Cybertruck

Tesla's Cybertruck was first presented on November 21st, 2019 at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, CA.

Tesla is planning on three initial variants of the Cybertruck. The entry-level, RWD model carries a base price of $39,000. The midrange model starts at $49,000, while the triple-motor costs $69,000.

It is scheduled to be released in late 2021 for the single-motor RWD version. The dual-motor all-wheel and the tri-motor versions will be released in late 2022.

You can find all the details and specs of the Cybertruck on Tesla's website.

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Cybertruck interior, a detailed look inside Tesla's pickup truck

December 3, 2019

Detailed look at Tesla's Cybertruck interior (with pictures): new MCU UI, Roadster-like steering wheel, screen rearview mirror, seats, dash made of paper, glass roof, and 6.5 feet bed.

Cybertruck pre-orders numbers analysis

November 23, 2019

Only 36 hours after Tela’s Cybertruck unveiling event, Elon Musk has shared on Twitter that they’ve received 146,000 pre-orders. A day after Tesla has already reached 200,000 reservations of the Cybertruck. Not bad for an ‘ugly’ truck. 😜

Tesla Cybertruck: Specs, interior, and first-hand impressions

November 22, 2019

If you thought Elon was joking when he said the truck would look like something out of Blade Runner, well, he was not. Right there in the middle of the music, the lights, the fire, and the excitement, my first impressions of Tesla's Cybertruck were...

How to watch Tesla Cybertruck unveiling event

November 20, 2019

Tesla Cybertruck unveiling event will be held on November 21st, 2019 at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California. Doors open at 7pm, remarks will begin at 8pm. There will be a live streaming, check out the post for more details.

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[Pics] Rare footage of Tesla's Cybertruck and ATM of Jay Leno’s Garage

Since Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck and ATV in October 2019, we have only seen a few pics of the new vehicles on the roads. These is some rare new footage from the Jay Leno’s Garage show, which is starting its fifth season next week, in which he appears driving a Cybertruck.

From issue #109

[Rumor] Tesla is working with 3M to do custom wraps for the Cybertruck

Tesla already offers wraps in China, it would be an interesting service if they would do a partnership for the Cybertruck and you could get it wrapped directly from the factory. Even better if they got to extend this to PPF for the other models, the ones with paint, hehe.

From issue #159

908 Cybertruck VINs active

Every time Tesla produces a Cybertruck or any other vehicle, they must register a VIN with NHTSA. This allows us to see how many have been built so far, although this includes those for showrooms and other purposes. Another interesting point is that 93.7% of them are dual-motor. Thanks to Mike from Cyberowners for sharing and explaining this!

From issue #302

A better look at the Cybertruck prototype

Elon’s Cybertruck featured again. Looks big, almost as much as it does in real life. I don’t know what I need it for, but I definitely need it.

From issue #160

A close look at the Camo Cybertruck

Nice close-up video of one of the Cybertrucks with the camo wrap.

From issue #277

Accessing Tesla Cybertruck’s tow hitch

The Tesla Cybertruck features a hidden tow hitch with a rated towing capacity of 11,000 lbs, essential for hauling trailers and vehicles across various terrains. This tow hitch is concealed behind a removable cover integrated into the rear bumper, underneath the license plate holder. A recent video posted by a Cybertruck owner demonstrates the simple process of removing this cover using a flat-head screwdriver to access the tow hitch.

From issue #299

An update on Cybertruck deliveries coming in Q2

Probably. Said Elon Musk on Twitter. The focus right now is on making progress with the actual Giga Texas, which is where the awaited Cybertruck will be built.

From issue #154

Another close-up picture of the latest Cybertruck prototype

Quite a few details are different from the first unveiled Cybertruck, such as the lack of door handles, rearview mirrors, and the presence of a big wiper blade. I can’t wait to see the first ones fresh off the production line.

From issue #254

Autopilot HW4 will be coming next year in the Cybertruck

As someone who has driven on the hills of Berkeley, it is amazing to see the car handling these situations!

From issue #178

Bring your Cybertruck to work day

More close-up footage showing the badassery of the Cybertruck.

From issue #164

Can't wait for the Cybertruck to come out?

If you’re talented enough, you could build one yourself with wooden panels. This one even took a quick spin around the track!

From issue #182

Casting molds for the Cybertruck arrived in Giga Texas

A ship carrying the molds for the Cybertruck just made it to the US a few days ago, and they’re probably all at Giga Texas by now. We should be able to see the first few Cybertrucks rollin’ out later this year, fingers crossed!

From issue #251

Cold-weather tow testing for the Cybertruck

The Cybertruck was spotted in the snow in New Zealand, parked next to what appears to be a trailer with weight plates on it, highlighted in blue.

From issue #279

Cool Cyber T

Really cool T logo in the Cybertruck prototype, Cyber T? As Ryan hoped in his tweet, I do hope as well this and other cool small visual details make it into production.

From issue #241

Cybertruck

In this video of the Cybertruck, we can see the trunk has a mechanism to manually open it, so you don’t need to pull out your phone, and it’s powered, both of which make it a lot more convenient.

From issue #290

Cybertruck 10,000-mile review reveals range and charging insights

Owners of a Tesla Cybertruck, after driving over 10,000 miles, report a real-world range of 164 to 206 miles, falling short of Tesla’s advertised range. They experienced slow charging at V2 Superchargers, with improved but still lengthy charging times at V3 stations. The article also covers some positive things about the sound system and other parts, but in general, the range and charging speed are concerning. I hope that at least on the charging front, this is now limited by Tesla until they get some more real-world data.

From issue #301

Cybertruck 4 wheel steering in action

You have to pay attention, but you can see how the rear wheels move as well. Cool, cool!

From issue #211

Cybertruck acceleration comparison

See an acceleration comparison of the three different Cybertruck models in a visualization. This car is going to be a beast!

