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Musk says Tesla Cybertruck might function as a boat soon

Musk says Tesla Cybertruck might function as a boat soon Cybertruck (Tesla)

Cybertruck, Tesla's electric pickup, could soon have the capability to double as a boat, according to the company's owner Elon Musk.

Musk revealed plans to offer a modification package that would allow the Cybertruck to navigate approximately 100 meters of water.

“We are going to offer a mod package that enables Cybertruck to traverse at least 100m of water as a boat,” Musk wrote on X.

This statement came in response to a video from an episode of "Jay Leno's Garage" posted by Sawyer Merritt.

In the featured clip, where Jay Leno test-drives the highly anticipated Cybertruck, Tesla's Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, Lars Moravy, suggested that with some simple adjustments, the steel truck could be transformed into a functional boat.

“The vehicle almost floats, maybe you have to add a little bit of extra buoyancy just to keep it up,” Moravy said. “If you’re creative, and you want, you could figure out how to put an outboard motor, plugged into your outlet there, turn it on from your screen, and go boating.”

Elon Musk further added, "Mostly just need to upgrade cabin door seals."

Tesla's Cybertruck

On December 1, Tesla officially started the first deliveries of its Cybertruck, a battery-electric full-size pickup truck made of glossy stainless steel. The announced price for the base model will start at $60,990, which is 50% higher than initially advertised by Musk in 2019.

Tesla also releases Cybertruck for Kids, priced at $1,500. While the full-sized Cybertruck for adults boasts advanced features and a hefty price tag, this scaled-down version is more accessible and playful.