The Tesla Cybertruck looks like an alien machine from an action movie. The Cybertruck which was unveiled by Tesla late November 2019 is definitely a game changer for the pickup truck market given its unique angular design and the fact that it is the first fully electric pickup. In our Tesla Cybertruck review, we will give you all the information to help you decide if the cybertruck is worth buying.
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Tesla Cybertruck review: What are the specs?
In this section of our Tesla Cybertruck review, we will provide you details on what to expect from the Tesla Cybertruck in terms of specifications.
The Tesla Cybertruck specs are configured by country standards and the public details available are only for the US market. There are three Tesla Cybertruck base models announced for release by Tesla: Single Motor Right Wheel Drive (RWD), Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Tri Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD). These three base models all have the same storage capacity (100 Cubic Feet), vault length (6.5 Feet), ride height/ground clearance (up to 16 Inches), autopilot feature (standard), adaptive suspension system (standard), approach angle (35 degree) and departure angle (28 degrees).
Below highlights the differentiating features of the three Tesla Cybertruck base models according to Tesla:
Single Motor Right Wheel Drive (RWD)
- An acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds
- Single motor RWD Cybertruck towing capacity is about 7,500 pounds
- A range / power consumption of 2500 KWh per 100 miles.
Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD)
- An acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds
- Dual motor AWD Cybertruck towing capacity is about 10,000 pounds
- A range / power consumption of 300 KWh per 100 miles.
Tri Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD)
- An acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
- Tri motor AWD Cybertruck towing capacity is about 14,000 pounds
- A range / power consumption of 500 KWh per 100 miles.
Tesla Cybertruck Vs Ford F150
A quick Tesla Cybertruck Ford comparison shows that the Cybertruck is larger than the ford truck. Although, Elon Musk has said that the goal is for the Cybertruck production to fit into a garage.
The recently released Ford F150 comes in 5 various trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King and Ranch (also called Platinum) while Tesla Cybertruck has three different base models. The highest Tesla Cybertruck variant’s towing capacity is 2000 pounds more than the Ford F150 towing capacity.
When compared with other traditional models, the Tesla Cybertruck fits more as a lifestyle truck. Tesla cybertruck production will have many more improvements from the prototype.
When is Tesla Cybertruck release date?
The Tesla Cybertruck Dual Motor AWD and Tri Motor AWD release date is in late 2021, while the Single Motor RWD release date will be in late 2022.
Tesla Cybertruck Price: Is it worth it?
Despite the Tesla Cybertruck trailblazing features, the cheapest model of the Tesla Cybertruck price will start at a considerably low price of $39,900. A price deemed accessible given that it is the very first electric truck with full self-driving capability plus many other incredible features.
What does the Tesla Cybertruck interior look like?
Firstly, the truck bed also referred to as the vault, has L track rails that mirrors T-slots system. By inserting T-nuts or other pieces into the recessed tracks, you can tie down items at any point on the truck bed. Also, the vault has LED lighting strips that runs through to the interior rear passenger side. Further, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk asserted through his Twitter that the vault will probably have HVAC. This means you can sleep in the vault with the tonneau covered. The Cybertruck vault will be accessible from the second-row seats too.
On the Cybertruck seats, the prototype shows perforations on the seats which are for ventilation.
The next Tesla Cybertruck interior feature is the dashboard. The Cybertruck dashboard looks like a kitchen marble countertop. Tesla claims it is made of recycled and compressed paper. From the Tesla Cybertruck prototype reveal, the dashboard has no compartments or vents. The general perception of the Cybertruck dashboard is somewhat negative. But, we hope that the Cybertruck production will see an improvement from the prototype.
Another interesting feature of the Cybertruck interior is the lack of a side view mirror. There is a side view camera instead of a mirror.
There are two rows of seating in the cybertruck. The front row has a middle seat which when folded down serves as an armrest, cups holder and extra storage.
Further, the UI on the Tesla Cybertruck prototype is new and looks different from Tesla’s other vehicle classes. For instance, the UI screen is 17 inches which is 2 inches larger than Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y.
How do I order Tesla Cybertruck?
The Tesla Cybertruck pre-order cost is $150 dollars for all three base models. Tesla Cybertruck order is completed through Tesla’s website in easy steps that includes providing payment and account details. According to reports, the Tesla Cybertruck orders have surpassed 650,000 pre-orders. Moreover, Elon Musk asserted that in the first week of Tesla Cybertruck reveal, the company received 250,000 Cybertruck order.
What are the Add-ons or options for the Cybertruck?
In this section of our Tesla Cybertruck review, we will talk about Tesla Cybertruck accessories or add-ons that will be available to buyers
Cybertruck full self-driving Option
This is the first and only available add on Tesla’s website. The cost of this add-on increases over time.
Cybertruck ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle)
Elon musk confirmed on twitter that Tesla two-person electric ATV will be available as an option for the Cybertruck. The Cybertruck ATV will be able to fit into the Cybertruck vault. Also, the Cybertruck ATV can be charged right from the Cybertruck when it is driven on the Cybertruck.
Cybertruck camper mode
The Cybertruck camper which is similar to a tent for camping will be an add on for the cyber truck too. It can allow a grill set up too!
Cybertruck Solar Power
Elon Musk also hinted on twitter that there is a likelihood that the Cybertruck will come with an option for solar power which will provide an extra range of 50 miles per day.
In this section we will give a summary of our viewpoint from the Tesla Cybertruck review.
The Cybertruck selling point for us are as follows:
- The Tesla Cybertruck exterior is made of high-grade ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel same as the Tesla Space X rocket ship material
- The Tesla Cybertruck boasts a unique angular non-bendable body that is less prone to dent
- The windows are made of armoured Glass
- The top of the Tesla Cybertruck has super bright roof lights for extra lighting in the dark
- Excellent aerodynamics modulated by the presence of a vault (i.e. covering over the bed) which is controlled by a touch of a button
- Deployable ramps at the rear end of the Cybertruck to enable you reach the bed easily
- The reflective stainless bare metal of the exterior means the Cybertruck may not require painting – that saves painting costs!
- Exoskeleton design as opposed to a body on frame design
- The Tesla Cybertruck exterior body is bulletproof.
The features or lack of features we do not fancy include:
- There is only one size of the cybertruck vault – 6 and 1/2 feet in size
- No side view mirror
- Tiny strips of LED right at the front end that is super bright. This can be uncomfortable for other road users assuming it is not adjustable
- Difficulty in accessing the truck bed from the sides.
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