Cybertrucks that have been pre-ordered by people are expected to retain their original size once they enter production. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk settled the speculation over the subject by confirming that the electric truck cannot be made smaller. However, he did present the possibility of an alternative “tight world” truck sometime in the future.
Tesla cybertruck: Release Date and design expectation
Elon Musk will make an appearance on CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” in an episode that will air this Wednesday. The teaser shows Leno in the driving seat of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype with Musk accompanying him on the passenger seat. Musk was asked about the expected difference in size of the truck’s prototype and when it is put into production.
Musk comments that the prototype vehicle is 5% “too big.” In addition, he expressed that “We’d just take all proportions and drop them by about 5%, so it’s gonna fit in a normal garage.”
Shortly after the promo video went viral, Musk corrected his statement via a tweet. Musk expressed that scaling the Tesla Cybertruck down even by 3% is infeasible and would be “too small,” following a consultation with Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen.
Tesla #Cybertruck pre-orders currently stand around 700K.
After the Jay Leno’s Garage episode airs, I predict it will likely surpass 1MM within a month.
What are your predictions?
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Tesla Cybertruck: Specs and Dimensions
Tesla Cybertruck’s listed official specs for all 3 variants do not list the vehicle’s official dimensions. However, it does state that the truck would require a 16-inch ground clearance along with 35 degrees and 28 degrees of approach angle and departure angle respectively. But Electrek has reported that the prototype presented had following dimensions: 231.7-inch length, 78.8-inch width, and 75-inch height.
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Tesla Cybertruck is now accepting pre-orders that requires only a “fully refundable” fee of $100. The actual price, though, starts at $39,900 and goes up to $69,900. The electric will enter production later next year.