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Friday, 03 December 2021 21:58

Tesla will Start Cybertruck Production at Giga Texas with New Quad-Motor Variant

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the all-electric Cybertruck will have a quad-motor variant, which will take production priority at Gigafactory Texas when manufacturing begins.

Musk also said, thanks to the Cybertruck’s front and rear-wheel drive modes, the pickup will be able to move diagonally “like a crab.”

 

Tesla’s Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019 and was supposed to have three powertrain options for purchase: a single, dual and tri motor. However, after more than 1.2 million pre-orders for the Cybertruck had been accumulated, Tesla essentially shut down the Cybertruck’s online configurator, giving the impression major changes were to come for the all-electric pickup.

 

Evidently, rumors started to swirl Tesla would scrap the single motor variant in favor of a quad motor powertrain, which would join the dual and tri motor setups Tesla already is offering.

 

Now, Musk has confirmed there will be a quad-motor Cybertruck and production will begin with this variant at Gigafactory Texas.

 

There is no evidence currently Tesla will completely ditch the single motor powertrain, but it had the least amount of reservations on the online pre-order tracker.

 

It appears the quad-motor Cybertruck will have four independently controlled motors attached to each wheel, just as the Rivian R1T has. This increases the Cybertruck’s performance in offroad settings and/or when confronted with challenging terrain.

 

It increases torque vectoring and response as well, which makes the vehicle more confident when it is traveling over tough road conditions.

 

Musk also said the front- and rear-wheel steering capabilities will enable...


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