Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk Reveals “Biggest Change” To Electric Pickup


Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s biggest changes to the Cybertruck production version compared to the electric van prototype released last year.

To say that the design of the Cybertruck is unconventional is a gross understatement.

As you can see in the image above, the micro microphone, which is a real prototype, looks like a computer generated image.

It shocked a lot of people at the unveiling, but a lot of people warmed up with the design and Tesla would now have more than half a million reservations for the electric pickup.

The design was born out of Tesla’s idea of ​​building the Cybertruck with an exoskeleton body and making the vehicle efficient, which is rare in the pickup segment.

It’s a new idea for the automotive industry and Tesla is further refining the design.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said that “there is more” at Cybertruck and “it’s better than people think”.

He said Tesla is updating several aspects of the electric pickup for the production version.

Musk was asked on Twitter yesterday what was Cybertruck’s biggest change from the prototype, and he replied that Tesla “reduced the size by ~ 3%”, made “the centerline more horizontal” and ” lowered the height of the window sill ”.

The prototype Tesla unveiled is 231.7 inches long, 79.8 inches wide and 75 inches high, with an approach angle of up to 35 degrees, a departure angle of 28 degrees and up to 16 inches of ground clearance.

Musk once talked about making the truck smaller. He said last year:

“We can probably reduce the width by an inch and maybe reduce the length by 6 inches and more without losing its usefulness or aesthetics. The minimum height is less than 75 inches when the air suspension is set to low. Will publish the exact number soon. ”

The news comes as Musk revealed he is “examining the overall system” of Cybertruck with Tesla’s automotive engineering team next week.

We could have more details on the production version of Cybertruck at that time.

Tesla is trying to put the Cybertruck on the market by the end of 2021, but the automaker does not even have a factory to produce the vehicle yet.

Musk recently announced Tesla’s plan to build Cybertruck Gigafactory in central America, and a location is expected to be announced soon.

Tesla said it plans to launch the two high-end versions of the Cybertruck in late 2021.

These two electric trucks will have between 300 and 500 miles of range and will be powered by two and three engine powertrains and will start at $ 49,000.

A cheaper, lower-end version of the Tesla Cybertruck will be available later.

Taking Electrek

I have problems viewing these changes, but they seem interesting.

Does a Photoshop assistant want to try to level the center line and lower the window sills? Let me know.

If the changes are perfectly proportional, which is unlikely, production dimensions would be closer to 224.7 inches long, 77.4 inches wide and 72.8 inches high.

Its sounds good to me. Closer to F150 and should be able to accommodate the vehicle in more garages.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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