According to Tesla boss Elon Musk, the Cybertruck should be able to cross rivers, lakes and even seas if the tides are not too strong.
The world is still waiting in vain for Tesla’s Cybertruck, but the boss of the electric car manufacturer has announced a new feature: When it appears, the Cybertruck should be able to be used as a boat for a short time.
According to Musk, the Cybertruck should be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers, lakes and even seas provided the swell is not too strong. Musk’s announcement is not entirely unselfish: the cyber track must be able to bring the Tesla boss from the Space X Starbase in Boca Chica in Texas to South Padre Island, for which Musk must cross a sea channel.
Exactly how long the Cybertruck can swim is not known. Tesla has had problems with leaking trunks in the front of the Model Y in the past, as attentive Twitterati quickly noted. When Elon Musk presented the futuristic Cybertruck in 2019, a rapid start to production was promised. However, the release date was pushed back from 2021 to 2022, and then to 2023. As Musk announced in July, the Cybertruck will be produced at the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, starting in mid-2023.
What is fixed, however, is that the approximately one million pre-orders have to adjust to a higher price. The Cybertruck was originally supposed to cost $39,999, but inflation and disruptions in international supply chains mean a price increase is necessary, Musk said. It is not yet known how high this will be.