Elon Musk has once again shocked the world with a bold statement that aims to take automotive innovation to new heights, or in this case, new depths. In a post on his X account, Musk announced plans to transform the well-known Cybertruck electric pickup truck into a vehicle capable of navigating bodies of water like a boat!
The revelation has caused quite a stir on social networks (especially X, which is the one owned by Elon Musk) and in the automotive community as it involves the introduction of a package of modifications to the Cybertruck that would allow it to become a kind of miniature ferry capable of crossing lakes up to 100 meters wide.
The news has sparked a wave of speculation and excitement among Tesla enthusiasts and fans of cutting-edge technology. Known for its futuristic, postapocalyptic design and indestructible construction, the Cybertruck has been the center of attention since its unveiling two years ago.
Although vehicle deliveries have been delayed, expectations and interest in the model have not diminished. Always eager to keep the spotlight on his projects, Elon Musk is now looking to take the Cybertruck’s versatility to a new level.
Musk’s vision is embodied in a series of modifications that would allow the Cybertruck to become an amphibious vehicle capable of navigating water as quickly as it travels on land. The illustration shared by the investor on X (ex-Twitter) shows how the vehicle would be connected to two barges, aligned with the axles of the wheels, creating a car that could effectively cross bodies of water. The barges would be designed to float and help stabilize the Cybertruck in the water.
We are going to offer a mod package that enables Cybertruck to traverse at least 100m of water as a boat.
Mostly just need to upgrade cabin door seals.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2024
This announcement comes after a recent incident where a Cybertruck got stuck in the snow and had to be towed by a Ford pickup truck. While this episode generated laughter and memes on social media, it appears that the 52-year-old South African sees the Cybertruck’s water capability as a solution to similar situations in the future.
According to the CEO of Tesla, the modification package will be designed to ensure the safety and stability of the vehicle during navigation. Although no specific details on the technical workings of this transformation have been provided, the idea of a Cybertruck plying the waters has generated a wave of excitement and questions among Tesla fans.
At the moment, this ambitious project is in the early stages of development, and the CEO of X has not provided an exact date for the availability of this modification package. However, the possibility of Cybertruck owners’ experience driving on water adds an exciting element to the story of this innovative vehicle.
The Cybertruck would be powered by an electric motor located at the rear. The electric motor would drive a propeller to move the “Cyberboat” (as called by its fans) forward through the water.
Is it possible to convert the Cybertruck into a water vehicle?
Theoretically, it is possible to convert the Cybertruck into a water vehicle. However, there are a number of challenges that Tesla, with Elon Musk, would have to overcome to make the project viable. One of the biggest challenges is the weight of the Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck weighs over 3 tons, which makes it very heavy for a water vehicle. Another challenge is the stability of the Cybertruck, which has an angled design that could make it difficult to be stable in the water.
The aquatic Cybertruck would have several advantages. For example, it would be an ideal choice for people who live in coastal areas or who need a vehicle that can traverse challenging terrain. It could also be used for emergency or rescue services. For example, it could be used to transport people or supplies to flooded areas.
When will the Aquatic Cybertruck be available?
Tesla has not yet announced when the Aquatic Cybertruck will be available. However, Elon Musk has said that the company is working on the project and hopes to offer it to customers in the future.