South African-born billionaire, Elon Musk has unveiled its much anticipated all-electric pickup truck, called the Tesla Cybertruck. The founder and CEO has also revealed the bookings figure in his most recent tweet, simply saying “200k,” today. The electric truck was unveiled on last Thursday.
The Tesla Cybertruck sports a wedge-shaped side-profile with angled surfaces. Tesla says the outside is dent-resistant and scratch-resistant. It is also said that shells up to 9 mm are bulletproof.
It comes with a single-engine rear wheel drive, a double-engine all-wheel drive or a triple-engine all-wheel drive setup. It has adaptive air suspension and 35 degree and 28 degree approach and departure angles. The truck has a 6.5-foot bed with 1,588 kg capacity. Up to 6,350 kg can be towed.
The top-spec Cybertruck is able to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 2.9 seconds, according to Tesla. It offers a maximum range of 402-805 km for a single charge, depending on the variant.
In the US, Tesla Cybertruck’s prices will start at US$ 39,900 for the RWD single-engine model and US$ 69,900 for the tri-motor AWD top-spec version.
The company says the Cybertruck’s first customer deliveries will start at the end of 2021, with production of the Tri Motor AWD version expected to start late in 2022.
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GALLERY: Tesla Cybertruck