Tesla Cybertruck is a newly announced by Tesla, fully electric, light commercial vehicle. Its aim is to provide a sustainable energy substitute for the roughly 6,500 fossil fuel-powered trucks sold per day in the US. Cybertruck’s unconventional design brought it a lot of publicity, with the CEO of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, stating his company already received over 150,000 orders within two days of the Cybertruck’s unveiling presentation on 21st November 2019.
Today, Kwiskure’s team will present our readers with the latest Tesla truck, and talk about key facts fans need to know about the “cutting-edge” vehicle.
Tesla Cybertruck: Key facts
The comments of the car industry experts and regular people alike are highly divided when it comes to the new Tesla Cybertuck’s edgy design: some love it, and call it the true car of the future, while some call it “horrifying”. But, regardless of personal likings, Cybertruck has some innovative features to offer its future owners.
Tesla Cybertruck release date
Tesla's Cybertruck is supposed to go into production in late 2021 for the single, and double-motor RWD versions. The three-motor RWD versions are scheduled for production in late 2022.
Elon Musk himself has described the Cybertruck as “a really futuristic-like cyberpunk, Blade Runner pickup”. The vehicle features an exoskeleton rather than a chassis. Cybertruck is made of unusually thick 3 mm (1⁄8 in) stainless steel body panels, which cannot be formed in a stamping press, hence the panels can only be bent along straight lines, resulting in a very edgy design that has been described as origami-like.
Image: Tesla Inc.
The car has 6 seats and is also equipped with a bed, which the designers called Cybertruck vault. The top is covered, however, it can unroll if the user wants to fit something higher than the roof allows.
Three versions of the Tesla Cybertruck are going to be available with different battery packs and configuration of the drive system. The single motor RWD version will offer approximately 400 km of range. A dual motor all-wheel-drive version will reach 480 km of range, and a tri-motor version will have 800 km of range on a single charge.
The price for a base, single-motor model will start at US $39,900. The two-motor RWD version starts at US $49,900, and the three motor version will cost US $69,900 and up. Customers can also opt for a US $7,000 self-driving feature that might increase in price in the future, according to a statement by Tesla’s official website.
Will Cybertrucks be safe to drive?
There are many safety regulations throughout the world, and each market has slightly different variations. That means that the Tesla Cybertruck we see right now on their website might look a bit different when it comes to production. For instance, the truck does not have side mirrors, which are certainly required for a vehicle to be registered in most, if not all, countries worldwide.
What about Tesla vehicle insurance in Hong Kong?
With Tesla car insurance premiums being already on the pricey side mainly because of high costs of repairs, one might wonder how much it would cost to insure a Tesla Cybertruck that is made of the same material as the Space-X spacecraft? Well, these are questions of the future - and for all those who are looking for automobile insurance for their Tesla’s, or any other car brands for the matter, we encourage you to get in touch with our car insurance advisors for free, impartial advice, or click here to read more, and get a car insurance online quote!