Will the production version of the Tesla Cybertruck be identical to what we witnessed during the glass-breaking Tesla launch event in 2019? of course not. There are plenty of updates we can expect to go from prototype to production-ready pickup. It seems that there are many works.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed new information about the Cybertruck while responding to a tweet asking about the production and delivery schedule.
Being Elon’s being Elon, he didn’t give an exact timeline, instead stating “we’re adding steering to the rear wheel, so he can do tight turns and maneuver with high agility”
This is an exciting addition to the outstanding Cybertruck features. The addition of four-wheel steering control to Cybertruck’s list of impressive specs and capabilities will make it a market-leading American-made pickup truck.
Friday afternoons are usually Tesla Design Studio time. Cybertruck will be almost exactly what was shown. We’re adding rear wheel steering, so he can do tight maneuvers with high agility.
Lots of great things to come.
– Elon Musk July 3, 2021
It is worth noting that last year General Motors released a teaser video of the Hummer EV, showing off the four-wheel steering capability. General Motors called this feature “crab mode” and it has drawn positive attention in the truck community.
If Musk and his team can prove four-wheeled Cybertruck steering ahead of the Hummer EV (release expected in fall 2021) — Tesla could steal the show again. After all, it makes sense for Tesla to offer something like this for the sake of gaining yet else advantage in the ultra-high heat electric pickup truck market.
To that end, something similar is also in the works with all-electric Rivian models – a Tank rotation feature Which should feature in both the Rivian R1T and R1S – all made possible thanks to the electric truck’s four individual engines.
It turns out that the four-wheel steering capability isn’t the only Cybertruck surprise. Recently, Tesla applied for some Cybertruck patents that reveal an EV pickup truck’s solar bed canopy, a newly designed user interface, and a potential range of over 600 miles — these were probably some of the things Musk was referring to when he said:[s] of other great things to come” in his last tweet.
Rumors also surfaced that Tesla executed a massive $400 million deal with Samsung related to Cybertruck using the company’s Electro-Mechanics camera modules – could there be a more advanced camera setup for the Cybertruck as well? No side mirrors and cameras instead?
hard to say. But one thing is for sure – the handlebar design we see in the official Cybertruck interior photo (shown above) has already made its way to the Tesla Model S Plaid. However, it will be interesting to see how the yoke steering wheel will turn all four wheels of the Cybertruck.
Video made by a Tesla Cybertruck fan from Billy Crammer (YouTube: Billster)
Sure, there’s plenty of excitement for other electric trucks coming to market, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and GMC’s Hummer EV — which is great as we collectively move toward a clean, green, and zero-emissions future. However, there were also some real pitfalls in the electric truck segment as it progressed (eg Lordstown, Nikola).
No wonder everyone is eagerly waiting for the industry leader to enter this sector. Tesla booking holders (rumored to be over a million people) continue to demand the Cybertruck schedule because the enthusiasm for this polarizing and annoying pickup truck seems like no other. Which Another vehicle in recent history.
However, during his fourth-quarter 2020 earnings call, Musk already answered that Cybertruck production volume will not occur until 2022 at Giga Texas.
Originally published on Tesla Oracle & EVANNEX.