Musk: The new Tesla electric pickup CyberTruck is designed without door handles
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Twitter that the electric pickup CyberTruck will not have any door handles. This will be one of the most specific adjustments in CyberTruck's new design, in addition to slightly reducing the overall size. The first prototype of CyberTruck had the same door handles as other Tesla models.
Musk previously revealed that Tesla is making "small improvements" to the CyberTruck design, and the new models will be better than the prototypes shown in 2019. It is reported that the first prototype of CyberTruck has the same door handle as other Tesla models. It now appears that Tesla has removed this part in the latest adjustments. In addition, the car will slightly reduce the overall size.
In the Tesla third-quarter earnings conference call in January, Musk said that CyberTruck may be on the streets as early as the end of 2021. Musk said earlier this month that he would disclose more information about CyberTruck in April. Although he did not disclose the technical details of the design without door handles this time, Tesla has been studying the technology to make the door open and close automatically.
It is reported that Tesla's CyberTruck top-equipped model may be equipped with 3 electric motors, and it will take less than 3 seconds to accelerate from 0-96 km/h. It will also provide single-motor and dual-motor versions to meet the needs of different markets and users. At the same time, some CyberTruck models are expected to retain bulletproof glass and "stainless steel" body appearance. The car will be produced in the Tesla plant in Texas in the future. Foreign media speculate that if the production preparations go smoothly, the first batch of new cars will be mass-produced and delivered as soon as the end of this year.
Although he did not disclose the technical details of the realization of the doorless handle design, Tesla has been studying the technology to make the door open and close automatically for many years. Tesla's Model X has automatically opened and closed the doors since 2015, and will automatically open the doors when the driver approaches the car. The upcoming Tesla Roadster introduces a sliding button to open the door, and CyberTruck may use a similar setting.
Post time: Mar-26-2021