From issue #160

Cybertruck accessories

With the first few releases of the Cybertruck, Tesla also listed a lot of accessories on their website, the most interesting ones to me are:

Exterior Accessories:

  • Tailgate Ramp: Priced at $400 for loading wheeled cargo
  • Roof-Mounted Crossbars: Costing $800, available in 2024 for carrying bikes, kayaks, etc.
  • Basecamp Tent: A $2,975 inflatable tent that mounts at the back of the bed.

Interior Accessories:

  • Sunshade for the glass roof: Costs $115, and blocks two-thirds of light.
  • Center Console Tray and Underseat Storage Bin: Priced at $40 and $250, respectively.

Bed Accessories:

  • Cargo Divider: For $350, fits the angular bed
  • Molle Panels: Custom-fit for $250 each for vertical storage.
  • Vault Cargo Bins: Sold in packs of three for $250.

Wheel and Tire Accessories:

  • Spare Tire and Tool Kit: Costs $1,250, mounts in the bed
  • Air Compressor Ultra + Tire Repair Kit: For $550.
From issue #294

Cybertruck and Cyberquad ATV featured in Jay Leno's Garage's

A few weeks ago, we shared some exclusive new pictures of the Cybertruck at Jay Leno’s Garage. The season opened last week, and the episode featuring Tesla’s Cybertruck was aired yesterday. The Cybertruck coverage is only about 6 minutes and 20 seconds (honestly, we were expecting more), but if you’re curious, you can see the whole segment on YouTube.

Watch episode


From issue #113

CyberTruck and Franz

Franz von Holzhausen is Tesla’s chief designer. He joined Tesla to lead the design of the Model S, and since then, he has produced so many awesome cars. We really appreciate Franz and love seeing him so happy posing in front of the Cybertruck. Thank you, Franz, for all that you do!"

From issue #257

Cybertruck and product roadmap update expected in the next earnings call

We are all really excited (and angsty) about the future products, especially many folks who are waiting to hear more about their future Cybertrucks. Elon said that this year the supply chain nightmare has had them busy but he will provide a product roadmap on the next earnings call (tentatively at the end of January).

From issue #192

Cybertruck AP repeater camera

A lot of folks were saying that the Cybertruck didn’t have any Autopilot cameras but Robert from Talking Tesla snapped a picture of them.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #87

Cybertruck at night in San Francisco

Not the best pictures, but happy to see them more and more often.

From issue #260

Cybertruck at Tesla Engineering HQ

Another video of the Cybertruck at the Tesla Engineering HQ, this time inside and with lights and electronic music. 🤤

From issue #256

Cybertruck at Tesla lithıum event

We have more close-up pictures of the Cybertruck, courtesy of this week’s event at the new Tesla lithium refinery in Texas.

From issue #266

Cybertruck at the 50,000th Supercharger

We recently discussed the 50,000th Supercharger. The news about this Supercharger drew many Tesla enthusiasts. A Twitter user visited the site and spotted a Cybertruck charging at the 50,000th stall.

From issue #284

Cybertruck at the Petersen with Franz

Ryan Zohoury has released an excellent video that provides a detailed look at the vehicle. At the 6:55 mark, we can see Franz opening the doors using buttons located on the pillars above the door. At 8:19, we get a glimpse of the Cybertruck’s user interface, and at 8:50, we can see the Cybertruck parked next to a Rivian.

From issue #274

Cybertruck backing up sound

The Cybertruck has the same backup sound as the other Tesla models, but this is the first time it’s been captured in a video.

From issue #282

Cybertruck body

Here is a first look at the body cast of the Cybertruck at GigaTexas. With the Semi now on the road, I can’t wait to see the first Cybertrucks on the streets. It’s the next big thing!

From issue #246

Cybertruck Camo

A video this time of the Camo Cybertruck driving around the Bay Area.

From issue #272

Cybertruck charging port

In a new photo released this week, we can see that the charging port of the Cybertruck is placed directly on the trim on top of the rear wheel. Redditors have been debating whether this is a brilliant idea or a really dumb one. Some defend the positioning as a much cheaper part to replace than other parts of the vehicle, while others worry that it might accumulate a lot of ice and mud in the winter. What do you think?

From issue #273

Cybertruck color shift wrap

Fantastic wrap by T Sportline 😍😍😍😍

From issue #302

Cybertruck crash test

On April Fools’ Day, Tesla tweeted a video of the Cybertruck crash test, but the prank was that they cut it right before the crash. Come on, Tesla, can you release the rest?

From issue #261

Cybertruck crash test: full frontal, side impact, rollover

Video of the Cybertruck going through multiple impact tests. The car looks tough, what do you think?

From issue #294

Cybertruck cruising around the Fremont test track

Every time I see a video of the Cybertruck it looks like CGI to me. It is still hard for my brain to process this car is real and will be on the streets soon, can’t wait to see more of it!

From issue #194

Cybertruck deliveries to non-employees

Non-employees have started to report deliveries of the Cybertruck. I recommend you take a look at scottbuscemi’s Twitter account to see some good Cybertruck content.

From issue #300

Cybertruck delivery event

The Cybertruck delivery event will be held on November 30th at the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin. Will you be there?

From issue #289

Cybertruck design adjustments rendered side-by-side

This is a super cool renderization of the Cybertruck comparing the final version with the one presented at the reveal back in October 2019.

From issue #108

Cybertruck drag analysis with Ansys Fluent. Coefficient of Drag = 0.34

Pretty cool work by the Reddit user u/pkrcm as part of their thesis.

From issue #152

Cybertruck four-wheel steering

Four-wheel steering is a system in which the rear wheels of a vehicle can be controlled independently, leading to improved maneuverability and stability. The technology enables the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels, facilitating tighter turns and providing a smaller turning radius. A video showcasing the Cybertruck prototype demonstrating this feature on the factory floor can be seen here.

From issue #253

Cybertruck gigantic wiper in action

Good video of the gigantic wiper in action.

