Tesla Cybertruck Can Be Used As a Boat, Says Musk

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

October 10, 2022

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Image shows Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk introducing the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck a
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Can Tesla’s Cybertruck also be used as a boat? According to Elon Musk, it sure can. 

Just ahead of his company’s AI Day Sept. 30, Musk tweeted that the vehicle will have the capability to “serve briefly as a boat.”

“Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and even seas that aren’t too choppy,” he said.

He also said it needs to be able to “get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel.”


There’s widespread anticipation for Tesla’s electric pickup truck initially announced in 2019. 

Tesla has confirmed it will be built at its Gigafactory in Texas. Specifications on the company’s website say it will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, will have a range of up to 500 miles, a payload capacity of 2,500 pounds and will include 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage and have a towing capacity of more than 14,000 pounds. 

Tesla stopped taking orders outside of the U.S.  with Musk saying the company has more orders for the first Cybertrucks than it could “possibly fulfill for three years after the start of production.” 

In June Tesla confirmed it will be using the world’s largest casting machine, known as Giga Press, for Cybertruck production. 

The Tesla Cybertruck is slated for production in 2023.

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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