Tesla Cybertruck to Make Public Debut at Petersen Automotive Museum

By: Petersen Automotive Museum | Photos Courtesy of: Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum, which reopens to the public on Friday, June 19, will display the Tesla Cybertruck in its lobby for a limited time. For one week, June 20-27, guests of the museum will have a chance to view the prototype electric vehicle during its first stationary public display since being revealed at a private event in Los Angeles on November 21, 2019.

With its striking sharp-edged, flat-paneled exoskeleton made of stainless steel and armored glass, Tesla created the all-electric Cybertruck to offer more utility than most pickup trucks and more performance than many sports cars. In its Tri Motor all-wheel drive configuration, the Cybertruck can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, tow up to 14,000 pounds and travel 500-plus miles on a single charge. Production is expected to begin in late 2021.

The Petersen is proud to continue its partnership with Tesla and is currently showcasing two other Tesla vehicles, the Model S prototype and roadster, in the “Alternating Currents” exhibit on the museum’s second floor.

“Tesla has been a trailblazer in the widespread acceptance of electric vehicles since introducing the Model S prototype,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “The Cybertruck paves the way for the utility vehicle of the future, and we can’t wait to display it proudly in our lobby, as we reopen to the public.”

The Petersen Automotive Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19, 2020, establishing a new schedule of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time on the museum website.

Staff members and visitors are required to wear protective face coverings, and single-use face masks will be provided to those who do not have one. Social distancing guidelines of at least six feet will be enforced with designated entrance and exit signs and designated navigation paths for each exhibit. The museum will also increase the frequency of routine cleaning and offer hand sanitizing stations on each floor. Interactive exhibits including the Forza racing simulators and Discovery Center will remain closed.

For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, visit Petersen.org.

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