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Tesla Confirms a Cybertruck Solar Panel Cover That According to Elon Musk “Can Generate 15 Miles Per Day” Will be Offered as an Accessory

Elon Musk promised at the Cybertruck unveiling that the vehicle will have a solar panel cover option that “can generate 15 miles per day.” And now Tesla code reveals that the EV maker is working on “Cybertruck solar.”

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We’re only hours away from the Cybertruck delivery event and excitement for the truck can not get any higher.

At the last minute, we’ve received several leaks showing multiple never-before-seen Cybertruck details. Yesterday, a Tesla manager confirmed that the Cybertruck will have a relatively small 123KWh battery pack.

From earlier leaks and official communications from Tesla, we also know that the Cybertruck features air suspension with industry-leading 14 inches of suspension travel, shatter-resistant glass, and bulletproof and arrowproof body panels.

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Additional information includes 800-volt high-voltage architecture, 48-volt low-voltage architecture, a secondary 8-inch screen for rear passengers, “Beast Mode” that can outrun a Porsche 911, and so on.

All these leaks have been exciting, however, we’ve also had our fair share of disappointing Cybertruck news including the fact that the vehicle has a meaningfully decreased towing and payload capacity and a Cybertruck showing a 267-mile range at full charge.

For better or worse, we’re happy to see all this Cybertruck information ahead of the November 30 event. And today, thanks to an update to Tesla’s mobile app which was unpacked by white hat hackers, we know several pieces of new Cybertruck information.

The mobile app update contained several details including new Cybertruck “Beast Mode” visualization, wheel sizes, and other accessories.

However, the best one of all the leaked information, at least for me is the mention of “Cybertruck Solar”. According to Tesla App Updates, which wrote a complete breakdown of everything uncovered in the new update, Tesla will be offering a solar panel accessory for the truck.

Tesla App Updates wrote…

Tesla's Cybertruck is poised to offer an innovative solar cover accessory, a testament to the company's commitment to sustainable and self-sufficient energy solutions. This solar cover is designed to harness solar energy, effectively converting sunlight into additional electric power for the vehicle. Not only does it promise to extend the driving range by capturing renewable energy, but it also adds a layer of practicality and efficiency for owners who may be away from charging stations.

Here you can learn more about Tesla Cybertruck's Solar Option from Torque News Youtube channel.


Although exciting, this is not the first time we’ve heard Tesla hinting that it’ll be offering a solar panel option for the Cybertruck.

Elon Musk, following the Cybertruck’s original unveiling, had promised there “will be an option to add solar power that generates 15 miles per day, possibly more. Would love this to be self-powered. Adding fold-out solar wings would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. Avg miles per day in the US is 30.”

With the latest mobile app update, it appears as though Tesla is developing a solar panel accessory that could accomplish Musk’s original goal.

Currently, besides the mention of the Cybertruck Solar accessory, there isn’t a lot known about this feature. However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we learn more about Tesla’s plans. Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited to learn that Tesla will be offering a solar panel accessory for the Cybertruck? Do you think an additional 15 miles per day is compelling enough to offer this accessory? 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.

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LANCE THIBAULT (not verified)    December 22, 2023 - 9:16AM

Why haven't we heard more about this since the delivery event? It needs to happen. We've gotten all kinds of other post event details and information from new owners and social media gurus. Some with access to Tesla's people needs to ask what's up with the CT solar cover?