Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck electrifies the truck Section

Tesla Cybertruck electrifies the truck Section

Tesla’s following entry is not a car in any way, it is a pickup truck, and it is unlike any vehicles we have seen before.

What started as a casual remark by Elon Musk in 2012 about needing to construct a truck has developed into what you see here, Tesla’s first-generation pickup truck. Called the Cybertruck (or”Cybrtrk” if you are of the dark trench coat persuasion), it is developed to fulfil a good deal of familiar tasks but, beyond that, is anything but comfortable.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

Let us start with the simple stuff. The Cybertruck is 231.7 inches long, 79.8 inches wide and 75 inches tall, with seating for six. Let’s compare it to the Ford F-150, which measures between 209 and 250 inches, 80 and 86 inches wide and between 75 and 78.5 inches tall. That puts it in pretty much the same company as each other pickup on the market.

And then there are the performance figures, which seem too good to be true. Musk asserts the Cybertruck will reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds before continuing through the quarter-mile mark in under 11 minutes. Yet, at the same time, its off-road amounts are commendable, offering a 35-degree approach angle, a 28-degree passing angle and up to 16 inches of ground clearance. Three ranges will be on offer, with”250-plus” miles in the low end and an astounding”500-plus” miles on the very top.

In the Cybertruck’s premiere on Thursday, Musk also showed off an ATV that can fit (and cost ) within the truck’s bed.

Musk asserts the stainless steel metal on the Cybertruck’s body is powerful, and it seems to be true. Not only did he and his team hit the frame using a sledgehammer to no impact, Musk even claims it could withstand certain kinds of small arms fire.

On the towing front, Musk estimates that the truck will be capable of towing 14,000 lbs. According to a video played in the introduction, the Cybertruck out-pulled the F-150 at a tug of war.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

It’s hard to compare Cybertruck to much of anything on the street, but it is not the sole electric pickup coming to market. Rivian made waves with its R1T, promising over 400 miles of variety and 700 horsepower, with a 0-to-60 period of 3.2 seconds, 11,000 pounds of towing and 1,764 lbs of payload and starting price? $69,000.

And remember Bollinger, which is taking a similar notion to ruggedized, electrified pick-up, but with a decidedly more up-market Bollinger B2. This truck, with 614 hp and 668 pound-foot of torque, tows 7,500 lbs and hauls 5,201 lbs. Impressive numbers, but also remarkable is the cost: $125,000.

Compare it to the Cybertruck’s claimed cost, which is… far lower, honestly. In its cheapest guise, the 250-plus-mile Cybertruck will cost $39,900. The midrange Cybertruck tacks on an additional $10,000, while the top-range, “tri-motor” version comes in at $69,900. Cybertruck preorders are now available.

Given its comparative performance and cost, the Cybertruck could be an enormous success for Tesla as it enters the most significant segment in the US marketplace. Nearly 3 million pickups were offered to customers in 2018. If Tesla can split off a small sliver of that, it will go a long way toward accepting Tesla’s annual earnings to another level.

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