Tesla’s Cybertruck, an all-electric battery-powered light commercial vehicle was recently launched with three models being announced. The motive of Tesla behind developing Cybertruck is the goal to provide a sustainable energy alternative for large truck demand in the US market currently being fulfilled by fossil fuel powered trucks.
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The distance range estimates at 400–800 km and an estimated 0–60 mph (0-95 kmph) time is 6.5-2.9 seconds, depending on the model.
The Cybertruck features adaptive air suspension (an automobile suspension system that maintains a constant ride height of the vehicle irrespective of load) which proves to be a blessing for variable load. It also includes on-board power inverters (to supply high voltage electricity for using power tools) and an air compressor (to power pneumatic tools).
The exterior of the Cybertruck is claimed to be bullet resistant. It will also include Tesla’s Autopilot as standard but fully autonomous self driving operation will cost an extra 7000$.
The interior of the prototype revealed on 21 November 2019, at an event near the company’s SpaceX factory in Los Angeles, USA showcased a 17-inch display, seating layout for 6 using two bench seats. The front middle seat is a foldable center arm rest.The rear middle seat also tucks down to allow loading of long cargo.
Other interior features comprise a rear-view camera based mirror, a race car style steering wheel and a dashboard with a marble lookalike surface. The “marble look” dashboard of the Cybertruck is fabricated from a paper composite material.
LOADING BED (VAULT)
The loading bed of the Cybertruck is 6.5 feet long and has sloped side walls. It has auto mechanised tonneau cover to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle and to provide added security to the contents of the payload. This 100 cubic foot of enclosed space is termed as ‘The Vault’ by Tesla. The loading bed resembles that of a typical pickup truck with tailgate.
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Additionally, it carries LED strips along each side of the bed, additional underfloor storage, AC power outlets and compressed air outlet for pneumatic power tools. The prototype vehicle also demonstrated a ramp extending from tail gate to the ground for easy loading of cargo.
The Cybertruck comes in three variants – single motor rear-wheel drive, dual motor all-wheel drive and tri motor all-wheel drive.
Considering the off-road capabilities of the Cybertruck, it comes with a ground clearance of 16 inches (406 mm), an approach angle of 35 degrees and 28 degree departure angle. It possesses a towing capacity of 7500 Lbs (3.5 Tonnes), enough to tow a full size pickup truck.
|SINGLE MOTOR RWD||DUAL MOTOR AWD||TRI MOTOR AWD|
|DISTANCE RANGE||~400 Km|
|0-60 MPH||6.5 seconds||4.5 seconds||2.9 seconds|
|DRIVETRAIN||rear wheel drive||dual motor all wheel drive||tri motor all wheel drive|
|ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|LOADING BED LENGTH||6.5 Ft.||6.5 Ft.||6.5 Ft.|
|STORAGE CAPACITY||100 Cubic Ft.||100 Cubic Ft.||100 Cubic Ft.|
|TOWING CAPACITY||3.5 Tonnes (7,500 Lbs)||4.5 Tonnes|
|6.35 Tonnes (14,000 Lbs)|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||upto 406 mm (16″)||upto 406 mm (16″)||upto 406 mm (16″)|
|APPROACH ANGLE||35 Degrees||35 Degrees||35 Degrees|
|DEPARTURE ANGLE||28 Degrees||28 Degrees||28 Degrees|
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, they have already received 2,50,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck till now. Order yours.