue which caused traction control problems,” the “wrong tires,” was “not aired down,” and was a “prototype model so it had no recovery or pickup points so it was recovered using the suspension.” He then said, “Don’t go places without being prepared and def don’t go solo and unprepared with a little kid.”
Watch the video here:
The incident occurred in the Stanislaus National Forest, the Supervisor of which, Jason Kuiken, said, “We are always thrilled when new opportunities to explore our public lands become available, but feel there may be work to be done in educating users about our Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM).”
Continuing with the cheeky statement, Kuiken said, “We feel confident that had the driver of the Cybertruck had a better understanding of the topographical feature indicated on our maps, practiced Leave No Trace principles, and generally been more prepared, this whole incident could have been not only avoided, but also provided much-needed education to many new off-road users.”
Then, poking fun at the truck for getting stuck thanks to a software issue, Kuiken joked that the use map for vehicles in the forest never has software updates that get you stuck, saying, “You never have to worry about a software update at an incredibly awkward moment with one of our MVUM maps. We would invite executives of Tesla Motors to sit down at the table with us and develop an educational experience for new Cybertruck owners. We expect we could see this excited new user base joining our well-established OHV community and want to ensure we’ve done everything to create a positive user experience.”
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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