When you think of a pickup truck, you think of an All-American towing machine. You think of moving furniture or moving boxes, towing a trailer, or towing supplies for renovating your house, or dare I say a Cybertruck RV camper.
The Tesla Cybertruck is marketed as the world’s first electric pickup truck (although, it has since been passed up by the new offering from Rivian in 2021), so obviously towing must be one of its many capabilities, or is it?
The answer is yes!
14,000 Towing Capacity
The Tesla Cybertruck lists its ability to tow at “More than 14,000 pounds”. This is quite an impressive number and means that the new Tesla Cybertruck can tow anything including other cars.
The Cybertruck comes with an RV camper adapter that can be attached to any towable trailer or camper up to 14,000 lbs. That's because the Cybertruck will be crammed full of the Tesla 4680 battery which is the most powerful electric vehicle battery in the industry today.
The Tesla Model X weighs roughly 5,000 pounds, so the Tesla Cybertruck will likely be able to tow three Tesla Model X vehicles without breaking a sweat. Even more spectacular, the Tesla Cybertruck will be able to tow other heavy-duty pickup trucks with these specs, such as the Ford F-150.
For context, here's a video of the Tesla truck towing a Ford F-150 up a heel while the Ford F-150 tries unsuccessfully to drive in the opposite direction.
This 14,000-pound towing capacity is certainly impressive, but what will the Tesla Cybertruck’s battery range be when it is towing? The highest price option for the Tesla Cybertruck is slated to have a battery range of 500 miles and towing will certainly degrade this number significantly.
Another thing to consider is that the lower-end single motor Cybertruck only has a battery range of 240 miles compared to the dual motor and tri motor with 500 miles each.
Experts estimate that the battery life of the Tesla Cybertruck will reduce by 50% while towing a large load. Keep this in mind when considering towing your new Cybertruck RV Camper with your Cybertruck in the future!
I hope it looks something like this rendering, sure to make a camper out of me.
For Tesla fans interested in other Tesla-inspired products pushing the boundaries of technology, the Cyberbackpack may be the product for you. Inspired by the innovation of Tesla and its Cybertruck, the Cyberbackpack is a backpack that can charge your phone, protect your belongings, and hold plenty of stuff all while looking stylish and futuristic!