According to foreign media reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) confirmed the company’s target launch time for the Cyberquad. The Cyberquad is an electric ATV that works with the Cybertruck. In addition, Musk also hinted that the company may also launch an electric off-road motorcycle.
At the Cybertruck conference, in order to demonstrate the cargo capacity of this electric pickup, the Cyberquad also appeared. The Cybertruck can lower its rear suspension to make it easier to load vehicles and more.
Plus, it can use the body power (110v/220v) that the Cybertruck carries, which means the owner can also charge the ATV while the Cybertruck is transporting it.
At the press conference, Musk did not mention when the ATV will be officially released, saying that owners can choose to buy the ATV. Now Musk has confirmed the car’s launch date.
Musk said on Twitter that Tesla aims to launch the electric ATV by the end of 2021, saying: “Our goal is to have it on the market at the same time as the truck. This two-seater designed to work with the Cybertruck ATVs are going to be a lot of fun.”
In addition, Musk also said that adding an electric off-road motorcycle to the Cybertruck would also be a “cool” thing: “The electric off-road motorcycle would also be a cool vehicle.”
Electric car maker Tesla launched its long-awaited electric pickup Cybertruck last month, priced between $39,900 and $69,900, with more than 250,000 pre-orders, and mass production is expected to begin by the end of 2021.
Although Tesla’s electric pickup truck will take two years to be mass-produced, this does not prevent its CEO Musk from starting early, and he has already started driving the electric pickup truck.
Musk was seen driving an electric pickup on Saturday night, when he took his girlfriend Grimes to a sushi restaurant called Nobu in Los Angeles for a dinner with friends. After arriving at the restaurant, the Tesla electric pickup Cybertruck driven by Musk was parked in the parking lot in front of the restaurant, and passersby took the opportunity to take pictures around it from time to time. After the meal, Musk and his party walked out of the restaurant, along with actor Ed Norton, who seemed very interested in the electric pickup.
Foreign media reports also showed that at the Nobu restaurant that night, there was also Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen (Franz von Holzhausen), who was at the launch of Tesla’s electric pickup. He used a sledgehammer to smash the door of the car and “rolled over” in the subsequent session where the steel ball smashed the window glass. At the press conference, the two windows of the electric pickup were smashed by the steel balls he threw, but It is unclear whether Franz dined with Musk or the others that night.
It is worth noting that, as the CEO of Tesla, Musk drives a Model S every day, and also drives a Model 3, but it may be the first time that an electric car that has not been released in mass production has appeared on public roads before. There is no news of him driving a non-production car on the road, which to a certain extent also confirms his love for this electric car.
Tesla launched the electric pickup at a press conference at 8:00 pm Pacific Time on November 21st, which is noon on the 22nd, Beijing time. There are single-motor rear-wheel drive versions, dual-motor all-wheel drive versions and three-motor full-wheel drive versions There are three wheel-drive versions, with a range of 250 miles to 500 miles (402 kilometers to 804.7 kilometers), with two rows of six seats and 2.83 cubic meters of storage space.
In terms of mass production time, the single-motor rear-wheel drive version and the dual-motor all-wheel drive version are expected to start mass production at the end of 2021, and the three-motor all-wheel drive version is expected to be mass-produced by the end of 2022. However, this is only the estimated mass production time given by Tesla, and it remains to be seen whether mass production can be carried out as scheduled.
Musk driving an electric pickup to eat out isn’t the first time Tesla’s electric pickup, unveiled last month, has been seen on public roads. Just five days after the launch, the Tesla electric pickup was seen on public roads near Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, followed by a blue Tesla Model X.
After being seen on public roads in Hawthorne, Tesla’s electric pickup truck has also appeared on public roads in Los Angeles several times. Foreign media reports show that Tesla’s electric pickup truck was driven out for dinner on the same day, Tesla Lara’s electric pickups have also been spotted near Los Angeles International Airport.
But Musk reiterated that the company will not develop electric motorcycles for road use because, from his own experience, such vehicles are very dangerous. “We don’t do road motorcycles because it’s too dangerous,” he said. “I rode a motorcycle once when I was 17, and I almost died when I was hit by a truck.”