In a surprising revelation, Elon Musk confirms that Tesla will introduce a “mod package” for the Cybertruck that transforms it into a boat. It will make the pickup truck capable of navigating up to 100 meters of water. Musk’s ambitious vision for Tesla vehicles briefly serving as boats isn’t entirely new, but with the Cybertruck, it takes a bold step toward blending off-road capabilities with aquatic adventures.
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Elon Musk Shares Idea of Tesla Cybertruck Crossing 1,100 feet of Water
Elon Musk has, on multiple occasions, teased the idea of Tesla vehicles having the ability to operate as boats. While these claims were met with skepticism, Musk is doubling down on this concept. This is largely true in case of the Cybertruck, an all-terrain electric pickup. Last year, Musk asserts that the Cybertruck will be “waterproof enough” to function momentarily as a boat. This will allow it to traverse rivers, lakes, and even relatively calm seas. The goal, Musk shared, is for a Cybertruck to cross the water between SpaceX’s Starbase and South Padre Island in Texas, covering a distance of about 360 meters (1,100 feet).
Off-Road Mode and “Wade Mode” for Aquatic Adventures
With the recent commencement of Cybertruck deliveries, it was unveiled that the Off-Road Mode includes a specialized “Wade Mode.” This mode pressurizes the battery pack, ensuring a sealed environment. While these features are practical for off-road excursions, they lay the foundation for the Cybertruck’s aquatic aspirations.
Elon Musk responds to Lars Moravy’s statement about connecting an electric outboard motor to the Cybertruck by revealing Tesla’s plans to offer a “mod package.” This package aims to equip the Cybertruck to navigate at least 100 meters of water. Primarily, this is done through upgrades to the cabin door seals. While the release timeline of the package remains unknown, it opens up exciting possibilities for Cybertruck owners. Interestingly, even before Tesla’s official announcement, creative minds had envisioned the Cybertruck’s potential as a boat. Following the Cybertruck’s unveiling, a company even designed a kit that transforms. it into an electric catamaran.
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What We Think
As Tesla continues to push the boundaries of innovation, the prospect of a Cybertruck doubling as a boat adds a new dimension to electric vehicle capabilities. The “mod package” represents not just an upgrade but a gateway to ‘uncharted waters’. With this, the Cybertruck becomes a symbol of versatility. It challenges traditional perceptions of what an electric pickup can achieve. With this announcement, Tesla invites its community to imagine a future where the road less traveled might just lead to the open sea.
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