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The Tesla Cybertruck is a battery-powered electric light-duty truck announced by the Tesla company which will begin production from the year 2021. The company has production layouts for three models of the Cybertruck.

The three different models of the Tesla Cybertruck are Single Motor RWD Cybertruck, Dual Motor AWD Cybertruck, and Tri-Motor AWD Cybertruck.

The main goal of the Tesla company to introduce the Cybertruck is to offer a sustainable energy vehicle in replacement to the 6500 fossil-fuel-powered trucks.

Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, decided to build a truck with load-compensating suspension. He discussed this project between the year 2012 and 2013 and also made comparisons with a Ford F-250. In early 2014, Musk assumed it would take 4 to 5 years for the initiation of the Cybertruck project.

Musk showed intent for a new kind of consumer pickup truck in mid-2016 and planned to use the same chassis for a van and a pickup truck. The Cybertruck is meant to be a game-changer with advanced features and the size is estimated to be at least a Ford F-150. This idea was estimated in late 2017.

In late 2018, Musk prepared for a prototype of Cybertruck to be displayed in 2019. During the launch of the Tesla Model Y in March 2019, Elon Musk revealed a teaser image of a vehicle depicting a cyberpunk or Blade Runner style. The image of the vehicle resembled a futuristic armoured personnel carrier.

The Cybertruck was launched under a graffiti-themed logo of “Cybertruck” in November 2019 at the Tesla Design Studio, next to SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles. During the launch, Musk highlighted increasing the dynamic air suspension travel of the Cybertruck for enhanced off-road performance.

Features of Tesla Cybertruck

DESIGN

According to Musk, the design of the Tesla Cybertruck is influenced by Blade Runner and the Lotus Esprit used by James Bond in the movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me‘. The 30x-series cold-rolled stainless body panels of the truck cannot be stamped like other conventional automobile parts.

The design team planned to use titanium for the external parts however, they came up with the decision to use stainless steel for more strength and reliability.

EXOSKELETON

The Tesla Cybertruck is manufactured with an exterior shell that features ultimate durability and passenger protection. Every component of the truck is designed for optimum strength and endurance. The exterior shell is built with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton whereas the components are built from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin and Tesla armour glass.

ULTRA-HARD 30X COLD-ROLLED STAINLESS STEEL

The design team said they would use the strongest material for the production of Cybertruck. So, they came up with a decision to utilize ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel that will eliminate dents, damage, and long-term corrosion.

The steel with a smooth monochrome exoskeleton puts the shell on the outside of the car and provides you and your passengers maximum protection.

TESLA ARMOR GLASS

The armoured glass material on the Tesla Cybertuck is built with an Ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite that can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance.

VERSATILE UTILITY

As per the company, the Tesla Cybertruck is the most powerful tool built with up to 3500 pounds of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension. It is engineered with 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage including a magic tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on.

VAULT-LIKE STORAGE

The Cybertruck provides 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage including the under-bed, frunk, and sail pillars. This storage lets you store your toolbox, tire, and Cyberquad.


ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION

The Tesla Cybertruck allows you to raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck or the vault, while self-levelling capabilities adapt to any occasion and assist with every job.

FLEXIBLE INTERIOR

The Cybertruck has the capacity for accommodating 6 people along with additional storage under the second-row seats. Besides, it offers an advanced 17-inch touchscreen as an all-new customized user interface.

Other interior features include a fold-down front middle seat for the armrest, a race car style steering yoke, a digital rear-view camera-based mirror, and a dashboard with a surface resembling marble.

The rear middle seat can be folded to allow loading long cargo extending into the cab from the vault which is an enclosed lockable bed.

AWESOME ADAPTABILITY

The Cybertruck is completely adaptable in varying conditions from rugged to refined. The onboard power and compressed air along with a versatile utilitarian design are prepared to provide the ultimate experience.

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY 

The powerful drivetrain and low centre of gravity offer excellent traction control and torque that enables acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range. The electric truck features a new class of strength, speed, and versatility. 

