If Tesla's Cybertruck ever arrives, it promises incredible things. Tesla, Inc. announced the Tesla Cybertruck, a battery electric light-duty truck, in 2019. Tesla's all-electric truck is seriously tough, with a sharp-edged exterior made of scratch- and dent-resistant stainless steel. Of course, we still don't know much about the Cybertruck, including when it will be available for purchase. If we talk about the release date of the Cybertruck, Tesla has already delayed the truck's production timeline several times, but on April 7, 2022, CEO Elon Musk promised that the truck will be available in 2023.
Tesla Cybertruck Specs
The Cybertruck comes with three electric motors. The single-motor truck is rear-wheel drive, whereas the two- and three-motor trucks are all-wheel drive. Tesla claims it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and top out at 110 mph. The dual-motor Cybertruck is said to reach 60 mph in 4.5 ticks and top out at 120 mph. Those seeking maximum performance will appreciate the three-motor model, which Tesla claims will teleport from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 mph. All Cybertrucks have an adjustable air suspension that can be raised or lowered on the fly and has a ground clearance of up to 16 inches.
The design of the Cybertruck, according to Musk, was inspired by Blade Runner and the Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me, which doubled as a submarine. The Cybertruck is built with unibody construction, similar to most passenger cars, rather than body-on-frame construction, as a standard vehicle frame would interfere with the under-floor battery pack. It employs unusually thick 3 mm 30x-series cold-rolled stainless steel body panels that, unlike conventional automobile parts, cannot be stamped. The panels can only be bent in straight lines, resulting in a very distinct faceted design that has been dubbed "low-poly" or "origami-like." Because it distributes stress more evenly and allows for more interior volume, this material is used by SpaceX on their Starship Rocket. Earlier designs for the Cybertruck included titanium for the outer panels, but this was later changed to stainless steel for added strength, using an alloy developed in-house by Tesla.
The interior of the prototype, which was unveiled on November 21, 2019, featured a 17-inch center display, seating for six people in two bench seats with a fold-down center armrest in the front middle seat, a digital rear-view camera-based mirror, a race car-style steering yoke, and a dashboard with a marble-like surface. The middle seat in the back folds down to allow for the loading of long cargo extending into the cab from the vault (enclosed lockable bed). The unveiled prototype vehicle's "marble look" dashboard was made of "paper, wood-based fibers, natural wood pigments, and non-petroleum based resins."
The vehicle's base price for rear-wheel drive (RWD) models was announced to be US$39,900, with all-wheel drive (AWD) models beginning at US$49,900. Production of the dual-motor AWD and tri-motor AWD Cybertruck was scheduled to begin in late 2021, with the RWD model following in late 2022, but that date has been pushed back, with the current estimate of production beginning in mid-2023.
Cybertruck Release Date
The expected release for tesla’s Cybertruck will be Early 2023. Tesla has already delayed the truck's production timeline several times, but CEO Elon Musk promised on April 7, 2022, that the truck would be available in 2023. The following table represents the expected availability and price range for three different models of the Cybertruck.
Single Motor RWD
Dual Motor AWD
Tri Motor AWD
As of November 2019, Tesla Cybertruck production was set to begin in late 2021 and expand to include additional configurations in 2022. Tesla had chosen Austin, Texas (Gigafactory Texas) for the production of the Cybertruck, Model Y, and Semi by July 22, 2020. According to reports, the factory will be open to the public and will feature a boardwalk near the Colorado River (Texas), hiking trails, and biking trails.
A Giga Press die casting machine capable of 8,000 tons of force (80,000 kN; 20,000,000 lbf) had been ordered by March 2021 for the production of the Cybertruck rear chassis casting.
According to Tesla's website, production of the Cybertruck was delayed until 2022 on August 9, 2021. Production was further pushed back to early 2023 in January 2022.
Cybertruck’s Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The size of the batteries that will power Tesla's electrified pickup has not been revealed. Every model, however, will come with a 250-kW charging cable. It will, of course, have access to Tesla's extensive network of Superchargers. The driving range varies depending on the number of motors, but Tesla claims that a single motor has a range of 250-plus miles, dual motors have a range of 300-plus miles, and the top-tier tri-motor setup has a range of more than 500 miles on a single charge.
Cybertruck Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Tesla's contentious self-driving Autopilot feature will be standard on all models, and the company says it will offer a Full Self-Driving option for $7000. Other driver-assistance technologies are also expected to be available. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Cybertruck's crash-test results.
Cybertruck Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Tesla offers a comprehensive warranty on its current models, but it does not include any free maintenance. Other features include:
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers eight years, regardless of miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions regarding Tesla’s Cybertruck)
Q1: Is the Tesla Cybertruck on the market?
Ans: Elon Musk has stated that Tesla will release its long-awaited Cybertruck next year (2023). Due to production delays, competitors such as Ford have introduced electric pickup trucks before Tesla.
Q2: Will the Tesla Cybertruck be bulletproof?
Ans: The body of the Cybertruck, according to Tesla, is strong enough to withstand the impact of a 9 mm handgun round. The body of the Cybertruck will be made of Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel. This body type provides both protection and endurance. The armored glass will be included in the bulletproof Cybertruck. The glass shattered when tested with a metal ball during the initial release in November 2019. As a result, Tesla has some work to do in this area.
The Armormax® armored Cybertruck will come standard with bulletproof glass. Armormax® is a proprietary armoring process that makes the Cybertruck bulletproof against high-powered assault rifles and other weapons.
Q3: How much will a Cybertruck cost?
The Cybertruck's starting price is $39,900. The Dual Motor all-wheel drive model costs $49,900. The Tri-Motor Cybertruck with all-wheel drive costs $69,900.
Q4: Did Tesla cancel the Cybertruck?
Ans: The electric pickup truck was supposed to be in production already, but the automaker delayed it in order to focus on increasing Model Y production. The Cybertruck is expected to enter production in 2023, according to the company. Meanwhile, Tesla is still accepting reservations for its electric pickup truck.
Q5: How fast is the Tesla Cybertruck?
Tesla claims it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and top out at 110 mph. The dual-motor Cybertruck is said to reach 60 mph in 4.5 ticks and top out at 120 mph.
Q6: How long does it take to charge a Cybertruck?
Ans: The on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW and charges via a Type 2 connector. This charges a fully depleted battery to full capacity in about 10 hours 45 minutes.
Q7: What colors will the Cybertruck come in?
Ans: Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will not offer any color or wrap options for the Cybertruck - at least not at first.
Q8: How long does a Cybertruck battery last?
Ans: The Tesla Cybertruck is capable of long-distance travel. The truck can actually travel 500 miles with an optional stacked battery pack installation. The standard battery pack, on the other hand, has a range of approximately 250 miles.
Q9: Can a Cybertruck float?
Ans: According to Elon Musk's latest tweet, Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck will be able to float — at least for short periods of time. "Yes. It will even float for a short time "Musk responded to the vehicle's wading depth on Twitter.
Q10: Is the Cybertruck amphibious?
Ans: Using the technology, the Cybertruck can become amphibious and directly powered by the vehicle, transforming it from an all-terrain electric truck to a sailboat.
Q11: Why does the Cybertruck look so weird?
Ans: The angular overall shape and basic lines of the body panels are what give the Cybertruck its appearance. According to Tesla, this is because the material is so hard that it cannot be stamped into curves without breaking the stamping press.
Q12: Can Cybertruck fit in garage?
Ans: The Cybertruck was supposed to be 232 inches long and 80 inches wide. It will fit if you measure your garage and it is at least those dimensions.