Elon Musk has announced on Friday that the car maker’s much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck will come with a high-end four motor variant. “Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra-fast response torque control of each wheel.” said Musk.
The entrepreneur called the electric pick-up truck an “insane technology bandwagon,” adding that Tesla Cybertruck will also have both front and rear-wheel steer that would “not just (turn) like a tank but it can drive diagonally like a crab.”
The Tesla Cybertruck will compete with the likes of GMC’s Hummer EV and Ford’s F-150 Lightning as well as Rivian’s R1T, which is also driven by four individual motors powering all four wheels. It bears mentioning that the GMC’s Hummer can also drive diagonally.
Tesla Cybertruck was first announced in 2019 and the pick-up is made of stainless steel used in rockets and Elon Musk has touted receiving several hundred thousand orders for the vehicle during the pre-order stage.
Production of the Cybertruck is expected to begin next year and each full volume production in 2023. However, the current global semi-conductor shortage might be a hinderance to fulfil the pre-orders but the company has so far avoided a major crisis resulting from the shortage.