While potential buyers of Tesla’s Cyber Truck await an announcement on whether they’ll be able to get their pickup early this year, CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new feature for the vehicle a while back.
In response to a question about the CyberTruck, Musk tweeted that the futuristic all-electric pickup will launch “pretty much as demonstrated” at its real-world premiere in November 2019, but that designers may add rear steering to improve handling.
Musk didn’t elaborate on the rear steering information for the cyber truck. So it will be interesting to see if it follows the “CrabWalk” scheme of the yet-to-be-released GMC Hummer EV, in which the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction for diagonal steering.
In addition, the CyberTruck’s steering characteristics allow the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels for a tighter turn.
Having this feature in a large CyberTruck is a brilliant thing, and some may wonder why Tesla didn’t announce it first. Without this feature, CyberTrucks would be in the spotlight because of their unusual looks, and because they would have to do a nine-point roll over every time they tried to park in a tight space.
According to Tesla’s design, the rear-wheel steering function can be engaged invisibly at high speeds. This means that the rear wheels move in the same path as the front wheels, allowing for smoother lane changes.
In his tweet, Musk also promised to provide “lots of different goodies” for the Cyber Truck, though he didn’t give specific details. Tesla is currently building the Cyber Truck at its Austin, Texas, factory and hopes to bring it to market by the end of the year.
According to the company, more than half a million people have reserved the truck, which so far only requires a $100 deposit instead of a hefty sum. Three models are available, with the $39,900 model featuring a single electric motor, 250 miles of range, and 7,500 pounds of towing power.
The $49,900 two-motor model has a range of 300 miles and a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. It has proven to be the most popular model ordered, according to Tesla. The most expensive cyber truck costs $69,900. It’s a three-motor model with a range of 500 miles and a towing capacity of 14,000 kg.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla’s truck network would be rear-wheel drive. On his Twitter, he said the electric car maker did so to ensure that the cyber truck can make tight turns and has environmentally friendly maneuvering techniques.
However, it remains to be seen if the Sebotruck will have basic rear steering or if it could have a special mode similar to the Crab Mode that GMC’s Hummer electric car has. In this mode, the Hummer uses four-wheel steering to move sideways.
In addition, Musk said the final production model of the cyber truck could be almost identical to the one shown in the early days, with only minor changes. Tesla has previously stated its intention to improve the Sebo Trucks adaptive air suspension. The company also considered downsizing the truck, but after a design review last August, Musk dropped those plans.
Tesla’s networked trucks have already appeared on roads in California, New York, and Texas. Musk also mentioned in a tweet that the cyber truck might have a “nice problem” but declined to give further details.
It was previously reported that the Tesla Cyber Truck has solar panels built into its roof. Some of these solar-powered roofs can be opened and closed. From our experience, the 3-motor version of the Tesla has a perfect punch of over 805 mph and can reach 96 mph in 2.9 seconds. The 3-motor Cybertruck model will cost $50,000, and the 2-motor model will cost $40,000.