Tesla Cybertruck: Everything we know so far


If Tesla’s Cybertruck ever comes to fruition, it promises to be a game-changer.

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Probably the most eye-catching car on the road for decades to come is the Tesla Cybertruck. Even if it does show up, the all-electric truck is already two days late.

Even though Elon Musk’s pet project looks like it was developed by a PS1 game developer with a hatred against curves, it nevertheless appears to deliver everything that makes a Tesla a Tesla. A sleek, modern appearance is complemented with a wide selection of the industry’s most advanced features and the best possible price (within reason).


In other words, even if you ignore the aesthetics, this could be an interesting electric vehicle to keep an eye on. Everything you need to know about Tesla’s Cybertruck, which is both odd and interesting, is here.

Launch date for the Tesla Cybertruck

The Cybertruck was originally scheduled to go into production in late 2021, however that was then pushed back to late 2022. Elon Musk reaffirmed that Tesla would not be releasing any vehicles in 2022, despite claims that the Cybertruck had been delayed yet further. Until at least 2023, the person who will be driving the Cybertruck will not be here.

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These widespread supply chain problems in the automotive industry were first blamed for any delays. According to Elon Musk, the Cybertruck’s steel frame would require a new casting machine to be constructed because Tesla couldn’t produce enough 4680 battery cells.


Meanwhile, Tesla has made it clear that it would not begin production of the Cybertruck until the Texas Gigafactory has started producing the new Model Y. This began in March 2022, but Tesla is now free to prepare for the manufacturing of Cybertrucks.

By the end of 2022, Tesla expects to have completed the development of Cybertruck and be ready to begin manufacturing in 2023. It was later revealed that the Cybertruck would come in 2023, but he didn’t give a specific date.

Musk claims that the company has so many orders that it could take three years to process them all, so if you don’t have an order in already, you’re out of luck.


There’s a fresh rumor about a smaller Cybertruck, although it’s unclear if it’ll look any different from the original design or not.

It’s unfortunate that we don’t know when the Cybertruck will ultimately arrive and what the delays (and the announcement of a new quad-motor type) portend for the production timeline of the dual and single motor models.

Cost of a Tesla Cybertruck

Several pieces of Cybertruck data, including specifications and pricing, were abruptly removed from the Tesla website. However, we still know how much Tesla originally predicted the truck would cost.


At $39,990 the single-motor Cybertruck is cheaper than the cheapest Model 3, which is anticipated to go into production later this year. Nevertheless, the all-wheel drive, two motor variant was expected to cost $49,990.

The initial flagship model, the three-motor Cybertruck, will cost $69,990. As of this writing, the price of Tesla’s newly-announced quad-motor model has not been made public on the company’s website.

Full Self-Driving is an option that may be added to any of the four models, but it will cost an additional charge. However, we expect the Cybertruck will be qualified for FSD’s $199-a-month membership, which is presently available.


There is a good chance that the price of the Full Self-Driving Autopilot has increased by $6,000 since July 2019. On multiple occasions, Elon Musk himself has stated this(opens in new tab).

The Cybertruck was planned to make a stop in the United Kingdom as well. The truck is currently being manufactured to U.S. specs, according to Musk, because it would be hard to make it suitable for every country. The price and release date for the U.K. version of the game remain a mystery.

Electric vehicle concept for Tesla’s Cybertruck.

Whatever your opinion of Tesla or CEO Elon Musk, you can’t deny the Cybertruck’s distinctiveness. As a matter of fact, Tesla CEO Elon Musk himself has tweeted about why he thinks so many people find the truck appealing.


Because the Cybertruck looks so much like a ’90s vision of the future, there’s a little amount of hyperbole in that statement. That being said, he’s not wrong in saying that the truck’s design is unlike anything else in the automobile industry’s pipeline.

It’s vital to keep in mind that the Cybertruck we’ve seen so far isn’t exactly what will be built. The truck will have side mirrors, which are required by law in the United States and numerous other nations.

However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has maintained that the mirrors are designed to be removed easily. Potential Cybertruck customers may wish to double-check their state’s regulations on whether or not driving without side mirrors is permitted before making a purchase.


With a single blade covering the full front of the truck, the Cybertruck’s windshield wiper has also been sighted. Considering the size of the windshield, Tesla’s decision to use a single blade for testing is unusual. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that this particular design is not yet complete.

A closer look at this wiper may be seen in recent leaked photographs. Despite its size, it looks that the wiper may be extensible, allowing it to wipe the entire windshield in a single movement while remaining lightweight and portable when not in use.

