Built for any planet – the Tesla Cybertruck was launched
Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, drove himself a Cybertruck onto a stage in Austin, Texas against the background of the cheers from the crowd.
Musk said that the vehicle has a 6 foot long 4 foot wide truck bed, 2,500 pounds in payload capacity, 11,000 pounds towing capacity, and a 17-inch ground clearance.
The Cybertruck is durable and rugged enough to go anywhere – says Tesla. That is why the slogan of the new Tesla EV is “Built for any planet”.
However, many Tesla fans are disappointed by the range and price, the electric pickup starting at $60,990 for the lowest cost variant, over 50% more than what CEO Elon Musk had touted in 2019. The highest performance varianta – and all-wheel drive versions would be sold for estimated starting prices of about $100,000.
No paint, no chips
An ultra-hard stainless exoskeleton helps to reduce dents, damage and long-term corrosion. Repairs are simple and quick.
Armor glass can resist the impact of a baseball at 70 mph or class 5 hail. Acoustic glass helps make the cabin as quiet as outer space.
According to the Tesla explanations, you can haul everything you need with 2,500 pountds payload and 11,000 pounds towing capacity – the equivalent of an average African elephant.
The billionaire has said Tesla was likely to reach a production rate of roughly 250,000 Cybertrucks a year in 2025. Tesla has faced “enormous challenges in reaching volume production” with the Cybertruck because of its new technology and design, Musk said.