Tesla Cybertruck looks unlike anything you've ever seen

Posted on Friday, Nov 22 2019 @ 12:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yesterday, Elon Musk showed off the Cybertruck at an event in Los Angeles. The new Tesla pickup truck is definitely a massive surprise, with it's stainless steel alloy body and its very sharp lines it looks unlike any truck you've ever seen before.

The electric truck features an armored body and has superstrong steel (that failed an on-stage demonstration with a sledgehammer). Pricing will start at $39,900 for a version with a 250 miles (400km) range and 7,500lbs (3402kg) towing capacity. The most expensive version will offer 500 miles (800km) of range and a towing capacity of 14,000lbs (6,350kg). Musk said the Cybertruck can reach 60mph (about 100km/h) in under 3 seconds and a quarter-mile in under 11 seconds.
The shape is highly unconventional, but the size could have been picked by a focus group—almost exactly as wide and tall as a Ford F-150, and about exactly as long as some of the four-seat versions of America's favorite pickup. At the rear, the 6.5-foot (2m) bed—called the Cybertruck Vault here, has a lockable aerodynamic cover that gives the vehicle 100 cubic feet (2,831L) of protected cargo storage. The Vault will also support loads of up to 3,500lbs (1,588kg).

Some of the Cybertruck's other features suggest that Musk might be paying attention to Bollinger, which is working on a very UnTesla-like range of boutique battery EV off-roaders. A Bollinger will have 15-inches of ground clearance via its air suspension, so the Cybertruck will have 16 inches, Musk revealed. Like the Bollinger, the Cybertruck will also offer 110V and 220V AC outlets, so the vehicle can act as a power source on remote job sites.
Tesla is taking pre-orders for $100, with an expected delivery in "late 2021". Full details at ARS Technica. With looks this unique, you'll either love or hate this car.


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