Tesla's Cybertruck Just Got Even More Ridiculous

Elon Musk now claims that the long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to cross small bodies of calm water.
Written by Preston Charles
Reviewed by Serena Aburahma
Oct 10, 2022
Elon Musk can build it all, or at the very least he says he can. How about dropping in enough waterproofing to turn that new, do-it-all
Tesla
Cybertruck into a small boat capable of crossing calm bodies of water? 
That’s what the modern-day Thomas Edison with a Tweeting addiction,
Musk
, is claiming his new, yet-to-be-released EV truck can do.  
As someone who can’t afford both a car and a boat, it does sound like an appealing two-for. All-aboard!

Elon said what about the Cybertruck!?

Just hours after
Electrek
, reported on the first 8X8 amphibious EV, Musk chimed in on Twitter saying that, “Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and even seas that aren’t too choppy.”
He got more specific by saying that he wanted the truck to be able to cross the channel from Space X’s Starbase to South Padre Island in South Texas. 
For reference, that’s a roughly 1,100 ft crossing. Is traffic bad on the causeway to South Padre? Slow propulsion will come from the wheels so just drive on in, the water’s nice! 

Not Tesla’s first wade in the water

After a video surfaced of a Tesla Model S driving/swimming through a flooded tunnel, Musk said that it was always his intention for the Model S to be waterproof and able to act as a small boating craft. At the same time; however, he said it wasn’t recommended. 
In 2020 he made a similar remark about people being able to turn their Cybertruck into an amphibious vehicle. 
There’s even been a third-party company, Cybercat Catamaran, that wants to sell a wild-looking conversion kit that will transform your Cybertruck into a catamaran. Although, if the whole thing can function as a boat, it’s likely a redundant accessory. 

The future will soon be here with the Cybertruck

The Cybertruck is expected to go into
production in mid-2023
at the Gigafactory in Texas. The base price is estimated to be $39,000 for the single-motor, rear-wheel drive-only model. 
There’s no word on whether the base model will be able to drive you across a small body of water or if you’ll need an AWD build. 
The two motor, AWD model will start at an estimated $50,000 and the three-motor model will begin at an estimated $70,000 with an impressive range of 500 miles per full charge. 

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