16. The Steel Shell Has Dual Purposes
One of the most serious issues for a car owner to bump into is rust. No matter what part of the country you live in, you are sure to find rust at one point or another. With a vehicle as expensive as the Cybertruck, the fact that the shell could somehow be protected could be a massive selling feature. Tesla has said that the shell mitigates dents, damage, and corrosion. To have an outer casing that’s resistant against these types of corrosion could really impact how the vehicle’s resale value is affected. Elon Musk has stated that the outer shell of the Cybertruck will resist rust and corrosion from most types of salt and debris.
This type of body is actually perfect for pickup truck buyers. We aren’t sure how many commercial buyers will spring for the Cybertruck. But we have to think that it will be a good amount if the truck will actually last longer. Time and time again, pickup truck buyers are faced with rusting of the body. Especially the pickup bed, which takes the majority of the impact during ownership. It’s nice to see that there is finally a truck that will provide some sort of protection against this kind of issue. Musk is trying to do something different, and he has with the Cybertruck thus far.