Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that Tesla wants to present a revised version of his Cybertruck with minor improvements in about a month.
Tesla had already made clear that the version presented in November 2019 will not go into production without changes. As Musk has now announced, the new version will be presented “in maybe a month or so”. “New design is better with many small improvements. Even the small details are important,” Musk said in a tweet.
The prototypes shown in 2019 are 5.86 meters long, 2.03 meters wide and 1.90 meters high. The loading area of the electric pickup, which Tesla calls “Vault”, i.e. bunker, alone will be around two meters long. In a video for ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ from May 2020, Musk had stated during a test drive with one of the prototypes that the vehicle was five per cent too large “in all dimensions”. But the proportions were “very close”. Such a vehicle would still be 5.57 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.80 meters high. The goal is for the Cybertruck to fit into a “normal garage”.
The body of the angular Cybertruck is made of 30X stainless steel, which is particularly hard. In addition, the windows should be made of a special armour glass. With the ultra-hard outer skin – Tesla spoke of an “exoskeleton” when he presented it – experts subsequently considered it “not possible” that the Cybertruck would receive approval in Europe. According to current regulations in this country, the hood and bumper must be able to absorb energy to protect pedestrians, for example.
However, the basic concept of the futuristic design, the tailgate with the extendable ramp or the interior with six seats in two rows of three should be retained. Whether elements such as the marble-look dashboard have also made it into the further developed version will be known in a few weeks’ time.
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