Friday, November 22, 2019

Auto: Tesla's Cybertruck Is Here: Brace Yourselves

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s hotly anticipated Cybertruck all-electric pickup on Thursday night in California. This may sound odd, but when we first saw the wedge-shaped truck that has the presence of an autocratic government’s police vehicle from a 1990s dystopian future film, we thought he might be kidding, waiting to pull a switcheroo on us. Turns out, he wasn’t.
As with the Palto Alto company’s other endeavors, Tesla wants to disrupt the heavily contested, yet hugely lucrative, especially in the United States, pickup truck segment.
Seven years in the making, the Cybertruck, or CYBRTRK, as some at Tesla like calling it, is a futuristic looking, albeit unpolished, wedge-shaped full size pickup truck. At 231.7 inches (5,885mm) long, 79.8 inches (2,027mm) wide and 75.0 inches (1,905mm) tall, with seating for six, it sits nicely between the numerous offerings from Ford’s F-150, which depending on the body, measure 209 to 250 inches long, 80 to 86 inches wide and 75 to 78.5 inches tall.
There will be two other models available, the base Single Motor RWD Cybertruck priced at $39,900 with a 250+ mile (400+ km) range and 0-60 in 6.5 sec, and the mid-level Dual Motor variant that starts from $49,900 offering a 0-60 in 4.5 sec and a 300+ mile (480+ km) range.

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