Cybertruck's Clone: China's EF-1-T Bears a Striking Resemblance to Tesla Cybertruck
Edisonfuture, the subsidiary of the Chinese energy company SPI Energy, which was founded in 2016, plans to build electric vehicles in the future. Edisonfuture has now presented two upcoming models on its website. The EF-1-T is a pickup that should be available in three expansion stages. Interestingly: the pickup is visually very similar to the eagerly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck, with and optional load compartment cover with solar cells.
Cybertruck clone: from 0 to 60 in under four seconds.
In the standard version of the EF-1-T electric truck, a 476 hp motor is used, which is supposed to accelerate the pick-up to a speed of 60 miles in 6.5 seconds. The EF-1-T can handle just under 3.5 tons. The second expansion stage called EF-1-T Premium gets two engines, the performance of which is not yet known. This means that the truck should only need 4.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 miles per hour. The pulling power increases by a further 330 lb. The premium model, the EF-1-T Super, boasts three engines, is said to have almost 820 hp and go from zero to 60 in just under 4 seconds.
The pulling power of the EF-1-T is just under 3.9 tons. The customer can order each model as a “shortbed” version with a loading area of almost 2 meters in length or as a “longbed” with a loading area of 2.44 meters. Here you can see the EF-1-T in the video:
Similarity to the Cybertruck should attract buyers.
The EF-1-T's resemblance to Tesla's Cybertruck is likely to be intended by Edisonfuture. We know that the Tesla Cybertruck may also have its bed covered by solar cells. The EF-1-T can accommodate up to six people in two rows of seats. Even the top cover of the dashboard is paved with solar cells and should bring one or the other volt.
Edisonfuture has come up with a practical idea: the doors accommodate suitcases that can be removed and thus offer storage space to take with you.
Do you like the EF-1-T? Perhaps Tesla should get a few ideals for the Cybertruck based off this truck since the EF-1T is clearly inspired by the Cybertruck. I like a lot of things about this design.
I am very much in favor of putting solar panel on electric vehicles and am glad the Tesla Cybertruck will also have this future as an option. You know, adding 20 miles per day is not small. Also, if these solar panels were churning out 1 gallon of gasoline per day parked in your driveway, imagine the cost of 365 gallons of gas saving per year.
Do you think EF-1-T's design is better than that of the Tesla Cybertruck? Please, leave your comments in the comments section below and let's discuss this electric truck vs the Cybertruck.
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