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Tesla Cybertruck Mini concept could have similarities with Model Y
Elon Musk stated that a small version is out of the picture

Tesla has confirmed the Cybertruck design and finalized it officially. However, the idea of a mini truck is still being talked about. On many occasions in the past, Elon Musk said that it is out of the picture. However, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry predicts that it is possible to have a Cybertruck mini with around 15% to 20 % smaller size that the original one.

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Image credits- Escape Ferocity

Just days after the Cybertruck’s initial unveiling in 2019, Musk noted that in the long term, it will probably make sense “to build a smaller Cybertruck.” This is because the hulking all-electric truck is designed to compete in the United States’ pickup segment. In other territories such as Europe and Asia, the Cybertruck may simply be too large.

Musk even pondered a potential ~3% decrease in the vehicle’s size at some point, though the CEO noted in May 2020 that even such a minor reduction would make the Cybertruck “too small.” Musk reiterated on Twitter then, however, that Tesla will “probably do a smaller, tight world truck at some point.”

Such a vehicle has been rendered by @escape_ferocity, a Tesla enthusiast and engineer. The electric vehicle advocate shared a rather interesting take on the “Cybertruck Mini,” using the Model Y as a template. As noted by the Tesla fan and engineer, his concept would actually make the production of the “Cybertruck Mini” quite simple since the vehicle shares core commonalities with the Model Y.

Features

The “Cybertruck Mini” concept features a manufacturable body that’s inspired by the Cybertruck. The concept also features a design with no compound curves, which means that no stretch forming will be required. Clever functions such as foldable second-row seats that can extend the bed to eight feet also make the “Cybertruck Mini” concept versatile and useful for work tasks.

The “Cybertruck Mini” concept has been received fairly well by the electric vehicle community. While the design and overall look of the Model Y-inspired Cybertruck had been called unsightly by some EV enthusiasts, few could deny that such a vehicle does carry a number of benefits. There is definitely a market for a smaller pickup truck, after all, so such a vehicle — especially one that is built on Tesla’s most cost-effective platform — would probably have a decent chance in the market. However, it is to be noted that Tesla has always been ahead of time. Though Musk’s predictions have been late, the statements that mini will not be made could be most likely. In addition to this, last year the automaker already removed/canceled a Model S Plaid version. The impact of supply chain constraints and other challenges have hit the industry and there is not saying on how the automaker is proceed.

Credits- Teslarati

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