Tesla is generally known asmanufacturer of electric cars and Semi Truck. However, in 2017, Elon Musk spoke about the development of a proprietary electric pickup truck. After a couple of years of regular rumors about the future light truck, the novelty was finally presented as part of the presentation on November 21 in Los Angeles. The pickup was called the Tesla Cybertruck and, as expected, got a futuristic design, but this is clearly not what we expected to see.
Details about the truck Tesla Cybertrucksaid Elon Musk himself, whose performance can be viewed on YouTube. Like many other cars of the company, the novelty will be available in three different versions, differing in power and duration of work on a single charge. Depending on the modification, the pickup will be equipped with one, two or three electric motors, but all versions without exception will be all-wheel drive. One battery will be enough to overcome 400, 480 or 800 kilometers. The older version will be able to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in about 2.9 seconds. The cost of a Tesla Cybertruck pickup will be 40, 50 or 70 thousand dollars.
Undoubtedly, the technical specifications are good -that the truck is capable of accelerating like a car is impressive. The only thing that bothers you is the lack of any distinctive feature. For example, the Rivian R1T truck competing with a Tesla pickup truck is able to share energy with other cars, and Tesla was unable to equip the new product even with a semblance of such a feature.
Tesla Electric Pickup
Previously, we have seen many times the approximate externalview of the electric Tesla pickup truck. As it turned out, the rumors were untrue - the novelty looks much different than they showed us. Instead of the car of the future from Blade Runner, the presentation showed something similar to the scary version of the legendary DeLorean DMC-12. The body of the novelty is made of durable steel and, according to Elon Mask, is able to withstand the impact of a 9-mm caliber bullet. Glasses are armored using proprietary Tesla technology, so the driver and passengers are likely to be completely safe. Only one thing confuses - during the presentation, Elon Musk asked the assistant to throw a metal ball into the glass and it cracked.
It is also highly suspicious that Tesla has released such a durable car with firearm protection. Maybe Elon Musk knows something about the impending zombie apocalypse?
In addition, the truck is equipped withair suspension, which allows you to adjust the height of each axis. The load capacity of the older version is 1600 kilograms. The high power of the novelty was proved by a clear example, where he easily drags a Ford F150 electric pickup competing with him, which at the same time goes in the opposite direction.
On his Twitter, Elon Musk shared that the car’s design is inspired by the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
Undoubtedly, the car looks quitefuturistic, but are we ready to see such vehicles on public roads? We are all used to neat and smooth cars, so whether people will buy such vehicles is a big question. But you can order Tesla Cybertruck today on the official website of the company, having paid only $ 100. But it will not be possible to ride it soon - pickup production will begin only at the end of 2021.
As part of the presentation, Elon Musk mentioned that the pickup used the same materials that were used to create SpaceX's space rockets.
Judging by the image, the interior of an electric pickup truckmade in a minimalist style - however, like the interior of all Tesla cars. But unlike passenger cars, the interior of a pickup truck looks too strict, which may not appeal to most potential buyers. The cabin has a place for a driver and five passengers. On the front panel, according to tradition, there is a huge screen for including various functions like the autopilot system and automatic parking. Most likely, in an electric pickup you can also run games.
It is worth noting that this is not the firstelectric pickup in the car market. In 2018, a small American company Rivian Automotive showed an electric motor car. You can read more about it in our special material.