More than 146,000 units have been pre-ordered.
Just last Thursday, Tesla has officially revealed the Cybertruck – a new electric-powered vehicle that looks like it came out from a science fiction movie. Elon Musk introduced the Cybertruck that rolled out to the stage in a steel and armored glass structure that looks like it can survive nuclear fallout.
Elon Musk gave a rundown of the Cybertruck’s specifications, including three variants and a ‘cheap’ $100 deposit to reserve a unit. The three models include a single motor and rear-wheel drive model costing $39,900, a mid-range dual-motor version all-wheel-drive priced at $49,900 and finally a third version that will have three motors (“tri-motor”) priced at $69,900.
The tri-motor version was also quoted to be faster than a Porsche 911, where Musk claimed that this particular model can travel from 0 to 97 kph in less than 2.9 seconds. The single and dual motor models will enter production by the end of 2021 and the tri-motor model production will commence at the end of 2022.
You have to admit it though that the electric pick up looks weird, I guess that’s how the future looks like. The stainless steel and titanium vehicle is also bullet-resistant and can withstand 9 mm caliber bullets. The rather futuristic design might add to the fact that it can allow full-cabin pressurization along with amphibious capabilities and was also said that it can be operated on Mars.
Just before the keynote ended, Musk has also introduced a new Tesla-designed electric ATV that can be loaded on to the Cybertruck where it can also be charged using an onboard power outlet.
Musk said that almost 150,000 have already been reserved, with a bulk of orders preferring the tri-motor model. It’s an interesting vehicle I must admit, though you would need to wait a couple more years before actually driving it.