The Tesla Cybertruck’s much-anticipated reveal generated immense attention, with Elon Musk’s unconventional low-polygon pickup design capturing global interest. Recently, a Twitter user named Nic Cruz Patane shared an image of the Cybertruck’s infotainment screen, unveiling a mysterious feature known as “Wade Mode.” This revelation has left many wondering why such a significant detail was not disclosed during the initial presentation.
The image showcases an off-road vehicle settings menu on the Cybertruck’s screen, featuring options like “Off-Road Mode,” “Handling Balance,” and “Stability Assist.” However, it’s the “Wade Mode” that has sparked curiosity, described as a setting that “raises ride height and pressurizes battery when driving through water.” This information was conspicuously absent during the vehicle’s debut, prompting questions about the Cybertruck’s ability to pressurize its battery and navigate deep waters.
Elon Musk had previously claimed that the Cybertruck could float and function as a boat, capable of traversing “rivers, lakes & even seas that aren’t too choppy.” The lack of clarification on how the battery pressurization works and whether the vehicle can truly float raises skepticism.
Comparisons are drawn with the electric Rivian R1T pickup, capable of wading in three feet of water without the need for battery pressurization. The Handling Balance slider in the photo also raises intrigue, potentially allowing owners to adjust the torque split between the front and rear axles, offering customization for various off-road scenarios.
The image has ignited speculation and calls for Tesla or Elon Musk to provide clarification on the Cybertruck’s “Wade Mode” and its battery pressurization mechanism. The discovery has triggered curiosity about the vehicle’s seafaring capabilities and has led enthusiasts to eagerly await official comments or further details from Tesla regarding this intriguing feature.