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Musk says Tesla’s Cybertruck will have a four-engine variant

FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a chat with legendary game designer Todd Howard at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles, California, United States Ky, June 13, 2019. REUTERS / Mike Blake

December 3, 2021

(Reuters) -Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk said on Friday that the electric carmaker’s much-anticipated Cybertruck will launch with a premium four-engine variant.

Musk said in a tweet https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1466798224187006983?s=20″

Calling the electric pickup truck “a fleet of crazy tech,” Musk said the Cybertruck will have both front and rear wheels “not only (turning) like a tank – it can drive diagonally like a crab.”

The vehicle will compete with pickup trucks like GMC’s Hummer EV, Ford’s F-150 Lightning and Rivian’s R1T. Among them, the R1T is driven by four individual motors powering all four wheels, and GMC’s Hummer can drive diagonally.

Tesla’s pickup truck, first announced in 2019, is made of the stainless steel used in the rocket and Musk has touted having received several hundred thousand pre-orders for the Cybertruck. is opened.

Musk said he will update on the product roadmap during his next earnings call. Cybertruck production is expected to begin next year and hit mass production in 2023.

The company has so far avoided a major meltdown from supply chain woes and global semiconductor shortages that have plagued legacy automakers.

(Reporting by Nivedita Balu and Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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