Tesla Cybertruck Specs

There are three models of Tesla Cybertruck planned namely Single Motor RWD Cybertruck, Dual Motor AWD Cybertruck, and Tri-Motor AWD Cybertruck.

The primary difference between these three models is the drivetrain feature. The RWD model will be equipped with Rear-wheel drive technology, Dual Motor AWD with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, and the Tri-Motor AWD with 3-motor All-Wheel Drive.

Technical Specifications

Technical DetailsSpecifications
DRIVETRAINREAR-WHEEL DRIVE (Single-Motor)
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (Dual-Motor)
ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE (Tri-Motor)
RANGE250+ MILES (Single-Motor)
300+ MILES (Dual-Motor)
500+ MILES (Tri-Motor)
0-60 MPH<6.5 SECONDS (Single-Motor)
<4.5 SECONDS (Dual-Motor)
<2.9 SECONDS (Tri-Motor)
STORAGE100 CU FT
VAULT LENGTH6.5 FT
TOWING CAPACITY7,500+ LBS (Single-Motor)
10,000+ LBS (Single-Motor)
14,000+ LBS (Single-Motor)
AUTOPILOTSTANDARD
ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSIONSTANDARD
GROUND CLEARANCEUP TO 16″
APPROACH ANGLE35 DEGREES
DEPARTURE ANGLE28 DEGREES
*All configurations are US specifications only. Global specifications will be developed by Tesla at a later date based on demand.

Tesla Cybertruck release date

Elon Musk said few deliveries would be made by the end of 2021 and more production would be carried out in 2022. So, those enlisting their names on the list at the first moment have a chance to receive their powerful electric Cybertruck before 2022.

The estimated pre-orders at the time of launch were a half-million Cybertrucks, and the number has increased now. It is expected the orders for Cybertrucks have surpassed one million bookings by the time of writing this article.

There is no official confirmation from Tesla on the total number of orders however, Elon Musk stated his company received a total of 250,000 pre-orders within a week of the launch event.

There could be delays as the Tesla company is working on manufacturing Gigafactory Texas where the production of Cybertruck is going to take place. That is why the company could face challenges with mass production since the electric pickup truck is to be built with an exoskeleton.

The company has planned to produce tri-motor trucks by the end of 2022 and the less-powerful and cheaper variants will be produced later.

How much is the Tesla Cybertruck?

The base price of the single-motor Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Tesla Cybertruck is $39,900 exclusive of destination charges. Likewise, the Dual Moto All-Wheel Drive (AWD) starts at $49,900, and the powerful top model Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) starts at $69,900.

Towing Capacity of the Cybertruck

The towing capacity of the Tesla Cybertruck Tri-motor AWD variant is 14,000 pounds. Likewise, the single-moto RWD has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds, and Dual-motor AWD has a 10,000 pounds capacity.

Tesla Cybertruck Ford F-150 Lightning competition

The Ford F-150 lightning is the strong competitor of the Tesla Cybertruck. But which electric truck will outshine?

Like Tesla, Ford has also announced to release its first F-150 Lightning pickup truck by early 2022. The gasoline-fueled F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the United States.

Some key comparisons among these two electric giants are characterized by the power, performance, range, price, charging capacity, speed, autonomous driving, and release date.

Talking about the power, the Tesla Cybertruck Tri-motor variant is powered by a 3 motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) feature while the Ford F-150 Lightning comes with 2-motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Tesla also has two other low-end and cheaper variants: 1 motor RWD, and 2 motor AWD.

The estimated range of Cybertruck is up to 500 miles and that of F-150 lightning is up to 300 miles. The charging option for the Cybertruck is 250 kW DC whereas 150 kW DC is available for charging F-150 lightning.

The 3 motor AWD variant of Tesla Cybertruck has a base price of $49,900 whereas the F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974. The Cybertruck features Autopilot as the autonomous driving feature and the F-150 is equipped with BlueCruise autonomous driving.

Tesla Cybertruck Orders

The dual-motor and tri-motor Cybertruck variants are the most popular among automobile enthusiasts. As per the statistics from various sources, the interest rate of Single-motor RWD is 7.5%, that of Dual-motor AWD is 48%, and 44.48% for the tri-motor AWD.

