The excitement over the Tesla Cybertruck has been palpable. The vehicle was announced back in 2019, and the truck’s official debut has yet to happen. The wait for the Cybertruck has been reported on so often, and, as a joke, one site played an April Fool’s prank on consumers with a story stating that the truck was no longer being produced.
Those who have ordered trucks are still awaiting their vehicle. Meanwhile, the general public might simply want to know what this vehicle looks like. What does the Tesla Cybertruck interior include? Here are the known details about this futuristic pickup.
Interior Specs for the Tesla Pick Up Truck
Car and Driver provided a closer look at the much-anticipated Tesla pick up truck. The truck has a starting price of $39,900, but that’s just for the base option of one motor. Those who opt for three motors should expect to pay around $69,900, according to reporting by Car and Driver.
When equipped with two and three motors, the truck will offer all-wheel drive. The one-motor configuration will only offer front-wheel drive. Car and Driver also noted that the three-motor option will allow the truck to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just under three seconds (2.9) and can reach speeds of 130 MPH.
Specs for the single motor are less impressive. The base option will accelerate from 0 to 60 in about 6.5 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 110 MPH.
Car and Driver also included a slideshow of the Cybertruck, allowing consumers to peek inside. The interior is sleek, and, in pictures, it appears as though a seat can drop down in the middle of the front seat to accommodate a third passenger. The backseat can fit up to three passengers.
The Cybertruck features the standard glass ceiling (it’s actually constructed of ‘armored glass’) that is a hallmark of most Tesla vehicles. One of the coolest features of the Cybertruck is the rear bed space. While many pickup models have this space exposed, the Cybertruck bed is covered. A futuristic rear gate folds down to allow access to the bed space.
The Cybertruck Release Date
Consumers might be curious about the Cybertruck’s release date. Elon Musk has stated that the truck should debut in 2023; however, it should be noted that the debut date has been changed and updated often.
Again, the elusiveness of this model has even inspired a ‘model canceled’ practical joke on April Fool’s Day that many took seriously. The release date remains a mystery.
What is the Tesla Cybertruck Price?
The base one-motor model of the Tesla Cybertruck is the most affordable option and starts at $39,900. As Car and Driver reported, the dual motor option is priced at $49,900, while the most expensive tri-motor is $69,900.
Those who are interested in ordering a Cybertruck can still reserve a model; Tesla continues to take orders.
About the Tesla Pickup Truck Exoskeleton
Tesla’s page devoted to the Cybertruck details the truck’s exoskeleton design. The pickup looks like something out of a sci-fi movie with its linear angular design.
The body of the Cybertruck is built from “ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel.” Tesla explains that the material isn’t susceptible to dents and corrosion.
While the glass overhead ceiling and windshield are made from armored glass, buyers might wonder if this glass is bulletproof. While armored glass can withstand serious force, the Cybertruck isn’t necessarily designed to be an armored car.
However, it should be noted that a patent for ‘armored glass’ was published on the site Teslarati. In addition, the site reported that when Elon Musk appeared on Jay Leno’s show (called “Jay Leno’s Garage”), Leno inquired why bulletproof glass would be a selling point.
“Because it’s badass, and it’s super cool,” Musk quickly explained, per Teslarati’s story. “Do you want your truck to be bulletproof or not?”
This is the Expected Range of the Cybertruck, Tesla Reveals
The range of an electric vehicle denotes how far the vehicle can travel when the battery is fully charged. Currently, the Lucid Air Dream Edition has the longest range of any electric model on the market; the vehicle can travel an estimated 520 miles.
Tesla reveals that the estimated range of the Cybertruck will be 500 miles. This is a little less than the Air Dream Edition, but it’s also the best range of any electric truck currently available to consumers.
How Does the Cybertruck Cost Compare to Other Electric Trucks?
There are numerous electric trucks that have been introduced to the consumer market. The options include:
- Rivian R1T $67,500
- Ford F-150 Lightning $39,974
- GMC Hummer EV $108,700
The single-motor Cybertruck starts at $39,900, the dual-motor is priced at $49,900 and the tri-motor costs $69,900. The three options of the Cybertruck make it competitive with both the lower-priced lightning and the Rivian R1T.
