Tesla is well-known for its astounding innovation in the electric automobile industry and Cybertruck is another wonder. Tesla‘s announcement that it will begin production of an EV (Electric Vehicle) Cybertruck in 2021 has prompted many questions from car fanatics and tech-heads alike.

Tesla’s latest offering, the Cybertruck is the new beast in the market. It comes with a tagline –  “Better utility than a truck with more power than a sports car”. This smart electric Cybertruck, set to launch in late 2021 with a starting price of $39,900. It strikes a unique shape compared to competitors like the Ford F-150. With a sharp-edged exterior that is made of scratch- and dent-resistant stainless steel, Tesla’s all-electric truck is seriously tough. 

By far, the Cybertruck has enjoyed a warm reception. Between Rivian, planned electric trucks from GM and Ford, and the boxy Bollinger B2, Tesla’s Cybertruck won’t lack for competition in the EV pickup market. The Cybertruck has appealed to fans beyond the traditional pickup truck audience.

Concept Image of Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck Concept Image

Variants of the Futuristic Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla offers the Cybertruck in three configurations:

  • $39,900: Single-motor rear-wheel drive with over 250 miles of range, over 7,500 pounds of towing capacity, and 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds.
  • $49,900: Dual-motor all-wheel drive with over 300 miles of range, over 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, and 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
  • $69,900: Tri-motor all-wheel drive with over 500 miles of range, over 14,000 pounds of towing capacity, and 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds.

Additionally, Tesla has also confirmed three optional extras: complete self-driving for $7,000; an all-terrain vehicle with unknown price, and exclusive solar addition.

Cybertruck will be the company’s first EV to offer solar panels as an option.

8 Exciting Features of Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla’s six-seater Cybertruck could become an explorer’s best friend with its hard exteriors and multiple usability features. 

1. All electric

Like all of Tesla’s vehicles, the Cybertruck is fully electric, with a range of 500 miles – about 800 kilometers – on a full charge. Moreover, the truck’s batteries can take you from 0-100 in under four seconds.

2. The first-ever tri-motor

The Cybertruck is available with not just one, not just two, but three electric motors. The flagship option when it comes to configuring your new six-seater Cybertruck is an AWD (all-wheel drive) Tri-Motor powering it along. 

3. Unique ‘Exoskeleton’ design

Cybertruck features Exoskeleton, Tesla’s name given to exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. The exoskeleton is made of Ultra-hard 30x rolled stainless steel for protection from dents and other damages.

4. Unbreakable armor glass 

Super strong armored glass to avert impact force. Tesla Armor Glass can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance. The Cybertruck comes with a sturdy frame and reinforced glass to protect the passengers. 

5. Mind-blowing practicality

The Cybertruck is a game-changer in this respect. With up to 3,500lbs (1,587kgs) of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension, Cybertruck is the most powerful vehicle in Tesla range.  The cargo area in the rear is lockable, and the truck has a total of 100 cubic feet of enclosed exterior storage. The storage is enough for you to store a toolbox and a spare tire. 

It also includes a ‘magic tonneau’ cover that is strong enough to withstand a person standing on it. 

Tesla Cybertruck Exterior Concept
Tesla Cybertruck Exterior Concept

6. Futuristic interior & largest infotainment

As seen in the Model S and Model X vehicles in Tesla’s existing line-up, the benchmark has been set with a whopping 17″ infotainment screen, with an all-new customized user interface. There is additional storage space under the second-row seats and onboard power for plugging in devices/ appliances. 

Although exact details of the system haven’t been confirmed yet, the features will be similar to those found in existing models. The latest software features include:

  • Smart Summon which lets you move the car in and out of parking spaces using your smartphone.
  • Classic tracks with singalong lyrics displayed on the touchscreen.
  • Manual/ automatic climate control functions on the screen.
  • Netflix and YouTube streaming on the move.

7. Adaptive air suspension with a self-leveling feature

Tesla Cybertruck comes with Adaptive Air Suspension, enabling the vehicle to self-level according to the terrain thus ensuring comfort. Go wherever you want, drive any terrain, without having to worry about spilling your coffee! 

8. Self-driving technology 

The whole range of new Tesla models is now equipped with a custom chip which gives them self-driving capabilities. These features currently reflect the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) found on other advanced vehicles, such as emergency braking system and intelligent cruise control to maintain a safe distance. The end goal of this is fully autonomous driving vehicles. 

Tesla Cybertruck Explorer
Tesla Cybertruck Explorer

Beyond these new features, Tesla has recently released an image of the Cybertruck suitable for outdoor excursions. Elon Musk recently announced that the truck will offer some key benefits for exploring the real-world wilderness. He plans for an add-on all-terrain vehicle, that can add up to 40 miles of driving distance per day. It has onboard power outlets, compressed air, and the ability to tow over 14,000 pounds. 

What More?

Now there’s a way to own a Cybertruck of your very own, without the $40,000 price tag. Toymaker Mattel is reportedly producing two Cybertruck cars, one 1:10 remote-control, and another teeny tiny 1:64 remote-control version. The 1:10 toy version will be a limited edition, featuring working headlights and taillights, and a removable plastic body. The smaller version of the toy is a palm-sized version built to fit on Hot Wheels tracks. It is radio-controlled and has a two-wheel drive with a Chill mode and a Sport mode, and it recharges from its controller. It costs $20 and is also available for pre-order, expected to ship on December 15, 2020.

Moreover, Lego fans have also been pushing the company to make its own Cybertruck after a fan-made rendering of the concept went viral. 

Mattel Hot Wheels Cybertruck Concept
Mattel Hot Wheels Cybertruck Concept

Final Words

Tesla has been a pioneer in the automotive industry, especially electric mobility. With ultimate ruggedness, excellent mileage, and versatile features, the Cybertruck is a real deal. It’s not even in production yet but this unique vehicle has already become a museum exhibit in Los Angeles

Tesla claims the Cybertruck is the “most powerful tool it has ever built”. It is anticipated that the Cybertruck will revolutionize the growing pickup market across the US and later in other parts of the world.