The Tesla Cybertruck might implement a midgate. This is rolling down the rear window and rear wall and dropping the seats to allow carrying things 8 feet long or have extended sleeping, camping capacity.
The Cybertruck can also easily implement third-row seating.
The Cybertruck solar roof option would add 15 miles of range every day and fold-out panels would enable 30-40 miles of range every day.
Just putting solar on the rear cover would be 4 square meters of solar panels. If the solar was 22% efficient this would be about 5 kWh for an average day in LA. This would be about 10 miles of range. 15 miles of range would be for a sunny day in the summer in Arizona.
The average annual electricity consumption for a US home is 11,000 kWh or about 30 kWh per day. A solar version of the Tesla Cybertruck could hold and power a lot of the electrical appliances in a US home. The foldout solar could provide 15 kWh per day.
Electrical power of a US home :
Air conditioning and heating: 46 percent
Water heating: 14 percent
Appliances: 13 percent (microwave, other cooking appliances, television, fridge, computer)
Lighting: 9 percent
TV and Media Equipment: 4 percent
The solar on a Cybertruck could be used to provide power for home while it is parked in the driveway.
A solar Cybertruck could power and carry a 6 cubic foot fridge while only using about 1-1.5 kWh per day. The Cybertruck could double as a mini-RV.
It would be great if the Cybertruck’s rear window could roll down into the rear wall and then the whole wall fold in on top of folded rear seats.
— Tesla Truck Club
(@TeslaTruckClub) June 10, 2020
Will be an option to add solar power that generates 15 miles per day, possibly more. Would love this to be self-powered. Adding fold out solar wings would generate 30 to 40 miles per day. Avg miles per day in US is 30.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019
SOURCES- Tesla Truck Club twitter, Elon Musk, Now You Know Youtube
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