Tesla Cybertruck Preview

The Tesla Cybertruck will be available soon. Here's a preview of what to expect.

By Gary Smith (Contributing Author) | Published on July 14th, 2021 | Last Updated on
By Gary Smith (Contributing Author)
Published on July 14th, 2021. Last Updated on .

One of the most talked-about new EV vehicles of the future is the Tesla Cybertruck. The Tesla team is known for bringing Elon Musk’s, the founder of Tesla, wildest dreams come true, and the Cybertruck is one of his latest ideas. The Cybertruck is an out-of-this-world creation that is pushing the limitations of creativity. One quick look at this truck and you would expect it to be used on the front lines of a warzone. As crazy as the truck may look, it is actually built to be technologically advanced and provide superior protection. Let’s take a closer look at the Tesla Cybertruck and see exactly what you can expect.

Tesla Cybertruck Interior

It is no surprise that the interior of the Cybertruck is as un-ordinary as the rest of the truck. Tesla’s reputation for sleek and efficient interiors is seen across the board on their lineup, and the Cybertruck is no exception. While all we have right now are renders and non-production photos, we can get an idea of Elon’s dream for this next-generation truck. One of the more notable features is the 6 passenger seating. A small front seat takes the place where most trucks have a larger center console allowing for an additional passenger.

The dash of the Cybertruck looks to be formed for simplicity as it does not have any stand-out features. The only thing on the fash is a large 17” screen that is symbolic to the Tesla interior where you can control just about everything from autonomous driving to heating and air conditioning. From the first photos, the truck’s interior shows a race-inspired steering wheel with no top and bottom sections. However, I expect this to be replaced with a traditional-style steering wheel for safety.

Tesla Cybertruck Features

The Cybertruck, as simple as it is, will feature a variety of different features not commonly seen on most vehicles. With Elon Musk’s desire to change the world and everything in it, it is no surprise that he and his team have pulled out all of the stops on this truck.

Exoskeleton

Tesla has built the Cybertruck with ultimate durability and passenger protection in mind. The exterior shell is built as a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, with every component being designed for the highest strength and endurance. This gives the Cybertruck a unique look which some compare to a mad-max-inspired design.

Either way, this truck is sure to stand out no matter what setting it is in and I am excited to see how it is used in various settings. This exoskeleton is made using ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel for maximum protection.

Tesla Armor Glass

Contrary to Elon’s ability to break the so-called “unbreakable” armor glass in 2019, the production versions of the Tesla Cybertruck should feature redesigned glass susceptible to breaking. This glass is made from a polymer-layered composite that can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance.

Tesla Cybertruck Specs & Performance

What is most impressive about the Tesla Cybertruck is the ability to still retain the high-performance Tesla is known for with its larger size. Let’s take a quick look at the various motor configurations available on the Cybertruck and what kind of specs and performance you can expect from each.

Motor Configuration

Single (RWD)

Dual Motor AWD

Tri-Motor AWD

0-60 MPH

<6.5 SECONDS

<4.5 SECONDS

<2.9 SECONDS

Range

250+ MILES (EPA EST.)

300+ MILES (EPA EST.)

500+ MILES (EPA EST.)

Drivetrain

REAR-WHEEL DRIVE

DUAL MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

TRI-MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Storage

100 CU FT

100 CU FT

100 CU FT

Vault Length

6.5 FT

6.5 FT

6.5 FT

Towing Capacity

7,500+ LBS

10,000+ LBS

14,000+ LBS

Autopilot

STANDARD

STANDARD

STANDARD

Adaptive Air Suspension

STANDARD

STANDARD

STANDARD

Ground Clearance

UP TO 16"

UP TO 16"

UP TO 16"

Approach Angle

35 DEGREES

35 DEGREES

35 DEGREES

Departure Angle

28 DEGREES

28 DEGREES

28 DEGREES

Tesla Cybertruck Cost

One of the biggest questions revolving around the Tesla Cybertruck is how much is it going to cost? With Tesla being one of the more affordable EV car manufacturers, the Tesla Cybertruck was promised to showcase lower than expected prices. However, some may argue that the low prices are due to not having the same features as fully loaded trucks, but I will let you be the judge of that. Here is a quick breakdown of the different Tesla Cybertruck offerings and what they are going to cost.

Model

Cost

Mile Range After 1 Charge

Towing Capacity

0-60 MPH Acceleration

Single Motor

$39,900

250

7,500 lbs

6.5 seconds

Dual Motor

$49,900

300

10,000 lbs

4.5 seconds

Tri-Motor

$69,900

500

14,000 lbs

2.9 seconds

Tesla Cybertruck Release Date

Along with the questions revolving around the price, everyone is wondering when these trucks will start being delivered. According to Elon Musk in January 2021, the first delivery of the Cybertruck will happen in 2021, but the volume production will be set for 2022. The highly sought-after tri-motor all-wheel version will not be available until late 2022.

Charging Your Cybertruck

There are a couple of different ways to keep your Cybertruck charged up. The Cybertruck can be charged at home using a standard regular wall plug or at a public charging station. Let's look at some specs from evchargeplus.com.

Single Motor Battery & Charging

Battery Capacity

100.0 kWh

Battery Usable

100.0 kWh

Charge Port Type

Type 2

Combo 2 (CCS)

Port Location

Left Side - Rear

Charge Power

11 kW AC

Charge Time

10h 45m

Charge Speed

36 km/h

Fast Charge Power

250 kW AC

Fast Charge Time

22 min (10-80%)

Fast Charge Speed

740 km/h

Dual Motor Battery & Charging

Battery Capacity

120.0 kWh

Battery Usable

120.0 kWh

Charge Port Type

Type 2

Combo 2 (CCS)

Port Location

Left Side - Rear

Charge Power

11 kW AC

Charge Time

13h

Charge Speed

36 km/h

Fast Charge Power

250 kW AC

Fast Charge Time

27 min (10-80%)

Fast Charge Speed

710 km/h

Tri-Motor AWD Battery & Charging

Battery Capacity

200.0 kWh

Battery Usable

200.0 kWh

Charge Port Type

Type 2

Combo 2 (CCS)

Port Location

Left Side - Rear

Charge Power

11 kW AC

Charge Time

21h 30min

Charge Speed

35 km/h

Fast Charge Power

250 kW AC

Fast Charge Time

44 min (10-80%)

Fast Charge Speed

710 km/h

Here's clip from Jay Leno's Garage where Jay and Elon take a Cybertruck for a spin:

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