Tesla’s Cybertruck is getting a $263,000 ‘CyberTrailer’


Perhaps no vehicle in recent history has been as polarising as the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk’s long-simmering take on how and what an electric pickup truck can or should be. Styling aside, it’s clear the Cybertruck does have power in the right places, both for acceleration and for towing. Now it just needs a matching trailer. Off-grid trailer specialist Living Vehicle has a cyber solution.
Living Vehicle CyberTrailer Cybertruck

What matches a Cybertruck for camping? So far, it’s the Living Vehicle CyberTrailer.

Living Vehicle

Called the CyberTrailer, the hitch-towed trailer isn’t just a stylistic compliment to the Cybertruck, it’s as highly functional and forward-thinking as the stainless steel vehicle pulling it. And at US$175,000 (AUD$263,000) to start, it’s an investment, just as the top-tier Cybertruck can be.

Even if you don’t own a Cybertruck (yet), the CyberTrailer will also happily roll behind Ford 150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and most half-ton liquid-fuelled pickups with an appropriate tow rating.

CyberTrailer Tech
Living Vehicle CyberTrailer

The shape and lighting effects of the CyberTrailer will mimic that of the Cybertruck.

Living Vehicle

Crafting the Cyber Trailer likely wasn’t a huge stretch for Living Vehicle, who specializse in creating self-sufficient yet bespoke trailers (below) that feature built-in batteries, large solar arrays, fold-out decks and plenty of technology.

Living Vehicle CyberTrailer

Living Vehicle offers two other options, the HD and GT. They are designed for extended comfortable off-grid getaways.

Living Vehicle/Matt Wier

For the CyberTrailer, Living Vehicle added an appropriate twist on the realtionship between the trailer and the Cybertruck towing it: Once on site, the trailer can charge the Cybertruck from its battery bank, large solar array or a “backup power generation” system that was not detailed since the trailer is still in the development stage.

“The CyberTrailer is not just a luxury camper; it is a mobile charging station,” the company said in a press release. The systems will allow owners “to venture further extending power and travel without charging stations, “ according to the company.

Another key tech features is a proprietary system that pulls moisture from the air to collect fresh water, eliminating the need to be close to a water source. Living Vehicle says that along with “advanced water and waste recycling processes,” occupants can live off the grid for weeks at a time with power and water.

Rendered images of the CyberTrailer also show it ringed with LED lighting not unlike the front horizon lighting on the Cybertruck. Large side-mounted awnings with built-in lighting can be deployed once on site.

Living Vehicle CyberTrailer

The rear of the CyberTrailer opens to reveal a large covered deck, a Living Vehicle hallmark.

Living Vehicle

A large deck folds out of the back of the CyberTrailer while the rear hatch forms a cover over the deck. With the side awnings deployed, long continuous windows run nearly the length of the trialer. Living Vehicle did not release specific any images of the CyberTrailer’s interior. Check back for an update in the near future.

In a press release, Living Vehicle said that 80% of the production schedule is currently spoken for. Those interested can hold a spot in line with a $100 deposit, and the company said they plan on producing the CyberTrailer in 2025.

This article was originally published on forbes.com and all figures are in USD.

More from Forbes Australia