Tesla boss Elon Musk mentioned on Friday the electric-car maker’s much-anticipated Cybertruck would include a high- finish four-motor variant.
Calling the electrical pick-up truck “insane expertise bandwagon,” Musk mentioned the Cybertruck would have each entrance and rear-wheel steer that may “not simply (flip) like a tank – it may well drive diagonally like a crab.”
The automobile would compete with pickup vehicles similar to GMC’s Hummer EV, Ford’s F-150 Lightning and Rivian’s R1T. Of these, R1T is pushed by 4 particular person motors powering all 4 wheels and GMC’s Hummer can drive diagonally.
Tesla’s pick-up truck, first introduced in 2019, is made from chrome steel utilized in rockets and Musk has touted receiving a number of hundred thousand orders for the Cybertruck when preorders had been opened.
Musk mentioned he would give updates on product roadmap on the following earnings name. Cybertruck manufacturing is anticipated to start subsequent yr and attain quantity manufacturing in 2023.
The corporate has thus far averted a significant disaster from supply-chain woes and the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, points which have harm legacy automakers.