Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the upcoming Cybertruck will be able to do more than just haul 14,000lbs behind it. The electric truck will also be able to power your tiny house or camper.
In typical Musk fashion, the new feature was confirmed on Twitter earlier this morning.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 11, 2021
Although final details have yet to be announced by Tesla, the Cybertruck will likely feature one of the largest batteries, if not the largest battery in Tesla’s consumer vehicle lineup. According to Karl Gesslein, an off-grid tiny home owner and Tesla fan, he estimates a 13.5kWh Powerwall 2 could power his tiny home for a month if they “didn’t do laundry, run the shop vac or [use] any power tools.”
With a battery expected to top 100kWh, the Cybertruck could easily power your camper during your 2-week camping trip. Add in some solar panels, and you could live off-grid for months at a time.
Musk is expected to reveal the updated design fairly soon after reducing its overall dimensions by about 3%. The first tri-motor variant is expected to be released later this year, although Musk has said recently they will have to be lucky to meet that timeline.