- tesla has revealed its all-electric pickup truck, which it's calling cybertruck, via its livestream.
- it has similar dimensions to the best-selling ford f-150 pickup truck, with room for six people and a 6.5-foot bed.
- unlike traditional body-on-frame trucks, the cybertruck has a unibody made of thick stainless steel.
tesla has pulled the wraps off its hotly anticipated all-electric pickup truck that the company has coined cybertruck. and it's certainly unlike any other truck—or ev, for that matter—that's currently on the market.
the tesla cybertruck looks like something out of a sci-fi film, or something roving around mars, with its angular body that's covered in stainless steel. tesla ceo elon musk says it has similar dimensions to the best-selling ford f-150 pickup truck.
the cybertruck measures 231.7 inches long, 79.9 inches wide, and 75.0 inches tall. likewise, it features a 6.5-foot cargo bed that has 100 cubic feet of volume. musk says that bed can hold up to 3500 pounds of payload on every version, and the strongest model can tow 14,000 pounds.
every cybertruck will have an adaptive suspension and all-wheel drive standard. the former will provide the pickup with up to 16 inches of ground clearance and the ability to change the ride height on the fly. those looking to take the lifted tesla off-roading will have a 39-degree approach angle up front and a 28-degree departure angle out back.
the cybertruck will also come in three different versions that range from just under $40,000 to nearly $70,000.
the cheapest model starts at $39,900 for the single-motor cybertruck. it has an estimated driving range of 250-plus miles and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a claimed 6.5 seconds. it also has a top speed of 110 mph and a max tow rating of 7500 pounds—which almost as much as the burliest mid-size pickup trucks.
the dual-motor cybertruck is said to have a range of 300-plus miles, an estimated zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds, and a max towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. tesla says it'll start at $49,900.
the top-of-the-line three-motor cybertruck will start at $69,900. that nets 500-plus miles of estimated driving range, a top speed of 130 mph, and it'll zip from naught to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. it'll also be able to tow more than mighty half-ton trucks such as the 10best-winning 2020 ram 1500, which maxes out right at just over 13,000 pounds.
while no details or images of the trucks interior were shown during the reveal, it can hold up to six people.
musk didn't say when the cybertruck will go on sale, but, of course, he said everyone is welcome to place an order immediately.