Tesla Cybertruck | New Release
- on November 30, 2019
- Categories: Car Reviews
Thursday, November 21, marked a conspicuous day for Tesla – The CEO Elon Musk revealed the company’s sixth electric vehicle, the Tesla Cybertruck, which is built with only two things in mind, i.e. the strength and durability.
During the presentation at a signature promotional event in Los Angeles, Musk demonstrated the exoskeleton’s extreme durability and the ultra-strength of the Tesla armor glass windows. A high impact force with a sledgehammer didn’t put a single dent in the vehicle’s impenetrable door. However, throwing a metal ball directly at the window did not go as planned. The glass shattered when the lead designer, Franz von Holzhausen, lobbed a solid metal ball at the window. But even with one failed test, this unconventional pickup truck defines a whole new set of rules with a staggering combination of speed, strength, and versatility.
The Cybertruck’s cold-rolled stainless-steel monochrome exoskeleton and armor glass aren’t entirely what lends it its immense strength and durability. This all-electric pickup truck can tow more than 14,000 pounds and carry over a 3,5000-pound cargo. This most potent tool from Tesla is set to perform in all sorts of intense situations. A low center of gravity ensures the best traction control and improved torque. Drivers also have the ability to adjust the air suspension or choose the self-leveling option to let it adapt automatically.
On stage, Musk didn’t reveal much about the interior, but a bunch of other sources has provided fruitful reports. The indestructible doors open into a minimal and extraordinarily roomy cabin. The striking white table-top dashboard, eccentric steering wheel shape, and futuristic seat design are immediately noticeable. The dashboard encompasses an advanced 17-inch touchscreen display offering a customized user interface. The Tesla Cybertruck comfortably fits six seats, with the center front seat folding to leave behind five seats. There’s also additional storage space beneath the rear seating.
With cutting-edge design and an array of mind-boggling features, an electric pickup truck like this should be priced extravagantly. That’s not entirely the case – the Tesla Cybertruck’s Single Motor Rear Wheel Drive model starts at $39,900. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and offers a range over 250 miles, and more than 7,500 lbs towing capacity. The Dual Motor All Wheel Drive costs $49,900. It can hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and delivers more than a 300-mile range. It is more capable with 10,000+ pounds towing capacity. The Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive completes 0-60 mph in fewer than 2.9 seconds, lasts more than 500 miles, and tows 14,000+ pounds, all within $69,900. Interested buyers can book any of the three variants with a $100 refundable deposit at the Tesla site. However, production isn’t planned until late 2021. The Tri-Motor AWD starts even later, near the end of 2022.
Regardless of the production dates, as of Saturday, there have been 146,000 pre-orders of Tesla Cybertruck. Elon Musk stated on Sunday that they now have more than 200,000 total pre-orders, which sum over $20 billion for the company. Interestingly, Musk revealed 42 percent of the pre-orders to be the dual motor, while 41 percent are tri-motor, and 17 percent are the single motor.
The Tesla Cybertruck poses a compelling offer for pickup truck buffs out there, but there are still many bent on bashing the new design. Sure, there is a lack of familiar side mirrors and a bewildering 80’s DeLorean vibe to the truck, but there’s a bigger picture. Elon Musk introduces a highly innovative design that’ll drastically contribute to a more sustainable future. Not to mention, there probably isn’t another extremely rugged yet refined all-electric truck with super strength that doesn’t cost a fortune.