Recently Tesla CEO has made some new comments about a production version of the Tesla Cybertruck.
This uncommon pure electric pickup truck was unveiled in November, 2019. Apart from its futuristic ultramodern design it surprises with pricing (from $39,900 before incentives) and specs, in particular, the towing capacity of more than 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg) and payload up to 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg).
Mr.Musk promises the on-road version will be closer to 82 inches wide. Previously Tesla informed that the truck would be 231.7 in (5,885 mm) long, 79.8 in (2,027 mm) wide, 75 in (1,905 mm) high, with the wheelbase of 149.9 in (3,807 mm).
The Tesla Cybertruck is a very distinctive vehicle. For example, it receives an user interface looking very different from other Tesla interfaces.
There is one more interesting detail Elon Musk reveals: the Cybertruck comes standard with upper laser blade lights, which will look “slightly better” than at unveiling.
Musk also emphasizes on “active ride height and active damping“ possible with a new adaptive air suspension. Besides, he describes a “towing calculator” that shows real time stats to inform drivers of what the vehicle can handle while pulling a trailer.
Towing influences vehicle efficiency: more weight results in reduced efficiency. Tesla will give drivers the access to the real-time data about how increased weight affects the truck dynamics.
Tesla’s software (including navigation, automatic routing to Superchargers) seems to become more complex with the Cybertruck. Improvements for the towing experience will likely be as never before. They will help make driving with a large load safer and easier, if necessary, via over-the-air updates.
The Tesla Cybertruck will come in three variants: Single Motor Rear-Wheel Drive, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive, and cover 250, 300, 500 miles (402, 483, 805 km) of range. The last two mentioned are scheduled to arrive in late 2021.