Tesla Cybertruck, the debut is getting closer
Prototype images of the highly anticipated electric pick-up were leaked during the Tesla Investor Day, the annual meeting where many advertisers gathered last March. Since then, pre-orders have already amounted to 250,000.
Big news for all enthusiasts who are anxiously awaiting the Tesla Cybertruck, the first electric pick-up from the well-known American company. At the Investor Day held last March, Elon Musk and his associates showed a more definitive version of the long-expected electric pick-up that should see the light in the coming months.
The photos taken during the event were joined by another “leaked” one on the Cybertruck Owners Club blog.
It’s only a matter of a few months before we see the first production Cybertrucks. In recent months, Tesla completed the installation of production equipment at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, with production expected to begin after the summer.
But let’s take a closer look at this futuristic electric pick-up.
Tesla Cybertruck: a minimalist interior
You can see from the picture below the American company adopted a more minimalistic style.
What is immediately striking is the shape of the steering wheel (never seen before in either a Tesla or any other cars on the market) equipped with two spokes where the controls are located, while the two ends are squared off thus giving the truck a sportier look.
At the center of the dashboard there’s a maxi display (probably of at least 15-17″) on which the silhouette of the vehicle and the navigator map can be glimpsed, while the climate control indicators are located in the lower part. Another detail is the large “traditional” center console with a large glove compartment with a sliding opening.
Also note the visible wiper, the triangular rear-view mirrors and the different cut of the grilles in the front bumper.
Three versions for the futuristic Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck is 588 cm long and 200 cm wide, has a closed box (which can be opened using an electric command), offers a load capacity of 2,832 liters and can carry up to 1,588 kg. Three versions will be available:
- A single motor and rear-wheel drive, with a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range, can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 7.0 seconds, while the estimated top speed is 112 mph, priced at $39,900;
- the middle version will be a dual-motor all-wheel drive, have a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds and be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, top speed of 120 mph, priced at $49,900;
- the top of the line Tri Motor all-wheel-drive Cybertruck costs, with a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds, with 500 miles of range, 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 130 mph, priced at $69,900.
But when will this pick-up “monster” be available on the market?
First deliveries are expected by the end of 2023
Tesla aims to produce the first series models of its Cybertruck starting this summer, with deliveries set for the end of the third quarter. Serial production, however, is not projected before next year.
New official details will only be released at the delivery event.
What more can we say? We just have to wait and see this colossal car in action!