Elon Musk unveiled the company’s long-awaited all-electric pickup truck, the Tesla Cybertruck, at an event in Los Angeles, California.
The Tesla Cybertruck will come in three versions with 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of electric rangeand it will start at $39,900 for a single-motor RWD model with 250-plus miles of range, Musk said.
Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.
With up to 3,500 pounds of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension, Cybertruck is engineered with 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including a magic tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on.
Space for your toolbox, tire and Cyberquad, with room to spare. Utilize 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars.
With the ability to pull near infinite mass and a towing capability of over 14,000 pounds, Cybertruck can perform in almost any extreme situation with ease. Raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck or the vault, while self-leveling capabilities adapt to any occasion and assist with every job.
Seat six comfortably with additional storage under the second-row seats. Complete with an advanced 17” touchscreen with an all-new customized user interface.
Now entering a new class of strength, speed and versatility—only possible with an all-electric design. The powerful drivetrain and low center of gravity provides extraordinary traction control and torque—enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range in its most efficient trim.
Pickup trucks make up roughly 15 percent of US vehicle sales, a share that has steadily grown since 2009. The Ford F-150 has been the top selling passenger vehicle in the US for 36 years straight; Americans buy nearly a million every year.
Tesla has led the charge into long-range electric vehicles, and there’s currently no mass-market electric pickup truck available for sale. But the landscape will change by the time the truck ships. Ford has an all-electric F-150 on the way, General Motors confirmed it will put an electric pickup on the market in 2021, and EV startup Rivian — which is now backed by both Ford and Amazon — is scheduled to release its electric pickup in late 2020. Another startup, Bollinger, is developing a limited-volume, trail-bashing electric pickup.