From issue #263

Cybertruck graffiti wrap

New pictures of the Release Candidate, this time in Estero Beach Resort, Mexico. What do you think of this wrap?

From issue #286

Cybertruck has a camera below the front bumper

I haven’t seen this before but someone captured it while the Cybertruck was visiting NYC. I think if Tesla decided to add a camera, there goes the last spot that they need for a 360 view while parking. I hope this reaches production.

From issue #163

Cybertruck in Shanghai

The Cybertruck is generating as much expectation in China as it is in the USA.

From issue #302

Cybertruck is getting ready for the rodeo

We should expect one, maybe two, Cybertrucks tomorrow, the next-gen Roadster, and the first 4680 Model Ys out there. Exciting day!

From issue #210

Cybertruck is making a display debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA 📷

For those who can’t wait to see the Cybertruck in person, a prototype is being displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA just for one week (June 20-27). This is the first stationary public display since the Cybertruck reveal back in November 2019. If you have the chance of going, I totally recommend it, it’s even more impressive in person!

Read more: Electrek

From issue #117

Cybertruck looks like CGI

In this video, recorded at the opening of the Tesla Engineering HQ last week, the Cybertruck really looks like it’s CGI, making it hard to believe that we will start seeing some on the roads later this year. In a response to this tweet, even Elon mentioned that it doesn’t seem real when standing next to it.

From issue #256

Cybertruck Master Candidate

Cybertruck Master Candidate (aka Series 8) was spotted outside of GigaBerlin. A few changes are worth noting: the frunk is flush, it now has recovery hooks installed, and the tonneau cover looks a bit different. It’s hard to believe that we are just a few weeks away from seeing the first ones delivered!

From issue #285

Cybertruck matte black

Really nice close-up video of a Cybertruck wrapped in matte black. I love how this wrap looks!

From issue #290

Cybertruck Matte Black

Another great job by OCDetailing, in my opinion, is probably the best-looking Cybertruck that I’ve seen so far, and I love the attention to detail by Joe and his team.

From issue #299

Cybertruck mega frunk

It seems that Tesla has made modifications to the opening of the frunk in the Cybertruck, making it even larger than what it seemed to be before.

From issue #263

Cybertruck on matte black

First, I got really excited, and then I read that this was Photoshopped, but it still looks cool and is worth sharing. What do you think?

From issue #287

Cybertruck on the snow

The Tesla Cybertruck was seen in New Zealand performing winter testing on the snow. Enjoy the videos!

From issue #275

Cybertruck option packages

Elon Musk tweeted this week that the optional packages and third-party add-ons for the Cybertruck will be 🔥🔥. There is a lot of expectation surrounding what packages Tesla will offer, and it’s already obvious that the third-party industry will go wild. I can’t wait to see it.

From issue #268

Cybertruck pilot line

A photo of Tesla’s Cybertruck pilot production line at Giga Texas was shared as part of the shareholder deck, showing partially assembled Cybertrucks and various parts and equipment around them. The post speculates that the production is progressing as planned, and the pilot production line is working towards full-scale production.

From issue #264

Cybertruck prototype at Investor Day

During Investor Day in Giga Texas, a close-up view of the production prototype revealed some notable changes. This prototype features a “rectangular” steering wheel instead of the yoke that was previously seen.

From issue #256

Cybertruck prototype on the road

Another video of the Cybertruck prototype was spotted this week, this time while it was moving on the streets of Palo Alto.

From issue #253

Cybertruck prototype spotted on Palo Alto

What it’s likely a production candidate, with only minor modifications expected between this version and the final production version according to Elon, was spotted this week in Palo Alto, California. What are your thoughts?

From issue #253

Cybertruck rear castings spotted at Giga Texas

We are probably just a few months away from the first deliveries of the Cybertruck, Tesla has reiterated they will happen in 2023. In this photo, we can see a bunch of what seems to be Cubertruck rears outside of Giga Texas.

From issue #270

Cybertruck rear glass drops

Our friends from the Kilowatts can confirm that the rear glass of the Cybertruck drops, and apparently, the midgate will be able to fold, making the bed of the Cybertruck even longer by using the space from the rear seats as well.

From issue #211

Cybertruck rolling through Giga Austin

This car certainly looks like CGI, OMG!

From issue #160

Cybertruck seat testing

This robot performs 50,000 ingress/egress cycles on the seat, which is equivalent to a lifetime of use.

From issue #276

Cybertruck sequential lightbar

This is my first time seeing this lighting effect when waking up the Cybertruck, it looks neat! A couple of interesting details, you can see the 4 wheel steering when pulling out of the stall and the Cybertruck’s air suspension rising when the car starts, something that we have seen in the S and X.

From issue #293

Cybertruck Shareholder Day 4K walk around

That is it, just go watch it 🙂

From issue #268

Cybertruck side mirrors

The Cybertruck needs to be sold with side mirrors but seems that Tesla is going to make it easy to remove them, I hope they provide some cameras on the sides tho 😊

From issue #187

Cybertruck socks

Cool Cybertuck socks are now available on tesla.com. At the time of writing this only size S/M is available.

From issue #192

Cybertruck spotted again

In these photos, we can see a Model Y behind the Cybertruck for size comparisons.

From issue #274

Cybertruck spotted again in the wild

A couple of videos of what appears to be the Fremont factory. This seems a newer prototype of the Cybertuck 😮I can’t see any handles, but maybe they are there and I just can’t see them because of the quality of the video.

From issue #183

Cybertruck spotted at Fremont test track

Tesla’s Cybertruck has been spotted undergoing suspension testing at the Fremont test track. The video features the Cybertruck navigating through three distinct lanes, each with differently sized, shaped, and configured bumps.

From issue #261

Cybertruck spotted at Supercharger

Great photo of a Cybertruck at a Supercharger. In it, we can observe two details: this one boasts a black dashboard, and we can spot the frunk tub in the bed of the truck. Thanks to @greggertruck for sharing!

