At last, the Tesla Cybertruck is here. The production-spec electric pickup was unveiled at a live-streamed event at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. During the event, Musk bragged that “It will be the biggest product launch of anything by far on Earth this year.”
During the event, Musk declared that the Cybertruck, which experts previously claimed couldn’t be produced, is now their best product. He stated that the Cybertruck embodies the future of vehicles, with the characteristics of a sports car and a truck, while being even stronger than both. Musk also highlighted that the Cybertruck has “rockproof” windows and a bulletproof steel shell. The vehicle features a super-tough composite bed that is six feet long and four feet wide. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds and can tow more than 11,000 pounds.
The Cybertruck offers a base model with rear-wheel drive that will retail for an estimated $60,990 on Tesla’s website. Tesla’s website also revealed a Cyberbeast version that will cost around $100,000, and deliveries of both trim levels will begin early next year. According to the corporate website, Tesla also intends to offer an all-wheel drive Cybertruck for $79,900 starting in 2025.
With all-wheel drive, the Cybertruck is anticipated to have a 340-mile range, accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds, and top out at 112 miles per hour. Meanwhile, the base model of the Cybertruck, which will have rear-wheel drive, is anticipated to come with a 250-mile range battery and be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.
The much-expected launch, ends years of false starts and setbacks brought on by issues with the supply chain and other obstacles. The race has also intensified, with Rivian and Ford outpacing Tesla to launch their own electric pickups.