The Cybertruck is a new electric pickup truck released by electric car company Tesla. In a theatrical unveiling, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained why America needs an electric pickup truck, how it compares to others on the market, and what special features the Cybertruck has.
The best-selling vehicle in the US is the pickup truck. But the Cybertruck is not the only electric pickup: the Ford F-series, longtime market leader, has its own electric model, as do Bollinger, Rivian, and Lordstown Motors. Nevertheless, the Tesla Cybertruck boasts some big numbers compared to competitors. Initial estimates suggest the Cybertruck will make 800 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque go 500 miles on a single charge, outdoing its competitors in all but driving range. The Cybertruck also outperforms the competition in its towing capacity of 14,000 lbs. (compared to Ford's 13,200 lbs.) and has a storage capacity of 100 cubic feet, with a 6.5-foot truck bed that fully seals and locks. Musk also introduced the silver, trapezoidal Cybertruck as offroading like a Jeep, speeding like a Porsche, carrying bulletproof body panels, and sporting unbreakable metal glass windows.
Tesla claims that the base-level, rear-wheel drive Cybertruck will start at under $40,000. That makes it competitive with the Ford F-150, whose range of features create a price span from $28,000k to $67,000. And it beats out fellow electric pickups from Rivian ($69,000) and Bollinger (a whopping $125,000). The Cybertruck is still in production, so those anxious to get one can order online for delivery in 2021 with a deposit of $100.
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