A follower of Elon Musk on Twitter tweeted to him, asking for more hints about what’s to come:
“Would be bad ass if @elonmusk had a little bit of time on his hand to maybe tease us with CyberTruck stuff,” the fan asked.
There will be no handles
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2021
Musk replied with an answer that has us questioning exactly what it means: “There will be no handles,” he answers.
The Cybertruck was initially unveiled with self-presenting door handles, but when the second-gen Roadster was unveiled with a door that opens at the touch of a touch button on the B-pillar, it wound’t be too much of a reach to expect something similar for the pickup.
Tesla is starting to gain the habit of removing and/or upgrading parts of ‘normal cars’ such as the gear lever being replaced by a swappable feature on the centre screen and an automatic system that will decide the best gear depending on where the car is and its surroundings.
Self opening by a button like the roadster? 🤩 pic.twitter.com/XWYFB4OTEG
— Owen Sparks 🌎 (@OwenSparks_) March 25, 2021
There are a number of different options additional to what you’re seeing above. A hidden mechanism like the latest McLarens? A button on the door such as the new Ford Mustang Mach E?
Hopefully we find out soon… I’m getting a bit bored of waiting so long for Tesla’s huge but late announcements.