Elon Musk’s Drive to Enhance Tesla’s Cybertruck Turning Radius – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk’s Drive to Enhance Tesla’s Cybertruck Turning Radius – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

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By Ronald Tech

Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk revealed on Saturday that the company is focused on implementing enhancements to the Cybertruck, aimed at further decreasing its turning radius.

Improved Maneuverability: Tesla currently boasts a superior turning radius for the Cybertruck compared to most sedans, with the vehicle featuring a curb-to-curb turning radius of 43.5 ft, as per its manual.

In contrast, the turning radius of a Ford F-150 Lightning Pro, as noted by the automotive magazine Car and Driver, stands at 47.8 feet, underscoring a substantial difference of over four feet between the Cybertruck’s turning radius and its only contender from rival automaker Ford Motor Co F.

In response to a Tesla enthusiast highlighting this discrepancy, Musk affirmed, “We have further improvements in the works to tighten the turning circle significantly.”

Significance: Tesla commenced deliveries of its stainless steel Cybertruck to customers in late November. Priced at $79,990, it stands in contrast to the Ford Lightning, which starts at a more modest $49,995 for its base model. The entry-level rear-wheel-drive variant of the Cybertruck, starting at $57,390, is slated for availability commencing 2025.

Moreover, while the Lightning is eligible for an EV tax credit of $7,500, the Cybertruck does not currently qualify. Nonetheless, Tesla anticipates the vehicle meeting the criteria for tax credits later in 2024.

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