Latest in Gear

Image credit: Roberto Baldwin/Engadget

Tesla's Cybertruck won't get smaller any time soon

It's rethinking plans to shrink the electric pickup.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
May 23, 2020
303 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Tesla Cybertruck
Roberto Baldwin/Engadget

Is Tesla’s Cybertruck too enormous for your garage? Unfortunately, you’ll have to shop for something else. Elon Musk has revealed that the electric pickup will stay “pretty much” the size of the prototype despite previous claims the production model would get smaller. There isn’t much room to shrink after a design review, according to the CEO — “even 3% smaller is too small,” he said.

Musk added that Tesla would “probably” make a smaller “world truck” in the future.

It’s not certain just what prevents the truck from shrinking, although its hard-to-shape cold-rolled steel clearly dictates its angular design. It’s safe to say you’ll have to think carefully about buying a Cybertruck, at any rate — this is for people who either have expansive garages or don’t mind leaving their pride and joy outdoors.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
303 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Weber’s SmokeFire smart grills just got a lot better

Weber’s SmokeFire smart grills just got a lot better

View
Atmospheric CO2 hits a record high while emissions drop

Atmospheric CO2 hits a record high while emissions drop

View
Our readers find Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers a crushing disappointment

Our readers find Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers a crushing disappointment

View
EA Access to hit Steam this summer after delay

EA Access to hit Steam this summer after delay

View
Instacart takes steps to discourage 'tip baiting'

Instacart takes steps to discourage 'tip baiting'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr