Tesla Cybertruck – Here’s Everything We Know About the Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you may have missed the announcement of Tesla’s Cybertruck. For everyone else, there’s no denying the announcement has created a lot of buzz on social media and in the auto industry. Forcing nearly every big player in the auto industry to announce their own EV truck with an upcoming release date.

Without a doubt, this is by far the weirdest looking vehicle we’ve seen produced by a company ever. But there is a reason behind why it so triangular. The steel used is 30x cold-rolled stainless steel which is too hard to be stamped out by a press and would break the press if you tried. So instead, the panels are laser cut and this was the end result.

The Cybertruck already has over 250,000 pre-orders as of November 26th, 2019, generating $25,000,000 for the company.

Breaking the internet temporarily wasn’t the only thing that broke during the Cybertruck reveal. It broke nearly every unwritten rule in the auto industry. The Cybertruck also had it’s own windows break under the direction of Elon by chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen after they tried to demonstrate the Cybertruck’s bulletproof glass by throwing a metal ball at them. Elon’s response was ‘room for improvement’ along with the glass, that is another thing Tesla nailed that night.

Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup window technology fail
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Here is a break-down of every detail we have on the Tesla Cybertruck.

Probably the biggest question people will have is going to be how much is this thing is going to cost and the answer will surprise you. Starting at only $39,900 USD for the single motor, moving over to $49,900 for the dual motor, and finally $69,900 for the tri motor setup.

The Tesla Cybertruck can tow up to 14,000 pounds in it’s highest tri motor trim, while the 2020 F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds. The Tesla Cybertruck boasts a payload capacity of 3500 pounds. That’s 230 pounds more than 2020 F-150’s 3270 pound weight limit.

The Tesla Cybertruck will come with 35×12.5 all-terrain tires from the factory. That’s .7″ bigger than the Ford F-150 Raptors tires.

Tesla Cybertruck Electric Pickup Truck Front View

The Cybertruck will have a maximum approach angle (the maximum angle of a ramp that a vehicle can drive up without its front bumper hitting the ramp) of 35 degrees and a maximum departure angle (the maximum angle of a ramp a vehicle can drive down without its rear bumper hitting the ramp) of 28 degrees, Tesla says.

For comparison, the 2020 F-150 has a maximum approach angle of 25.8 degrees and a maximum departure angle of 27.1 degrees.

Total length is 231.7 inches while the total width comes in at 79.8 inches. Both numbers are within half an inch of the F-150 Raptor.

The Tesla Cybertruck will have a maximum of 16 inches of clearance thanks to an adjustable air ride suspension. The suspension also has 8 full inches of adjustment, 4 inches in either direction. The suspension can be automatically controlled for performance and comfort or manually overrode for situations that may arise.

“With up to 3,500 pounds of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension, Cybertruck is the most powerful tool we have ever built, engineered with 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including a magic tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on,” Tesla wrote. 

Cybertruck VS Ford F-150

Here is the Cybertruck playing tug of war with what appears to be a lower spec, rear-wheel drive F-150.

This does, however, seem like a pretty unfair comparison. A tug of war with the Ford F-150 Raptor would have been more fitting since it seems the Cybertruck has been designed to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor more so than the lower-spec f150s.

The Tri motor AWD Cybertruck can do 0 to 60mph in 2.9 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 10.4 seconds. That’s just as quick as the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

Cybertruck VS Porsche 911

Check out this video of the Cybertruck racing a Porsche 911, even giving it a head-start.

Interior

The interior is roomy and features Tesla’s signature central touchpad, in this case, a 17-inch infotainment system. The interior is warm and inviting featuring vegan-friendly faux leather. The front seats share a similar design of current trucks where you have a full bench offering a total of 6 seats. The front middle seat’s backrest folds down which then offers additional storage and cup holders.

The rear seats get their illumination from led strips mounted along the edges of the ceiling. During the day, passengers get to enjoy seeing out of a large glass panel above their head that is about the size of the entire roof of the Cybertruck. You will also find additional storage under the rear seats.

Looking towards the front of the interior you’ll notice a large slab of what appears to be marble but it’s in-fact fabricated from paper composite materials.

