When the Tesla Cybertruck was first announced in 2019, Elon Musk promised it would be available for less than $40,000. Initially, it was supposed to go into production in 2021, but Tesla has postponed it several times over the past five years. Trying to produce the Cybertruck has been so difficult to meet market expectations that Musk said on an earnings call, “We dug our own grave.”“.
Everything you need to know about the Tesla Cybertruck
The long wait is over The Tesla Cybertruck is finally available for delivery. However, its starting price is $60,990, which is about $20,000 more than what was promised in 2019. Well, we can’t say we’re surprised considering a lot has happened over the past five years — starting with the COVID-19 pandemic Even the global chip shortage and inflation, which completely disrupted the auto industry and affected the price of the Tesla Cybertruck.
There’s another problem – the $60,990 Cybertruck RWD model won’t be available for delivery until 2025. If you want to order a Cybertruck now, you’ll only be limited to the $79,990 AWD model and the $99,990 Cyberbeast model. The dual-motor all-wheel drive model comes with a range of up to 340 miles, while the Cyberbeast has a range of 320 miles. If you want the cheaper RWD Cybertruck, you’ll have to compromise on an estimated 250 miles of range.
Tesla clearly failed to deliver the 500-mile range it promised in 2019. But it does offer an optional range extender solution that improves range up to 470 miles by replacing a third of the 6-foot charging space with an additional battery pack. It’s not cheap either, it will set you back around $16,000. If you add the spare tire and Tesla Cybertruck tool kit, which sells separately for $1,250, you won’t have much room left in your truck bed.
Furthermore, you can order the Cybertruck in black or white with a protective film for an additional $6,500. This makes it look great if you think the stainless steel body is cute. However, the stainless steel exterior is bulletproof to withstand .45 and 9mm calibers.
Also impressive is that the Cybertruck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. This would make it one of the fastest electric cars in the world and unseat the Rivian R1T as the fastest electric pickup. However, the fastest performance-focused model is the 845-hp Cyberbeast, while the Cybertruck AWD can produce up to 600 hp and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. The RWD model is the slowest of the range and is expected to do 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Furthermore, the Tesla Cybertruck is equipped with a power outlet on the truck bed that includes two 120V outlets and one 240V outlet. Apparently, it can charge another electric car, and even power your home. Better yet, the Tesla Cybertruck is a perfect electric vehicle for camping and you can buy its bed tent from Tesla for $2,975.
When can you get it? There’s a long line of customers waiting for their Tesla Cybertruck, and Tesla won’t be able to deliver it to all of them this year — unless you’re lucky. This means that most customers will have to wait until 2024.
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