Within the video, Giertz says it’s been 4 years because the Truckla was constructed, and since then, she’s been utilizing it as her every day driver. It was by no means utterly completed, although: the customized truck mattress was by no means climate sealed, some trim was nonetheless unfinished, and the detachable tailgate stopped working.
“She’s somewhat bit rattle-ly, as a result of the truck mattress isn’t welded in,” Giertz defined within the video. She additionally has to child the automobile when rainstorms come, typically operating out in the course of the evening to cowl it. “Apart from that, she’s nice,” Giertz stated jokingly.
Years later, Giertz determined it was time to take it to a store and at last give Truckla the ending touches it deserved. One in all Giertz’s witticisms is that she by no means fairly finishes any challenge (she says she finishes about 80 %), so letting another person full the Truckla permits her to maintain that behavior rolling.
On the store, it was decided that the Truckla miraculously doesn’t have any main issues, together with water injury below the mattress. So the store added a contemporary new tailgate that may pull out, fold down, and assist as much as 500 kilos. In addition they fastened the facet chrome trim, which appears actually good now, and raised the automobile a bit, too.
As a facet mission, Giertz can be concerned with robotics firm Viam. It’s building another robot that, like Tesla’s snake charger prototype from years in the past, can robotically plug in a Tesla for charging at residence. The very tough prototype (dubbed “Chargla”) strikes freely on a rolling platform and is hilariously clumsy, but it surely appears to work. The challenge is open supply, so you may build it yourself, in the event you’d like.
All in all, Giertz’s wild Tesla pickup truck challenge is a tremendous long-term success story, and I’d completely find it irresistible if Tesla made one similar to it. After all, Tesla introduced the Cybertruck in 2019 and should lastly ship it this summer season. However in that point, it’s the Truckla, not the Cybertruck, that’s been roaming the streets for years — with windshield wipers.