By: Nick Gambino
One of the most awaited Tesla vehicles is the ever elusive Cybertruck. We first got our glimpse of the electric vehicle last year BC (Before Covid). Since then it’s been all quiet on the Cybertruck front. Now it looks like we might soon get a glimpse of the changes and upgrades made to the electric-powered truck in the intervening months since its debut.
This week, Elon Musk answered someone on Twitter who was asking when we might see the armored pickup truck. “Sure, maybe in a month or do,” the Tesla CEO tweeted.
Sure, maybe in a month or so
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2020
This wouldn’t be the first time Musk has promised a timeline that doesn’t play out. He’s pretty optimistic as far as tech CEOs go, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. His innovation and cowboy ways has resulted in some of the most revolutionary tech this side of the 21st century.
As far as what we might see in the new design, he wasn’t too forthcoming with details. “New design is better with many minor tweaks,” Musk responded to another on Twitter. “Even the small details matter.”
He did describe the Cybertruck as “basically a thank from the future that’s road-legal” in the same thread. The truck we saw last year was like something out of an 80s sci-fi flick. Part of me hopes they didn’t scrap that design because I’m ready for a full return to the ass-kicking, bubble-gum-chewing 80s.
We do know they were looking at playing around with the size a bit, mainly downsizing it, probably to appeal more to the general consumer. That apparently later changed. It can be a little difficult to stay up with the latest in Tesla as a lot of the information is casually thrown out by Musk via Twitter or while giving talks.
If things go as planned, we should see the Cybertruck roll off the assembly line toward the end of 2021 at a starting price of just under $40,000. That kind of price is in line with Tesla’s efforts to make their electric vehicles affordable to the general public, positioning the company to gain a real advantage over gas-powered vehicles.