Elon Musk says you’ll be able to use Cybertruck as a boat

  • Elon Musk has made a bold claim about the Cybertruck
  • Tesla will apparently offer a ‘mod package’ that essentially converts the truck into a boat
  • It will be able to traverse 100m of water

Published on Dec 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Dec 21, 2023 at 1:45 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

Elon Musk says you’ll be able to use Cybertruck as a boat

You’ve heard of Cybertruck Beast Mode – now get ready for Boat Mode.

Elon Musk has just made a game-changing announcement on X.

There may soon be a ‘mod package’ that allows the Cybertruck to take on the waters.

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Musk has a long history of making bold claims on his X account.

What’s wild is that he is also known to honor his word, like the time he added ‘dog mode’ to all Teslas because of a post on X.

So while his latest post is certainly out there, it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility.

This comes after an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage where he featured a Cybertruck.

In the video, Lars Moravy, Tesla’s vice president of vehicle engineering, pointed out something unique about the car.

“If you’re creative, and you want, you could figure out how to put an outboard motor, plugged into your outlet there, turn it on from your screen, and go boating,” he said.

He revealed that Musk had initially wanted to make the car more boat-like.

In fact, Musk made a post on X last year saying that he’d be making it water-worthy.

Even though these plans were seemingly scrapped, someone still decided to test it out, taking their Cybertruck for a seaside swim.

Now, Musk is back at the drawing board, finding a way to make his Cyberboat vision come to life.

He took to X to expand on Moravy’s comments.

Tesla will one day offer a mod package that will convert the truck into a boat – kind of.

The truck will be able to traverse at least 100m of water.

As always, Musk was pretty vague about what exactly this would entail.

“Mostly just need to upgrade cabin door seals,” he said.

The replies immediately filled up with concerns about the effects of salt water on the car.

While some people were excited, others were a little more skeptical.

“I didn’t want one before but now that I can have a CyberBoat… I am in!” one commenter said.

“Making it even more expensive. This will be great for the 10 people that own one,” another said.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.