- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Cybertruck will be able to cross streams and also “float for a while”.
- The CEO also confirmed some other features for the Cybertruck including a heat-pump similar to the one used on the Model Y.
- The Cybertruck is expected to go into production by late 2021, although the company may miss that timeline since it hasn’t allotted a production facility for the vehicle yet.
The tesla Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated electric SUVs in the market today, and company CEO Elon Musk continues to drop pointers about potential features of the vehicle that we previously didn’t know about. This includes the ability to “float”. Musk, while responding to a user question about crossing streams on the Cybertruck, said that it “will even float for a while.” It was recently reported that the Cybertruck will have increased dynamic air suspension designed for off-roading while also making it 3% smaller as compared to the original prototype.
These updates indicate that the cybertruck is clearly designed to be more than just a standard electric SUV, and with new features being announced, it’s likely going to be a more popular vehicle when the launch date nears. The tesla CEO also confirmed that the Cybertruck will get a heat-pump that the company originally developed for the model y electric SUV in order to maintain efficiency in colder temperatures.
As for the Cybertruck’s availability, tesla is yet to determine a production location for the vehicle, although reports suggest that the company is actively looking for a “Cybertruck Gigafactory” somewhere in the Central U.S. So it’s too early to tell if the company will stick to its original late-2021 production timeline. There have been multiple electric pickup trucks in the market, while manufacturers like Ford are also expected to roll out electric SUVs and hybrids in 2021. tesla seems to be well poised to dominate the market if it can get its production and launch timelines right.
What do you make of the new floating feature?