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Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to offer a “mod package” that is going to turn the Cybertruck into a boat – at least to traverse 100 meters of water.

Musk has made claims before about how Tesla vehicles could float and briefly serve as a boat.

They have never been taken too seriously as Tesla’s warranty says something different about taking the vehicle into the water.

But the CEO doubled down on the claim with the Cybertruck – for which it makes more sense since it is supposed to be an off-road vehicle.

Last year, Musk claimed Tesla Cybertruck would be “waterproof enough” to serve as a boat and cross rivers:

Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes and even seas that aren’t too choppy.

The CEO added that the goal is for a Cybertruck to be able to cross the water between SpaceX’s Starbase and South Padre Island in Texas, which is about 360 meters (1,100 feet).

Since Tesla started deliveries of the Cybertruck last month, we learned that the Cybertruck’s Off-Road Mode includes a “Wade Mode” that pressurizes the battery pack to seal it.

Now, commenting on a statement made by Lars Moravy, VP of engineering at Tesla, about how Cybertruck owners connect an electric outboard motor to the back of the pickup truck to turn it into a boat, Musk added that Tesla plans to sell a package that will turn the Cybertruck into a boat:

We are going to offer a mod package that enables Cybertruck to traverse at least 100m of water as a boat. Mostly just need to upgrade cabin door seals.

The CEO didn’t elaborate on the package nor did he release timing for availability.

Tesla is not the first to think of selling a package to turn the Cybertruck into a boat.

After Tesla first unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, a company designed a kit that could turn the pickup truck into an electric catamaran – pictured above.

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MuskWire TLDR:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company plans to offer a “mod package” that will allow the Cybertruck to be turned into a boat, at least for a distance of 100 meters. Musk has previously made claims about Tesla vehicles being able to float and briefly serve as a boat, but these claims have not been taken seriously due to Tesla’s warranty stating otherwise. However, Musk reiterated the claim for the Cybertruck, which makes more sense as it is designed to be an off-road vehicle. Last year, Musk stated that the Cybertruck would be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers, lakes, and calm seas. The goal is for the Cybertruck to be able to cross the water between SpaceX’s Starbase and South Padre Island in Texas, a distance of about 360 meters. Tesla’s recent deliveries of the Cybertruck revealed that it includes an Off-Road Mode with a “Wade Mode” that pressurizes the battery pack to seal it. In response to a statement by Tesla’s VP of engineering, Musk announced plans to sell a package that will enable the Cybertruck to traverse water as a boat, primarily by upgrading the cabin door seals. However, Musk did not provide further details or a release date for the package. It is worth noting that Tesla is not the first to consider selling a package to turn the Cybertruck into a boat, as a company previously designed a kit to transform the pickup truck into an electric catamaran.