With the growing popularity of electric cars, it was only a matter of time before someone introduced an electric truck. Tesla’s new Cybertruck is not available just yet, but the company is taking preorders. For those of you who may be thinking about getting one of these cutting-edge vehicles, let’s take a look at everything we know about the Cybertruck so far.
Will The New Tesla Pickup Truck Have A 500-Mile Range?
Well, that depends on which one you buy. The Cybertruck will be available with three different motor configurations, and each one will have a different range. You can get a single-motor version, a dual-motor version, or a three-motor version. The single-motor version will have a range of 250 miles on a full charge, while the dual-motor version will have a range of 300 miles. If you go with the tri-motor version, you will indeed get a range of 500 miles, and maybe even a little more.
Why Is The New Tesla Pickup Truck So Cheap?
Overall, the Cybertruck is not that expensive. Electric vehicles are usually much more expensive than gas-powered vehicles, but this one comes in at about $39,000. Thus, it’s only a little more expensive than a comparable gas-powered truck of similar size. Of course, the double-motor and tri-motor versions cost a little bit more.
The company went to great lengths to hold down the costs on this vehicle, and the unique shape of this vehicle is part of that effort. Since the exoskeleton is made from flat pieces of steel, it does not require the kind of expensive stamping and shaping that other auto bodies require. They also saved money by cutting out the paint job entirely. The whole exterior of the vehicle is made of stainless steel, which is difficult to paint anyway.
The simple interior of the vehicle also contributes to its lower cost. The dash is quite plain except for a single screen. This one screen allows you to control everything that you might need to control. The dash has a front-piece that is made to look like marble, but which is actually a paper composite. As such, it is also quite cheap.
What Are The Pros and Cons Of A Tesla Pickup Truck?
It is very hard to evaluate the pros and cons of the Cybertruck at this time, mostly because it has not yet been released. However, we can see a few pros and cons right off the bat.
It is obvious that Tesla has attempted to make a vehicle that is much more practical than its other offerings. The idea is to make a vehicle that has all the utility of a pickup truck with the performance of a sports car. If they can actually deliver on those claims, it will be a serious feather in their caps.
The bed of the Cybertruck will have a steel tonneau cover, making it much more secure than a normal truck bed. Instead of a tailgate, this truck has a collapsible ramp. This is a really cool idea that someone should have done a long time ago.
If it lives up to the hype, the Cybertruck will also have a very long driving range, as we discussed earlier. It will thus be a lot more suited for hard use than the average electric vehicle. We can also expect that this vehicle will have a very high durability factor. With a body made entirely of hardened stainless steel, it will surely be much more difficult to dent than most others. The windows are also much more durable than standard auto glass.
When it comes to cons, we can only think of one major problem: The risk of buying something that might not live up to the hype. So many claims have been made about this particular vehicle, and it’s hard to believe that all of them will turn out to be true. We should probably look at the recent unveiling demonstration as an example of this risk.
During this demo, the Cybertruck was subjected to several kinds of abuse, and it held up very well for the most part. However, the windows did break when a steel ball was tossed at them. Is this a tough vehicle? Absolutely. Being made mostly of stainless steel will do that. However, there are already some indications that it may not be quite as tough as advertised.
It should be noted that the vehicle in that demonstration was a prototype, but we couldn’t help but notice that it lacked something very important: Rear-view mirrors! The law requires that all vehicles be equipped with these things, so Tesla will almost certainly have to add them at some point. Still, the lack of such a basic safety measure makes us wonder what else may have been forgotten. There was a recent incident in which Tesla CEO Elon Musk hit a traffic pylon with his rear wheel while driving the Cybertruck prototype. The lack of rearview mirrors on this vehicle is the most likely explanation for this mistake.
When Can We Expect The New Tesla Pickup?
At present, there is no way to know exactly when the Cybertruck will be available to the public. The company has said that the vehicle is slated to be released in late 2021, but that schedule is subject to change. Thus, you might as well try to remain patient if you have chosen to preorder one of these.
On the one hand, the Cybertruck represents an exciting new frontier in vehicle design. It might very well revolutionize the auto industry, but only if it can live up to all the hype. On the other hand, the Cybertruck might not live up to the hype, and might not even be available for several more years. Only time will tell if this vehicle will become the next new thing or another flashy disappointment. If you have found this article to be helpful and interesting, please feel free to fill out the contact form below.