First Tesla Cybertruck Will Be Four-Motor Variant, Says Musk

On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the electric vehicle manufacturer’s highly-anticipated cybertruck will first arrive with a four-motor variant. Turning to Twitter, the CEO wrote, “Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra-fast response torque control of each wheel.”

Musk has labelled the cybertruck, constructed from stainless steel, as an “insane technology bandwagon” that will be equipped with both front and rear-wheel steer, allowing the truck to “drive diagonally like a crab.”

Tesla’s cybertruck was first announced in 2019, with Musk previously stating the company received hundreds of thousands of orders for the vehicle when pre-orders became available. 

In October, all details regarding the cybertruck and its pricing were removed from the Tesla website. Instead, buyers are invited to put down a refundable deposit of $100 to secure a cybertruck. 

Production of Tesla’ cybertruck is expected to begin next year, with volume production set to commence in 2023. 

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