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Elon Musk claims Cybertruck could ‘easily’ function as a boat

Multiple delays have pushed the Tesla Cybertruck’s launch date back and forth. The Cybertruck hasn’t started production yet, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to brag about the electric truck’s unique capabilities. Musk, as he’s known, has taken to Twitter to share the latest features of his upcoming Cyber ​​truck, including the truck acting as a boat.

“The Cybertruck is waterproof enough to be used as a boat for short periods of time, allowing it to traverse rivers, lakes and even oceans where there aren’t many waves,” Musk said on Twitter. . The CEO continues, cyber truck “We need to be able to reach South Padre Island from Starbase, but this requires crossing the strait.”

Musk didn’t provide any information beyond the two tweets or an explanation as to why Cybertruck had to cross the channel. Anyone who uses Google Maps will know that there is a driving route connecting his two points that circles the South Bay. I also don’t know how to describe this world “easily”. This is an ambiguous time. Simply put, it can represent 5 minutes, 1 hour, or 30 seconds.

Given that the tweet was sent while Hurricane Ian was moving north from Florida, it’s likely that the tweet has more to do with Cybertruck’s ability to traverse flooded roads than it does actually cross water. but with a mask Teslaengineers know the real reason behind the tweet.

A few Model Y Owners may find Musk’s tweet ironic, as quite a few owners have reported finding water in the front trunk after a car wash or storm.

This isn’t the first time Musk has hinted at the Cybertruck’s water-handling capabilities. In 2020, Musk tweeted that the Cybertruck could “float for a while.” The Cybertruck isn’t the only Tesla that can reportedly handle some water. In 2016, Musk once again took to Twitter, saying, model S “It floats so well that it turns into a boat in a short time.”

Tesla isn’t the only one that can survive high water levels.The most rugged electric car like GMC Hummer EV Pickup When Rivian R1T Can pass through high water. The Hummer EV pickup has a maximum depth of 32 inches, while the R1T can go through 36 inches or more. Most EVs have battery packs encased in hermetically sealed shells to protect them from vibration, temperature extremes, fire, and water.

Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in November 2019, saying production of the electric pickup would be by the end of 2021. 2022 productionUnfortunately, Cybertruck has been hit by a number of delays and production of the truck has yet to begin. According to Tesla’s recent second-quarter earnings report, the Cybertruck is now set to begin production in mid-2023.

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