Waterproof: Tesla boss announcement: Will the Cybertruck be able to swim? | news
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“Will Tesla make water cars?”
“Does Tesla want to make aquatic cars?” Translated: Will Tesla Make Water Cars? That’s the question a young man asked Elon Musk during a shareholders’ meeting in 2019.
Musk didn’t seem really convinced of this idea at the time, he said: “I think the market for it will be small. Small, but enthusiastic.” However, he added that Tesla already has a design for an underwater car but has no plans to put it into production, Popular Mechanics reports.
Fan dreams now seem to be coming true
It seems that fans’ dreams are about to come true. Because Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve as a boat for a short time. He can cross rivers, lakes and even seas that are not too turbulent.
Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren’t too choppy
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
The only question now is what is meant by “temporarily” and when the Cybertruck will finally go into production. Tesla has named 2023 as the start of mass production, but because this was originally announced for 2021 and then postponed to 2022, it remains to be seen whether the promise can be kept this time.
Elon Musk has long been a fan of underwater cars
The idea of building an underwater car is by no means new to Elon Musk. As early as 2013, after buying James Bond’s Lotus Esprit for $997,000, the idea of turning the car into a working underwater car came up – with an electric drive, of course, The Guardian reported. It seems that there are also personal dreams in this area. Now it remains to be seen whether Elon Musk will actually make his dream come true.
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