Tesla’s long-awaited Cybertruck finally rolled off the production line in Texas over the weekend. The futuristic-looking pickup truck has been delayed several times, but it is expected to start production later this year.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk first introduced the Cybertruck in 2019, and it quickly became one of the most anticipated vehicles in the world. The truck’s unique design, made of stainless steel, has been praised and criticized. However, there is no doubt that the Cybertruck is a major departure from traditional pickup trucks.
The Cybertruck is available in three models: single-motor rear-wheel drive, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and tri-motor all-wheel drive. The single-motor model is expected to start at around $50,000, while the dual-motor model is expected to start at around $60,000. The tri-motor model is expected to start at around $70,000.
Tesla has not yet released final specifications for the Cybertruck, but it is expected to have a towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds and a range of up to 500 miles. The truck will also be eligible for the U.S.’s $7,500 federal EV tax incentive.
The Cybertruck will face stiff competition from other electric pickups, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T. However, Tesla’s brand recognition and large customer base could edge Cybertruck.
Tesla is expected to hold a delivery event for the Cybertruck in the third quarter of this year. It remains to be seen how well consumers will receive the truck, but it will surely be a major player in the electric pickup truck market.
In addition to the Cybertruck, Tesla has several other electric vehicles in the pipeline. The automaker is expected to release the Model Y SUV later this year, and it is also working on a new electric semi-truck and a new electric Roadster. Tesla is committed to the electric vehicle market, and the Cybertruck is just one example of its ambitious plans.