The Tesla Cybertruck will boast a waterproof design. When it launches in 2023, according to Elon Musk — and even better, It will be able to make short water passages without the aid of traction. Or, so we must assume, from Musk’s latest feverish online posts.
According to tweets sent out yesterday, Musk said the cyber truck “will be able to function briefly as a boat,” allowing it to travel from here to there. SpaceX’s Starbase To South Padre Island By water – instead of taking the usual 65 km, 50-minute route like mere humans.
Above: The best route from SpaceX’s Starbase facility to South Padre Island, if you have nothing but a car.
Musk has said it before. Even the Model S sedan can float.but, of course, it is not covered under warranty.
“We *def* don’t recommend it, but the Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation,” he tweeted.
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July 2022: Delivery of the Cybertruck will take place in mid-2023.
Tesla’s Long-Delayed Cybertruck If CEO Elon Musk is to be believed, they could appear in driveways sometime next year.
Answering a popular question posted online during Tesla’s Q2 2022 earnings Q&A – “When will the Cybertruck be officially available?” – Musk responded directly with the reply “We’re hoping to start delivering them in the middle of next year”.
This follows similar comments from Tesla’s Q1 earnings call, when Musk said the Cybertruck will arrive “hopefully next year.”
If the Cybertruck makes its market debut in 2023, it will join Rivian’s R1T pickup, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Hummer EV, and possibly GM’s Chevrolet Silverado EV, which is also due next year.
Meanwhile, Tesla has removed the Cybertruck from its Australian website. It’s worth noting that Tesla never confirmed global availability for the Cybertruck, but allowing Australians to make a (refundable) $150 deposit at least gives Tesla some extra cash to raise interest. got it.
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April 2022: gave 2023 Tesla Cybertruck has been shown again, this time looking more road-ready than the previous concept version.
Tesla showed off the Cyber Truck at its Cyber Rodeo event, hosted at the company’s factory in Texas, though few details about the electric pickup were revealed.
“I think it’s going to be our greatest creation,” CEO Elon Musk said after the Cybertruck took the stage.
The most obvious changes are the addition of side mirrors, windscreen wipers, and revised headlights and taillights.
Also new is the deletion of the exterior door handles, which Musk told the audience that the car “can tell you’re there and know it needs to be opened,” though it’s unclear if that’s the case. The date will comply with the new design regulations of the car. US
A set of more traditional alloy wheels is also a new addition to the ute.
Images of the Cybertruck’s interior have also surfaced online, showing the company’s controversial steering yoke in place of a more traditional wheel – albeit missing an airbag – and a centrally mounted infotainment screen. Tesla’s distinctive dashboard design has been adopted.
Musk apologized for the delay in bringing the Cybertruck to market, first showing the vehicle in 2019, but promised the pickup would enter production next year.
Despite the company taking a $150 deposit in Australia, it’s still unclear if the model will be sold here.
Crowdsourced CyberTruck Reservations estimates about 1.39 million deposits have been paid, giving Tesla about US$139 million (AU$185 million) in interest-free cash.