Cybertruck engineer pushes back on claims that Tesla EVs rust in the rain — “It’s surface contamination only and can be cleaned off easily.”::A Cybertruck engineer, Wes Morrill, addressed claims Tesla’s truck rusts in the rain and said the specks of rust were the size of a “pinhead.”

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    54 months ago

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    Over the past week, some new Cybertruck owners have taken to social media to complain about what they say are spots of rust on their brand-new electric vehicles, which cost up to $99,900.

    Justin Demaree, the host of the YouTube channel Bearded Tesla Guy, said in his video on the issue that a Cybertruck owner had brought the truck to him the day after it was delivered when he’d noticed the specks.

    In his video, Demaree said the tiny orange specks were probably the result of “rust dust” or particles that had landed on the surface of the truck and embedded into the material.

    Demaree told Business Insider he’d seen the issue before but said the Cybertruck seemed to be even more prone to collecting the dust, probably due to its stainless-steel exterior.

    The YouTuber tried a handful of methods to address the issue, including wiping the car with Windex and a liquid form of Bar Keepers Friend.

    Correction: February 20, 2024 — An earlier version of this story included a photo caption that misstated when Cybertruck deliveries began.

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