The new Tesla Cybertruck was announced last night with claims that it has better utility than a truck and more performance than a sports car. Electric pick up trucks are a fairly new concept but they are becoming far more popular. In fact, they don’t cost much more than a truck in the current diesel market. The trucks design is reminiscent of a Delorian that had a baby with a Pontiac Aztek, and it is made with the same alloys as the SpaceX star ship. It all seemed so fitting since the brain behind the build, Elon Musk, stated it was the official truck of mars.
The Cybertruck was definitely presented to appeal to the offroad community. The bed of the truck is hidden, but a panel slides up to reveal plenty of cargo space. The bed was also shown configured with a pop up camper shell of sorts for overlanding purposes, which is all the rage right now. Tesla even wheeled out a new electric ATV to show off the trucks ability and appeal.
The specs of the all new Cybertruck seem almost too good to be true, and after easily breaking the “bullet proof glass” the televised presentation left us skeptical. There are three motor options available for pre-order as production will begin in 2021. The specs include a tow capacity range of 7,500 to 14,000 pounds depending on the model, as well as payload ranging up to 3,500 pounds. The single motor base model starts at $39,900 with a battery range of 250 miles. The most powerful tri-motor AWD option will go from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and last 500 miles on one charge, but it will cost you at least $70k make that dream a reality. Top speeds can reach up to 130 miles per hour, which means 100 years from now we might see this bad boy racing Baja.
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