Back when there were rumours about Telsa making an all-electric pickup truck, we all had our own idea of what it would look like. The company’s goal is to innovate, so it’s easy to assume that it will behave a futuristic aesthetic. Others speculated it to take some elements from existing Tesla vehicles with a bit of tweaking. YouTuber Simone Giertz even went as far to create her own tesla pickup. With some elbow grease and Model 3 as the donor vehicle, she gave us the Truckla. Thankfully, Elon Musk had no plans to keep us in suspense and finally unveiled the Cybertruck.
You heard that right, the company is calling their first-ever emission-free pickup truck the Cybertruck. To be honest the name actually fits given its futuristic and angular form factor. The liberal use of flat surfaces with sharp corners makes it look like a polygon model of a car from older game systems. Laugh all you want but take note that this machine packs a lot of power.
Tesla really knows how to push the envelope when it comes to design and performance. it is practically a tank with its cold-rolled stainless steel body panels and Tesla armor glass. During the demo, the body was able to withstand the swing of a sledgehammer. Testing the ballistic-grade windows was a different matter because it cracked but remained intact. Nevertheless, Musk claims it is still a prototype and the engineers will work out the kinks before launch.
Buyers can opt for a single-motor, dual-motor, and tri-motor configuration. Each trim promises a range of 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles respectively. The Tesla Cybertruck is heading to production late next year. Meanwhile, those who want more can look forward to an all-electric ATV that fits perfectly in the pickup’s bed.Learn more about it here
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