Following the widely circulated video of a Tesla Cybertruck struggling to ascend a snowy off-road hill in California's Stanislaus National Forest, the Forest Service team chose to leverage the incident in their favor. In a witty press release highlighting the distinctive nature of Tesla's stainless steel vehicle, the Forest Service extended an invitation to collaborate with Tesla on an educational initiative concerning off-road vehicle usage on public lands. Benjamin Cossel, a spokesperson for Stanislaus National Forest, confirmed reaching out to Tesla's press email but has yet to receive a response, noting Tesla CEO Elon Musk's dissolution of the company's public relations department in 2020.
The footage captured the Cybertruck, carrying a lone Christmas tree, grappling with traction on the snowy incline while a Ford truck patiently assisted in pulling the futuristic car uphill. Despite Tesla's marketing promoting the vehicle as "robust and tough enough for any terrain" and "designed for all environments," the viral video portrayed a contrasting scenario.
-------This article is partly excerpted from Rivian Forum.