In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the cybertruck, a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel, there was much speculation as to whether it would be smaller once it hit the market.
Cybertruck production is still a long way off. There isn’t even a factory to build the all-electric truck. However, Musk provided some clarification on Saturday about its size. In a tweet, Musk wrote: “He reviewed the design with Franz last night. Even 3% smaller is too small. It will be more or less the same size. We’ll probably make a smaller, tighter world truck sometime. “(Musk was referring to Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. And we assume Musk intended to write a” light “truck, not” tight “).
The change is important to note as he told Jay Leno that the vehicle is actually 5% too big, according to a teaser video promoting an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s garage that will air on CNBC Wednesday. “If we just take all the ratios and cut them by 5%,” he told Leno, then added, “It has to fit in a normal garage.”
Musk had previously said that the company could probably reduce the width of the cyber truck by an inch and “perhaps reduce the length by more than 6 inches without losing utility or aesthetics.”
Tesla has not shared the dimensions of the vehicle. In the past two months, Musk has provided some other updates on the cybertruck via Twitter, noting that the company is increasing the dynamic air suspension ride for a better off-roader and that it will “float for a while,” a claim he did not explain more. Tesla said it will offer three variants of the cybertruck. The cheapest version, a single-engine, rear-wheel drive model, will cost $ 39,900, has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range, according to its website specifications. The intermediate version will be all-wheel drive, will have a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds and will be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge. The dual-motor AWD model is priced at $ 49,900
The third version will have three electric motors and all-wheel drive, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and a battery range of more than 500 miles. This version, known as the “tri motor,” is priced at $ 69,900.