From issue #279

Cybertruck spotted driving through NYC

Cybertruck to the mooooon! ☝️

From issue #163

Cybertruck spotted in blue pixel wrap

This past week, a Cybertruck was seen sporting a blue pixel pattern wrap that has received positive feedback from the community. Elon mentioned over three years ago the option to wrap the Cybertruck. With all these different wraps seen in the wild, one can only think that Tesla is going to offer this option themselves. What do you think?

From issue #285

Cybertruck tonneau cover

“Nice demo of the tonneau cover in the Cybertruck! So smooth!
"

From issue #257

Cybertruck Transformer, Level 10 autonomy

Mini Model Y version for kids, limited-edition Signature Red. How come I didn’t know about this? My kids are going to need one.

From issue #131

Cybertruck trunk open

The frunk appears massive, but there are no visible plugs inside, and there’s nothing to prevent items from falling out if you open it while parked on a downhill slope.

From issue #282

Cybertruck UI is incredible

Another animation from the website of the former Head of UI Design for Tesla, it looks great!

From issue #162

Cybertruck UI photos

Super cool screens extracted directly from Tesla’s UI patent, some highlights:

  • UI to attach a trailer, with the cameras as well as some aerial view of the car and the trailer
  • Pitch and roll information directly on the screen
  • Stove controls and temperature, for those with the camping add-on
  • Map’s destination card
  • Repeater image on the screen when towing and activating the turn signal
  • Calendar, weather, and news all on the screen at the same time
  • From the patent “Similarly, the representation 504 may include rocks, dips, inclines, and so on, of an off-road area surrounding the vehicle. In some embodiments, a drone may be stored in the vehicle. The drone may fly from the vehicle and perform a mapping operation of the surrounding terrain. For example, photogrammetry techniques may be used. This information may be provided to the vehicle, and used to render the representation”.
From issue #166

Cybertruck version 2

Still missing rearview mirrors and windshield wiper, but probably close to the final production one.

From issue #228

Cybertruck went through bulletproof testing

A fellow member of the Tesla Owners Silicon Valley club spotted a Cybertruck cruising with what seemed to be bullet marks on the passenger side. Later, Elon confirmed that they had emptied an entire drum magazine from a Tommy gun into the driver’s door, and no bullets had penetrated the car. 🤯

From issue #289

Cybertruck will be waterproof

According to Elon, the Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers and lakes.

From issue #236

Cybertruck will come with rear-wheel steering

At low speed (e.g. parking) the rear wheels turn opposite to the front wheels, reducing the turning radius. This will give the Cybertruck the ability to do super tight turns.

From issue #171

Cybertruck winter testing

I wish this was a video, but it’s just a picture. Either way, I love seeing pictures of the Cybertruck, and this one doing winter testing on the snow is really cool (pun intended).

From issue #268

Cybertruck wrapped like an F150

This week, another Cybertruck was spotted on the streets of Palo Alto, but this time it was wrapped to look like an F150. Tesla certainly has a sense of humor!

From issue #277

Cybertruck, 15-85% in 18-20minutes

The pack splits into two to charge natively on existing 400V, according to Drew Baglino. Nice numbers.

From issue #294

Cybertruck, behind the wheel view

As far as I know, this is the first ‘behind the wheel’ picture posted online. In it, we can see the oval steering wheel, the massive dashboard, and the center console that appears to be positioned on the middle front seat.

From issue #269

Cybertruck, no cargo tunnel

In a photo published of the Cybertruck body in the production line, we can observe that there is no option it will have a cargo tunnel into the vault, something that we rumored a while ago.

From issue #276

Cybertruck, the truck that will kick ass

We’ve heard the man saying Tesla’s goal is to make cars ’the most fun possible’. Well, with the Cybertruck, a new goal seems to be ’to kick the most amount of ass possible’. Specifically, Elon Musk said: “We want it to be something you could use to tow a boat, a horse trailer, pull tree stumps out of the ground, go off-roading and you don’t have to worry about scratching the paint because there is no paint. You could just be smashing boulders and be fine.” How can one not be excited about this vehicle?

From issue #123

Cybertruck: Extra storage room option being considered

A lot of people are thinking about the Cybertruck as their ultimate camping car. The @TeslaTruckClub suggested to Elon the option to roll down the rearview window, it would definitely make a difference and be also helpful to carry stuff longer than 8'.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #116

Cybertruck: Look ma, no handles!

Some news about the Cybertruck, Elon tweeted that it won’t have handles. I assume it will have a similar mechanism as the new Roadster.

From issue #157

Cybertruck: To fit or not to fit

After all, it seems like the Cybertruck size is going to be pretty similar to the one unveiled back in October. Elon recently said on Twitter that even a 3% reduction would be too much. This leads us to think it will probably not fit in your average garage. He also said that they “want to be a leader in apocalypse technology”. As they say, go big or go home.

Read more: Twitter


From issue #113

Cybertruck’s steel body can be heated to get different colors

A few days ago Elon Musk said on Twitter that Cybertruck’s cold-rolled steel body could be heated to get different colors. It’s probably a long shot and most likely Tesla won’t be offering the Cybertruck in colors (at least initially, we think), but it’s good to know the option is there and maybe at some point or someone will come up with an aftermarket solution.

From issue #122

Cybertrucks inside Giga Texas

In this video, we can see several Cybertrucks inside Giga Texas. It’s a pity that the video isn’t in focus during the second part.

From issue #279

Detailed new Tesla Cybertruck pics

Really nice pictures of the Cybertruck. I like how the UI looks and the non-round, non-yoke steering wheel. I hope the delivered cars come with it. These are some of the best pictures of the interior of the Cybertruck that I’ve seen so far.

From issue #292

Elon Musk and Sandy Munro discuss the Cybertruck

Sandy interviews Elon about the Cybertruck, in it, Elon goes into some details about the Cybertruck, the 4-wheel steering. As Sandy said, from an engineering standpoint, there is nothing like this.

