Tesla Cybertruck: Testing What It Means to Be a Truck

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Tesla’s new Cybertruck looks like the future.

Like something we’d see in the film, “Back to the Future” or in a zombie apocalypse. Tesla unveiled its new Cybertruck last week and the internet is going crazy. What sets Tesla apart from everyone else, is they treat their cars as a piece of technology. When they announce new models, it doesn’t go into production right away. What this means is, they show the car whether it’s a prototype or not, in order to gauge public opinion. The Tesla Cybertruck will not come out until 2022, with a fully refundable preorder price of $100. In the three days that it was set for preorder there were 150,000 preorders!  For anyone who is preordering these Cybertrucks, Tesla will contact them in 2021 to either refund them their deposit or the customer will be able to configure their Cybertruck.

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What’s With the Armored Glass?  Was it An Actual Fail?

Something unique about this vehicle is that the windows are all flat. They have developed a way to make it stronger and call it “Tesla Armored Glass.” Due to the name, most media outlets and social media gurus misinterpreted the term “armored” as bulletproof. During the demonstration of showing the strength of the glass, a Tesla employee threw a baseball size solid steel ball at the side glass. The glass broke but did not shatter. Everyone is interpreting this as a fail, however, if you know about standard automotive glass, you know that fragments of a sparkplug thrown at any side glass will shatter into a million pieces. One has to wonder if this was all a marketing stunt to trigger more people to start talking about the Cybertruck. Elon Musk himself took to Twitter and said they have almost 150,000 preorders for the truck in 3 days without spending a penny on an advertisement.  Now that’s highly impressive. It’s no wonder they say any publicity is good publicity.

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Specs and Packages

You’re probably wondering how much this cool car costs. You may either love it and wonder if you can afford it or hate it and still want to know the cost.

Single Motor (RWD, Rear Wheel Drive)

  • $39,900
  • 250+ mile range
  • 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds
  • Towing Capacity 7,500lbs
  • One electric motor that drives the wheels.  This one electric motor is in the back, which makes it RWD.
  • Self Driving option for $7,000

Dual Motor (AWD, All Wheel Drive)

  • $49,900
  • 300+ mile range
  • 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds
  • Towing Capacity 10,000lbs
  • One electric motor in the front and one electric motor in the back, which makes it AWD.
  • Self Driving option for $7,000

Tri-Motor (AWD)

  • $69,900
  • 500+ mile range
  • 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds
  • Towing Capacity 14,000lbs
  • Self Driving option for $7,000
  • The Tri-Motor AWD production is expected to begin in late 2022.

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Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel helps eliminate dents, damage and long-term corrosion with a smooth monochrome exoskeleton that puts the shell on the outside of the car and provides passengers protection. Photo: Tesla

Tesla’s Innovation

The Cybertruck is made out of the same stainless steel as the Space X Space Shuttle.  What’s unique about this, is instead of a traditional body on frame construction (on for example current day pickup trucks), the body panels are actually part of the entire structure of the vehicle.  Tesla is calling it an exoskeleton.

Tesla is always great at making something so incredibly unique or strange looking, extremely popular. Love it or hate it, this vehicle will sell like hotcakes.

What are your thoughts on the new Tesla?

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