How Did This Company Create a Tesla Cybertruck Camper Before It’s Been Released?

Tesla’s latest vehicle, the Cybertruck, is just on the horizon, and fans are excited to get their hands on one. Unfortunately for those fans, the all-electric pickup has been officially delayed until 2022, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasm for it. In fact, despite the delay, a company has already built a camper for the Tesla Cybertruck. Here’s how. 

Tesla has officially pushed back the Cybertruck’s release

Elon Musk gestures while introducing the all-electric Tesla Cybertruck in November 2019
Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck in November 2019 | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Not that long ago, Tesla had plenty of good news for fans and shareholders. The EV maker was doing great when it came to sales, but then came the bad news. The Tesla Semi was delayed again, and CEO Elon Musk strongly hinted the Cybertruck was also delayed. There was nothing ambiguous about the Semi’s pause, but Musk didn’t go as far as to say the Cybertruck was officially delayed.

That was until recently, when Tesla officially delayed the Cybertruck until 2022. It’s not entirely clear why the automaker halted the pickup’s release, but it’s probably because of production issues. Tesla probably needs more time to iron out the kinks before mass-producing as many pickups as customers want to buy. But despite this delay, a company recently unveiled a camper designed for the Tesla Cybertruck.

How this Tesla Cybertruck camper came to be

Interestingly, the company behind this unofficial Tesla Cybertruck camper isn’t actually an RV manufacturer. The company is called Stream It, and it hopes to disrupt the RV industry the way Tesla disrupted the auto industry. Stream It is actually a tech company that specializes in using artificial intelligence, Jalopnik reports.

With the help of its knowledgeable and creative employees, Stream It designed a Cybertruck camper fittingly called the Cyberlandr. As far as anyone knows, Stream It doesn’t have an actual Cybertruck to play with. Instead, the company based its design of the Cyberlandr on the truck’s specifications. 

According to Jalopnik, this also means that if Tesla changes the Cybertruck’s design a bit before production, Stream It will have to do the same. But because Stream It was able to design the Cyberlandr already, this will probably mean only small tweaks to the Cyberlandr’s design. Despite this, Stream It claims it has already received considerable interest in the Cyberlandr. The camper retails for $50,000, and Stream It says it has received $80 million worth of pre-orders.

A look at the Cyberlandr camper

At $50,000, the Cyberlandr would more than double the price of the Tesla Cybertruck. But at the same time, it would add quite a few features to make the truck ready for adventure. For example, the Cyberlandr will have the usual components of a camper. Expect a living room, a bathroom, and a bedroom — all supposedly fitting in the bed of the Cybertruck, Jalopnik notes.

Not only that, but the Cyberlandr fits the Cybertruck in other ways. For instance, the camper is made of stainless steel, like the exterior of the truck. Additionally, the Cyberlandr will be loaded with smart features, making it as smart as the Tesla pickup. Jalopnik says that common camper features — such as lighting, faucets, and thermostats — will be voice-controlled in the Cyberlandr. 

On top of that, like the Cybertruck and other Tesla EVs, the Cyberlandr should be able to receive updates. Jalopnik notes that Stream It’s AI specialization also plays a role in the camper, though it’s unclear how. Regardless, the Cyberlandr might become available as soon as the Cybertruck comes out.

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