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Tesla Cyberquad name shows up online, but it's not what you think it is

Tesla Cybertruck parked in a desert with an ATV on its flat bed
The quadbike we've previously seen alongside the Cybertruck (above) is a converted Yamaha ATV, not a Cyberquad (Image credit: Tesla)

Tesla can be a mysterious company at times, but when it comes to products and product announcements, it doesn't keep many secrets. 

It's more likely to see a far-future product than it is for one to be downplayed, which makes its recent patent application all the more curious. 

In a recent filing to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Tesla asks for a trademark on the term "Cyberquad," but not for the reasons you might think. To be clear, this wasn't an application for a vehicle or any sort of transportation. Instead, the document covers Cyberquad clothing.

The Cyberquad first appeared alongside the Cybertruck during its debut event in late 2019. 

With matching lines, a super-future look, and absolutely zero details, it was an exciting but ultimately unknown addition to Tesla's growing catalog of potential future products.

Tesla's wording on the application states that it's "intended to cover the categories of clothing, namely t-shirts, shirts, jackets; hats; infant wear; footwear; pants." 

So, while you may not be able to buy and use an actual Cyberquad anytime soon, there's a decent chance that you can buy something Cyberquad-related.

While there's potential for this to be a promising development for Cyberquad hopefuls, it's worth noting that Tesla has not tested, shown, or otherwise mentioned the vehicle more than once or twice since its brief appearance almost two years ago.

In fact, the quad we saw during the Cybertruck's announcement was a Yamaha ATV fitted with an electric powertrain. 

It should also be stated that the Cybertruck itself has seen repeated delays, to the point that the first buyers will be lucky to see one sitting in their driveways before the end of 2022. However, for Tesla fans, especially those wanting a raucous off-road recreation vehicle, any movement toward making it a reality is welcome.

Via InsideEVs

Chris Teague

After working in the technology and software industry for several years, Chris began writing as a way to help people outside of that world understand the sometimes very technical work that goes on behind the scenes. With a lifelong love of all things automotive, Chris turned his attention to writing new vehicle reviews, detailing industry trends, and breaking news. Along the way, he earned an MBA with a focus on data analysis that has helped him gain a strong understanding of why the auto industry’s biggest companies make the decisions they do.