At the time of this writing, the bookings for the Tesla Cybertruck have surpassed one million as per the data from the online Tesla Cybertruck reservation tracker.

Tesla Cybertruck Camper

Automobile enthusiasts and camping lovers have been dreaming about the camping feature on the Tesla Cybertruck. The Tesla company doesn’t have plans for launching a camper version of the Cybertruck however, we have a third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system known as ‘CyberLandr’ that fulfils our adventure needs.

Unlike traditional campers, the CyberLandr fits entirely within the Cybertruck’s bed cavity when closed. The four-season, off-grid camper including a kitchen, bedroom, living room, and separate bathroom pop up when the bed cavity is expanded.

This third-party design adds zero drag to the Cybertruck’s aerodynamics and weighs just 1,200 pounds which is less than half of the Cybertruck’s maximum payload limit of 3,500 pounds.

As the truck is electric, the CyberLandr system is also fully electric and it does not require an additional power bank. This system shares power by just plugging into the Cybertruck power system and also sends back energy from the magnificent 500 watts of solar panels equipped on its expanding roof.

Tesla Cybertruck ATV

Elon Musk informed the electric ATV revealed at the Cybertruck unveiling will be an optional add-on for the customers of the electric pickup truck. The electric ATV was unveiled on the stage where Cybertruck was officially revealed.

The electric ATV is also known as the Tesla Cyberquad and it can accommodate easily in the Cybertruck after lowering the rear suspension. One of the interesting features of the ATV is that it keeps charging when loaded on the Cybertruck.

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The two-seater Tesla ATV was announced as an option for Cybertruck by Elon Musk through an official tweet in November 2019.

The specification, price, and overall performance of the Cybersquad is yet to be disclosed.

Tesla Cybertruck Latest news

The Tesla Company began sending text messages starting mid-2021 to the Cybertruck reservation holders thanking them for being a part of the Tesla journey.

The text message goes like this:

Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a Tesla Owner! The Cybertruck will start production in late 2021 and will be an exciting time for everyone.

We have exciting news! We opened a new location in Fort Myers! Since the Cybertuck has yet to be released we would like to extend an invitation to test drive a Model that is currently available. We have the Model 3 and Y available for test driving.

As per the latest statistics from the Tesla Cybertruck Reservation Tracker, the most booked Cybertruck variant is the dual-motor AWD with 48% bookings followed by tri-motor AWD with 44.5%, and single-motor RWD with only 7.5%.

The exact date of the launch of the all-new Tesla Cybertruck is yet to be finalized.

GadgetsGaadi’s Take

The introduction of electric vehicles is always a piece of great news as it addresses environmental issues.

Tesla has always become prominent in producing environment-friendly, and electric-powered vehicles. The Tesla products are famous all over the world, and people are loving with their amazing performance.

The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the milestone achievements of the company and it is sure the expectation of every customer will be fulfilled. At the time of writing this article, the company has already exceeded 1 million official orders. With that, the company faces challenges to delivering the electric truck in the specified timeframe.

We hope the Tesla team will optimize their production plan and provide a delightful experience to all customers.

The Tesla ATV ‘Cybersquad’ is also a great addition to the Cybertruck. Besides, the third-party camper setup ‘CyberLandr’ is another beautiful add-on for camping enthusiasts.

FAQ

How much does Tesla Cybertruck cost?

There are three models of Tesla Cybertruck. The single-motor RWD Tesla Cybertruck has a starting price of $39,900. The Dual-motor AWD variant has a base price of $49,900 while the top model Tri-Moto AWD starts at $69,900.

When can I get my Cybertruck?

As per the information from Tesla, the Cybertruck will see its production initiate from 2021 so, customers having their name list at the first moment may receive their powerful electric pickup truck by 2022.

Is the Cybertruck bulletproof?

Elon Musk said the Cybertruck is built with Armored Glass and bulletproof stainless steel so, it is strong enough to prevent bullet entering.

How many Tesla Cybertruck have been ordered?

At the time of this writing, the bookings for the Tesla Cybertruck have surpassed one million as per the data from the online Tesla Cybertruck reservation tracker.

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