The Tesla Cybertruck is claimed to reach 100 km/h in 2.9 s before continuing through the quarter-mile marker in under 11 s
Tesla launched its first production pickup truck, dubbed the ‘Cybertruck’ on November 21. The Cybertruck is 231.7 inches long, 79.8 inches wide and 75 inches tall, offering seating for six.
Musk claims the Cybertruck will reach 100 km/h in 2.9 s before continuing through the quarter-mile marker in under 11 s. Yet, at the same time, its off-road numbers offer a 35-degree approach angle, a 28-degree departure angle and up to 16 inches of ground clearance. Three ranges will be on offer, with "250-plus" miles at the low end and "500-plus" miles at the top.
Musk also showed off an ATV that can fit (and charge) inside the truck's bed at the Cybertruck's premiere.
Musk claims the stainless steel alloy on the Cybertruck's body to be strong. To prove the same, he and his team hit the body of the truck with a sledgehammer to no effect. Musk also claims it can withstand certain types of small arms fire. On the towing front, Musk estimates the truck will be capable of towing 14,000 pounds. According to a video played at the debut, the Cybertruck out-pulled the Ford F-150 in a tug of war competition.
In its least expensive guise, the 250-plus-mile Cybertruck will cost $ 39,900. The midrange Cybertruck tacks on an extra $ 10,000, while the top-range, "tri-motor" variant comes in at $ 69,900. .
Almost 3 million pickup trucks were sold to consumers in 2018. Given its relative performance and price, the Cybertruck could be a massive success for Tesla as it enters into the largest segment in the US market.