While some Tesla customers in Norway eagerly await the future Cybertruck, others are using their Model 3 as a replacement. And it works ! The proof in video.
Elon Musk has been promising the arrival of the Cybertruck for many years. But the electric pickup has yet to make its public appearance. So for now, if you’re looking for a Tesla to help you haul stuff around, a Model 3 will have to suffice. And as you’ll see below, it’s not that bad. A Norwegian Tesla Model 3 owner and a few of his friends who also own Model 3s had to move some wood before winter. Without Cybertruck on hand to do so, they were left to fend for themselves with their Model 3s. Knut Skinnes, the man who posted the video, shared it after half a day of hauling wood. Aside from the ground clearance issues the cars might run into, it seems the Model 3 is pretty good at this sort of towing task.
Carrying a tree about 10 meters has certainly not been optimal for the range of autos, but having instantaneous torque is certainly an advantage for any electric car over a petrol car in regarding towing. Still, it’s not like these trees aren’t heavy. Adult aspens can weigh over 250 kg when cut. Skinnes’ Instagram post says farmers across the country are waiting for Tesla’s pickup truck to arrive.
The first Norwegian customers?
Much of Norway is particularly suitable for trucks and off-road vehicles. Not to mention that the country is one of the biggest markets on the planet for Tesla. In fact, Norwegians have more electric vehicles per capita than many other parts of the world. Musk has repeatedly promised to put the Cybertruck into production. Unfortunately, the electric pickup has accumulated a lot of delays and setbacks.
So far, it looks like the Model 3 is an excellent agricultural vehicle. But no one wants to put a few sheep in the back of their Tesla. Norwegians wanting an electric truck will have to turn to the Ford F-150 Lightning, Hummer EV or Rivian R1T. The Chevrolet Silverado EV and Ram 1500 EV are expected to hit the market soon as well.