The Tesla Cybertruck is a reasonably simple automobile to poke enjoyable at. It’s too massive, too heavy and too non-existent for anybody to really take it severely. Oh, it additionally appears to be like actually dumb. However no matter its ridiculousness, an entire cottage trade has sprung up round its potential launch, at any time when which may occur.
The truck was first unveiled in 2019, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk lauded its capabilities, design and famously not indestructible home windows. It was enjoyable to behold as this ungainly, angular truck was being touted as the way forward for American motoring.
However, within the years since, the one official updates we’ve had from Tesla concerning the truck’s launch have been delays. First it was going to come back out in 2021, then it will be 2022 and now it appears to be like like it received’t be able to hit the street till no less than 2023.
Whatever the truck’s transition into the realm of vaporware, budding engineers have appeared desirous to capitalize on the Cybertruck ever because it trundled on stage in 2019.
Actually, a fast flick thru most crowdfunding platforms will convey up numerous campaigns to fund every thing from a person’s buy of the Tesla truck to a marketing campaign for a college child to get their fingers on one to evaluate for an English undertaking.
However other than these brazen makes an attempt at swindling a free truck, there are additionally corporations which have constructed their enterprise fashions across the truck’s launch.
Lately, we coated a Seattle-based engineer that has designed a set of amphibious add-ons for the Tesla truck. For upwards of $20,000, Cybercat will promote you a pair of floatation gadgets and a motor that may connect to your Cybertruck to show it into an amphibious truck or hydrofoil, relying on which choices float your boat.
Then, there was the Cyberlandr tenting pod. This rivals Teslas personal proposed Cybertruck tent and matches within the mattress of the gargantuan EV.
Regardless of being designed for a truck that doesn’t exist but, Cyberlandr claims to have raised $540,000 through crowdfunding and reached pre-orders of greater than $110 million. Huh, appears to be like like folks that may fortunately put down a deposit on a truck that doesn’t exist are additionally blissful to splash out on a tenting pod that doesn’t exist.
Effectively, if that’s the case, you’re in luck as there’s one more tenting accent hoping to catch the attention of Cybertruck consumers. This time it’s the Type Camper, which echoes the truck’s dumb angular stylings.
However the massive distinction between the Type Camper is that it is usually being constructed to work with different electrical vehicles. So I suppose even the maker of a Cybertruck accent pack is uncertain that the Cybertruck will ever hit the market. Bizarre.
It isn’t simply helpful equipment which have tried to get off the bottom in time for truck’s launch, oh no.
Should you’re so inclined, you may sooner or later have the ability to get your fingers on a set of Cybertruck Nuts, which crowdfunders declare are “greater than different truck nuts with a decrease polygon rely too.” Gross.
Then, there’s additionally the Cyberpack, a vogue accent styled just like the Cybertruck. And there are Tesla’s personal silly equipment, how a couple of $50 Cybertruck whistle?
With Tesla set to proceed growing the Cybertruck for no less than one other 12 months, it appears to be like like budding entrepreneurs have ample time to proceed growing different massive dumb companies across the massive dumb truck.
Simply wake me when somebody is peddling a package to show your Cybertruck right into a helicopter, then I’ll be all in favour of all this farce as soon as extra.