The Tesla Cybertruck Could Have a Folding Rear Window for Expandable Cargo Room
This will make a lot of potential Cybertruck customers happyby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:04
By now, you’d expect Tesla to have zeroed down on the production version of the Cybertruck. However, the company is still making tweaks here and there and is even accepting suggestions from the public. A Twitter user recently suggested flipping down the rear window and folding the body panel to increase storage. Elon Musk replied saying it’s worth considering. It’s quite a good idea and will help people who carry long items in their trucks often.
Increased Storage Space Is Always Welcome
Tesla Truck Club’s idea is to roll down the Cybertruck’s rear window into the rear panel and then fold that panel to increase the storage space in the bed. This is what the tweet read, "It would be great if the Cybertruck’s rear window could roll down into the rear wall and then the whole wall fold in on top of folded rear seats. Perfect for camping when Tonneau is closed, and for carrying things longer than 8". Musk seemed to be impressed with this idea and replied ’Worth considering’.
The Cybertruck Is A Potential Commercial Truck As Well
Tesla’s talking points have always been its unorthodox shape and the performance specs. But it is also quite a utilitarian truck. The Cybertruck’s towing and payload capacities are rated at 14,000- and 3,500 pounds respectively. Not the best, but not too bad either. There’s also 100 cubic-feet of lockable storage space with a tonneau cover. The adjustable air suspension makes the deal even sweeter.
The Cybertruck boasts of powerful performance specs, but with stuff like this, it will even attract the attention of contracts and similar profession-people who want a truck that offers utility and practicality over quick 0-60 mph times. Musk confirmed one such feature last year – the flip stop in the tailgate. A flip stop is a little flap that prevents longer cargo like ply sheets from falling off. This flap is hidden in the tailgate and can be opened whenever you’re carrying such items. Tesla is also offering a 240-volt outlet in the back to power or charge power tools. This feature will come in handy when there’s no generator on site.
Irrespective of how well it pleases the enthusiasts, the Cybertruck will be deemed successful only when it wins over the people who use a pickup truck for its actual purpose. If Tesla can sell the Cybertruck to contractors, construction site workers, farmers, and so on, then you know it is a winner.
I believe Tesla should incorporate Tesla Truck Club’s suggestion to increase the storage space and offer it as a standard feature. Bollinger offers a pass-through on its truck to carry long objects. Should Tesla consider making a special trim with increased practical and utilitarian features and dropping the high-tech features to please the commercial customers? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
|Single-motor RWD||Dual-motor AWD||Tri-motor AWD|
|Horsepower:||>400 HP||690 HP||800 HP|
|Torque:||TBA||824 LB-FT||1,000 LB-FT|
|Range:||250+ miles||300+ miles||500+ miles|
|0-60 mph:||6.5 seconds||4.5 seconds||2.9 seconds|
|Top Speed:||110 mph||120 mph||130 mph|
|Payload Capacity:||3,500 pounds||3,500 pounds||3,500 pounds|
|Towing Capacity:||7,500 pounds||10,000 pounds||14,000 pounds|
|Truck Bed||6.5 feet|
|Approach Angle||35 degrees|
|Departure Angle||28 degrees|
|Ground Clearance||Up to 16 inches|