As we approach the production of Cybertruck, Elon musk reveals additional details. In the lot, the design will remain the same, and the van will be entitled to 4 directional wheels.
Through his preferred means of communication, Twitter, Elon musk released some more newsworthy details about his van Cybertruck. The first and certainly one that will surprise more than one, Musk confirms that the design will remain virtually identical to the concept in November 2019.
With this claim, he puts an end to months of rumors and speculation about the possibility that the entire style will be overhauled by stylists. Many consider the Cybertruck’s lines to be too polarizing, if not eccentric. Clearly, Elon Musk is able to live with this idea, and success tends to prove it, too.
By the end of May 2021, Tesla had registered more than one million bookings for the pickup. We must take this number for what it is, for many it is simply a matter of putting themselves on a waiting list to have some form of priority. Many of its orders will be canceled, but the fact remains that this is a great prospect of popularity for the model.
The other important point concerns the direction of the Cybertruck. Generally speaking, it is quite rare for Tesla to react to other products, but in this case, it seems so. We know that GM will offer 4 directional wheels on the 2023 GMC Hummer EV, Tesla did not offer it. Musk confirms that this feature, which improves maneuverability and drivability, will be incorporated into the pickup truck.
At the moment, Tesla doesn’t appear to be responding to Rivian with his “Tank Turn”, maybe that will come in a later announcement, as Musk ends his post by pointing out that there are still several more “big things to come” .
Production of the Tesla Cybertruck is set to begin by the end of the year at Tesla’s brand new plant in Austin, Texas. According to figures announced by Tesla, there will be 3 different ranges ranging from 402 to 805 kilometers.
The Cybertruck can be equipped with one, two or three electric motors. Towing capacities will range from 3,409 kilograms (7,500 pounds) to 6,364 kilograms (14,000 pounds) depending on trim, while load capacity is rated for a maximum of 1,591 kilograms (3,500 pounds).