Elon Musk was asked by a Twitter user to share the news about the upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup truck, which should begin production before the end of this year. And he answered.
Musk said that he usually spends Friday night at Tesla’s design studio and confirmed that the Cybertruck will be much the same as it was shown to the public. But the most important thing is that the car will receive a fully controlled chassis: not only the wheels of the front, but also the rear axle will turn. This will make the pickup more maneuverable and reduce the turning radius: since the Cybertruck is a large vehicle, the fully steerable chassis will make it much more convenient for turning on narrow streets, parking in tight streets, etc. Something similar is implemented in another electric pickup – the GMC Hummer EV. It can move diagonally, a feature GM called it Crab Walk.
Friday afternoons are usually Tesla design studio time. Cybertruck will be almost exactly what was shown. We’re adding rear wheel steering, so it can do tight turns & maneuver with high agility. Lot of other great things coming.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 3, 2021
Elon Musk also promised “many other great things” to Cybertruck. Which ones? It’s not clear yet, but Tesla knows how to surprise.
Tesla Semi with a range of 800 km will be released this year, Cybertruck with the same range – next
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that the company will begin deliveries of its Semi electric truck with a range of about 800 km this year, with a Cybertruck with the same range coming in 2023.
At the time of the announcement of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that production versions of the 36-ton electric truck would have a range of about 480 and 800 km at a price of $150,000 and $180,000, respectively. The truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 20 seconds, even with a huge load. Pre-orders began to be accepted in May of this year with a deposit of $20,000.
As for the Cybertruck, Musk recently acknowledged that the company would not be able to sell a vehicle with the features and price it announced in 2019, when the pickup truck was introduced.
Tesla 500 mile range Semi Truck starts shipping this year, Cybertruck next year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2022
At the time of the announcement, the single-motor Cybertruck was offered for pre-order for $39,900, the dual-motor version started at $49,900, and the triple-motor version started at $69,900.
Honda and Sony team up to take on Tesla
Honda and Sony have decided to compete with the American company Tesla in the electric car market, as stated in an interview with the Nikkei newspaper by the president of the automaker, Toshihiro Mibe.
When asked by the Nikkei about whether Honda and Sony are ready to beat the American company in the electric car market, he answered as follows:
We will not play catch-up with Tesla, instead we will bring new, original value to our products. Nevertheless, we intend to make Tesla a worthy competitor.
Honda and Sony plan to create a venture company Sony Honda Mobility during 2022, which will develop and manufacture electric vehicles. Primary production will take place at existing Honda plants. In doing so, Sony will offer digital services for the upcoming mobile platform.
We are very pleased to have signed a joint venture agreement with Sony, which has strengths in advanced digital technology. and shares our desire to take on new challenges.
The news follows Sony’s announcement of its intention to become an electric vehicle brand. The company introduced the Vision S 02 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Sales of new cars will begin in 2025.
Iln Musk sells Tesla stock for $7 billion
According to The Wall Street Journal, citing US regulators, Tesla CEO and largest shareholder Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares.
This comes amid uncertainty over the fate of his $44 billion Twitter deal. He sold the shares in case the court ordered him to buy Twitter, so as not to rush to sell the assets at a reduced cost, the publication believes. The shares were sold between Friday and Tuesday, leaving him with about 15% of the company’s shares.
At the end of April, Elon Musk sold $4 billion worth of Tesla shares amid an agreement with Twitter management to buy the company. In July, the entrepreneur refused to buy a social network due to the fact that Twitter, according to him, hides the real information about the number of fake accounts on the social network.
Twitter sued the billionaire for refusing to complete the deal. On August 6, the businessman said he was ready to make a deal if Twitter provided full information about the number of bots on the social network.
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