From issue #294

Elon Musk confirms IDRA’s new 9,000 ton Giga Press is for the Cybertruck

This new 9,000 ton Giga Press (video in the post linked from the article) is for the body of the Cybertruck. Massive machine!

From issue #218

Elon Musk: Tesla aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023

During the first Model Y Berlin deliveries, Elon mentioned that they want to complete the development of the Cybertruck this year (2022) and be ready for production next year (2023). I really hope Tesla can make this work, a lot of people are waiting for their truck!

From issue #209

Elon Musk: The Recode interview

Kara Swisher from Recode Decode did an awesome interview to Elon. He talks about everything from Tesla’s close to death earlier this year, to what is down the pipe for Tesla, to rockets, Mars, and others. A few Tesla related highlights:

  • NoA comes to a halt at the intersection after the off-ramp. I didn’t know about it until I listed to this podcast.
  • Tesla is now integrating stop signs, traffic lights, hard right turns, or hairpin bends.
  • Elon Musk thinks Tesla would archive full self-driving in 2019 and no other competitor is close to it, although it also seems like he doesn’t worry much about competitors.
  • The future Tesla pickup truck is going to be a really futuristic-like cyberpunk, “Blade Runner”, pickup truck. Elon is really excited about it.

Listen to the interview: Recode Decode

From issue #32

Employees driving a Cybertruck around Giga Texas

… And giving out ice cream. Love it! 🍦

From issue #215

Estimating the Cybertruck charging curve from 4680 real-life test data

The Tesla Semi delivery event was full of exciting announcements, but one that really stood out was the reveal that the Cybertruck will be able to charge at an incredible rate of 1 MW. According to a Reddit user who created a charging curve using real-life test data for the 4680 batteries, the Cybertruck will be able to go from 10% SOC to 80% in just 12 minutes. This level of rapid charging is truly game-changing. 🤯

From issue #245

Experience towing with the Cybertruck

Craig Coker, whom you might remember for setting the EV record at Laguna Seca, used the Cybertruck to tow ‘Dark Helmet’ to the track and shared his experience afterward. He highlighted how they easily passed every trailer, including other cars. He was positively surprised by both its range and utility. You can read more details of his experience in the tweet.

From issue #302

First Cybertruck built at Giga Texas

The official Tesla Twitter account posted a photo of the first production Cybertruck built at Giga Texas. Usually, the initial few production vehicles are used for testing. But once Tesla finalizes a couple of things, we should expect the first deliveries to occur. Congratulations to the Tesla team!

From issue #276

First Tesla Cybertruck off the production floor?

In this video posted on Twitter, there is speculation that this might be the first Cybertruck off the production line. This has excited many people, as it suggests that the first deliveries may not be that far into the future.

From issue #268

Franz von Holzhausen Talks Cybertruck, Roadster, and More

This week, on the latest episode of Ride The Lightning, Ryan McCaffrey had the pleasure of interviewing Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen for the second time. During the hour-long episode, Ryan and Franz delved into a variety of topics, including the Cybertruck, the next-generation Roadster, the new Model S, the yoke, and much more.

From issue #250

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From issue #303

From Tesla Cybertruck to Hummer, the EV Trucks are here!

Tesla is aiming to start deliveries of their Cybertruck in 2021 but they are not the only ones. The electric version of the iconic brand Hummer is scheduled for 2022 (some suggest it may arrive earlier) and a bunch of other car manufacturers are planning on joining as well (Mercedes-Benz EQA, BMW iNEXT, Volkswagen ID.4, and Nissan Ariya). Thank you, Tesla, for pushing the market, looking forward to seeing how the SUV and truck EV market evolves.

Read more: htauto

From issue #115

Hot Wheels Cybertruck(s), wooot?!

For all of you crazy about Tesla’s Hot Wheels- I know I’m not the only one- they’re stepping up their game by making a 1:10 scale Cybertruck and a smaller more affordable version at 1:64 scale. Expected to ship in December 2020, the first one is already sold out, but you can always join the waitlist.

Read more: Hot Wheels Collectors

From issue #100

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1466798224187006983?t=vhjZ3nGB34N3G_qtAshzXg&s=19

Elon took Twitter by surprise and gave several updates with regards to the Cybertruck. The first model that will go into production will have 4 motors as well as front and rear wheel steer, making it possible to drive diagonally, like a 🦀

From issue #193

I held 'the ball' and talked to an SRE for 30 minutes about the broken glass incident

Interesting post about a guy who attended the Cybertruck unveiling and talked to a Tesla engineer about the “ball incident”. Elon confirmed later on that the impact of the Sledgehammer on the door cracked the base of the glass, but this is still an interesting read.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #87

I turned my Tesla into a pickup truck

This video has been all over the Internet during the past two days. A Model 3 owner decided to modify her Model 3 and convert it in a pickup truck. This for sure is nothing like the future Tesla pickup truck (expected to be unveiled this summer) but it requires some serious skill and it’s the kind of content that we, at Tesletter, really love. Really impressive Simone!

From issue #64

Invites for the Cybertruck event went out

If you entered the lottery, make sure to check your inbox and spam folder. If you were one of the ones who received an invite, consider inviting other Tesla enthusiasts to the event. Sadly, I can’t attend this time due to a family situation, but I hope everyone enjoys the event!

From issue #291

Joe Rogan Instagram update with Cybertruck photos

More angles and pictures of the new prototype, it looks unreal!

From issue #201

Matte Black Cybertruck

This photo was posted by a former Senior Aerodynamics Engineer at Tesla and shows the sexy new Roadster and, in the background, it also shows a matte black Cybertruck. Badass!

From issue #188

Model 3 Cybertruck Side by Side

It looks huge next to the Model 3!

