Elon Musk hinted that Tesla Cybertruck will be an amphibian – is this a joke?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently hinted that Tesla Cybertruck will actually be an amphibian, and it is not yet clear how serious he was in this statement. At least, Ilon Mask has a lot of strange ideas embodied.

Mr. Musk sometimes comments on Tesla’s future products and features that are hard to judge. For example, it was hard to say if he was joking when he said that the next Tesla Roadster would be equipped with a COPV system, which is used to “steer” rockets by ejecting cold air under ultra-high pressure. But it turned out that such a system would indeed appear.

Elon Musk also perplexed people when he said that Tesla cars will learn to fart on demand (such an application was then really released); or when he promised to start selling the flamethrower through his Boring Company (anyone could really buy it).

And now, the founder of Tesla again perplexed people with the comment he made on the given Cybertruck render: last year, for the sake of fun, 3D artist Slav Popovski decided to portray Cybertruck as a boat. And now, on Twitter, Mr. Musk wrote: “I think we could implement this.” Judging by past experience, a company may actually consider such an idea.

By the way, a few years ago, the Tesla CEO said that Model S can be used as a boat – so he commented on a video in which an electric car moved (or rather sailed) through a flooded tunnel. However, at the same time he made it clear that this was not recommended: “We definitely do not recommend trying this, but Model S floats well enough to turn into a boat for a short time. And movement on water provides rotation of wheels. “

With a sealed and waterproof battery pack at the bottom, the car can really float for a short time, but not quite like in the Cybertruck video.

Elon Musk was also fascinated by amphibians for some time. A few years ago, he bought the Lotus Esprit amphibious model, which was used in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me about James Bond.