Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck will have four-motor variant

Which would match the Rivian R1T that’s already in production

Tesla employer Elon Musk claimed on Friday the much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck would feature a high-end four-motor variation.

” First production will certainly be 4 motor variant, with independent, extremely fast action torque control of each wheel,” Musk said in a tweet.

Calling the electrical pickup an “ridiculous innovation bandwagon,” Musk said the Cybertruck would have both front- as well as rear-wheel guide that would “not just (turn) like a storage tank– it can drive diagonally like a crab.”

The vehicle would certainly compete with pickup such as GMC’s Hummer EV, Ford’s F-150 Lightning and also Rivian’s R1T. Of those, R1T is driven by four specific electric motors powering all four wheels, as well as GMC’s Hummer can drive diagonally.

Tesla’s pickup truck, initially revealed in 2019, is made of stainless-steel utilized in rockets, and also Musk has actually asserted to have gotten numerous hundred thousand orders for the Cybertruck when preorders were opened.

Musk claimed he would provide updates on the Tesla item roadmap on the following earnings telephone call. Cybertruck growth has dealt with delays, but production is currently expected to begin next year and reach volume manufacturing in 2023.