It appears Tesla’s plans for the Cybertruck have been modified considerably because it was first introduced, and a four-motor model will now be the primary to roll off manufacturing strains.
Late final week, Elon Musk responded to a rumor on Twitter that Tesla was debating eliminating the single-motor model of the Cybertruck. Initially, Tesla planned to offer a single-motor model for $39,900, a dual-motor model for $49,900, and a tri-motor model for $69,900. Nonetheless, Musk has now confirmed a four-motor model will likely be produced first.
The Cybertruck already seems futuristic; however, the four-motor model guarantees to be simply as trendy in its driving capabilities. Musk defined that the use of 4 motors allowed for “unbiased, rapid response torque management of every wheel.”
In a follow-up tweet, Musk confirmed that this model can have front- and rear-wheel steer, which signifies that not solely will it be capable of flip like a tank, “it will possibly drive diagonally like a crab.” That will make parking a bit simpler, whereas catching the eye of everybody across the Cybertruck when crab-like motion happens.
In August, Tesla introduced that the Cybertruck was being pushed back to 2022 and not using a clear purpose; however, the ongoing chip shortages are doubtless an enormous part of the issue. Those annoyed by the delay might now be glad it occurred if it means they’ll reconfigure their order to incorporate four motors to unlock diagonal driving and tank turning.