Elon Musk has scrapped plans to cut Tesla’s Cybertruck by 3 percent and said it could launch smaller, more compact pickup trucks in the future, according tomedia CNET.
Shortly after the Cybertruck prototype was released last year, Musk began talking about the possibility of making the electric pickup a small size so it could be parked in a conventional-sized garage. Musk has said Tesla has “reduced the size of the car by 3 percent,” made the center line “smoother” and “lowered the height of the window frame.”
On Saturday, Musk tweeted that Cybertruck would be too small if it reduced its size by 3 percent after reviewing the new design with Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. The tweet read: “Last night and Franz reviewed the design. Even if it’s only 3%, it’s too small. Future production models will continue to retain their original size. At some point in the future we may be making a smaller, more compact world pickup truck. “
Tesla has previously revealed that it plans to start selling two high-end versions of Cybertruck by the end of 2021. The two versions, which last 300 miles (482 kilometers) and 500 miles (804 kilometers), are powered by dual motors and three motors, starting at $49,000. After that, Tesla will also offer a lower-priced, lower-performance Version of the Cybertruck, which starts at $40,000. Tesla is currently looking to build a new plant in Texas to make Cybertruck.