‘Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to briefly serve as a boat’ Says Elon Musk By Investing.com


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By Michael Elkins

Tesla (NASDAQ:) CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the company’s highly anticipated Cybertruck will be “waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and even seas. which are not too agitated”.

Musk went on to respond to his own tweet saying that the truck “needs to be able to go from Starbase to South Padre Island which requires crossing the channel.”

The Cybertruck was first unveiled at Tesla’s Los Angeles Design Studio in November 2019. During the unveiling, Tesla claimed the Cybertruck’s “Armor Glass” windows were virtually unbreakable, but two windows shattered when Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at each of them.

Despite the complications surrounding the unveiling, Tesla fans were still excited to see the truck. A few days after the event, Musk tweeted that Tesla had received 146,000 pre-orders within 1.5 days of the unveiling – each requiring a refundable $100 deposit.

In April 2022, Elon Musk joined the new Cybertruck prototype on stage at the Cyber ​​Rodeo event in Texas, where he revealed a new detail, the lack of door handles. Musk said the truck can sense your approach and “just knows to open the doors.” Additionally, Tesla reportedly decided to allow the truck’s rear window to roll down, which would optimize the Cybertruck’s ability to haul cargo.

The company will host its annual AI Day tomorrow, Friday, September 30. While most media focuses on news about Tesla’s humanoid robot, Optimus, and updates to the automaker’s self-driving program, it wouldn’t be unusual for the billionaire CEO to also announce Cybertruck updates. .

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