Tesla CEO, Elon Musk’s tweet about its highly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck has once again sparked a huge buzz in the teslarati community and the industry rivals. Elon musk said that the Cybertruck would be waterproof enough, if need be it can serve briefly as a boat. Musk further claimed that the futuristic Cybertruck can cross rivers, lakes, and even seas that aren’t too choppy. Now as the Cybertruck is getting closer to production, Tesla is leaking some really amazing features of the electric pickup that are further fueling the speculations around the truck.
To support his claims and to give an idea about the aquatic capabilities of the Cybertruck, Musk followed up by saying that the electric pickup can get you from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel. However, Musk did not share any details about the mechanism of how the Cybertruck can transform into a functional boat. Road vehicles being capable of fording water is something that is heard of but claiming a vehicle to transform into a functional boat is rather controversial at this point in time.
Earlier in 2016 as well, the millionaire Elon Musk had said something similar about the Model S. He tweeted that the Model S is well equipped to turn into a boat for a short period of time but eventually the company issued a warning not to attempt the same. Then in November 2019, how can somebody forget the embarrassing incident of Cybertruck’s claimed to be bullet-proof windows shattering during the first unveiling? So after all this, Elon Musk’s bold statements are being treated with skepticism rather than promise.
We are hopeful Musk can prove the critics wrong and launch yet another game changer in the electric vehicles market. So after all the hype, the real question that’s flooding the internet is when is the Cybertruck finally entering production. The electric pickup has seen several production delays over the past and the latest update suggests that Tesla will begin manufacturing the Cybertruck in mid-2023 at the Gigafactory in Texas. The design of the pickup has been finalized and as per rumors a Cybertruck-specific giga-press from IDRA was also installed recently at the GigaTexas so the mid-2023 production timeline seems realistic.