- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said on Twitter that the upcoming Cybertruck would have “no handles”.
- While he didn’t clarify the alternative, it is speculated that the company may look to implement auto-opening/closing doors.
- The Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019 and expected to go into production by late 2021, though those plans have likely changed.
The Tesla Cybertruck has been on the minds of EV fans since it was unveiled in late 2019. Although the electric pickup truck was expected to go into production by late 2021, those plans received a setback last year. The manufacturer focused its efforts on ramping up Model 3 sales while also bringing the Model Y crossover to the market in 2020.
However, not too long ago, Musk had said that the company would offer more updates on the design of the Cybertruck in Q2 of this year. Well, the first of these updates is coming fairly early, with the CEO tweeting that the Cybertruck will have no handles.
This is quite an interesting development, given that Tesla initially showcased the Cybertruck featuring the same handles as the Model S. These basically hide within the body and pop up when someone with the key is nearby, or when the area is pressed whilst the car is unlocked.
It’s currently unclear what technology will be used here, but Tesla is known to have been working on auto-opening/closing doors for a few years now, notably with the Model X in 2015.
In typical fashion, Musk didn’t provide additional details on the handles of the Cybertruck. Still, we’re hoping this will be discussed during the Cybertruck related design update scheduled for sometime in Q2.
Tesla previously hinted that it would make the Cybertruck smaller to fit into a conventional home garage. However, the plans were cancelled following a design review. Despite this, the Cybertruck is expected to have some design-related changes when it finally hits the streets.
The ETA on Cybertruck is fairly flexible, and while the company planned to have at least some units delivered to the customers by the end of 2021, this will likely be pushed into early or mid-2022.
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