Tesla has unveiled its first passenger pickup truck, the Cybertruck.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the highly anticipated truck on Thursday night in Los Angeles, proclaiming that “trucks have been the same for a very long time” before introducing the unconventionally angular truck.
The Cybertruck starts at $39,900 for the single-motor rear-wheel-drive version and goes up to $69,900 for the tri-motor all-wheel-drive version; self-driving features are a $7,000 add-on. Production is expected to begin in late 2021.
Tesla isn’t the only automaker in the electric-pickup market. Ford is developing an all-electric F-150, and Bollinger Motors recently introduced its fully electric all-wheel-drive B2 Pickup Truck, though it has a steeper price point and a lower range than the Cybertruck. Rivian, a startup backed by Ford and Amazon, is also developing an electric pickup.
Tesla described the Cybertruck as “the most powerful tool we have ever built.” Keep scrolling to see why.
However, the Cybertruck reveal showed that the glass may not be as impenetrable as the automaker claimed: Objects thrown at the truck damaged the glass during onstage demos.
The single-motor version has a range of 250 miles, the dual-motor one can achieve 300 miles, and the most expensive tri-motor version can go 500 miles, Tesla said.
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