Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc, announced on Friday that the company’s much-anticipated Cybertruck will include a high-end four-motor option.
Musk described the electric pickup truck as an “insane technology bandwagon,” saying it will feature front and rear-wheel steer and be able to “not just (turn) like a tank – it can travel diagonally like a crab.”
GMC’s Hummer EV, Ford’s F-150 Lightning, and Rivian’s R1T are among the pickup trucks that would compete with the vehicle. R1T is powered by four independent motors that drive all four wheels, while GMC’s Hummer can drive diagonally.
Tesla’s pick-up truck, first revealed in 2019, is constructed of the same stainless steel used in rockets, and Musk boasted that preorders for the Cybertruck drew hundreds of thousands of people.
In response to another query about whether the vehicle could turn like a tank, Musk claimed the Cybertruck will be able to travel diagonally since the front and back wheels are independently steered.
Musk stated that on the next earnings call, he would provide updates on the product pipeline. The first Cybertrucks are planned to be produced next year, with volume manufacturing beginning in 2023.
When asked if buyers with reservations for non-four-motor variants will be able to upgrade, Musk replied, “But yes
He also stated that the company’s latest driving software, FSD beta 10.6, would be arriving soon for cars now on the road.
The most costly flagship Cybertruck is bound to be a powerhouse, with four separate motors. Tesla has only officially advertised a tri-motor type with over 500 miles of range, a 2.9-second zero-to-60-mph time, and a starting price of — sorry — $69,900.
The company also promoted two less expensive models with single and twin motor layouts. The truck’s exact specifications, on the other hand, appear to be up in the air. Tesla removed the Cybertruck specifications and prices from its website in October.