Elon Musk’s idea of having an “electric submarine car” is not new. In fact, as early as last year, for several times, this idea was passed on in comments from tesla’s CEO. As much as it may seem crazy and just talk, coming out of Musk, it can surely turn out to be a certainty. As such, in a tweet, the owner of Tesla said that the idea of an amphibious Cybertruck could work.
In addition to betting on vehicles to ride on the roads and underneath them and vehicles to go into space, the sea also seems to be in the sights of the eccentric entrepreneur.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke again about cybertruck’s amphibious potential in a cheerful twitter response to a quirky concept video of an all-electric pick-up truck used as a boat.
While interesting, it seemed a bit of science fiction to skeptics. But the idea of an amphibious vehicle is not as absurd as it sounds.
Looks like the waters are clear and I’ll be sailing into your DMs tonight pic.twitter.com/WoTDmzbQEA
— Cybertruck Nuts® (@CybertruckN) December 12, 2019
Tesla Cybertruck’s amphibious potential becomes viable
In response to a creative computer image made by Slav Popovski, Elon Musk said, “I think we could do this job.” Notably, Popovski is the same 3D designer who created a realistic idea of the launch of the next Tesla Roadster SpaceX pack, to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 1 second.
Despite some “dream” still involved, there is information showing latest images of the Tesla Cybertruck at the Petersen Automotive Museum, which reveal that the vehicle could already have the right design to withstand water violations. Tesla community images show that several sections of the bottom of the Cybertruck chassis are watertight – and the vehicle’s suspension area is also sealed.
This is significant, because Elon Musk’s words about cybertruck’s amphibious capabilities may be less unrealistic than many initially thought.
Elon Musk at the small water car market
Musk has often expressed his love for vehicles that drive themselves, both on land and in water. In 2013, he bought the prop for the 1977 James Bond film Lotus Espirit S1 “The Spy Who Loved Me” – an iconic film because it turned a sports car into a submarine.
Tesla’s CEO later said he was disappointed it didn’t really turn into a submarine. However, he added that he would probably try to develop an amphibious vehicle with Tesla.
Musk reconsidered the idea during his 2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting, where he said an underwater car was “technically possible.” However, he admitted that the water car market was small. He also spoke enthusiastically of what came about this idea.
Therefore, we can realize that the Cybertruck pick-up can be launched with a series of revolutionary ideas, from Earth to space, without forgetting the lunar soil. After all, Elon Musk has already sent an electric car to the Universe.