Elon musk back to twitter to share that the first wave of Cybertrucks will be a new variant with four motors, giving each wheel individual control of the response.
Past rumors have indicated that the Cybertruck finally hit mass production at some point in 2022. However, as the planned electric vehicle (EV) has been delayed twice, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it pushed back once. more.
When Musk and the Tesla team revealed the Cybertruck a few years ago, he announced that there would be one, two, and three-motor designs. This new four-motor option is new and appears to be a response to Rivian’s R1T, which features one motor powering each wheel.
Since only reservations have been placed for the truck so far, it is expected that Telsa will allow buyers to reorder the new variant without losing their place in the queue.
Initial production will include 4 engine variants, with ultra-fast response torque control independent of each wheel
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2021
The Rivian R1T isn’t the only other truck on Musk’s radar. Further on the Twitter thread, the Tesla CEO mentions that the Cybertruck’s front and rear tires can rotate diagonally, allowing the vehicle to move sideways like GMC’s EV Hummer. Musk also says that a product roadmap for the Cybertruck will be revealed in Tesla’s next earnings call.
While Tesla has done a lot to expand its footprint this year, it hasn’t accomplished much in terms of releasing new vehicles. Hopefully 2022 will change that and we will start to see the iconic Cybertruck on the road.
Source: @Elon Musk