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Elon, Cybertruck, and Cyberquad ATV to appear on Jay Leno’s Garage, watch the teaser

More recent Cybertruck updates shared by Elon Musk!

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CNBC just released the teaser for the 5th season of Jay Leno’s Garage — and the video shows Elon Musk, Cybertruck, and the Cyberquad ATV shots, perhaps these are from only one episode that will cover Tesla but the specific date of this episode is not yet known.

The next season of Jay Leno’s Garage starts 20 May and the show will air every Wednesday at 10 PM ET onwards.

Just recently, Jay Leno released some old footage when Elon Musk visited his garage in 2008 to present the first-generation Tesla Roadster, after almost 13 years the CEO of this Silicon Valley automaker will be part of this show with a huge legacy.

Earlier this year in January, Jay Leno, Elon Musk, and Tesla Design Chief Franz von Holzhausen were spotted outside the SpaceX HQ that is adjacent to the Tesla Design Center — by the looks of it all, it was suspected that the crew is recording an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

Tesla is currently on the hunt for its next Gigafactory in the United States that will initially only produce the Tesla Cybertruck that was originally scheduled to go into production next year but due to the current COVID-19 situation, this timeline might get pushed forward a little.

A few months ago Elon Musk ran a poll on Twitter if the Cybertruck Gigafactory should be built in Texas, to which 80% out of 305,724 votes came in favor of this state, Texas already has a SpaceX launch site in Boca Chica, Texas — and since the SpaceX rockets and the Cybertruck share the same 30x cold-rolled stainless steel as their outer shell, this location is appealing from the manufacturing and supply-chain point of view.

But until the last reports and the following Elon Musk tweet, Tesla still hasn’t finalized the location of the Cybertruck Gigafactory, it is for sure that it will be Central US.

Multiple central US states are pursuing Tesla and Elon Musk for building the company’s next ultra-large manufacturing facility at their location, recently we learned that the state of Missouri has offered Tesla around $1 billion in tax holiday and reduced cost of land to build the Cybertruck Gigafactory in Joplin, MO.

Details of the $1 billion offer include:

• A 1,042-acre site that would be sold at a 50% discount to Tesla.

• A 100% tax break for 12 years.

Source: The Joplin Glob

On a side note, Elon Musk gave a few answers about the design of the production Cybertruck, the production version according to him will be trimmed down in size by about 3% compared to the prototype shown at the unveiling.

He gave some more details like the Cybertruck will be able to float for a little while when asked about the truck’s wading depth, very interesting. In response to another question about the color choices for the Cybertruck, Elon Musk said, you will be able to wrap it in any color — very cool.

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By Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere.