Elon Musk reveals Tesla Cybertruck specs, teases design modifications

Tesla reveals Cybertruck
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Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck to a mixed reaction. However, despite a raft of design criticisms, the company secured a quarter of 1 million preorders of the electric pickup. Notably, the company received more than 250,000 $100 deposits without detailing the vehicle’s specifications.

Over the weekend, Musk took to Twitter to reveal some of the Cybertruck’s technical specifications.

Cybertruck Specs

First, the billionaire executive stated his futuristic truck would have a minimum 75-inch height. He also said the production model Cybertrucks could be six or more inches shorter without losing “utility or aesthetics.” Similarly, the SpaceX CEO noted the electric vehicle might lose an inch in width before it goes on sale.

For the sake of comparison, Ford’s popular F-250 is around 78 inches tall.

Also, Musk said he wants the Cybertruck to have the same footprint as a full-sized SUV. However, he also explained Tesla wants its angular pickup to clear a standard parking garage entrance.

Musk also offered a few tidbits regarding a smaller version of the Cybertruck. The CEO said it would have a width of around 73 inches, which is about seven inches less than the F-250. Lastly, the founder noted all the statistics he mentioned aren’t final, but definitive numbers would be available soon.

During the Cybertrunk launch event, Tesla announced that the standard edition of the vehicle would enter production in 2021.

Cyberquad Information

Tesla also offered up new details regarding another one of its electric vehicles this weekend. At the Cybertruck unveiling, Musk had an employee drive an electric ATV onto the vehicle’s cargo bed. At the time, the executive didn’t offer any details about the quad; he used it to illustrate the pickup’s loading capacity.

Indeed, Musk never mentioned the vehicle’s name during the presentation. Tesla’s website stated the ATV is called the Cyberquad. The automaker’s site also noted the two-seater is intended to be optional for Cybertruck purchasers and charge up while in the cargo bed.

This weekend, though, Musk provided new info regarding the all-black four-wheeler. On Twitter, the executive mentioned the ATV would ideally go into production in 2021. He also mused that it “would be cool” to offer an electric dirt bike as an alternate Cybertruck option.

Furthermore, Tesla’s CEO said the company’s theoretical motorcycle wouldn’t be for on-road operation. Musk explained as a result of a near-fatal accident he had as a 17-year-old, he considers road bikes “too dangerous.”

Although several automakers have established themselves in the electric dirt bike and ATV markets, Tesla could still find success there. In addition to its strong brand recognition, the company has a reputation for building its vehicles for distance and speed. If the firm releases an e-motorbike or quad that outperforms the competition, it could become the world’s best-selling in electric all-terrain vehicles company.


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