Tesla dropped the news: "Cybertruck" electric pickup trucks are now available for sale

Tesla dropped the news: "Cybertruck" electric pickup trucks are now available for sale

Tesla held an event at which it announced the full-fledged start of sales of the electric pickup truck "Cybertruck". Several cars have already been handed over to customers who have pre-ordered. Here's everything you need to know about the new Tesla.

What is Tesla's Cybertruck ?

The Cybertruck is an electric pickup truck from Tesla with an unusual futuristic design. After the announcement in 2019, the car's design was often criticized because of its angularity. But that's what makes Cybertruck special. It was introduced as a car that provides maximum protection for the driver and passengers. The body of the car is made of ultra-strong stainless steel and can withstand shots from small-caliber weapons.

What are the main features of Cybertruck?

Tesla's highly anticipated Cybertruck electric pickup has officially hit the market, and the entry-level model comes with a price tag starting at $60,900 in the United States. A select group of customers who pre-ordered the Cybertruck have already taken delivery, marking an exciting moment for those who invested early in the groundbreaking vehicle.

Initially unveiled as a concept in 2019, the Cybertruck has undergone several design revisions since its public debut. The recent handovers to customers at the launch event included the transfer of a dozen vehicles. Notably, the first wave of orders dates back to 2019 when the vehicle was still conceptualized.

The three versions of the Cybertruck cater to different preferences and needs. The most budget-friendly option, a rear-wheel-drive variant, is slated for delivery in 2025. Priced at $60,900, it promises a range of approximately 400 kilometers on a full charge, with a respectable 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.5 seconds. 

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Contrary to Elon Musk's initial estimate in 2019, which pegged the starting price at $39,900, the final cost has surpassed expectations. Two all-wheel-drive versions, equipped with two and three electric motors, are set to hit the market in 2024, priced at $79,900 and $99,900, respectively. These models boast ranges of approximately 550 and 515 kilometers, deviating from Musk's 2019 claim of an 805-kilometer range for the top-tier version.

The mid-range variant, featuring two electric motors, stands out with 600 horsepower, an acceleration of 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, and a towing capacity of up to 4990 kg. Meanwhile, the top-tier "Cyberbeast" model accelerates to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 2.6 seconds, flaunting 845 horsepower. A captivating presentation video showcased the Cyberbeast overtaking a Porsche 911 in a short race while towing another Porsche 911.

Tesla is offering various customization options for the Cybertruck, allowing buyers to personalize their vehicles. For an additional $6,500, customers can choose from white or black film to cover the default gray color. Additional options include a body tent for $2,975 and interior mats for $295. A quirky touch is the $55 sticker that mimics a glass crack, harkening back to the 2019 presentation incident when Elon Musk claimed the Cybertruck could withstand gunfire from a 9mm pistol, but a thrown metal ball caused the glass to crack.

Innovative features accompany all Cybertrucks, including a bi-directional charging system, enabling users to power tools or even an entire house using the vehicle as a generator. Notably, the Cybertruck demonstrated its resilience during an event, where it withstood shots from small-caliber weapons like a Thompson submachine gun and an MP5-SD. Bullets failed to penetrate the vehicle's body, showcasing its robust build and commitment to safety.