When Tesla finally starts rolling the off the production line , the electric vehicle will debut with a four-motor variant. CEO Elon Musk that model will offer “independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel.” Some other EVs have a motor on each wheel, including .
Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra fast response torque control of each wheel
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2021
Musk also that the Cybertruck will have front and rear-wheel steer. He previously noted the EV would , which will enable it to drive diagonally, “like a crab.” Notably, the . Nissan’s e-4orce all-wheel control system — which is in the upcoming next-gen Leaf and a lunar lander prototype — has front and rear motors too.
Tesla all Cybertruck specs and pricing from its website in October. Would-be owners can plunk down a refundable deposit of $100 and configure their order close to when Tesla starts production, which is scheduled to happen next year. However, it seems you’ll likely have to wait longer if you want a two-motor version.
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