Tesla Supremo; Elon Musk on 22nd November unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck. The Cybertruck is an electric pick-up truck measuring approximately 210 to 250 inches long In comparison, which is bigger than the Ford F-150 which is a gold-standard in full-size pick-up trucks.
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Upon its reveal, at the Tesla design studio, some greeted the Cybertruck will cheers while others were critical of the very “edgy-ish” looks of the Tesla pick-up truck. Nevertheless, the Tesla Cybertruck got everyone at the event talking.
The Tesla Cybertruck | Highlights
The body panels on the Tesla Cybertruck is made from ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel which is the same metal used for Tesla’s Mars-bound Starship rocket.
The windows on the Tesla truck are made of bulletproof Tesla Armor Glass. However, the armoured glass shattered when Tesla’s design head; Franz von Holzhausen, threw a metal ball at the side windows during the launch event.
Tesla will offer the Cybertruck in three variants:
- A single motor, rear-wheel drive priced at $39,900 and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds with a range of 400 kms.
- A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive priced at $49,900 which can go from 0-100 in 4.5 seconds, and can travel 480-plus kilometres on a single charge.
- Tri-motor (3 motors), all-wheel-drive priced at $69,900 with a range of 800 kms and 0-100kmph in 2.9 seconds.
The Tesla Cybertruck will directly compete with the Ford-funded Rivian R1T electric pick-up truck. The R1T boasts a 750 bhp quad electric motors which allow it to sprint from 0-100 kmph in 3 seconds with a range of 650 kms on a single charge.
The Tesla Cybertruck stands 16 inched off the ground and also features adaptive suspension with an onboard air compressor.
At the launch event, Elon Musk said that the Tesla Cybertruck will go into production in late 2021. Pre-orders for the truck has already started (limited to the USA).