Elon Musk Has Changed His Mind About Reducing the Tesla Cybertruck in Size

The Tesla Cybertruck will retain the size and shape of the show car, despite Musk's earlier desire to reduce the electric car in size.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given up the previously announced plan to reduce the size of the Cybertruck. At the same time, he says that the company may release another compact electric truck for the global market in the future. This was reported by Electrek.

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Musk spoke about how to shrink the Tesla Cybertruck so that it could fit in a regular garage shortly after the premiere. Last month, he made several comments about the Tesla Cybertruck and how it will be changed during production.

Future owners were promised to receive a modified air suspension and an opportunity to choose a body color from several options. At the same time, Musk said that the production version will be smaller than the prototype by 3% with a smoother center line and an understated window one.

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Now, Musk writes on Twitter that they could not reduce the size of the pickup after discussing the Cybertruck design aspect with Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen.

Reviewed [the Cybertruck] design with Franz last night. Even 3% smaller is too small. It will be pretty much this size.

Musk wrote.

At the same time, he added that Tesla might later release a compact pickup that would get the functionality and capacity of full-size pickups. Musk also confirmed that two more powerful versions of the Cybertruck will be released at the end of 2021. These will be two — and three-engined variants with a drive range of 480-805 km.

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The minimum price tag will be $49,000. The standard truck with one engine will be released later at a price of $40,000. According to Electrek, Tesla has already collected more than half a million pre-orders for the Cybertruck around the world. Tesla plans to build a new factory in Texas for its production.

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