From issue #287

New Cybertruck wrap colors are now available at the Tesla Shop

I have to admit that when Tesla first announced the Cybertruck, I was expecting them to offer many different factory wraps, but they announced only two: Satin Stealth Black and Satin Ceramic White. This week, Tesla is spicing things up with three new wrap colors for the Cybertruck: Satin Rose Gold, Satin Abyss Blue, and Slip Grey, with prices ranging from $6,000 to $6,500. These wraps provide a self-healing, urethane-based protective film for the Cybertruck’s stainless-steel surfaces, making it look really cool, and more importantly, they should prevent those fingerprints that we’ve seen all over the stainless steel 😬.

From issue #305

New Tesla Cybertruck design spotted at Fremont test track

The new Tesla Cybertruck was seen on the Fremont test truck. This new design has rearview mirrors, a huge wiper blade (see next entry), and seems to be missing the light bar that the prototype had, or maybe it is just hard to see when it is off.

From issue #194

New Tesla Cybertruck details: bi-directional charging, powered frunk, etc.

The other day, a friend who owns a Rivian R1S was telling me how convenient and useful the powered frunk was. Well, in newly revealed details, it seems the Cybertruck will also come with a powered frunk and will include bi-directional charging, allowing it to both receive and give back energy. Other features include a mid-gate glass that opens for camping, as well as utility-focused additions like a spare tire and multiple tow modes. According to some rumors, the Cybertruck won’t have a built-in ramp, which is a bummer.

From issue #287

Newer footage of the Cybertruck

Check out this new video of the Cybertruck being spotted around the Bay Area! It’s always exciting to see this highly-anticipated vehicle out on the roads, and we can’t wait to see more of it in action.

From issue #264

Now you can see the Cybertruck in real life

If you want to see the Cybertruck in real life and you are in the Bay Area, San Diego, or NYC, today is your lucky day. You can go to either Santana Row in San Jose, the Westfield UTC Mall in San Diego, or the Meatpacking District in NYC. We can only expect more and more popping up, especially after the first deliveries on the 30th.

From issue #292

Only two Cybertruck colors

After seeing many wraps in the wild, Tesla finally announced only two options, satin black and white wraps for the Cybertruck, priced at $6,500, and a clear satin wrap for $5,000. My guess is that these options will increase over time, but they are keeping it simple as they ramp up production.

From issue #294

Performance Tesla Cybertruck said to get Tri-Motor setup

When Elon Musk announced the Cybertruck, there was mention of a tri-motor version. Recently, rumors have suggested that this version might not see the light of day. However, it now appears that the narrative has shifted once again. The latest buzz indicates that the Performance version of the Cybertruck will indeed feature a tri-motor setup, similar to what we see in the Model S and Model X Plaid versions.

From issue #287

Pictures of the Cybertruck at the Petersen Museum in LA 📷

If you weren’t able to make it to the Cybertruk exhibit in LA last week, here are a few more pictures for those of you who can’t stop devouring information about your Tesla future truck.

From issue #118

Powershare

Tesla’s Powershare, available in the Cybertruck, allows the vehicle to supply power for various applications like home outages, construction sites, and charging other EVs. It can power a home for over three days with an 11.5 kW capacity and includes multiple outlets for diverse uses. Additionally, Powershare is remotely controllable and adheres to US safety and EMI standards.

From issue #294

Production Cybertruck will have the red light bar

After viewing the photo above, our friend John from TOSV tweeted to Elon saying, “The red light bar looks 100 times better.” Elon replied and confirmed that the production version will indeed have the red light bar.

From issue #253

R1T Cybertruck Side by Side

Great pictures of the Cybertruck side-by-side with the Rivian R1T. In the photos, they appear similar in size, and both look good!

From issue #288

Rumor: Tesla to start building the Cybertruck sooner than expected

Several folks have reported this at the same time. According to some sources (or maybe only one?), Tesla is building the production line in Fremont and plans to ship it to Giga Texas, and start production sometime in Q3. Do you think is possible?

From issue #157

Tesla aims for ‘first completion’ of Gigafactory Texas in May 2021

The new Gigafactory, also referred as to the ‘Cybertruck Factory’, which will also be producing the Tesla Semi and Model 3/Y to supply demand from the East Coast, is scheduled to finish its first substantial completion by May 1st, 2021. Seems aggressive but not for Tesla.

From issue #129

Tesla changed the release dates for the most and least expensive versions of the Cybertruck by a year

The tri-motor will be coming on 2021 instead of 2022 and the single-motor, rear-wheel-drive Cybertruck will be postponed to 2022 instead of the initial 2021 date given in the order page. Honestly, given the percentages that Elon first announced - 41% ordered the tri-motor vs only 17% ordered the single motor version - and the fact that Tesla will definitely make more money from the most expensive trim, it all makes sense.

Read more: Business Insider

From issue #89

Tesla Cybertruck aerodynamics are better than expected

Really cool visualization of the drag coefficient for the Cybertruck. In this simulation, the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) has a value of 0.39. Note: This simulation was done without side mirrors, expect those to alter the results substantially.

From issue #226

Tesla Cybertruck alpha prototype interior and exterior spotted at the Fremont factory

The alpha prototype of Tesla’s Cybertruck has been spotted at the company’s Fremont factory, with photos and videos showcasing both the interior and exterior. The Cybertruck’s design never leaves anyone indifferent, and Tesla’s team is going the extra mile to ensure it meets people’s expectations. I can’t wait to see this truck on the streets!

From issue #266

Tesla Cybertruck cannot be resold in first year

To prevent people from buying a Cybertruck and then reselling it for profit, Tesla has introduced a new clause in their terms and conditions. This clause states that the Cybertruck cannot be resold within the first year of purchase. If you wish to resell it for some reason, you need to notify Tesla and allow them the option to repurchase the vehicle from you at a discounted rate, depending on the miles driven and wear and tear.

From issue #291

Tesla Cybertruck could be headed to Germany soon

First of all, this is only for a tour, similar to the one in China. Either way, I’m sure people over there will be excited to see it in person. I have to say that pickup trucks aren’t the most popular vehicles in Europe; for one, they are pretty big for most cities over there, and also, part of their usefulness, an open bed to carry long objects, isn’t something that is allowed in most countries.

