Since the Tesla Cybertruck was revealed in 2019, reservation-holders have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on their very own futuristic, electric truck.
Deliveries were initially set for the end of 2020, but that has been pushed back multiple times and is now meant to start deliveries in 2023. The final design was signed off earlier this year and production is set to be carried out from Gigafactory Texas.
Making the announcement to his Twitter followers, Musk said:
“Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren’t too choppy”
“Needs to be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel”
Needs be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
The need for the Cybertruck to be able to go from Starbase to South Padre Island will be for Space-X logistics and is a distance of 6.5 miles. It is anticipated that the “boat mode” of the Cybertruck would travel at about 5 to 10 knots, which would mean the 6.5 mile journey would take roughly 50 minutes. It is currently unclear as to how the Cybertruck will work as a boat and how fast it will be.