Elon Musk teased a new feature for the delayed Tesla Cybertruck that sounds heavily borrowed from a different electric truck.
During a tweeting spree Friday, the Tesla CEO delved into details about the first Cybertruck, expected to be produced at the under-construction Austin, Texas gigafactory by the end of 2022. The e-truck was initially expected by the end of 2021.
He tweeted about a “4 motor variant” with independent motors at each wheel. Until his tweet, the highest-end version was a tri-motor configuration starting at $69,900.
Musk then explained the premium pickup will have both front and rear wheel steering and “it can drive diagonally like a crab.” GMC Hummer EV announced its CrabWalk abilities more than a year ago on its electrified Hummer truck. Musk didn’t make any mention of Hummer and its diagonal driving. Hummer has used “crab” in the name for the mode and in marketing imagery to describe the feature since its reveal.
Tesla removed all details about the Cybertruck from its website in October after production delays were announced. The Cybertruck was first revealed in Nov. 2019 with single, double, and triple motor configurations.