From issue #303

Tesla CyberTruck custom 6x6 and vinyl wrap

For the Cybertruck lovers… Check out this 3D printed model being wrapped in just two minutes. Very cool.

From issue #141

Tesla Cybertruck delivery event

More details for the Cybertruck event: it will be at 2 pm CT or 12 pm Pacific on November 30th, and it will be streamed on X.

From issue #293

Tesla Cybertruck demonstrates agility, acceleration

Our friends at The Kilowatts spotted the Cybertruck on the road again. In the video, we can see the Cybertruck doing some swift turns and what appears to be testing the traction control.

From issue #260

Tesla Cybertruck doesn’t fit in the average garage!

Good video from Raj! More importantly, this video and an article from Teslarati got Elon’s attention and this is when he said: “We can probably reduce the width by an inch and maybe reduce length by 6+ inches without losing on utility or esthetics”.

From issue #89

Tesla Cybertruck has 3 power outlets

A recently leaked photo of the Tesla Cybertruck bed revealed it contains three power outlets: two 110-volt and one 220-volt outlet, the latter designed as a NEMA 14-50 socket. This feature, which supports charging another Tesla or powering high-power tools in the field, aligns with Elon Musk’s promise about the Cybertruck being the most practical truck out there.

From issue #291

Tesla Cybertruck interior changes

A prototype of the Cybertruck made an appearance at the Moss Landing Megapack in California. Luckily for us, someone was able to snatch pictures of the interior, we can see clear changes in the dash and an instrument cluster that is closer to the one in the new Model S and Model X.

From issue #219

Tesla Cybertruck prices and specs will change

Elon just confirmed it, in case people still had their doubts. Between raises in prices all across the board, a product that was announced almost 3 years ago, and many iterations, this seemed pretty clear to most people.

From issue #228

Tesla Cybertruck production to begin this summer

The highly anticipated Cybertruck is expected to commence production this summer and reach volume production in 2024. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing one of these vehicles in person!

From issue #252

Tesla Cybertruck specs leak every dimension

Leaked specifications of the Tesla Cybertruck have surfaced ahead of its imminent first deliveries, shedding light on the vehicle’s size and other features. These details, revealed in a YouTube video and allegedly obtained from an unnamed Tesla insider, suggest that the Cybertruck closely matches the dimensions of full-size trucks currently on the market. While the authenticity of these leaked specifications cannot be fully confirmed, they are consistent with previously known information about the Cybertruck and resemble the type of internal documents used for service technician training or marketing preparations near a vehicle’s launch.

From issue #291

Tesla Cybertruck spotted in Palo Alto today with new camo wrap

A Cybertruck sporting a camo wrap was recently spotted in Palo Alto, sparking excitement in the Tesla community. As the Cybertruck is set to be delivered in stainless steel without a paint option, fans have eagerly explored potential wrap designs. This latest sighting features a wrap seemingly installed by Tesla itself. What do you think?

From issue #271

Tesla Cybertruck UI

Video of the interior of the Cybertruck shows it’s interesting to see how Tesla has updated the UI of the car to match the car’s style. It looks good!

From issue #286

Tesla Cybertruck vs. Rivian R1T vs. Ford F-150 Lightning specs comparison

Good article, including a specs table, comparing these three cars, take a look!

From issue #301

Tesla Cybertruck will be unveiled on Nov 21st

Are you as excited as we are?

From issue #84

Tesla Cybertruck wipers in recent sighting won’t make it to production, confirms Musk

According to a couple of tweets made by Elon, the huge wiper blade that we saw in the recent Cybertruck images won’t be the production wiper. Now, how do you picture the wipers for that huge windshield?

From issue #194

Tesla Cybertruck: Specs, interior, and first-hand impressions

Vanessa was fortunate enough to attend to the unveiling of the Cybertruck and she put her thoughts together. If you have to read one article about the Cybetruck, read this one. Thanks to all the folks who attended (I know a bunch of you are subscribers :)) you made the event even more special.

Read more: Tesletter

From issue #87

Tesla Cybertruck's immaculate build quality and perfect panel gaps

As we included last week, Tesla has been delivering Cybertrucks to its showrooms ahead of the November 30th delivery event. Many Tesla enthusiasts and curious have traveled to their local showrooms for a close-up with the truck. Since then, we have seen many many posts on social media highlighting its build quality and perfect panel gaps. I hope Tesla continues this as they ramp production and it isn’t some handpicked cars.

From issue #293

Tesla Cybertruck’s cyber owl Sentry Mode graphic

The Tesla Cybertruck has introduced a new Sentry Mode graphic, the “Cyber Owl,” which adds a unique touch to the vehicle’s security features. The graphic showcases an owl with red glowing eyes when activated, reflecting the angular design language of the Cybertruck itself.

From issue #290

Tesla Cybertruck’s Solar Panel Tonneau Cover comes to life in new patent

A while ago, Elon mentioned that a solar panel Tonneau cover could provide 15 miles/day. This week, Tesla filed for a parent that reveals that in fact, the Tonneau cover will be able to charge the truck: “Truck bed cover is in a closed position, it is configured to recharge the battery pack, the closed position of the truck bed cover enabling the plurality of solar electric cells to face a sun.”

From issue #166

Tesla displays its rarest vehicles in the new Petersen exhibit

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced a new exhibit called ‘Inside Tesla’. In it, the museum will be exhibiting some of Tesla’s rarest vehicles, including the 2005 prototype of the Roadster, the 2020 next-gen Roadster, the 1M Tesla produced, the Model S plaid that we saw flying around Nürburgring, the ATV, the 2019 Cybertruck prototype, and the Model 3 and Model X original prototypes. It’s rare to see these in person, not to say all of them in the same place, if you happen to be in LA sometime within the next year or so, the exhibit will be open between November 22, 2022, and October 22, 2023.

