The Cybertruck has arrived and it looks nothing like any pickup truck you’ve ever seen. The outrageous Blade Runner-style pickup truck, the “Cybertruck”, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles on 21st November 2019.
The Tesla Cybertruck is an all-electric battery-powered light commercial vehicle in development by Tesla, Inc. Three models have been announced, with range estimates of 250–500 miles (400–800 km) and an estimated 0–60 mph time of 6.5–2.9 seconds, depending on the model.
The stated goal of Tesla in developing Cybertruck is to provide a sustainable energy substitute for the roughly 6,500 fossil fuel powered trucks sold per day in the US.
When the truck initially drove onto the stage, many in the crowd clearly couldn’t believe that this was actually the vehicle they’d come to see. The Cybertruck looks like a large metal trapezoid on wheels, more like an art piece than a truck.
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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.
ULTRA-HARD 30X COLD-ROLLED STAINLESS STEEL
Help eliminate dents, damage and long-term corrosion with a smooth monochrome exoskeleton that puts the shell on the outside of the car and provides you and your passengers maximum protection.
TESLA ARMOR GLASS
Ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance.
Tesla Cybertruck model specifications
|Model||Range (EPA est.)||0–60 mph (0–97 km/h)||Top Speed||Payload||Towing capacity||Price (USD)|
|Single Motor RWD||≥ 250 miles (400 km)||< 6.5 seconds||110 mph (175 km/h)||3,500 lb (1,600 kg)||≥ 7,500 lb (3,400 kg)||$39,900|
|Dual Motor AWD||≥ 300 miles (480 km)||< 4.5 seconds||120 mph (195 km/h)||3,500 lb (1,600 kg)||≥ 10,000 lb (4,550 kg)||$49,900|
|Tri Motor AWD||≥ 500 miles (800 km)||< 2.9 seconds||130 mph (210 km/h)||3,500 lb (1,600 kg)||≥ 14,000 lb (6,350 kg)||$69,900|
The company announced production is slated to begin in late 2021 but has not offered any details about where it will be produced.
Abdullah Khalifa, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, told Arabian business that this latest addition will enhance security at tourist locations. The number of supercars already in preponderance with the Dubai Police department notwithstanding, they have decided to add the latest Tesla Cybertruck to its panoply of cars, tweeting the image of the Cybertruck with the caption “2020” on 26th November 2019. The Dubai police already boasts of a fleet of the fastest and luxurious supercars, including Lamborghini Aventador and Bugatti Veyron and this latest addition will only add to their veritable collection.