Right now on the territory of the American stateTexas is building a new Tesla plant. It's called Gigafactory 5, but there is also an unofficial name - Giga Texas. Tesla Semi trucks and Cybertruck pickups are expected to be assembled there, in addition to the manufacturer's cars. The other day, Elon Musk himself visited the plant under construction, and not in an ordinary car, but at the wheel of a test version of the long-awaited pickup truck. While the entrepreneur was giving a speech to the workers, people managed to photograph the upcoming novelty from different angles and even looked into his salon. To be honest, the car still looks very strange: the main panel looks like a kitchen countertop, and the steering wheel is like the steering wheel of a racing car. But let's talk about everything in order and figure out what else interesting did the eyewitnesses see and when is the company going to present the final model?
Features of the Tesla Cybertruck pickup
The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup wasintroduced in November 2019. The company managed to greatly surprise the audience with the design of its car. We, of course, expected to see something futuristic - before the presentation, Elon Musk said that his pickup truck would be made in the style of the Blade Runner movie. However, the design of the novelty turned out to be too bold and has a very angular shape. Despite the fact that the pickup looks very solid, during the demonstration, a Tesla employee unexpectedly for everyone (even for himself) smashed its window. After that, a lot of memes about the new Tesla car appeared on the Internet.
And if it's no joke, Tesla Cybertruck willavailable in three versions: with one, two or three electric motors. The cheapest version will be able to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.5 seconds, while the "older" modification picks up this speed in 2.9 seconds. A car can travel up to 800 kilometers on a single charge, but this figure again depends on the model. The initial Tesla Cybertruck will cost customers $ 40,000. You can place a preliminary order now, on the official website of the company. But the production version is not ready yet, so deliveries should only begin in 2022.
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Elon Musk in Cybertruck
Messages that Elon Musk arrived at the plant inTexas driving a Tesla Cybertruck prototype, first appeared on Twitter. Then the entrepreneur personally confirmed this information, stating that he made a detour of the plant under construction on a test version of the car. He showed the public the features of the novelty, but stressed that the production version will be different from the current one. The company needs to refine the car's design because it has clearly overdone it with futurism. The presentation of the updated model should take place before June 2021, so there is not long to wait.
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And the prototype that got in the pictures, apparently, thatthe same as what we saw at the 2019 presentation. The body has the same angular shape, and during the trip it got very dirty. Apparently, Elon Musk often drives it - once he was spotted driving a pickup truck on his way to one of the expensive restaurants in Los Angeles. You will notice that the car has very strange door handles. Earlier, the entrepreneur said that they will definitely be unusual in a pickup truck.
But most of all people were interested in the saloncar. It turned out to be very minimalistic, and the main panel resembles a kitchen countertop. All that is on this dashboard is a racing car U-shaped steering wheel and a 17-inch display. Most likely, the final version of the car will retain its minimalism, but designers can make some innovations. Which ones we will surely find out very soon.
For the production of the serial version of the Tesla Cybertruckthe company will use casting machines weighing 8,000 tons. Recently it became known that with the help of them the rear part of the body will be made entirely. This means that there will be a minimum of welds, which will increase the strength of the structure. The machine that squeezes pieces of aluminum and creates whole machine parts is called the Giga Press. I wrote more about it in the article about how Tesla accelerates the production of cars and reduces their cost.
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Also on our website there is an article about how ElonMusk wants to build his own city in Texas. At the moment, a private spaceport of SpaceX is located in this state, and in the future, the aforementioned Tesla car assembly plant will work. The entrepreneur wants to build his own town so that the employees of the companies do not have to get to their jobs for a long time. You can read more about Elon Musk's new undertaking at this link.