From issue #241

Tesla has officially delayed the Cybertruck to 2022

We knew that Tesla’s priority for the year was for Austin is to start producing Model Ys, fewer things can go wrong with something that is already in production vs. a new vehicle. Tesla has now updated the Cybertruck page with the following message “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022.”

From issue #176

Tesla launches Cybertruck raffle

Tesla has revived its referral program in the United States. Now, Tesla owners can earn up to 2,500 points for each referral resulting in a Tesla purchase by a friend or family member. These points can then be redeemed for upgrades or accessories in the Tesla store.

From issue #267

Tesla LEGO Cybertruck

Trevor, from Tesla Owners Online, updated his designed of the Tesla LEGO Cybertruck to be a bit longer. Read the post for a Bricklink Want List that you can use to get all the parts you need as well as some cool pictures, and a PDF with the instructions. Thank you Trevor!

From issue #147

Tesla plans to open their Terafactory in Austin, Texas

It seems like Tesla has chosen Austin, Texas, as the location for their next factory which will be producing the Cybertruck and Model Y. This information is not fully confirmed yet but Elon Musk is already planning a quite aggressive schedule for its development. We shall see.

Read more: Electrek


From issue #112

Tesla semi this year, Cybertruck next

Finally, after almost 5 years, Elon said that Tesla will be delivering a 500-mile range Semi Truck this year, and Cybertruck next year. Some folks read this tweet as if the Cybertruck will also have a 500-mile range, what do you think?

From issue #229

Tesla sends out Cybertruck Launch Team apparel

The distribution of ‘Cybertruck Launch Team’ apparel to Tesla employees hints that the first deliveries of the electric pickup truck may be imminent. While the company has not specified an exact delivery date, this move adds to growing signs that the launch could be just a few weeks away.

From issue #286

Tesla shakes up referral program with Cybertruck perk

Tesla’s updated U.S. referral program includes new rewards like priority Cybertruck delivery within 45 days for 30,000 points (which quickly sold out) and factory tours to both Giga Autin and Fremont for 10,000 credits.
If you are buying a new Tesla or scheduling a demo drive, please consider using our referral code http://ts.la/ignacio9266

From issue #305

Tesla shows off a smaller, two-door Cybertruck design at the Petersen Museum

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, there is an exhibition at the Petersen Museum in LA covering the history of Tesla. This exhibition not only has cars on display, but also sketches, art, and even neon lights like the one for the Cybertruck. One piece of artwork that caught people’s attention is a picture of a 2-door version of the Cybertruck. Could this be a potential, compact version of Tesla’s pickup truck? We don’t know for sure, but it could make sense in many countries where the current Cybertruck is too large to maneuver easily.

From issue #245

Tesla to improve Cybertruck's turning radius with a software update

The Cybertruck comes with steering by wire as well as rear-wheel steering, which allows for a much smaller turning radius (or turning circle) than it otherwise would have. The current rear steering angle is 3°, but after a software update that Elon mentioned on Twitter, it will increase substantially to 10°.

From issue #300

Tesla’s Chief Designer On The Cybertruck

Don’t let the clickbait title fool you - the interview with Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s Chief Designer, is a must-see. Franz shares his experiences working at Tesla, working side-by-side with Elon Musk since 2008, and designing some of the company’s most iconic vehicles, including the revolutionary Cybertruck. Watch it to learn more about the man behind the designs that are shaping the future of transportation.

From issue #245

The Cybertruck resists a steel ball test this time

We all remember the not one, but two window shatters during the unveiling of the Cybertruck by Franz throwing a steel ball. It was a matter of time until some brave new owner decided to test their car; in this case, they used what seemed like a smaller steel ball, and the window didn’t break!

From issue #303

The Cybertruck shows a 267-mile range according to the Trip Planner

We can see in the picture that driving 16 miles reduced the battery of a vehicle from 71% to 65%, suggesting an estimated total range of approximately 267 miles. The calculation acknowledges that factors such as wind speed, elevation, and average acceleration impact the range. Note that we don’t know which configuration this is, but it might fall short if this is the tri-motor configuration.

From issue #292

The tonneau

I think Cybertruck’s tonneau cover is beautiful. I do hope it’s well-tested and designed for longevity.

From issue #273

Using Tesla Model 3 sounds to make a hip hop beat 📹

A super cool collaboration between @tesla_raj and @TheHyphenate. Check out what they came up with using Tesla sounds. Pretty cool!

From issue #118

V4 Superchargers will charge at 1MW

As mentioned above, the 1 MW DC charging capability will be coming to the Superchargers next year. To make this technology useful, Tesla has made some innovative changes, such as submerging the cables in coolant to enable them to transport more energy without becoming too thick. These improvements are a big step forward in EV charging and will provide an exceptional user experience.

From issue #245

Walkarounds of a refreshed Cybertruck

This alpha prototype doesn’t include door handles, a swipe up on the b pillar to open the door, and it seems to have a similar IC like the S and X. What do people think so far?

From issue #200

What surprises can we expect from Tesla's Cybertruck

Some will be surprises, some Elon has already confirmed on Twitter:

  • Rear wheel steering
  • Wifi camera link for trailers
  • Solar bed cover
  • Cameras instead of side mirrors
  • Ability to connect your power tools using the battery and the air compressor

What is the most exciting thing for you?

From issue #173

Wild Cybertrucks spotted roaming the Tahoe trails

A Reddit user shared their unexpected encounter while trailing in the Tahoe area: they spotted two Tesla Cybertrucks, which was surprising since these vehicles haven’t been officially released yet. As the Redditor put it, “They looked even more imposing in person, with their sharp lines and angular design. And they seemed to be handling the trail without any problems at all.”

From issue #290

Will the window to the vault open?

In what appears to be an image from an old video, we can see the back window to the vault in the Cybertruck slightly opening. If this is true, the bed of the truck could receive HVAC from the car, which is good for air circulation or carrying larger objects.

From issue #286