Tesla is now ramping up deliveries of the all-electric Tesla Cybertruck, the EV company’s first pickup model. The Tesla Cybertruck rivals the Chevy Silverado EV in the all-electric pickup segment. Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in November of 2019, and deliveries have been delayed for years.
Now, however, Tesla is celebrating the first deliveries of the highly anticipated Cybertruck with a delivery event at Tesla headquarters in Austin, Texas. Although the automaker has millions of reservations for its new all-electric pickup, it’s estimated that between 10 and 50 units were delivered during the event.
The event also provided a rundown on the vehicle specs and performance highlights. The range-topping model, called the “Cyberbeast”, features an estimated range-per-charge of 320 miles, which rises to more than 440 miles with the Range Extender equipped. Tesla declined to provide information on what this Range Extender actually is, but if we were to guess, we’d say that it’s an extra battery of sorts, rather than any kind of internal combustion engine.
The Cyberbeast can accelerate to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 mph, with all-wheel grip, 20-inch wheels, and 120.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The Cyberbeast also boasts more than 17 inches of ground clearance in Extract Mode, while seating five in the cabin. Towing is set at 11,000 pounds.
Meanwhile, the All-Wheel Drive Model offers 340 miles of range (more than 470 miles with the Range Extender), a sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, a top speed of 112 mph, and 11,000 pounds of towing. The entry-level Rear-Wheel Drive model has 250 miles of range, a run to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, a top speed of 112 mph, and a max towing of 7,500 pounds. Tesla’s website states that the Rear-Wheel Drive model will be available in 2025.
Check out the full delivery event broadcast below:
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