On August 6, according to foreign media reports, Elon Musk, chief executive officer (CEO) of electric car manufacturer Tesla, said that the company is likely to build a smaller-sized electric pickup Cybertruck for the European market .
Tesla released its Cybertruck electric pickup truck in November last year. This pickup truck is equipped with 6 seats, has a maximum cruising range of 500 miles (approximately 805 kilometers), and starts at US$39,900 (approximately 280,000 yuan). .
It is reported that this electric pickup has a domineering appearance, and the body size is larger than that of previous pickups. According to the data disclosed at the press conference at that time, the body of this pickup truck is 5.88 meters long, 2.03 meters wide, and about 1.93 meters tall, which is taller than Musk, who is close to 1.9 meters tall.
The tall body of this electric pickup truck requires it to take up more space when parked, and it is also slightly lacking in aesthetics.
Soon after the Cybertruck prototype was announced, Musk began talking about reducing the size of this electric pickup truck so that it could fit into a normal garage.
In April of this year, Musk confirmed that the size of the production version of Cybertruck will be reduced by 3% compared to the size of the prototype at the press conference.
However, in May, he overturned this claim. He said that the size of the mass-produced Cybertruck will not become smaller in a short time and will maintain the size of the prototype. Tesla “may” build a smaller truck in the future.
Tesla expects to start producing Cybertruck at its main factory in Fremont, California from 2021. In addition, the company will produce this pickup at its Austin, Texas plant.
At present, it is not clear when Tesla will launch a smaller Cybertruck.