SpaceX and Tesla crossover event: Cybertruck will be the official car of Mars
November 22, 2019 • Evelyn J. Arevalo
Source: Tesla unveiling event.
On November 21, 2019, Elon Musk the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, unveiled a prototype of a new electric pick-up truck called, Cybertuck. It's like nothing cruising down our roads today!
The unique car design looks like something out of a science fiction movie...as if the Cybertruck time traveled from the future, into our present day, to save Earth by easing the transition towards renewable energy --demonstrating electric vehicles can actually be cool!
Tesla's mission is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in order to reduce the harmful emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, that contribute to climate change and polluting our environment. Gas cars contribute to global warming because they release heat-trapping carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere, unlike electric powered cars that have no harmful emissions.
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The Cybertruck will be a high capacity pick-up truck, also a great sports car, that will be capable of performing heavy lifting. The body of the vehicle is made of cold rolled stainless-steel, the same steel alloy SpaceX is using for their Starship and Super Heavy rocket. Starship is a stainless steel, 50 meter tall spacecraft that SpaceX is currently developing to enable humanity to colonize Mars. The steel on Starship will endure the highest heat from space re-entry. So the Cybertruck is guaranteed to withstand any condition, keeping the passengers protected from any external forces, like a car crash.
Tesla will make a pressurized version of the Cybertruck, it will become the official truck of the red planet. Hours before the unveiling event, Musk said via Twitter:
"Tesla Cybertruck (pressurized edition) will be official truck of Mars."
Stainless steel is not only affordable it is actually very durable, stronger than other materials. It withstands harsh environmental conditions from cold temperatures to extreme heat, steel is very heat resistant. Makes a lot of sense that Musk chose to design a stainless-steel Cybertruck for cruising on the harsh Mars terrain. The fact that it is an electric vehicle makes it perfect for Mars. Future martians would be able to build a solar panel power plant in order to charge the Cybertruck's Tesla battery.
Using the same stainless steel alloy across both Tesla and SpaceX provides cost efficiency, if the Tesla Cybertruck becomes a high-volume production vehicle it will be beneficial to both companies.
"Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass."
Cybertruck has interesting features, from the capacity to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 2.9 seconds, to carrying 3,500 pounds of payload on the back of the truck, and towing over 14,000 pounds. It is the most powerful vehicle Tesla has ever built.
"Entering a new class of strength, speed and versatility—only possible with an all-electric design. The powerful drivetrain and low center of gravity provides extraordinary traction control and torque—enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range."
The interior looks very futuristic, has a beautiful marble-looking dashboard, and an advanced 17 inch touchscreen. It can seat up to six people with additional storage under the back seats.
There are three versions of the truck available:
- Single motor rear-wheel drive with 250 miles of range, 7,500-pound towing capacity, and 0–60 mph capabilities in under 6.5 seconds, for $39,900.
- Dual motor all-wheel drive with 300 miles of range, 10,000-pound towing capacity, and 0–60 mph in under 4.5 seconds for $49,900.
- Triple motor all-wheel drive with 500 miles of range, 14,000-pound towing capacity, and 0–60 mph in under 2.9 seconds for $69,900.
You can pre-order the Cybertruck on Tesla's official website: Tesla.com/Cybertruck The vehicle will undergo production and be ready for delivery until the year 2021, you can reserve it with only $100.
It will be awesome to see this zero-emission vehicle on the road soon. I would love to see astronauts driving it on Mars one day!
Order your Tesla CyberTruck today with only $100 deposit!
About the Author
Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.