Tesla's Cybertruck 'Camping Version' to Get a Climate Controlled Flatbed
【Summary】Tesla has released some new information about additional features that will be offered in the Cybertruck.
The global debut of the Tesla Cybertruck was one of Tesla's most awkward new vehicle unveils and received mixed reviews from the public and industry experts alike. The company's chief executive Elon Musk made several bold claims and not all of them are entirely accurate.
Now the electric car manufacturer has released some more information about the additional features that will be offered in the electric pickup truck.
First of all, a camping-spec version of Tesla Cybertruck might be on its way and it looks quite promising. According to Musk, the Cybertruck's camping version will feature a pass-thru passage from the passenger compartment, which will lead to a heated flatbed.
When asked about the pass-thru configuration, Musk simply replied "Probably."
Tesla has already released images depicting the Cybertruck with the aforementioned camping setup. More recently however the Tesla shared official details about additional features that Tesla claims would make Cybertruck a very capable and unique looking recreation vehicle.
In classic Elon Musk fashion, the Tesla chief took to Twitter to answer a few questions about its highly anticipated electric pickup truck. Musk also clarified details about the camping-spec Cybertruck. He also confirmed that the bed of the truck will be temperature controlled.
As of yet, it's still unclear whether it would be possible to heat or cool the flatbed when the automatic cover is closed or if the temperature control will only be operational once the canopy is up, as seen in the above picture.
Musk refrained from divulging more specific details about how the climate control system will actually work. This only raises more questions than it answers, as a major concern with climate control systems like this would be the system's high-energy consumption.
Musk also hinted that the Cybertruck will offer a partial bio-defense filter system. However, with an application like camping or any other outdoor activity, the inlet and outlet valves of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system would act as an entrance for microbes and insects, so just how the bio-defense system will work is unclear.
Neither Tesla or Musk commented on whether or not these features will be offered as a standard feature across all variants of the Cybertruck, or if they will be available for an additional charge.
The single motor rear-wheel-drive version of Tesla Cybertruck will be the first to enter production in 2021 followed by the dual-motor all-wheel-drive model which is scheduled to begin production in 2022.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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