Tesla Cybertruck Will Have Rear Wheel Steering, Confirms Elon Musk
In response to a tweet congratulating Tesla and CEO Elon Musk on yet another record-breaking quarter while also probing for information on the Cybertruck, Musk said that the highly anticipated all-electric pickup truck will feature 4-wheel steering for increased maneuverability.
Friday afternoons are usually Tesla design studio time. Cybertruck will be almost exactly what was shown. We’re adding rear wheel steering, so it can do tight turns & maneuver with high agility.
Lot of other great things coming.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 3, 2021
The addition of rear-wheel steering will allow the Cybertruck to make tight turns with ease and make the already agile electric vehicle (EV) even more nimble.
The added feature of rear-wheel steering will allow Cybertruck to offer a similar ‘crab walk’ feature of GMC’s upcoming Hummer EV.
Noting that Friday afternoons are earmarked for Tesla design studio time, Musk also noted that the Cybertruck will be “almost exactly what was shown”. It looks like the Cybertruck’s futuristic, edge-obsessed, sci-fi like design won’t be changing much between now and launch.
The Cybertruck is Tesla’s all-electric, light-duty pickup truck that is expected to pack unprecedented speed, dexterity, and functionality for its size.
Tesla’s Cybertruck doesn’t have a clear timeline for delivery as of yet. During the company’s Q4 2020 earnings call back in January, Musk said that “if we get lucky, we’ll be able to do a few deliveries toward the end of this year.” The Tesla CEO expects the Cybertruck to go into mass production sometime in 2022.