Tesla’s Cybertruck is a revolutionary entrant into the mainstream truck pickup world. As a highly functional vehicle as a work truck, the Cybertruck has the potential to be the first wedge into the world of blue collar workers and recreational truck enthusiasts. Today, the three top-selling US vehicles are Ford, Chevy and Dodge trucks.
The unique capabilities of the Cybertruck could provide the audience with just enough versatility to overcome even the most loyal Ford, Chevy or Dodge fans. YouTuber Mike In The Woods has taken to his channel unpacking the seven factors he has found that make the Cybertruck a perfect overlanding vehicle. For the uninitiated, overlanding is the practice of driving over undeveloped land in a traditionally four wheel drive vehicle with everything required to complete the journey.
On the surface, electric vehicles that seem unsuitable for self-sufficient travel, but Mike makes a convincing case for the Cybertruck. Before we unpack our perspective on a few of these, here are Mike’s top seven reasons why the Cybertruck could be the ultimate vehicle to overland:
- It’s quiet
- Vaulted truck bed
- Self-driving capability
- Recharging with solar
- Multiple camp setup options
- Low center of gravity and high approach angle. 35 degree approach angle, 28 degree departure angle
- It’s a giant power bank on wheels
Many of these reasons apply around town and in the woods but in an off-road, remote environment they take on new significance.
Being quiet around town means a more relaxing trip, but when out in the woods, that makes the Cybertruck a much better choice for hunters and outdoorsman. Why announce your presence with a noisy V8 or diesel engine to any living being within 5 miles when the Cybertruck can creep quietly into the area without hardly a sound?
Solar recharging may be the secret ace in the hole particularly for overlanders. Imagine rolling into camp after a long day off-roading and instead of digging around for a gas can or hoping you’ve brought the right amount of petrol, just pop up a solar canopy. Even if it takes a few days to fully charge with a small array or a large number of panels for an array with the capability to fully recharge in a single day, the ability to generate fuel for the vehicle anywhere on the planet is a massive advantage.
The fact that it is a giant power bank on wheels plays right into this because owners can then use the power stored in the Cybertruck for whatever they want. Want a GPS or Smartphone recharge? You want to set up a couple of lights around camp? Need your Electric Bike or ATV recharge? The Cybertruck allows for all that, and more. It will have full 240 volt power out, capable of supporting several popular work tools at the unveiling event with specific support for the Tesla ATV.
Check out Mike’s video below and let us know what your thoughts are in the comments. Is the Cybertruck the ultimate overlanding vehicle? Why or why not?
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