The SpaceX Starship SN15 prototype rocket lifted off at 6:24 PM EDT and performed a belly-flop before managing a soft landing, with just a fire at the bottom of the spacecraft caused by the methane fuel it uses. This marks the first successful landing after four previous prototypes ending in explosions. SpaceX will use the data gathered from these prototypes to develop a much larger Starship that will one day transport humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Read more for the complete launch and landing video.
Stream It, Inc. announced today that pre-orders for its upcoming CyberLandr camper has already received over $50-million in pre-orders. For those lucky enough to snag one, the first 20 were offered at $40,000, while it’s set to retail at $50,000 when they start shipping next year. When not in use, this camper completely disappears within the bed of the Cybertruck, which allows you to transport it through more rugged terrain when compared to standard trailers. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Tesla Model S Plaid+ is quite a powerful electric sedan, thanks to a tri-motor setup that achieves up to a 520 mile range, 0-60 mph time in less than 2-seconds, quarter-mile in under 9-seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. Those looking for an even flashier version of this vehicle should look no further than Caviar’s all-new Tesla Model Excellence 24K. Many of its parts have been double electroplated in .999 gold, including the radiator grille, side skirts, discs, rear-view mirrors and elements of the bumpers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Elon Musk is constantly traveling between his Fremont and Texas factories, the latter of which is still under construction. So, it’s no surprise that he brought a Tesla Cybertruck prototype to the Lone Star state, since production of that vehicle will take place there in the near future. This prototype is the same one that Musk took Jay Leno out for a ride in during December 2019, since it still has door handles. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Las Vegas-based Stream It Inc. has just unveiled the CyberLandr, an innovative camper/overlander that transforms the Tesla Cybertruck into a mobile home on wheels. Instead of being tethered to RV parks for power, water/sewer, or internet access, this invention packs a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, and office into a collapsible design that goes anywhere. That’s right, when not in use, it disappears entirely within the bed of the Tesla Cybertruck allowing the tonneau cover and tailgate to close. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck was inspired by Blade Runner and the Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me, but Satechi’s Cybermouse looks like a miniature version of the former. This computer peripheral may not have cold-rolled stainless steel body panels, although it is constructed with a unibody aluminum casing for maximum durability as well as a supposed “Super-Tough bulletproof” material. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Tesla Model 3 owner Cameron wanted an alternative way to charge his vehicle, one that doesn’t require him to be near a supercharger or standard outlet. So, he installed removable Bluetti panels rated at 120 watts each that feed a 2kWh power since there’s no way to get DC power from solar panels directly into the Model 3’s battery. This may not be a cost-effective or practical setup for that matter, but for those who are at a campsite or rural area, it just might work out. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Tesla Semi appears to be near production-ready after it was spotted at a Fremont test track without a trailer. What makes this test so special is that the Semi is reportedly the first Tesla to have the new 4680 cells, which pack more active battery material into the casing for a 5× improvement in energy storage and a 6× increase in power. By simply scaling up to the pack, the new jumbo cells (46 mm in diameter and 80 mm in height) alone produces a 16% increase in range. Read more for three videos and additional information.
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The 1:64 scale Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to ship last year (December), but it has finally hit stores and is nearly sold out everywhere. This miniature three-inch vehicle has two-wheel drive, complete with Chill or Sport driving modes, and although it might be fast for its size, no zero-to-60 mph times were released. You may be seeing this listed for $49.99+ online, but before paying the premium, just know that it retails for $19.99. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Camper trailers are nothing new, but the Polydrop P17A is the first one designed specially for electric vehicles. In addition to its futuristic design, it comes equipped with up to a floor-mounted 12 kWh battery pack, 520-watt solar panels, a full HVAC system, LED-lit interior, optional Bluetooth speakers, a 12-volt outlet, two USB charging ports, a 110-volt outlet, and a kitchenette, complete with fridge as well as stove. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.