Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: everything Elon revealed about the EV pickup

With dubstep as the soundtrack and neon lights as the backdrop, Elon Musk handed over the first Cybertrucks to a select group of customers that included Reddit co-founder and VC fund Seven Seven Six founder Alexis Ohanian and Trousdale Ventures founder and CEO Phillip Sarofim.

The live stream portion of the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event was a short affair – about 30 minutes. But the event still has all the traditional trappings expected from Tesla: the grandeur and pumpy music, VIP guests and of course, Musk.

Deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck come at least six years since Musk first tweeted about building a truck and four years since he debuted the futuristic-looking pickup.

Looking beyond some of the flashier features – it’s bullet proof – here’s everything we know so far.

Three versions

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The Tesla Cybertruck will eventually be available in three configurations.

The cheapest batch, a rear-wheel version with 250 miles of range, a 6.9-second zero to 60 miles per hour acceleration rate and a $60,990 base price, won’t be available until 2025. That leaves all- wheel version and the so-called Cyberbeast.

The all-wheel drive variant has an estimated 341-mile range and a $79,990 starting price. The Cyberbeast has an estimated 320-mile range model with 845 horsepower that can travel 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds, hit a top speed of 130 mph, and has an estimated $99,990 price tag price. Both of these versions have a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.

The numbers differ from the original specs first shared by Musk at the Cybertruck debut event in 2019. The company plans three variants, but prices, towing and range have since changed. In 2019, the company plans for the cheapest version to cost $39,900, have a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range. The mid-range version is set to be a dual-motor all-wheel drive priced at $49,900, has a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds and can travel more than 300 miles on a single charge. The third version should have three electric motors and all-wheel drive, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and a battery range of more than 500 miles. That version, known as the “tri motor,” is priced at $69,900.

Today, all production Cybertrucks have 35-inch wheels, a six-foot by four-foot composite truck bed, a hidden gear locker and a front trunk. The company says that in all there is 67 cubic feet of lockable storage and a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds.

The exterior includes armored glass that is supposed to withstand the impact of a baseball at 70 mph or class 4 hail. The glass test didn’t work well back in 2019, with it actually shattering. once, chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen, successfully threw a baseball through a car window without breaking it.

The Cybertruck is also equipped with an 800-volt electrical architecture for ultra fast charging and electronically adaptive air suspension that allows up to 17 inches of clearance, if needed.

Inside the Cybertruck

Now that the Tesla Cybertrucks have been delivered, there is more information on some of the interior and feature details.

First, let’s talk about getting into the car. As Musk handed over the Cybertrucks, he pressed what looked like a button on the B pillar to open the doors. Once inside, drivers and passengers can notice an 18.5-inch infinity touchscreen in the front and a 9.4-inch touchscreen in the back. Apparently, there will also be a new interface, although Tesla did not detail how it differs from the current version.

The Cybertruck also has a 15-speaker soundsystem that includes two dedicated subwoofers and distributed amplifiers. A built-in hepa air filter (also in other Tesla vehicles), a wireless charging system and 65W USB-C and 120V/240V outlets are also included.

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