The founder of Tesla Motors Elon Musk has presented the highly acclaimed electric pickup they announced a few months ago. The electric pickup named Tesla Cybertruck will have incredible figures of over 800 km of autonomy, a 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, a body that can withstand strong impacts almost without deformation, and of course, a very different design than anything you’ve ever known in this segment.
The Tesla Cybertruck simply takes the design to a new level of futurism. Musk said that the Cybertruck would be approximately 5.8 meters long and 2 meters high. Visually we can only see sharp shapes, square wheel arches, and even a futuristic wheel design. The rear part has a simple strip of light for the skulls and a bat covered by a piece of retractable metal.
The exterior of the Cybertruck is manufactured with a stainless steel exoskeleton processed in a specific way – its name is “Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless steel”- to be ultra-resistant and offer greater protection to its occupants. To test it during the presentation, they hit one of the panels with a mallet; these impacts just left marks on the body.
Furthermore, it has an extremely hard armor glass. That should not break, but during the unveiling, some things went wrong with the windows.
The electric pickup can carry six people on board and features a touchscreen for the infotainment system with a size of 17″. The payload capacity will be 1,587 kilograms (3,500 lbs) and has a storage capacity of 2,831 liters (100 cubic feet). To enter this area, you will have a door that includes a ramp to facilitate loading, and if that is not enough, its air suspension allows you to lower the height of the rear by 10.16 cm (4 inches) for easy access.
The Tesla Cybertruck will feature several versions of different autonomies, drag capacity, and equipment. At the moment, three versions are revealed, one with a single rear-wheel-drive engine, another with two AWD-drive engines, and a third with three AWD-drive engines with much greater off-road driving capability.
There is the 0-60 mph time (0-96 km/h) of 2.9 seconds for the most powerful model variant with a four-wheel drive. This should also complete the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds. The most efficient version should offer a range of more than 800 km, and for the base model, more than 400 km is planned.
Cybertruck has an adaptive air suspension that allows up to 40 centimeters of ground clearance. Off-road fans should be interested in the ramp and slope angles of 35 and 28 degrees.
The Cybertruck should start at 39,900 US dollars. This gives you an electric motor, rear-wheel drive, a range of more than 400 km (250-mile) and runs 0-100 km/h in about 6.5 seconds. Dual Motor AWD has a range of about 485 km (783 mph), does 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, and costs $ 49,900. And the third has a range of 800 km (500 miles), runs 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and costs $ 69,900.
According to Elon Musk, you can pre-order the Cybertruck from now on. The Tesla Cybertruck will hit the streets by 2021, first with the rear-wheel-drive version, but it will be until 2022 when the AWD-drive ones appear.