Answering Twitter questions from Tesla supporters and, presumably, future Cybertruck owners, Musk has already said that it will come only in steel gray (no color palette available), will include adaptive air suspension and come with a smaller body (3 percent smaller on the outside, which would translate into a 1.5 percent smaller interior).
Add to that list of changes the ability to float. Or something.
Asked about a hunter / fisher whether the 16-inch (40.6 cm) ground clearance would be enough for him to drive the Cybertruck through a stream, Musk replied with “Yes. It will even float for a while.”
Needless to say, his reply prompted a flurry of humorous remarks and honest suggestions to turn the Cybertruck into a fully amphibian vehicle, while others more seriously pointed out that “floating” even for the slightest period means losing grip, which means the odds of floating downstream go up considerably. Musk did not elaborate on his “floating” claim.
However, he did say that the Cybertruck would get the Model Y’s heat pump and that he was “dying to make Cybertruck like yesterday!!” The sentiment is echoed by all those people who made the $100 deposit to pre-order the electric truck.
Right now, Tesla is looking to build a second Gigafactory in the U.S., where production for the Cybertruck would take place. Cities in Tennessee and Texas have been reported to be on the shortlist, but Joplin in Missouri has gotten the most media attention as of late, for publicly offering a $1 billion incentive package.
Yes. It will even float for a while.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2020
New vs old Cybertruck design: pic.twitter.com/x3Xkw9C1zD— Alwin (@Alwinart) April 16, 2020