The upcoming 2021 Tesla Cybertruck caught a lot of attention at and after its reveal. Of course, this pickup truck will offer some impressive power figures and features. However, its appearance is the main topic to this day. People are actually making fun of it. It makes sense, as it looks like a David Hasselhoff would ride it in some remake 80s movie.
On the other hand, Tesla received over 200k orders. Some people clearly like it. One thing is sure; this truck will draw attention anywhere it appears. As for the range, the 2021 Cybertruck provides 500 miles of it in its best-possible configuration. It comes with impressive acceleration and is made of stainless steel body. Elon Musk said the price would start at $40,000.
2021 Tesla Cybertruck Design
You may like it or not, but the 2021 Tesla Cybertruck looks impressive. The aerodynamics is perfect. However, it looks very strange and nowhere near the traditional pickup truck. We must credit Tesla for uniqueness and improvisation.
Cybertruck’s body is made of stainless steel. During its debut, the company’s head of design used a sledgehammer and swung it into doors. Of course, no damage has been made. Furthermore, a 9mm bullet couldn’t damage the bodywork. Metal is durable, but glass isn’t. Metal ball did cause some damage, and the glass shattered. No doubt, safety is not on your list of worries.
The new 2021 Tesla Cybertruck offers a room for six occupants. The rear section provides a three-seat bench while front area offers a folding middle seat. This seat also functions as a center console, which is another cool and innovative feature. This truck comes with a 6.5-inch long bed, and Tesla will provide around 100 cubic feet of lockable storage space. If you want the Self Driving system, you’ll have to pay $7,000 over the regular price.
This system will add automatic parking, trailer docking and other modern systems. A 17-inch touchscreen is looking impressive, and it is the highlight of the interior. An airplane-like Yoke steering wheel is another unique feature. The same steering wheel adds left and right grip and it could be a very useful innovation. Lastly, a rear-facing camera is available, along with the digital rearview mirror displays.
2021 Tesla Cybertruck Powertrain
According to Tesla, its new model will provide 500 miles of driving range. However, regular 2021 Tesla Cybertruck delivers 250 miles using the single-motor configuration. The dual-motor setup provides 300 miles and the tri-motor version 500 miles. On top of that, tri-motor Cybertruck reaches from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. That sounds very impressive for a supercar, and we are dealing with the pickup truck here.
The top speed is rated at 130 mph. If you buy a dual-motor version, it will take 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. Lastly, regular Cybertruck is rated at 6.5 seconds for the same distance. When it comes to charging, Tesla offers a supercharger. Thanks to that, Cybertruck can charge very rapidly at rate of 250 kilowatts. The regular model can tow up to 7,500 pounds.
The dual-motor setup provides 10,000 pounds and tri-motor 14,000 pounds of towing capacity. Payload capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds.
Price and Release Date
According to Elon Mask, new 2021 Tesla Cybertruck will cost $40,000. The dual-motor model starts at $50,000 and tri-motor Cybertruck up to $70,000. On top of that, tri-motor models are offering an AWD system. Keep in mind that Tesla is no longer eligible for federal tax incentives, and you can pre-order this pickup truck right away.
The sales will start later in 2021, possibly in the last quarter of the year. As for the competition, everyone is waiting for Rivian to release its first-ever model. On top of that, Ford, General Motors and Bollinger are entering the electric-pickup segment as well.