Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has said that he may consider including a “super efficient” air conditioning and water filtration systems for the upcoming Cybertruck, an addition that would push the boundaries of the upcoming all-electric ute (pickup in the US) to that of an armageddon survival juggernaut.
The vehicle can now be not only powered by renewables, is practically undentable thanks to its cold-rolled steel exoskeleton, and will have first-class suspension to tackle rough roads and dunes, it now is likely to have a super efficient air con system that also collects its own water that you can drink.
Considering Australia – a vastly arid continent – is the largest market outside of North America for the Cybertruck, it’s sounding like a very good idea for local customers.
Musk’s hint of the new features comes as he also talks of working on a heating ventilation and air con (HVAC) system for smart homes that completes the circle of energy generation and use.
Musk hinted at such a product as far back as September 2018, during an interview with well-known US podcast host Joe Rogan. At the time, he pondered a “Tesla Smart Home” solution that would offer a more efficient air conditioning system that would predict when a person is due to arrive home and cool down rooms it thinks likely to be needed.
When prodded further about if such a product is under development, Musk became quiet and only said, “I cannot answer questions about potential future products.”
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