News hardware Cybertruck: Elon Musk’s electric truck can also turn into a boat!
Initially planned for 2021, but constantly delayed due to the Covid crisis in particular, Tesla’s Cybertruck, now expected for 2023, will definitely not be a vehicle like the others. This one should indeed be amphibious as declared by Elon Musk in person.
Tesla’s Cybertruck should be available in 4 versions and more than 1000 km of autonomy
Despite a presentation that we will dare to describe as a failure in 2019 (a pétanque ball had broken a window announced as indestructible a few moments earlier), the pickup of the future, imagined by Elon Musk and inspired by the cyberpunk universe of Blade Runner had recorded a record number of pre-orders of more than 200,000 vehicles in less than 3 days.
Three years later, although no vehicle has yet left the Texan giant’s factories, interest in this vehicle has not waned and Tesla even had to stop pre-orders after counting more than 1.5 million worldwide.
As a reminder, 4 models are expected :
- Single-engine Cybertruck (402 km range) from $39,900
- Twin-engine Cybertruck (483 km range) from $49,900
- Tri-motor Cybertruck (805 km range) from $69,900
- Four-engine cybertruck (> 1000 km range) no price announced
Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2021
Armored windows, 30X stainless steel exoskeleton and now amphibious, Tesla’s Cybertruck pushes the limits of the imagination
If you thought you had read and seen everything on the Cybertruck, it was without counting on this new announcement dropped by Elon Musk on the sidelines of AI Day, his event dedicated to systems and autonomous cars.
While we expected to have, perhaps, a more precise exit window for the Cybertruck, the boss of Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company or even Neuralink finally announced a new feature as surprising as exciting for its pick-up, it will finally be amphibious and can be used as an auxiliary boat in small streams, lakes or seas that are not very rough.
Needs to be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
The Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes, and even seas that aren’t too rough.
Nothing says, however, if this function will be available as standard on all vehicles, as an option or reserved for a new model that has not yet been formalized. One thing seems to have been confirmed, however, the Cybertruck should cost significantly more than what was originally announced…
While waiting to learn more and discover the final version of the Cybertruck, 2023 promises to be a pivotal year for Tesla with the launch of three new vehicles, the Cybertruck therefore, but also the Semi and the Roadster.