‘Tesla scrambles to boost Cybertruck battery output.’
Tesla delivered the first stainless steel plated electric Cybertrucks in November 2023.
Elon Musk reported that they aim to produce 250,000 trucks annually by 2025.
However, Tesla’s Giga factory only produces sufficient battery cells to allow the building of approximately 10% of the requirement.
Mr Musk explained. ‘Prototypes are easy; production is hell’. Awesome, who knew that?
The performance of the Cybertruck is impressive, with 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds and a charging range of up to 500 miles with a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
The interior is well-equipped and spacious, with seating for six adults.
The Cybertruck is distinctive, a bit Marmite, but nonetheless distinctive.
The angular exoskeleton is very hard, cold-rolled stainless steel, creating the appearance and providing immense strength.
Back to the production problems, Elon assured his shareholders that the Cybertruck is a ‘damn fine machine’; how reassuring!
But as a sweetener, he also stated that the Cybertruck was seaworthy.
It can serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and seas that aren’t too choppy.
It’s just as well that Mr Musk is not known for somewhat outlandish claims.
‘The Cybertruck is for when you need a luxury tank to drive through the ghost towns of the Apocalypse.’