Tesla Execs Dive Deep into Cybertruck Innovations [Interview]
In a detailed interview with Munro Live and Sandy Munro, five Tesla executives provided an in-depth look at the Cybertruck, revealing key insights into its design and technology.
The team included Lars Moravy, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering; Franz von Holzhausen, Head of Design; Drew Baglino, Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Energy Engineering; Pete Bannon, Vice President of Hardware Engineering; and David Lau, Vice President of Vehicle Software.
Moravy, overseeing the car’s fundamental components, emphasized the Cybertruck’s engineering feats. “We’ve focused on integrating functionality with software and hardware, creating capabilities unique to Tesla,” he stated.
Von Holzhausen, responsible for the Cybertruck’s distinctive design, highlighted the challenges and innovations in its creation. “Designing the Cybertruck was about making a tough, functional vehicle. Its exoskeleton is a direct result of material capabilities and design choices,” he explained. Tesla’s design chief is also wearing a t-shirt showing the his glass-shattering demo with Cybertruck back in 2019.
Baglino, discussing the vehicle’s powertrain, shared insights into the battery technology and energy efficiency. “Our focus has been on maximizing the Cybertruck’s performance using our advanced battery systems,” he said.
The interview lasted nearly one-hour long and was interestingly sponsored by Ford and the latter’s F-150 Lightning, seen as an electric competitor to the Cybertruck.
Bannon, in charge of the vehicle’s electronics, elaborated on the integration of low voltage systems and the importance of software in enhancing the vehicle’s capabilities. “The tight integration of software and hardware is key to the Cybertruck’s performance,” he told Munro.
Lau, overseeing the vehicle’s software, emphasized the role of software in bringing the hardware to life. “Our team works closely with other departments to ensure seamless integration of software, making the Cybertruck not just a vehicle, but a holistic experience,” he remarked.
The interview provided a rare glimpse into the minds behind Tesla’s innovative approach to vehicle design and technology, showcasing the Cybertruck as a testament to the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering. It’s a great behind-the-scenes look at how Cybertruck was made and it’s a must-watch.