Tesla is preparing a new design for Cybertruck

Tesla is preparing a new design for Cybertruck

April 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Security concerns prompted the American manufacturer to rethink the design of the Cybertruck pickup truck.

Elon Musk wanted Tesla Cybertruck to have a futuristic design that looked like something from the movie Blade Runner, and it is safe to say that he succeeded. The first Tesla electric pickup truck was introduced last year with a very unusual design that turned Cybertruck into an Internet meme overnight. The sharp, corner design also raised concerns about pedestrian safety. In response to these reviews, Tesla announced that Cybertruck is being completely recycled.

Early rendering gives us a preview of the updated Cybertruck, and the most obvious difference is the rounded edges, which make it look more like a regular pickup similar in design to the Rivian R1T, which should meet the safety requirements. In addition, the pickup truck received a traditional cargo platform, which means that Cybertruck will lose its distinctive triangular profile and will have a lower payload.

Retractable door handles were replaced with conventional ones, and a roof rack was added for added practicality. However, the front of the pickup remains recognizable as the Cybertruck thin light strip has been preserved, but we suspect that it will also have to be dismantled in order to comply with safety regulations.

While the design of the Cybertruck is changing, the powertrain options are not. Tesla will continue to offer one-, two- and three-engine versions ranging in price from $ 39,900 to $ 69,000. Production of the Tesla Cybertruck was due to begin at the end of 2021, but the latest upgrade means that the first Tesla electric pickup will be delayed until April 1, 2023. This will allow Rivian to get a serious start, since the arrival of the R1T is scheduled for this year.