This article, originally published November 21, 2019, has been updated with a statement from CEO Elon Musk regarding the release date for the Tesla ATV.
At the end of Tesla's Cybertruck reveal event in November, the company unveiled a separate vehicle: an ATV designed to accompany the truck, capable of mounting into the bed and charging. It's unclear at this time if the ATV will be a production vehicle. But it's real, and it drove into the bed of the pickup on-stage.
CEO Elon Musk didn't go into much detail regarding the Tesla-branded four-wheeler, but from the looks of it, it seems to be fairly similar to your average gasoline-powered ATV. From what we saw during its performance onstage, power is sent to the wheels through a chain drive, with body panels that extend over each wheel.
Twitter user QLDPyrrhonist pointed out that the Tesla ATV appears to share parts with the Yamaha Raptor 700R SE, an off-road performance quad. It's unclear whether the production version—if it ever comes to market—will share any design cues with this model.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter the ATV, which will be a two-seater, will hit the market in 2021, around the same time as its Cybertruck. He also suggested an electric dirtbike could be in the pipeline as well, but won't be street-legal.
Obviously, the ATV is electric, though no specs were revealed during the launch. We're curious to find out what sorts of performance it has in store.
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