No one would have imagined that Tesla would go this far with its first electric pickup truck.
The Cybertruck has just been unveiled by Tesla founder Elon Musk in Los Angeles, and practically shocked the world with its wild exterior design.
Musk said the Cybertruck is designed to have the utility of a pickup truck and the performance of a sports car.
Tesla claims 0-96km/h acceleration in 2.9 seconds, which is as quick as a Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The Cybertruck is about the same size as the Ford F-150, and is built to be durable, versatile and capable, with exceptional performance both on-road and off-road. Tesla said will come in three variants: Single Motor Rear-Wheel Drive with 400-km range ($39,900), Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive with 480-km range ($49,900) and Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive with 800-km range ($69,900). Deliveries are scheduled for late 2021.
The towing performance ranges from 3,400kgs to 6,350kgs, with a payload of slightly over 1.5 tons (6.5-foot pickup bed). The interior features a 17-inch touchscreen and seating for 6 people (3+3).
There is also a self-driving option that costs an additional $7,000, but the new autopilot system is still currently being developed, and will be ready by next year. And like other Tesla models, customers need to pay just a $100 refundable online deposit.
The body of the Cybertruck is made out of ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled steel and the glass is bullet-proof. However, a demonstration on stage went wrong, and the vehicle’s glass was shattered by a heavy metal ball.
Tesla Cybertruck All-Wheel-Drive Tri-Motor ($69,900)
- Range: 800kms+
- 0-96km/h acceleration: <2.9 seconds
- Towing capacity: More than 6,350kgs
- Payload: Up to 1,580kgs
- Vault length: 6.5 feet
- Storage capacity: 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage including the vault, frunk, and sail pillars
- Suspension: 4” in either direction
- Touchscreen size: 17”
- Body: Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless steel
- Seating capacity: Up to six adults
- Charging: Can be charged at home, at Destination Charging locations, and with network of more than 14,000 Superchargers, including those with the latest V3 technology (helpful for long hauls and towing)