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Elon Musck reveals details about Tesla’s secretive Cyberquad electric ATV in a new tweet


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It made its debut at Telsa’s Cybertruck unveiling and now the firm’s CEO has shared an important detail of its secretive Cyberquad – it will be available for purchase.

Elon Musk revealed in a tweet that the two seater ATV is set to be released at the same time as the Cybertruck, as they were originally designed as a pair.

Although the exact launch date of the Cybertruck has not yet been establish, it is expected to be available at some point in 2021 or early 2022.

‘We’ll aim to have it come out same time as truck,’ Musk shared in a tweet on December 7.

‘Two seater electric ATV designed to work with Cybertruck would be fun.’

It made its debut at Telsa’s Cybertruck unveiling and now the firm’s CEO has shared an important detail of its secretive Cyberquad – it will be available for purchase

‘Electric dirt bikes would be cool too.’

‘We won’t do road bikes, as too dangerous.’

‘I was hit by a truck & almost died on one when I was 17.’  

The vehicle, called Tesla Cyberquad, was used to demonstrate the loading capacity of the Cybertruck, which can lower its rear suspension to accommodate easier loading of a vehicle on a ramp to the bed of electric pickup truck, according to Electrek.

The ATV charges when plugged into the electric outlets on the Tesla Cybertruck.

Musk has previously noted that electric vehicles are key to ‘solving sustainable energy’, with the Cybertruck and ATV part of his attempts to fulfill this.

Elon Musk revealed in a tweet that the two seater ATV is set to be released at the same time as the Cybertruck, as they were originally designed as a pair

Elon Musk revealed in a tweet that the two seater ATV is set to be released at the same time as the Cybertruck, as they were originally designed as a pair

The vehicle, called Tesla Cyberquad, was used to demonstrate the loading capacity of the Cybertruck, which can lower its rear suspension to accommodate easier loading of a vehicle on a ramp to the bed of electric pickup truc

The vehicle, called Tesla Cyberquad, was used to demonstrate the loading capacity of the Cybertruck, which can lower its rear suspension to accommodate easier loading of a vehicle on a ramp to the bed of electric pickup truc

The highly-anticipated CyberTruck was revealed last month, but was not the success Musk had hoped for.

The billionaire floundered on stage when the vehicle’s armored glass windows cracked in a demonstration intended to prove their indestructible design.

Even though the reveal seemed like a nightmare for Musk, it has not deterred the public from purchasing the futuristic truck.

The ATV charges when plugged into the electric outlets on the Tesla Cybertruck. Musk has previously noted that electric vehicles are key to 'solving sustainable energy', with the Cybertruck and ATV part of his attempts to fulfill this

The ATV charges when plugged into the electric outlets on the Tesla Cybertruck. Musk has previously noted that electric vehicles are key to ‘solving sustainable energy’, with the Cybertruck and ATV part of his attempts to fulfill this

Although the exact launch date of the Cybertruck has not yet been establish, it is expected to be available at some point in 2021 or early 2022

Although the exact launch date of the Cybertruck has not yet been establish, it is expected to be available at some point in 2021 or early 2022

Musk has previously noted that electric vehicles are key to 'solving sustainable energy', with the Cybertruck and ATV part of his attempts to fulfill this

Musk has previously noted that electric vehicles are key to ‘solving sustainable energy’, with the Cybertruck and ATV part of his attempts to fulfill this

Within one week of the truck’s unveiling, Musk reported the firm had sold more than 250,000 vehicles in pre-orders, which generated more than $25 million worth of down payments.

The industrial-looking Cybertruck is covered in the same steel alloy Musk plans to use for his SpaceX Starship rocket and will be able to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in about three seconds, the Tesla chief executive claimed in his presentation.

Musk also said the entry-level model will have a starting price of $39,900 and a 400- to 250-mile range, while a deluxe option will be able to travel twice the distance and will sell for $69,900.

A few days after Musk stood on the stage in California, baffled at the broken glass, he revealed just what went wrong.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo.

Designer Franz von Holzhausen had hit the car’s door with a sledgehammer to prove its toughness and, while it appeared to go unscathed, this ‘cracked the base of [the] glass’, according to Musk.

The highly-anticipated CyberTruck was revealed last month, but was not the success Musk had hoped for. The billionaire floundered on stage when the vehicle's armored glass windows cracked in a demonstration intended to prove their indestructible design

The highly-anticipated CyberTruck was revealed last month, but was not the success Musk had hoped for. The billionaire floundered on stage when the vehicle’s armored glass windows cracked in a demonstration intended to prove their indestructible design 

It is unclear, however, if this explanation accounts for the breaking of the rear passenger window, which was not similarly hammered.

It is also conceivable that it was the combination of the three different onslaughts — the ball, the sledgehammer and then the ball again — that pushed the glass to its literal breaking point.

Musk also addressed why the Cybertruck’s outer shell is so angular — a design feature that has drawn much amusement online.

‘Reason Cybertruck is so planar is that you can’t stamp ultra-hard 30X steel, because it breaks the stamping press,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘Even bending it requires a deep score on inside of bend, which is how the prototype was made.’

WHY DID THE CYBERTRUCK WINDOWS BREAK? 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was left stunned when he unveiled the firm’s Cybertruck last week after the armored glass windows broke in a demonstration.

Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen hurled a softball-sized metal ball at the driver’s side window to demonstrate the strength of the glass, which Musk called ‘Transparent Metal Glass.’ It shattered.

‘Oh my … God,’ Musk said, uttering an expletive. ‘Maybe that was a little too hard.’

They tried it a second time on the left passenger window, which spider-cracked again.

Musk recovered with a one-liner: ‘At least it didn’t go through. That´s a plus side.’

Today, the CEO revealed just what went wrong on the stage.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo.

Designer Franz von Holzhausen had hit the car’s door with a sledgehammer to prove its toughness and, while it appeared to go unscathed, this ‘cracked the base of [the] glass’, according to Musk.

It is unclear, however, if this explanation accounts for the breaking of the rear passenger window, which was not similarly hammered.

It is also conceivable that it was the combination of the three different onslaughts — the ball, the sledgehammer and then the ball again — that pushed the glass to its literal breaking point.

Musk also addressed why the Cybertruck’s outer shell is so angular — a design feature that has drawn much amusement online.

‘Reason Cybertruck is so planar is that you can’t stamp ultra-hard 30X steel, because it breaks the stamping press,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘Even bending it requires a deep score on inside of bend, which is how the prototype was made.’

 



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