Cybertruck mishap turns into innovation
The Cybertruck attracted a lot of attention despite being placed on campus with other notable vehicles. Many people could see its interior because it appeared to be open.
According to the report, this Cybertruck may be the same one with ostensibly unbreakable windows cracked when CEO Elon Musk tried to demonstrate them at the launch.
This mishap served as a stepping stone for Tesla to produce several prototypes that are ever closer to the final production version.
It is also worth noting that the latest identified Cybertruck prototype was functional, as evidenced by the equipment mounted on its hood and above its front right wheel. It appeared to have two sensors or cameras on the front, which could perhaps be for testing autonomous driving.
Production and deliveries
Tesla is scheduled to produce the Cybertruck in 2023. As for the deliveries, it is expected to begin by the middle of the year. According to reports, the automaker is presently gearing up for Cybertruck production at its Texas factory.
On the other hand, Tesla has not disclosed Cybertruck’s expected sales figures. However, the company is optimistic it can sell all the vehicles it can produce after receiving about 1 million reservations.
The base single-motor model should cost $40,000, while the tri-motor performance model is anticipated to be around $70,000.
Interestingly, CEO Musk confirmed that there would also be a quad-motor powertrain. One of the causes of the launch delay was the additional engineering time required for this version’s rear-wheel steering.
Cybertruck appears to fulfill all expectations. It is powerful, clean, and reasonably priced. It has the potential to bring Tesla considerable profits in the years to come.