There will be no conventional materials used in the Cybertruck because of its cool non-conformist nature. When it comes to the vehicle’s exterior, Tesla boasts that its 30x cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton is the hardest thing the company has ever found.


Those leaked photographs also show off the truck with its wheel covers removed. The naked wheels, despite being less aerodynamic, look better. No matter how closely they resemble the existing Cybertruck design, the covers that Tesla has previously shown off are somewhat blocky and unappealing.

When the Cybertruck was first shown, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a big deal out of the truck’s ability to withstand a sledgehammer and 9mm handgun shots. A metal ball shattered the glass, which was not as robust as the glass had been.

If you’re looking for a color other than metallic silver, the truck appears to be available. A matte black Cybertruck can be seen in the background of a photo taken by a former SRE Aerodynamic Engineer while working at Tesla (via Reddit(opens in new tab)).


Musk, on the other hand, later emphasized that the Cybertruck will only be available in a single color: “nothing(opens in new tab)”. In other words, stainless steel’s natural silver.

The interior of a Tesla Cybertruck.

The Cybertruck’s interior hasn’t revealed anything so far. However, early samples reveal that the interior will follow the Tesla formula we’ve seen in past cars — particularly the extremely large Model X.

The Cybertruck, on the other hand, has a lot of straight edges, so everything is more angular.


Up to six people can fit, and the steering wheel is made of the same material as in the Model S and the Model X. However, the dash has a marble-like effect instead of something more conventional like previous Teslas.

A large screen for the infotainment system takes center stage. As with the Models 3 and Y, this appears to be the only display showing any information.

Electricity capacity and driving range of a Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells will be included in the Cybertruck, that much is certain. The delay in the truck’s release is partly due to Tesla’s inability to produce enough cells cost-effectively, according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk.


To put it another way: The spiral design of the Tesla 4680 batteries promises a 16 percent increase in range and six times the power of the company’s current cell technology. The production of the cells is also expected to be less expensive, saving money that may be applied to the ultimate price of the truck.

Because electric vehicles are typically more expensive than gasoline-powered vehicles, this would be a huge benefit. Especially if Tesla intends to launch a $25,000 car in 2017.

The range of the Tesla Cybertruck

In the same way as car ranges vary by model, so does the Cybertruck. A single Tesla motor will provide a range of 250 miles, which Elon Musk maintains is the bare least he will allow Tesla to offer.


In contrast, if you go for the dual-motor model, you’ll get a range of 300 miles. Additionally, the tri-motor vehicle is predicted to have a range of more than 500 miles on a single charge, which is absurd.

When Musk announced that the Model S Plaid will have a range of 500+ miles, he said it was too much. To say that the Cybertruck will be affected is an open question.

Sadly, we have no idea what the range of the quad-motor model will be, and as the additional motor uses more energy, we can’t be sure if it will be more or less than what the tri-motor model is intended to deliver.


Performance of the Tesla Cyber Truck

It is claimed that Tesla’s single-motor Cybertruck can accelerate from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. In Tesla terms, that’s slow, but this is an enormous truck, which generally prevents it from accelerating at a rapid pace.

However, this enhances the performance of more expensive versions. There is a 4.5-second time difference between the Cybertruck’s two motors and its three-motor equivalent when it comes to going from zero to 60 mph. In comparison to other, smaller electric vehicles, that’s a remarkable speed for such a massive vehicle.

Additionally, because the Cybertruck is a truck, it can pull 7,500 lbs with a single motor, 10,000 lbs with two, and 14,000 lbs with the three-motor model.


We don’t have any information on the quad-motor version, but we expect it to be used for more acceleration and hauling power.

Rear-wheel steering on the Cybertruck, like on the GMC Hummer EV’s “crab mode,” will allow the vehicle to travel diagonally to get out of tight spots, but this is not yet confirmed. Due to each wheel having its own motor, we predict the wuad-mot0or model to be the best at this.

Tesla’s future vision for its Cybertruck

There’s a lot of potential for the Cybertruck to be a major deal in the electric truck business because Tesla has such a large market share. For some who want to stand out, regardless of whether they currently drive a truck or not, this unique design may be off-putting, but for others, it’s exactly what they’re looking for.


In spite of this, the Cybertruck’s chances are bleak because of its continual delays. Electric trucks are already heating up, with the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV already on the road and the Ford F-150 Lightning set to follow shortly after.

There’s a case to be made that they don’t have the same clout as Tesla when it comes to things like range and technology. A delay in the arrival of Tesla’s Cybertruck will let competitors to reclaim ground.


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