The first lucky order-holders may receive their Cybertruck deliveries this year. Introduced in November 2019, the electric pickup truck's design has already undergone some changes, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. One of the these is that it will not have handles.
Even though the Cybertruck was originally introduced with handles that fit snugly against the body of the car, this seems to have changed. Elon Musk tweeted that the pickup will not have handles, which sparked a lot of discussion about exactly how the doors would open.
There will be no handles— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2021
It is worth noting that the absence of handles is a very unusual design solution that can be very functional. On the one hand, we are all used to the fact that we have to open car doors using a handle. On the other hand, most people have faced situations where our hands are occupied, whether it be with bags, a cup of coffee, a small child, or something else that prevented opening the car door without hindrance.
Tesla is once again ahead of everything that is presented on the market today, because the company strives to make not only an unusual design, but also fill it with the greatest functionality. It is currently unknown how exactly the door opening will work. Perhaps they will open when some button is pressed, and perhaps automatically when the driver with a card or key fob approaches Cybertruck. However, it is clear that this will surely solve some of the problems with opening doors that exist at the moment.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.