Famous technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has been dropping hints regarding sending off his recently announced ‘Cybertruck’ to Mars. This was made apparent when a twitter account by the name of ‘@C3LT_Games’ asked whether the Cybertruck would be on board during the 2022 cargo mission to Marks and this is what Musk replied with
😎— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 29, 2019
Something similar has happened earlier when a tweet again asked if the Falcon Heavy (an orbital launch vehicle, designed by SpaceX which Musk is the CEO of) would carry a cybertruck and Musk’s response sent people into a frenzy.
Maybe on Starship? It’s def got the payload capacity …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2019
According to sources, Cybertruck has been linked with NASA’s Mars Concept Rover which was disclosed back in the year 2017. There is a huge possibility that the vehicle can easily run on Mars. This is because Cybertruck is an electric car and doesn’t need oxygen to start-up, unlike other combustion-based engines. Cybertruck is heavily inspired by the fictional vehicle present in the film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, which is a part of the James Bond Franchise.
Back in February 2018, Elon’s company SpaceX had launched it’s first reusable orbital heavy-lift launch vehicle known as Falcon Heavy. It was accompanied by a Tesla Roadser, cherry red in colour and contained a mannequin called ‘Starman’ behind the steering wheel.
The Tesla Cybertruck is still in development but three models with different mile ranges have been announced. The models will be of a 250-mile range, a 300-mile range and a 500-mile range. The pricing has also been announced. The starting price has been established at $39,900, while Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive, which is the most expensive is estimated at $69,900.
Another special feature of the Tri-Motor AWDrive model is that it can go from 0 to 6 mph in about 2.9 seconds and can carry 3,500 pounds worth of weight.