According to Tesla, the EV maker has designed the Cybertruck to be the “toughest truck in the world.” The Cybertruck has a lot of features that make it a leader in the durability front.
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Tesla has also confirmed that the Cybertruck’s 30X cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton and shatter-resistant glass have also made it to production.
Tesla has been doing several demonstrations to show off the Cybertruck’s capabilities. Tesla took 2 release candidate Cybertrucks both decked out with SpaceX Starlink mobile receivers on a 1280-mile off-road journey across the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.
Tesla has also taken Cybertruck prototypes into icy conditions where the vehicle was spotted utilizing its rear-wheel steering to do a standing 180-degree turn, drift in reverse, and do other cool tricks.
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We’ve also seen Cybertruck’s hot weather testing in the Mojave desert heat and showing off the new steer-by-wire variable dynamic steering ratio in tight parking spots. All this is in addition to a new Cybertruck comparison video Tesla was spotted shooting pitting the truck against a Porche 911.
All this testing has been wonderful to see however, what a new Cybertruck was spotted doing yesterday might be the most exciting Cybertruck demonstration so far.
To be perfectly clear, this new demonstration was just a tease however, if this ends up being a small glimpse of what’s to come, then it’ll blow all previous Cybertruck demonstrations out of the water.
A Cybertruck prototype has been spotted in Texas on a beach. The vehicle then proceeds to intentionally go into the ocean and drive briefly.
This on its own will not be a big deal however, Elon Musk in the past has said that “the Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes, and even sees that aren't too choppy.”
Needs be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2022
Musk then added the Cybertruck “Needs to be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island which requires crossing the channel.”
For context, this channel is a quarter mile long and has a water depth of over 10 feet, which means, the Cybertruck will not be driving on the sea bed but rather will be floating like a proper boat and will utilize its wheels for thrust to make it across the channel.
So going back to the recent Cybertruck sighting, the vehicle did not go deep enough into the sea to be able to float, however, if Tesla engineers are purposely driving the Cybertruck into the sea, it suggests that the EV make is planning to show some type of demonstration where the Cybertruck is seen functioning as a boat.
Currently, we’ve yet to see the Cbyertruck’s “boat mode” properly in action however, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as the Tesla shows off more and more of the Cybertruck’s capabilities. Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Excited to see the Cybertruck being driven in the ocean? What other advantages do you think the Cybertruck will have over gas trucks which for obvious reasons can’t be driven in deep water? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.