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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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.
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. 😜
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...
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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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
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
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
As someone who has driven on the hills of Berkeley, it is amazing to see the car handling these situations!From issue #178
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
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.
From issue #113
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
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
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
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
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
Pretty cool work by the Reddit user u/pkrcm as part of their thesis.From issue #152
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
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: ElectrekFrom issue #117
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
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
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
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”.
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
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: TwitterFrom issue #116
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
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
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
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
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 DecodeFrom issue #32
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
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
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
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: htautoFrom issue #115
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 CollectorsFrom issue #100
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
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: RedditFrom issue #87
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!#64
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
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
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
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 InsiderFrom issue #89
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
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
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
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”.
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
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
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
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: TesletterFrom issue #87
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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