However, the Cybertruck beats them all in estimated range. The R1T has an estimated range of 314 miles, and the Lightning has an estimated range of around 320 miles. The GMC Hummer EV has the second best estimated range among the pickup models with an estimated range of 350+ miles.
When is the Cybertruck Coming Out?
Many consumers and auto enthusiasts might be waiting anxiously for the Cybertruck to hit the streets. Musk has slated that it should debut in 2023.
When is the Cybertruck coming out? Everyone will simply have to wait and see.
The New Tesla Truck isn’t the Only Upcoming New Model from Tesla
While those who have ordered a Cybertruck and those who want to order a Cybertruck might be anticipating this new model, the Cybertruck isn’t the only new Tesla model that will hit the streets. Tesla also is launching the new Roadster.
The Roadster promises to be “The quickest car in the world….” In addition, it also will have the longest estimated range; Tesla announced that the Roadster will have an estimated range of 620 miles. This is 100 miles farther than the Lucid Air Dream Edition can travel on a charge.
While the Cybertruck is available in different engine options and prices, prospective buyers shouldn’t expect this from the Roadster. The upcoming vehicle promises to be pure power and speed; Tesla advertises that it can go from 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds and can hit speeds of 250+ MPH.
The speed, power and range don’t come cheap. Those who want a Roadster can expect a reservation fee of $50,000. The total price for the Roadster will be approximately $200,000.
How Much Weight Can Electric Trucks Tow?
Those who purchase a pickup truck might gravitate to these vehicles for their towing power. Many buyers need a pickup to tow a trailer or even a small camper. How much can each of the electric trucks tow?
The Cybertruck offers the best towing capacity. The Cybertruck can tow a maximum of 14,000 pounds.
The Ford F-150 Lightning can tow up to 7,700 pounds, while the Rivian R1T has a maximum towing capacity of 11,000 pounds (second only to the Cybertruck). The GMC Hummer EV can tow a maximum weight of 7,500 pounds.
Compared to standard pickup trucks, all the electric models tend to lag behind in towing capacity. The Ford F-150, which has been the best-selling car in the U.S. for around four decades, can tow a maximum of 11,300 when fully equipped. However, larger F-Series models can tow around 20,000 pounds (when fully equipped).
The Future for Electric Pickup Trucks
While there are currently only a handful of electric pickup trucks for buyers, the options could expand in the future. For example, Chevrolet has plans to release an electric Silverado.
Unfortunately, right now buyers don’t have much selection if they want an electric pickup. The Lightning is no longer available for orders, as the demand was so high. In addition, those who placed orders for a Cybertruck are still waiting for their vehicles.
If buyers can’t find the electric pickup they want, they also could consider hybrid models. In fact, the Ford Maverick is the least expensive hybrid on the market (with a starting MSRP of less than $20,000). Unfortunately, Ford also has stopped accepting orders for this model, too; like the Lightning, demand has been high for the Maverick.
The Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma also are both available in a hybrid model. These two pickups also have decent towing capacity.
What’s the Benefit of an Electric and Hybrid Pickup?
Some buyers might wonder why they should consider a hybrid or electric pickup. Really, the engine choice might be a personal preference. Hybrids and standard pickups might offer better towing capacity than the electric models.
However, hybrids and electric pickups also are more energy efficient than their gas guzzling counterparts. Standard pickups typically aren’t incredibly fuel efficient—especially if they are towing heavy weights.
Electric models allow owners to ditch the gas pump. In many areas, electricity is cheaper than fuel. This can lead to savings each month. However, range also could be a factor that buyers need to consider when they shop for electric vehicles.
While those who ordered a Cybertruck continue to wait for their vehicle, other buyers might be waiting to see just how these trucks look and perform once they finally hit the road. Excitement might be high for the electric pickup, and now it’s time to see if Tesla’s Cybertruck will live up to the hype.