Today is the day for the first deliveries of the new and hugely anticipated Tesla Cybertruck. This is perhaps the biggest electric vehicle debut of all time and you can watch it live right here.
Years ago, Tesla released specs and details for the Cybertruck, but some figures have likely changed between then and now. We'll briefly cover some aspects of the Cybertruck below and will update this post in real-time as more information becomes available from Tesla.
Gallery: Tesla Cybertruck Live From New York
The exterior of the Cybertruck is its most polarising feature. It is stainless steel, which is not the norm in the auto industry. Additionally, its wedge shape is unusual and the angular design is not very common.
We expect that Tesla will offer factory wraps for the Cybertruck if you prefer it in a colour that's not stainless steel.
The inside of the Cybertruck is probably the most "normal" part of the truck. It's typical Tesla in the sense that, as our own Editor-in-Chief Patrick George put so precisely "...the standard Tesla playbook clearly applies here: it's sparse, there's a screen and the Model S-style yoke sits in front of the driver."
Powertrain And Performance
The Cybertruck should be available with either a single-motor / rear-wheel-drive setup, a dual-motor / all-wheel-drive setup, or a tri-motor / all-wheel-drive arrangement. The fastest version can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a claimed time of 2.9 seconds.
Tesla says that the Cybertruck comes with an industry-standard 6.5-foot (2 metre) pickup bed and it boasts a payload capacity of 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms) cargo capacity. It can tow up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg).
For off-roading, it features a 35-degree approach angle and a 28-degree departure angle. The electric truck features an adjustable air suspension and four-wheel steering.
When first announced way back when the Cybertruck pricing started at $39,900 for a single-motor RWD model with 250-plus miles of range and a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds. The tri-motor flagship Cybertruck had a listed price of $69,900 (approx. £55,000).
We expect that there will be significant changes to the official pricing of the Cybertruck and will update this when and if Tesla makes a pricing announcement.
The range was listed at 250-plus miles for the base version of the Cybertruck and over 500 miles for the top-of-the-line version. The mid-level Cybertruck had a range of over 300 miles. These range figures have likely changed since first announced though.
Cybertruck Specs Announced In 2019
- Range: 500+ miles
- 0-60 mph acceleration: <2.9 seconds
- Towing capacity: More than 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg)
- Payload: Up to 3,500 lbs (1,588 kilograms)
- Vault length: 6.5 feet (2 metres)
- Storage capacity: 100 cubic feet (2,832 litres) of exterior, lockable storage including the vault, frunk, and sail pillars.
- Suspension: 4” in either direction
- Touchscreen size: 17”
- Body: Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless steel. If there was something better, we’d use it.
- Seating capacity: Up to six adults
- Charging: Can be charged at home, at Destination Charging locations, and with our network of more than 14,000 Superchargers, including on our newest V3 technology, which is helpful for long hauls and towing.
Stay tuned as we'll have a lot more coverage following the livestream of the Cybertruck delivery event.