Tesla Cybertruck ‘Waterproof Enough’ to Cross Rivers, Lakes, Seas: Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided an update on Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck, specifically saying the futuristic electric truck would include some waterproofing.
In a tweet on Thursday, @ElonMusk said the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck would be “waterproof enough” to cross some bodies of water as a boat.
“Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren’t too choppy,” wrote Musk in the tweet.
Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren’t too choppy
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
Musk also added that the Cybertruck would need to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which the CEO said would also require crossing the channel.
Back in 2016, Musk said the Model S “floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time.” Thrust would be via “wheel rotation”.
We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016
The Cybertruck is expected to begin production at Giga Texas in 2023 after delays plagued the upcoming vehicle for the past few years.
Leaked images of the Cybertruck show the yoke-style steering wheel that debuted with the Model S refresh last year.
Musk expects the Cybertruck to begin delivering to customers in mid-2023, with one report even claiming production would begin in July on the sci-fi-esque electric pickup truck.