Elon Musk says Tesla’s Cybertruck will be able to ‘serve for a short time like a boat’ to cross rivers and lakes
- Elon Musk tweeted out new details about Tesla’s Cybertruck is coming soon.
- He said the pickup truck will be able to float and serve as a boat shortly.
- Tesla says the Cybertruck will go into production next year, two years later than planned.
Over the years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slowly revealed details about his company’s long-delayed Cybertruck pickup truck. On Thursday he said electric truck will be able to float and act like a boat for a short time.
“The Cybertruck will be waterproof enough for short-term service as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and even the sea without being too cramped,” Musk tweeted.
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
September 29, 2022
Years of delay have left pre-orderers and industry watchers wondering when the Cybertruck could simply serve as the truck. Tesla unveiled the unique looking model at a splashy event in 2019 and is scheduled to start selling in 2021 but currently says production will begin in 2023.
Temporary, Ford, Synthetic engineand startups in California Rivian have all launched their own battery-powered pickups.
Musk has a habit of making tough promises about future products and technologies. He said that rocket propulsion would allow Tesla Roadster sport car hover. For years, he said that Tesla was on the verge of creating fully self-driving cars.
Some of the Cybertruck specifics have changed in the three years since it was announced. The truck will cost about $40,000 more than the original Tesla advertisedMusk told shareholders in August. Late last year, he said the first models were out. there will be four engines and rear wheel steeringgiving them the ability to spin in place like a tank or drive diagonally.
Tesla says two other delayed models will enter production next year: Semi-trailer and Roadster sport car.