Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted on Twitter he's considering a pass-through for the Cybertruck.
More than half-a-year on after the Tesla Cybertruck's controversial reveal, we're still full of questions as to precisely what form the actual, final production version will take. This past spring, reports had it that the pure-electric pickup would be getting a head-to-toe redesign before being sent to production, largely to help resolve the sharp, wedge-shaped truck's obvious issues with regard to pedestrian safety.
Separately, Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this year seemed to flip-flop on whether or not the final version would be made roughly 3 percent smaller than the prototype, to help it fit inside the average American garage. Now, Musk has given us a hint at what the next Cybertruck feature might be - a pass through.
Now, Musk has admitted to considering a design alteration proposed by the Tesla Truck Club on Twitter: a foldable rear panel and window that could dramatically expand the Cybertruck's storage capacity and versatility by allowing items in the bed to stretch into the cabin. Assuming users are thus able to utilize the full length of the cabin and bed, that could give Tesla's battery-powered truck a significant advantage over rival vehicles like the electric Ford F-150: the ability to transport massively long items without requiring a trailer.
Lump in the Cybertruck's "magic" bed tonneau cover that's "strong enough to stand on," and you might be looking at one of the largest securely lockable, weather-protected cargo areas outside of a full-size cargo van.
Granted, the concept isn't strictly new. Bollinger's rival B2 electric pickup, which is expected to enter production sometime this year, touts a similar feature, with a pass-through at the front of the bed that can be opened to accommodate very long objects that demand the full length of the bed and interior space. In fact, Bollinger has a patent on the pass-through in the US, although chances are that Tesla's implementation would be just different enough to avoid infringing.
Given Tesla's demonstrated penchant for novel new passenger vehicle design features - gull-wing doors, anyone? - we wouldn't be at all surprised to see this innovation surface on the finished production version of the Tesla Cybertruck.