Tesla is officially presenting its future van
Elon Musk cannot be blamed for expected or boring behavior. The mind behind Tesla is careful to keep it in the headlines, tapping into old car companies and generating buzz (usually positive) around his company.
The next step, which Tesla has been working on for three years, is a big pickup truck. In the US market, where more than a million are sold each year, this should translate into guaranteed economic success. The data attached to this van is also quite impressive. The dimensions are tuned to the Ford F150 area, the accelerometer data fits the supercar, good load capacity and impressive electric range.
Only one problem was discovered at launch. Musk's van, made of stainless steel, displays a rather strange appearance and immediately provokes controversy. The advantage of the structure and material in this case, according to Tesla, is increased resilience to knocking and beating. In the same matter, the windows should be immune to breaking. In a purposeful display on the launch stage, a metal bullet proved otherwise. With or without such ability, the result is simply bizarre.
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Despite the fall in Tesla's stock, which came after the exposure, in the face of the strange design and broken suns, it is conceivable that the CyberTrac will find its place on the market. There will be those who will actually be attracted to the quirky design. Others will run a large electric van that can jump to 100 mph in 2.9 h in its robust version and enjoy an electric range of up to 800 km. The rest of the world has time to get used to this look, until first units get on the road between 2021.