Lighting

It should come as no surprise but the Cybertruck’s lighting comes from only LED light strips and these LED strips are everywhere. The LED strips can be found where your headlights would normally be, above the windshield which also appears to double as amber running lights.

Moving to the back of the Cybertruck you’ll see a red LED strip is used for the taillights and you’ll find 2 more white LED strips inside the bed of the Cybertruck on either side.

In the interior of the Cybertruck, you’ll find more LED lighting, notable along the headliner on either side of the rear seats for plenty of rear-seat lighting.

The ‘Vault’

But does the Tesla Cybertruck have a bed? It does and it has an awesome one. Tesla calls it’s Cybertruck’s bed the vault in an attempt to be different which is likely to confuse some. Anyway, the Cybertruck’s bed is finished in the same stainless steel as the rest of the body and measures 6.5 feet long. The bed comes complete with LED light bars for easy night viewing.

Tesla Cybertruck Electric Pickup Truck Bed Vault

You will notice right away the wheel wells do not protrude into the bed, so it is a clean, rectangular volume. With this design, you will lose some depth, but if I had to guess, I would say it was required as the massive battery would be located under the bed. This, however, didn’t stop Tesla from finding additional room for more cargo as seen below.

Tesla Cybertruck Electric Pickup Truck Bed with In Bed storage Open

Horizontal accessory rails are positioned beneath the diagonal sail panels stretching from the tailgate to the roof peak, and Tesla promises that those panels will even boast their own storage compartments (similar to Ram‘s bedside Rambox).

You will find a modular style L-track rail along each side of the bedsides as well as slots on the bed itself of the truck that you can use to make whatever combination you want to tie things down and arrange your cargo.

The entire bed can be secured by an integrated roll-up, garage-door-style tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on (hence why Tesla has given it the name of ‘the vault’ which also is said to help aerodynamic efficiency as seen in the video below.

Built-in Loading Ramp

Open the tailgate, and you will find a slide-out loading ramp that allows wheeled things to be rolled up into the bed. Both 120- and 220-volt charging outlets, as well as an air compressor, are built-in, too.

Specs at a Glance

Single Motor RWD

  • 0-60 MPH – <6.5 SECONDS
  • RANGE – 250+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN – REAR-WHEEL DRIVE
  • STORAGE – 100 CU FT
  • VAULT LENGTH – 6.5 FT
  • TOWING CAPACITY – 7,500+ LBS
  • AUTOPILOT – STANDARD
  • ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION – STANDARD
  • GROUND CLEARANCE – UP TO 16″
  • APPROACH ANGLE – 35 DEGREES
  • DEPARTURE ANGLE – 28 DEGREES

Dual Motor AWD

  • 0-60 MPH – <4.5 SECONDS
  • RANGE – 300+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN – DUAL MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • STORAGE – 100 CU FT
  • VAULT LENGTH – 6.5 FT
  • TOWING CAPACITY – 10,000+ LBS
  • AUTOPILOT – STANDARD
  • ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION – STANDARD
  • GROUND CLEARANCE – UP TO 16″
  • APPROACH ANGLE – 35 DEGREES
  • DEPARTURE ANGLE – 28 DEGREES

Tri Motor AWD

  • 0-60 MPH – <2.9 SECONDS
  • RANGE – 500+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN – TRI MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • STORAGE – 100 CU FT
  • VAULT LENGTH – 6.5 FT
  • TOWING CAPACITY – 14,000+ LBS
  • AUTOPILOT – STANDARD
  • ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION – STANDARD
  • GROUND CLEARANCE – UP TO 16″
  • APPROACH ANGLE – 35 DEGREES
  • DEPARTURE ANGLE – 28 DEGREES

*Specs are displayed in US values.

Things Planned for the Cybertruck

Elon mentioned that an electric ATV is in the works and will be first offered to Cybertruck customers.

Elon tweets about Cybertruck Future
A couple of tweets from Elon’s twitter account

If you are interested in ordering a Tesla Cybertruck, Tesla is taking pre-orders here for the Cybertruck for a fully refundable $100USD ($150cad) deposit.

So what do you think of Tesla’s new Cybertruck? Is it the future or do you think the Cybertruck will flop? Let us know in the comments below.

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