Cybetruck is the first electric pickup from Tesla

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Tesla and Elon Musk introduced the company's first electric pickup, called Cybertruck, and of course it has nothing to do with anything we've seen so far. The Cybertruck will be available in three versions (400km, 480km and 800km autonomy), starting at $39,900 and expected on the roads by the end of 2021. Pre-orders, however, have already begun through the company's official website.

As usual in his presentations, Elon Musk wanted to demonstrate the durability of Cyberturck and so he put the design chief, Franz von Holzhausen, to repeatedly knock on the door with a sledgehammer, claimed to be a bulletproof showed the Ford F150 to win the tow test and the Porsche 911 to the slip test. However, we had a fiasco in the windshield test after a metal ball struck both windows of the Cybertruck. He promised, however, that they would correct this along the way.

The three versions of Cybertruck are:

  •         Single engine, 400km rear-wheel drive, 3.5 tons towing capacity and 0-100km acceleration in less than 6.5 seconds. Price $ 39.900.
  •         Dual engine, 480km autonomous four-wheel drive, 4.5t towing ability and 0-100km acceleration in less than 4.5 seconds. Price $ 49,900.
  •         Triple engine, four-wheel drive with 800km autonomy, towing capacity of 6.5 tonnes and acceleration 0-100km in less than 2.9 seconds. Price $ 69,900 and release schedule for late 2022.

Up to 6 adults can sit in the Cybertruck cabin. The chassis is made of sturdy stainless steel, the luggage compartment is 2 meters long, its suspension is 4 '' in each direction and in the center of the dashboard there is a 17 '' touch screen to handle all its functions.

After all, the Cybertruck is a beast of great durability and performance, but as always the problem with Tesla is not about the quality of its vehicles. The company must find a solution to deal with the huge delays in production, and it is true that it is making moves that will theoretically help it overcome them, such as setting up a production facility in Berlin.


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