Musk Says Tesla Will Not Make the Cybertruck Smaller

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk has mentioned that the company will not shrink the size of the Cybertruck as previously mentioned.
  • This comes as Musk maintained that the Cybertruck will see a size reduction of 5% to make sure it fits into conventional garages.
  • It is said that the decision to shrink the Cybertruck was scrapped after Musk held discussions with Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen.

There’s been plenty of talk about the Tesla Cybertruck recently, even more so after the vehicle made an appearance on a teaser for CNBC’s upcoming show – “Jay Leno’s Garage”. During the course of the short drive and the interview with Leno shown in the preview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated previous claims that they’re looking to make the Cybertruck around 5% smaller to make sure it fits in conventional garages.

Well, it seems like things have changed since then as Musk has just tweeted that the company probably won’t shrink the Cybertruck, although he pitched the probability of producing a “smaller, tight world truck at some point.” It is said that the decision was taken after Musk’s discussions with the company’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen. Musk clarified this in his tweet saying that making it smaller is not feasible, not even by 3%.

Tesla Cybertruck

When the Cybertruck was first announced by Tesla, the expectation was that it will be too huge for conventional garages. Musk himself admitted to this during and after its unveiling. It’s unclear at this point as to what led Musk to change course twice on the Cybertruck.

But the big takeaway from this is that the Cybertruck probably won’t fit into a conventional garage when it hits the market, though we recommend waiting before making adjustments to your personal garage.

Speaking to Leno, Musk also said that the angle of the glass would be changed for better visibility, although it’s unclear as to what changes will be made eventually. It goes without saying that the Cybertruck will undergo several other changes ahead of its commercial release.

The full episode of Jay Leno’s Garage is airing this week, so hopefully we’ll learn more about the Cybertruck during the show.

Via: Inside EVs