Technology Tesla unveils the Cybertruck, an electric pickup that is 'literally bulletproof'

08:50  22 november  2019
08:50  22 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Tesla will reveal its 'cyberpunk' electric pickup on November 21st

  Tesla will reveal its 'cyberpunk' electric pickup on November 21st If you've been eager to cast your eyes on Tesla's pickup truck, you won't have to wait too much longer. CEO Elon Musk says the automaker will reveal its Cybertruck at a Los Angeles event November 21st. Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019 Musk talked up the truck at Tesla's annual shareholders meeting in June. He suggested that Ford's F-150, which Musk called a "great truck," is aCybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory

Thursday at 8 pm Pacific time, Tesla plans to unveil its all- electric Cybertruck from the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne He’s said the truck will be “ literally bulletproof ” and that it will look like “an armored personnel carrier As for when you might be able to actually have a Cybertruck of your own?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will unveil the company’s long-awaited pickup truck on Thursday night. He’s said it will start around ,000, have range options of up to 400 or 500 miles, and look like something out of Blade What to expect from Tesla ’s Cybertruck pickup truck event. New, 42 comments.

The Cybertruck has arrived and it looks nothing like any pickup truck you've ever seen. Years after first saying it was on the way, Tesla finally revealed the electric pickup truck at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles.

a car parked in a parking lot: Tesla Cybertruck© Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

When the truck initially drove onto the stage, many in the crowd clearly couldn't believe that this was actually the vehicle they'd come to see. The Cybertruck looks like a large metal trapezoid on wheels, more like an art piece than a truck.

Instead of a distinctly separate cab and bed, the body appears to be a single form. The exterior is made from a newly developed stainless steel alloy, Musk said, the same metal that's used for SpaceX rockets. That alloy enables the car to be "literally bulletproof" against, at least, smaller firearms, including a 9 millimeter handgun, Musk said.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla's 'Cyberquad' as a Cybertruck accessory

  Elon Musk confirms Tesla's 'Cyberquad' as a Cybertruck accessory Other than unveiling Tesla's new low-polygon-count pickup, Elon Musk also introduced an electric ATV at the event last night. Dubbed the Cyberquad, Musk confirmed on Twitter today that the two-person ATV will be available "first" as an option for Cybertruck buyers. At the event, the four-wheeler rode into the back of a Cybertruck as the truck's adaptive suspension leaned back for easier loading, and then the ATV plugged in for charging right there in the bed.

Tesla has revealed its first pickup truck , the ,900 (£31,000) " Cybertruck " at an event in Los Angeles. The all- electric truck was unveiled by chief "It is literally bulletproof to a 9mm handgun," he said. Mr Musk had previously said the vehicle would be a "really futuristic-like cyberpunk, ‘Blade

Tesla has unveiled its first pickup truck , delivering on a promise by Elon Musk to build an electric version of America’s favourite vehicle and take aim At a launch event in Los Angeles, the Tesla chief executive said the truck , which looked liked a futuristic armoured vehicle, would have a starting price

But a demonstration of the truck's supposedly unbreakable metal glass windows backfired when a metal ball thrown at the windows did, in fact, break them.

"But it didn't go through, " Musk sheepishly pointed out.

Musk has made striking claims about the truck's capabilities. Among them, he has said the Cybertruck would be more capable, in terms of towing and hauling, than a Ford F-150 and perform as a better sports car than a Porsche 911.

The most expensive version of the truck, the Tri Motor All-Wheel-Drive, will be able to carry 3,500 pounds, tow up to 14,000 pounds and go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. It will also be able to drive up to 500 miles on a full charge. Base models will have a range of 250 miles.

In addition to being able to carry cargo in its bed, the truck will have lockable storage spaces under the hood and in the sides of the bed. The bed itself also has a sliding cover.

Cybertruck: 146,000 preorders have been made, according to Elon Musk

  Cybertruck: 146,000 preorders have been made, according to Elon Musk Elon Musk's reimagined electric version of the pickup truck, the Cybertruck, has captured some internet attention and sales. The billionaire tweeted Saturday that 146,000 orders of the futuristic vehicle are in so far, just two days after it was unveiled to a mixed response. © Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Musk also emphasized that people pre-ordering seem to be going for the more expensive options.

Elon Musk has said he wants to build ‘supertruck with crazy torque’ as Ford and GM plan offerings of their own.

Gallery: Tesla Cybertruck Pickup Truck Debut. In fact, he also says the Cybertruck is bulletproof to 9mm shells, and the glass is also said to be strong, though not quite And since this is an electric truck with an air suspension, power outlets and air lines for power tools are part of the package.

Another eye-catching feature of the truck is its price. The base version of the truck will start at $39,900. That's only about $10,000 more the price of a base model Ford F-150, which starts at about $30,000. But it would compete well with the cost of a nicely equipped F-150. An F-150 Lariat Super Cab, for instance, starts at about $44,000.

