KEY POINTS

  • Tesla Cybertruck will be equipped with laser blade lights
  • It will add to the futuristic look of Cybertruck
  • Elon Musk stated that Cybertruck would be closer to 82 inches wide

Elon Musk took to Twitter to talk about Tesla Cybertruck. In a series of tweets, Musk shared that the new vehicle will come with laser blade lights.

“Active ride height & active damping are game-changing for a truck or any car with a high max/min weight ratio,” Musk tweeted. In his second tweet about Cybertruck, he mentioned that the width of the vehicle would be close to 82 inches.

“Btw, in some prior tweets I’d said production Cybertruck would be ~80” wide (vs ~84” body width at unveil). This is slightly too small. Will be closer to 82”, but come standard with upper laser blade lights.”

At the time of unveiling Cybertruck in November 2019, Musk announced that it would be 84 inches wide. However, he reconfigured it to 80 inches in order to fit the Cybertruck in standard garage setups, Teslarati reported.

Musk also shared that the Tesla Cybertruck will be equipped with laser blade lights accentuating its futuristic look. The laser blade lights will be a bar of lights placed at the top of the windshield.

These lights will help the driver with improved visibility in dark stretches and difficult terrain. Tesla Cybertruck is expected to go into the production stage in 2021.

Meanwhile, Mattel has shared that it will be releasing two Hot Wheels Cybertrucks. These toy-versions of the Tesla Cybertruck will be radio-controlled, CNN reported. Ted Wu, Hot Wheels Vice President of Design and Hot Wheels designers Gerry Cody, collaborated with Tesla Cybertruck designer Franz von Holzhausen to come up with two versions of Hot Wheels Cybertruck.

The 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Cybertruck is priced at $20, and the limited edition 1:10 scale version is priced at $400.

The 1:10 version of Hot Wheels Cybertruck comes in two modes – Chill and Sports. The telescopic tailgate of the vehicle can fold out into a loading ramp. Interestingly, there is a reusable cracked window vinyl sticker available with the toy.

Even the crack in the supposedly indestructible windows of the all-electrick Cybertruck didn't rattle Tesla CEO Elon Musk Even the crack in the supposedly indestructible windows of the all-electrick Cybertruck didn't rattle Tesla CEO Elon Musk Photo: AFP / Frederic J. BROWN