Tesla Cybertruck to feature crab mode, quad-motor option at launch

In short: Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck pickup some time in the past, noting the EV could be supplied in single-, dual- and triple-motor configurations. Per CEO Elon Musk’s latest tweets, it appears there’s additionally a four-motor model within the works.

Tesla’s flagship Cybertruck (tri-motor) can go from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds and provides over 500 miles of driving vary, main many to confer with it as certainly one of a sort.

Musk just lately confirmed that moreover the single-motor, dual-motor and triple-motor variants, there’s additionally going to be a four-motor model, and that it will be the primary to launch.

The quad-motor model is anticipated to weigh extra and be barely quicker than the tri-motor one, nevertheless it appears the previous will include different distinctive traits. This mannequin will allow the driving force to regulate the torque of every wheel and steer the truck like a tank – and even diagonally like a crab – because it options entrance and rear-wheel steer. Contemplating the pickup’s dimensions, the flexibility to drive it as described by Musk will definitely make parking a lot simpler.

Current footage of the Cybertruck exhibits somebody driving it by town, suburban roads, an unfinished Tesla Gigafactory and a area, depicting the automobile’s versatility. Nevertheless, it’s going to nonetheless be some time earlier than we see how versatile the automobile actually is, as Musk informed staff manufacturing will not begin till late 2022.

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