Prices for the top end Tri Motor AWD version of the Cybertruck start at $69,900.

Among the options buyers will be able to choose from will be Tesla's "self-driving" option for $7,000. (The truck should be able to drive itself once the software for that becomes available.) Drivers will also be able to adjust the ride height of the truck, for when they are on the highway or off-road, using an adaptive air suspension system. That will come as a standard feature.

But Tesla's new electric truck won't be without some stiff competition. It's going up against the two market leaders in full-size trucks in America. Ford is developing its own electric F-series truck, while General Motors, which makes Chevrolet and GMC pickups, also has its own electric pickups in the works. Earlier Thursday, GM CEO Mary Barra said the auto maker expects to begin selling its electric pickup in the fall of 2021.

Tesla already has 146,000 deposits for its Cybertruck

  Tesla already has 146,000 deposits for its Cybertruck The design of Tesla's Cybertruck is polarizing, to say the least, but it appears to have a healthy number of potential buyers waiting in the wings. Elon Musk has revealed that over 146,000 people have placed deposits for the electric pickup so far. And while the $39,900 price of the single-motor truck is tempting, that's actually the least popular model so far. Just 17 percent of customers have put money down for the entry model, while 42 percent have picked the dual-motor version and 41 percent want the speedy tri-motor variant.For context, the Model 3 had 232,000 deposits within the first day after its debut.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's all- electric pickup , also known as the " cybertruck ," on Thursday night at one of his company's signature promotional events in Los most mainstream car, an electric sedan, and forthcoming crossover SUV. This story is developing, check back for updates.

Tesla is set to unveil plans for its first pickup truck on Thursday night in Los Angeles, in a splashy play by the electric car company to rival Ford’s best-selling F-150 line. Elon Musk, Tesla ’s chief executive, has called the model “ the Cybertruck ,” and said that it would have “crazy torque.”.

a car parked in a parking lot: Tesla Cybertruck© Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla is also now up against another Michigan-based competitor, Rivian, a start up that plans to begin selling its own electric pickup next year. The company counts Amazon and Ford as major investors. Rvian founder, R.J. Scaringe, ranked third on this year's just-released Motor Trend Power List, a largely subjective ranking of relative auto industry mojo. Musk ranked 24th. Rivian's trucks will cost tens of thousands of dollars more then Tesla's, but they will look far more like trucks.

The market potential for Tesla's truck remains somewhat of a mystery. There has, to date, been little overlap between full-size pickup truck buyers and Tesla buyers. For instance, Teslas and other electric cars sell well on America's coasts while large pickups sell best in the Midwest.

Also, Tesla's Cybertruck looks nothing like a traditional pickup. Truck buyers may want to stand out, but it's unclear they'll be comfortable with standing out quite so much.

"It will be a niche product at best and poses no threat in the pickup market as we know it today. The other downside is that this truck will have no federal tax credits by the time it comes out," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior executive editor at Kelley Blue Book.

Tesla already has 146,000 deposits for its Cybertruck

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After months of hype, Tesla has finally unveiled its Cybertruck electric pickup truck today in Los Angeles. The vehicle features up to 500 miles of range, a starting price of just ,900 and much more. This post is being updated live. Refresh for more details.

The Tesla pickup truck is here. Elon Musk presented the Tesla Cybertruck tonight in Los Angeles, putting one giant bow on this year’s L.A. Auto Show The exterior design is so different than anything else that it hardly even resembles a pickup . Just look at it. The " Cybertruck " name makes a bit more

Musk has said in the past that the pickup is something of a personal pet project and he doesn't care much if few people actually want to buy it.

Chelsea Sexton, an analyst who covers the electric vehicle market, said she doesn't believe the truck Musk showed is very close to the final production vehicle.

"From a specification standpoint, I believe that's probably what they're aiming for but, no question, that body style that is not a high volume product," she said.

Production will begin in late 2021, with production of the Tri Motor AWD version of the Cybertruck beginning a year later, according to Tesla.

Tesla Cybertruck© Tesla Tesla Cybertruck a car parked in a parking lot: Tesla Cybertruck© Tesla Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla's electric ATV should launch at the same time as the Cybertruck .
Tesla has said precious little about its Cyberquad electric ATV, but it's now sharing one of the most important details: when you can expect to get one. Elon Musk told Twitter followers that Tesla was planning to release the ATV at the same time as the Cybertruck, or late 2021. Pricing, performance and other details are still unknown, but you won't be deprived of electric off-roading if you're an early adopter. Musk also toyed with the prospect of designing an electric dirt bike for those who prefer two-wheeled adventures, although he didn't say how serious he was about the prospect. You can forget about an electric motorcycle, though.

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