Singapore markets open in 4 hours 43 minutes
  • Straits Times Index

    3,281.97
    +24.67 (+0.76%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,662.85
    +3.82 (+0.08%)
     
  • Dow

    35,911.81
    -201.79 (-0.56%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,893.75
    +86.95 (+0.59%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    42,971.11
    -684.95 (-1.57%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,037.76
    +12.03 (+1.17%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,542.95
    -20.90 (-0.28%)
     
  • Gold

    1,817.30
    -4.10 (-0.23%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    84.27
    +2.15 (+2.62%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.7720
    +0.0610 (+3.57%)
     
  • Nikkei

    28,124.28
    -364.82 (-1.28%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    24,383.32
    -46.48 (-0.19%)
     
  • FTSE Bursa Malaysia

    1,555.33
    -14.18 (-0.90%)
     
  • Jakarta Composite Index

    6,693.40
    +35.04 (+0.53%)
     
  • PSE Index

    7,261.34
    -46.41 (-0.64%)
     

Elon Musk says the first Tesla Cybertruck will be a four-motor variant

·Contributing Writer
·1-min read

When Tesla finally starts rolling the Cybertruck off the production line in 2022, the electric vehicle will debut with a four-motor variant. CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that model will offer "independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel." Some other EVs have a motor on each wheel, including Rivian's R1T.

Musk also reiterated that the Cybertruck will have front and rear-wheel steer. He previously noted the EV would offer rear-wheel steering, which will enable it to drive diagonally, "like a crab." Notably, the Hummer EV has a crab mode. Nissan's e-4orce all-wheel control system — which is in the Ariya electric crossover, upcoming next-gen Leaf and a lunar lander prototype — has front and rear motors too.

Tesla removed all Cybertruck specs and pricing from its website in October. Would-be owners can plunk down a refundable deposit of $100 and configure their order close to when Tesla starts production, which is scheduled to happen next year. However, it seems you'll likely have to wait longer if you want a two-motor version.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting