Specifications for Tesla’s long-awaited electric ute have been leaked ahead of its reveal later this month.
Continuing a seemingly never-ending string of Cybertruck leaks before the its official reveal, TFLEV has revealed dimensions of the Cybertruck’s bed and frunk – as well as a previously unknown feature hidden in the its bed.
First deliveries of the Cybertruck are scheduled to take place during a “delivery event” at the Tesla Gigafactory in Texas.
It’s worth noting the leaked specs revealed by TFLEV have reportedly come from a Tesla insider, and cannot be confirmed.
However, the specs are not unrealistic and are roughly in line with those previously revealed by Tesla and Elon Musk.
The Cybertruck will reportedly be available with two motor configurations. The dual motor variant appears to weigh 3025 kilograms, with the tri-motor variant weighing 3125 kilograms.
According to the Tesla website, the electric ute will boast up to 804km of range and be able to achieve a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of 2.9 seconds.
For context, Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning weighs 2885kg with its extended-range battery.
The Tesla Cybertruck reportedly has an overall length of 18.6 feet (5669mm), a width excluding side mirrors of 79.9 inches (2029mm) and a height of 70.5 inches (1790.7mm) in its medium air-suspension setting.
The ute sits on a 143 inch-long (3632mm) wheelbase.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is available with a 5.5 foot-long bed (1676mm) and has an overall length of 19.3 feet (5910mm), a width excluding side mirrors of 80 inches (2032mm) and a height of 78.3 inches (1988mm). The Lightning sits on a 145.5 inch (3693mm) wheelbase.
The Ford Ranger dual-cab pickup measures 5370mm long, 1918mm wide, and 1884mm tall, with a 3720mm wheelbase. The Raptor is slightly longer at 5381mm, wider at 2028mm and taller at 1922mm.
Comparing the beds (or tubs, for us Aussies) of the Cybertruck versus its competitors, we see the Cybertruck holds its own.
Its bed measures 72.8 inches (1849mm) long by 51 inches (1295mm) wide. It’s worth noting the bed of the Cybertruck does not have protruding wheel wells, but does have sloping side walls.
It’s unclear whether width was measured at the top or bottom of the bed. Tesla says the ute has a payload of 1587kg.
In comparison, the Lightning’s bed is 5.5ft long, which is roughly 1676mm. The bed measures 50.6 inches (1285mm) between the arches. Payload for the Lightning with the standard battery is 1013kg
The Ford Ranger’s tub measures 1547mm long and 1584mm wide with 1224mm between the arches – wide enough for a standard Euro-size pallet. Payload for the Ranger is up to 1327 kilograms
The towing capacity of the Cybertruck according to the leaked specs is 4989kg, although Tesla’s website states it can tow over 6350kg.
For the F-150 Lightning to approach the Cybertruck’s impressive figures, the ‘Max Trailer Tow Package’ must be optioned. With the optional package, the Lightning can tow up to 4535kg.
The Ranger has a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500 kilograms.
Despite the wide opening of the Cybertruck’s frunk, the space only offers roughly 200 litres in capacity.
The Lightning can swallow double what the Cybertruck’s frunk can.
According to the leaked specs and photos, the Cybertruck seems to offer an alternative to Ford’s 80A ‘Pro Power Onboard’ vehicle-to-load charging system.
The Cybertruck’s bed features three power outlets. Electrek reports two of the smaller outlets supply 120V, while the larger outlet can supply 220V.
This suggests the Cybertruck will at least be able to match the Lightning’s vehicle-to-load capabilities.
The Lightning with the ‘Pro Power Onboard’ pack optioned can come with up to four 120V outlets and a 240V outlet.
The Cybertruck has been spied testing in public numerous times, with the most recent sighting occurring late last month showing the Cybertruck tackle an off-road course.
The ute also appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, before the host shot an arrow at it. The ute has also been shot at with a submachine gun, just to prove how tough it is.
However Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said previously how difficult the manufacturing process is for the stainless steel-bodied Cybertruck – causing major production delays.
He said Tesla will end up producing roughly 250,000 Cybertrucks a year, but only in 2025 as production will ramp up slowly.