Elon Musk will send a Tesla Cybertruck to Mars
We've all seen it, Tesla's Cybertruck is perhaps the most polarizing vehicle of the past decade. It has divided the internet more than anything else in recent memory, love it or hate it Tesla's pickup is here to stay. And by the looks of it Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a few more plans for his blade-runner esque pickup truck.
Just a few days ago a Twitter user asked Elon Musk if SpaceX's Starship will have Tesla's Cybertruck on board for its 2022 flight to Mars. In true Elon Musk fashion he replied with 😎. Now while I will admit Elon Musk's announcement is not along the lines of JFK's famous "We choose to go to the Moon" speech it does make for some interesting conversation.
Tesla is marketing it's Cybertruck as a truly indestructible vehicle, with space-grade steel body panels, and supposed "shatter-proof windows", and marketing terms such as, "a Cybertruck for a Cyber world".
Tesla have been well known for being able to garner a lot of free press by doing publicity stunts ranging from easter-eggs inside of Tesla vehicles, to sending a Tesla Roadster into space. This is seemingly the latest cog in Tesla's massive marketing machine.
However, when you actually think about it the Cybertruck could be well suited for the harsh environment of Mars. With an all-electric powertrain the Cybertruck can easily traverse the surface of Mars, because unlike internal combustion vehicles it has no need for oxygen. On top of that it's off-roading capabilities and large towing capacity could prove useful to future astronauts.