Cybertruck Red Taillight Bar Will Remain, Reassures Elon Musk

A studio shot of the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a Saturday tweet that the company’s long-anticipated Cybertruck will definitely have a red taillight bar.

“Production will have red light bar,” Musk said, responding to an inquiry about the taillight from @teslaownersSV.

The Tesla CEO’s remarks came as reassurance to concerns that popped up online about the rear light bar’s potential removal following recent footage of a Cybertruck in the wild.

While the recently surfaced images and video gave us our first look at the upcoming electric truck’s side mirrors, the unit seen in them notably appeared to have more conventional taillights instead of an entire light bar across the rear. Musk later said in a tweet that what we saw was “very close to production design.”

Fortunately, it looks like the production Cybertruck will have the red taillight bar we’ve previously seen.

Tesla plans to start producing the Cybertruck in mid-July at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. Tooling equipment for the Cybertruck has already been spotted at the site, with the company also seen assembling the “Giga Press” aluminum die-casting machine that will produce the chassis and panels for the all-electric pickup.

According to a November report, Tesla could begin delivering the Cybertruck by the end of this year.