Tesla has just unveiled its new electric semi-truck, called the "Cybertruck". The prototype has a range of 500 miles, can go from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and has four-wheel drive. It has been in production since November 2017. Tesla is looking to have this truck on the road by 2023.
This truck is a step in the right direction for sustainable transport and could potentially be a replacement for diesel trucks that pollute our environment. The company also claims that its electric trucks are safer because their designs include fewer blind spots and more room to maneuver than traditional trucks.
A few days after being on exhibit at Tesla's Cyber Rodeo, the new Tesla Cybertruck is once again making headlines. This is due to several updates that have been made, some of which are excellent, while others may leave you perplexed.
The Tesla Cybertruck's most recent changes may make you love it or loathe it, depending on how you feel about it now. Here’s the list of 5 exceptional features of the Tesla Cybertruck you might not know:
- No door handles
- New tires
- Yoke steering wheel
- Single blade windshield wiper
- Unbreakable Design
At first, it may seem strange for a car to lack door handles. After all, how else would you get in? However, when you consider the unusual design of the Tesla Cybertruck and its mastermind, Elon Musk, it's not quite as surprising. The Tesla truck already resembles a spaceship, so the fact that it will automatically open when you approach it is surely nothing out of the ordinary.
The Tesla Cybertruck originally had enormous tires that resembled those of a science-fiction spacecraft, which is what the Tesla truck represents. However, the tires now appear remarkably subdued, much like tires on any other large truck.
You can tell by the tread that these new tires are made by Goodyear and are designed specifically for Cybertrucks. The tires of the Tesla truck also have the following ratings: 315/60R20 and E load.
Yoke steering wheel
The Cybertruck prototype, which Tesla unveiled in 2019, has a butterfly steering wheel, or what Tesla refers to as a "yoke" wheel. It might indicate that the new steering wheel will be much better than any other steering wheel, as Elon Musk stated that the Tesla Cybertruck will be a "technology bandwagon."
Single blade windshield wiper
The Tesla Cybertruck windshield wiper has lately garnered considerable attention. It was not surprising to find one on the Cyber Rodeo Cybertruck prototype. There it rested, a solitary long blade facing a massive windshield. Or perhaps it's the enormous windshield wiper. Regardless, the Tesla Cybertruck windshield wiper is just as distinctive as the Cybertruck itself.
Of course, you have heard that the Tesla Cybertruck is bulletproof and can withstand 9 mm bullets! But did you know that Tesla Cybertruck glass is also armored glass? Tesla Armor Glass is an indestructible glass that is paired with a polymer-layered combination.
It can absorb and redirect impact forces to increase performance and damage tolerance. However, at the launch, when Musk overconfidently calls a volunteer and asks him to throw an aluminum ball at the glass, it didn’t go as expected.
The throw almost shattered the armored glass, but Musk is Musk! He recovered from that failure in instant. He states, "It didn’t go through it, right?". However, the final product is yet to come.