Tesla Cybertruck. Don’t hold your Breath

It seems the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck is now likely to appear sometime next year.

The delay will come with some benefits; initially, the Cybertruck was fitted with three electric motors similar to the Model S Plaid, a high-performance luxury electric car that Tesla says pumps out 1,020 horsepower and does 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds.

The recently announced update indicates the Cybertruck will be fitted with a quad-motor system with torque control on each wheel; if this is the case, it may be a try-motor will follow with a lower price point.

Despite the very ‘enthusiastic’ statements that we are becoming more used to, from Mr Musk, it does seem that production is being held-off until such time the Cybertruck will command the new electric commercial market.

A new feature will be the ‘Crab Mode’. The Cybertruck will have rear-wheel steering, reducing the turning circle significantly; it will also be possible to have all four wheels pointing in the same direction allowing the vehicle to move diagonally. Some feel Tesla fitted this option because the GMC Hummer will have such an option.

Fitted with solar panels are included and, doubtless, many more items of technical wizardry, especially as the Rivian Electric Pick-up truck is due in March 2022, with the Tesla more likely to be 2023.