The Cybertruck Will “Float for a While” Because Sky’s the Limit for Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been on a Twitter spree for the past several days, which means he’s been dishing out details for the upcoming Cybertruck, which is still undergoing major re-design changes.
The Tesla Cybertruck will "even float for a while," Elon Musk says 1 photo
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The all-electric truck was scheduled for a late 2021 delivery date for the initial models, but that date has probably been pushed back by the current international health crisis. Re-design on the prototype unveiled in November 2019, when the armored glass infamously shattered when hit with a steel ball, is still underway, though.

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.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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