Although the Tesla Cybertruck appears to have been delivered by an alien race, it is capable of competing with all of the most popular pickup trucks. Tesla’s all-electric vehicle is extremely durable, with a sharply-edged body composed of stainless steel that is impervious to scratches and dents. The Cybertruck can tow up to 14,000 pounds, has an estimated driving range of more than 500 miles, and offers all-wheel drive. The least expensive model starts at $39,900, albeit that only applies to the most expensive one.
Of course, there are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the Cybertruck, like the exact date of its launch. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, reiterated his commitment to releasing the truck in 2023 on April 7, 2022, despite previous production schedule delays.
What has changed for 2023?
The pickup truck, one of the most well-liked body types in America, is now part of the Tesla collection. Given how well trucks sell in our nation and its extremely remarkable stats for both an EV and a pickup, the Cybertruck gives the company a potentially strong seller. However, it will first need to compete with vehicles like the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Ford F-150 Lightning. In the next years, Chevy intends to release an electric Silverado, and by 2024, Ram promises to offer an EV with a truck bed.
Price and Which One to Buying
Three alternative versions of the Cybertruck will be offered, each with a different number of electric motors. Even though all but the single-motor version come standard with all-wheel drive, adding more motors increases performance, range, and towing capacity.
EV Performance, Power, and Motor
Not just one, not just two, but three electric motors are offered for the Cybertruck. The two- and three-motor variants have the all-wheel drive; however, the single-motor truck only has rear-wheel drive. Tesla promises it will reach a top speed of 110 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The dual-motor Cybertruck is expected to have a top speed of 120 mph and can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.5 ticks. The three-motor model, which Tesla claims will essentially be teleported from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds (!), with a top speed of 130 mph, will appeal to those seeking the highest level of performance.
Capacity for Towing and Payload
The Cybertruck will have a higher maximum rating than well-liked competitors like the Ram 1500 if it can pull as much as Tesla promises it can. Models with a third motor will be able to tow an incredible 14,000 pounds, compared to the single- and dual-motor Teslas’ maximum tow ratings of 7,500 and 10,000 pounds, respectively. Additionally, each Cybertruck’s 6.5-foot cargo bed can support 3500 pounds of weight.
Battery Life, Charging, and Range
The size of the batteries that would power Tesla’s electrified truck was kept a secret. Each model will come with a 250-kW charging cable, though. Naturally, it will also have access to Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network. The driving range varies depending on how many motors are used, but according to Tesla, a single motor can go more than 250 miles, dual motors can travel more than 300 miles, and the top-tier tri-motor system can travel more than 500 miles on a wireless charger.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPGe
We are limited to using Tesla’s first projections because there are no official ratings for the Cybertruck. The same goes for testing its ambitious maximum driving range in actual driving situations; we’ll have to wait till we get our hands on a real production vehicle.
Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior
When they see the Cybertruck’s sparse interior, those who thought the Tesla Model 3’s interior was minimalist would have the same reaction. The earliest photographs show a dashboard that resembles a slab and is entirely dominated by one sizable touchscreen; however, many conventional features and settings are yet unknown. Although nothing has been confirmed, the squared-off steering wheel appears to have some form of a lighted display.
Connectivity and Information
Cybertruck’s infotainment system’s technical specifications, like most of the interior, are mainly unknown. However, we do know that every model will include a sizable 17-inch touchscreen that is positioned horizontally in the dashboard’s center.