Elon Musk says Tesla’s yet-to-be-launched Cybertruck will be “waterproof enough” to function as a boat. Going as far as to claim that the Cybertruck can cross rivers, lakes, or even hit the open sea and travel long distances. Really.

According to Tesla, the Cybertruck will be a rugged vehicle that can do just about anything. Now that list of features is about to get even longer. In February, we reported on a company called Cybercat, which was offering a kit that could turn the Cybertruck into an amphibious boat. It seems that Musk got the idea.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made two big cyber truck promises on Twitter this week, and they’re pretty wild.

Musk wants the vehicle to travel safely by water from his SpaceX Starbase location to South Padre Island in Texas. The channel he is referring to is the Paso Brazos Santiago, which is nearly 44 feet deep.

It seems the goal here is to avoid the roughly 45 minute drive around the bay and instead take a 4 mile road trip and then cross the waterway the shortest distance from land to land. Pretty easy, right?

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this type of comment from Musk. In 2020, he mentioned that the Cybertruck might “hover for a while” given the sealed and enclosed landing gear. However, it now appears that the company wants to use that as a potential selling point.

Electric vehicles like the Cybertruck, Rivian R1T and others can potentially float due to the sealed design of the battery packs and such on the bottom. However, we are more concerned with propulsion, steering and things of that nature.

Perhaps Musk thinks that the turning of the wheels will be enough propulsion to propel the heavy Cybertruck forward, even against strong winds and sea currents. Who knows, but I find this promise a bit ridiculous.

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