For those excited about the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk has dropped a number of interesting facts about it on Twitter recently. These include:
1. The Vehicle’s Stainless Steel Will be Produced Internally
Musk said that the hard edges of the vehicle’s design was due to the cold-rolled stainless steel that it uses, which is made from the company’s own alloy. He further said that the steel must be laser cut, which will result in “new body manufacturing methods.” Musk believes that, eventually, these methods will be less expensive than standard ones due to “simplicity and lower part count.”
2. Why the Truck’s Glass Was Not Smash-Proof
A big selling point of the Cybertruck is its sturdiness. During its demo, the body not only was resilient to bullets but its windows held up against the blows of a sledgehammer. Unfortunately, the windows could not hold up against a steel ball thrown at it, which cracked the glass. Musk said that, before this happened, the sledgehammer cracked the base of the glass, and that he should have thrown the ball before using the sledgehammer.
3. Cybertruck Will Come in Different Colors
Many originally thought that the Cybertruck would be only available in bare stainless steel. But, due to popular demand, they added a black color. There will also be other colors available, but not as many as are available for other vehicles. This is because, instead of using standard car paint, the vehicle will use vinyl wrapping to change its look. In addition to colors, owners will also be able to add patterns and graphics to their vehicles using this method as well.
4. No More News in 2019
Musk said that the Cybertruck will be their “last product unveil for a while.” Though he added that there will be some “unexpected technology announcements next year.” Some have speculated as to whether full self-driving capabilities will be among these announcements.
5. Cybertruck Could Become More Than Just One Model
For the time being, there is only a single Cybertruck model, which is a six-seater that has a 6.5-foot bed. But eventually Tesla could offer a whole line of Cybertrucks. One such model in the line could be a smaller vehicle as well as a Cybertruck SUV, which could have an extra row of seats that raise the seating capacity of the vehicle to 9 people.
6. Cybertruck Reservations Are Rising Fast
While Tesla refused to reveal how many Model Y reservations were being made, they have been more forthcoming about the Cybertruck. Musk has said that they have so far received about 200,000 refundable reservations at $100 a piece, and that these numbers are rising quickly.