Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that there’s more than likely going to be a smaller, more compact version of the recently released Cybertruck. This came after some potential customers commented that they’d be interested in a smaller version of the truck which would be more suited to smaller roads and driveways.
The Cybertruck has become a talking point with much of the automotive industry, partly due to its controversial release (is the glass really bulletproof?) but also because of its marmite aesthetics. It’s angular, and with its unpainted steel bodywork it’s reminiscent of the DMC DeLorean. A bad thing? That’s down to the eye of the beholder, but it’s certainly stirred conversation.
Another talking point has been its large and striking dimensions. It’s 231.5 inches long, 79.8 inches wide, 75 inches tall, and has a large 6.5ft bed at the rear. This is larger than both the Ford F-150 (the most popular truck in America), and the Dodge Ram.
Long term, it probably makes sense to build a smaller Cybertruck too
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019
This large size allows the truck to have 100-cubic feet of storage space, and Elon Musk is even teasing solar panelling over the large rear bed. This option will be able to produce 15 miles per day of driving from just solar energy, With foldout wings, which Elon is also teasing, it could generate 30-40.
Will be an option to add solar power that generates 15 miles per day, possibly more. Would love this to be self-powered. Adding fold out solar wings would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. Avg miles per day in US is 30.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019
The Tesla Cybertruck has already had over 200,000 deposits according to Elon Musk on Twitter. It’s taken the world by storm, and we’re very excited to begin seeing them on the road, despite the long wait.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2019