Elon Musk took to Twitter the other day to make some very interesting claims about the still unreleased Tesla Cybertruck. Even though the controversial-looking electric truck was supposed to be here already, Tesla is still working on it and we’re still in the dark, regarding a possible launch date. That and the fact that Rivian seems to steal the spotlight in the EV truck space, probably spurred Elon Musk to make some new bold claims on Twitter again.
This weekend the billionaire replied to some of the most frequently asked questions from its fans and the world went crazy once again, reading his answers. For one thing, Musk said that the upcoming Cybertruck will have a high-end, four-motor variant, similar to what Rivian is offering. Not only that but, according to Musk, the car will also have “independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel”. That definitely seems doable, if the truck will come with an electric motor for each corner of the car.
That’s not all though. Musk went even further, and said that the upcoming electric truck will be an ‘insane technology bandwagon’, with front and rear-wheel steering, that would work in similar fashion to what the GMC Hummer is offering. Crab-walk is becoming mainstream, apparently. He also claimed that a lot more tech will be making its debut on the EV truck but stopped short of saying exactly what that will be.
There’s also a big question surrounding the steering wheel of the car. Will it be available with a yoke or a regular wheel? Well, Musk didn’t confirm or deny any of the scenarios but we wouldn’t be surprised if the Cybertruck, an intentional ‘insane technology bandwagon’, will actually get it when it goes into production.
The Cybertruck was originally advertised for as little as $39,900 for the single-motor version and as much as $69,900 for the tri-motor with the largest battery. If the four-motor possibility becomes reality, it will most likely be even more expensive. Only the cheapest model will be rear-wheel drive while the ones with the bigger battery will have a range of more than 500 miles. Tesla has removed all pricing from the Cybertruck webpage.