Cybertruck brings its suggestive and avant-garde name. However, we find a vehicle built from flat plates, much simpler and cheaper to manufacture and made of stainless steel, which makes it possible to dispense with body paint.
This kind of body structure makes Cybertruck a shell increasing the durability of the vehicle and giving protection to the passengers beyond the aesthetic justifications of Elon Musk, who compares Cybertruck with a science fiction vehicle from the 80s. Sandy Munro, a manufacturing expert, said that “Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.”
At a time when most manufacturers try to reduce costs through the use of modular platforms, synergies, etc. to remain competitive, increase their profits, and be able to cope with the massive investments in electrification that lie ahead, the Tesla’s great merit is to have managed to pass on its cheaper strategies as cutting-edge aesthetic solutions. The paint reduction already cut some costs combined with the body’s platform, for example.
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