Elon Musk Says Cybertruck Will Power Off-Grid Tiny Houses and Campers
Among many other things, Tesla's Cybertruck will most likely be able to power off-grid camper homes.
In a concise response on Twitter, Elon Musk responded with a resounding "Yes" to a post asking whether or not someone would be able to plug their tiny house into a Cybertruck to power it.
Powering houses with electric vehicles has been done before. Recently, Texans used their EVs during the major blackouts due to the 2021 winter storm. And in 2019, a guy has ordered a Cybertruck to use its electricity to power his home and has said that the vehicle could power a house for over 200 days.
Off-grid living is a reality for a number of people globally, be it by choice or not. So for those looking to live off the grid with some creature comforts, it appears the Cybertruck will be an option to tow and power a tiny house.
Musk's short response doesn't give people a lot to work with, but that may simply be because Tesla has yet to flesh out the idea before any big unveiling.
Yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 11, 2021
It wouldn't be a huge surprise that a Cybertruck could pull and power a camper. During its official unveiling in late 2019, Musk pointed out that the truck has a towing capability of 6,350 kg (14,000 pounds), has onboard power, is highly adaptable, can raise or lower by four inches when needed, and the list goes on.
So it's easy to imagine a Cybertruck pulling a variety of camper homes and trailers across different terrains — so long as the tiny houses can also make it across more rugged land.
Using the well-sized electric truck's large battery pack to make outdoor living a comfortable experience would easily entice many people to rush to Tesla's website and pre-order their very own Cybertruck.
The Tesla Cybertruck is set to start production later this year, but with a number of automotive production delays, this date may likely be pushed back to 2022.
In any case, it's already fun to see what types of tiny houses some fans are already creating for their potential Cybertruck outdoor adventures.