Elon Musk's Tesla unveils its first electric pickup truck (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday unveiled the company’s maiden electric truck, also known as Cybertruck, at an event in Los Angeles, California. The introductory price for the Cybertruck has been set at $39,000. According to Elon Musk, the Cybertruck will come in three versions with 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of range, respectively. The Cybertruck will hit the roads by late 2021, but preorders can be made at tesla.com/cybertruck.
During the launch, Tesla said that the truck seats six adults. The body of Cybertruck is made of ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel. The payload has a 3,500-pound capacity, with 100 cubic feet of storage space. The truck’s vault length is 6.5 feet, and it will have 4-inch suspension in either direction. A 17-inch touchscreen sits in the center of the dashboard. The truck also has an onboard air compressor and onboard outlets.
Nobody *expects* the Cybertruck pic.twitter.com/khhYNFaVKs— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019
There are three versions of the truck available:
The price for the single motor rear-wheel-drive with 250 miles of range, 7,500-pound towing capacity, and 0-60 mph capabilities in under 6.5 seconds, has been set at $39,900.
The price for the dual-motor all-wheel-drive with 300 miles of range, 10,000-pound towing capacity, and 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds, has been set at $49,900.
The price for the triple motor all-wheel-drive with 500 miles of range, 14,000-pound towing capacity, and 0-60 mph in under 2.9 seconds, has been set at $69,900.
Before the launch event, Elon Musk said, “I think the Tesla side of the truck is our best product ever.” He called the pickup “heart-stopping” and his “personal favorite” of Tesla’s vehicles. "When they say something's 'built tough,' that's what we mean," Musk added.