Tesla has officially delivered the first few examples of its Cybertruck electric pickup as part of a live event at its plant in Texas.
The Tesla Cybertruck is able to be ordered again in North America, but this function isn’t available on the Tesla Australia site. It only displays a ‘Get Updates’ button.
It’s still unclear if the Tesla Cybertruck is going to be offered outside North America.
In addition to delivering the first examples of the Cybertruck, Tesla has detailed the full technical specifications and estimated pricing of the North American model.
Tesla has detailed three variants of the Cybertruck at this stage. A dual-motor All-Wheel Drive variant starts at US$79,990 (~A$121,000), and the so-called tri-motor Cyberbeast variant which costs US$99,990 (~A$151,000).
Full-scale North American deliveries of the Cybertruck dual-motor all-wheel drive and tri-motor Cyberbeast will commence during 2024.
There is an entry-level single-motor Rear-Wheel Drive variant set to follow in 2025, which is priced from US$60,990 (~A$92,000).
The flagship Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast tri-motor variant has a system output of 630kW of power and 13,959Nm of torque. The latter is likely a wheel torque figure, and not motor torque.
It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 2.7 seconds (with rollout subtracted) and flat out it’ll be doing 209km/h. This is wild given it has a kerb weight of 3107kg.
Estimated range for the Cybertruck Cyberbeast is 515km according to an undisclosed testing standard, though with a so-called “Range Extender” it can do more than 705km.
The mid-range Cybertruck All-Wheel Drive is powered by a dual-motor setup producing system outputs of 447kW and 10,080Nm. The latter is yet again expected to be a wheel torque figure and not motor torque.
It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds and flat out it’ll be doing 180km/h. Estimated range is 547km according to an undisclosed testing standard, though with the “Range Extender” it can do more than 755km.
Tesla hasn’t detailed the entry-level Cybertruck Rear-Wheel Drive at this stage, though it will be able to do the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.7 seconds and have a top speed of 180km/h.
Estimated range for the Cybertruck Rear-Wheel Drive, Tesla claims it can travel 402km according to an undisclosed testing standard.
The Cybertruck is the first Tesla to adopt a 48V/800V electrical architecture. It has a maximum DC fast-charging rate of 250kW, which Tesla claims can add up to 206km of range in 15 minutes of charging.
All Tesla Cybertruck variants, apart from the Rear-Wheel Drive, have a maximum towing capacity of 4990kg. The Cybertruck Rear-Wheel Drive on the other hand has a maximum towing capacity of 3402kg.
The Tesla Cybertruck measures in at 5683mm long, 2413mm wide (2201mm with the mirrors folded), and 1791mm tall. This is slightly larger than the Rivian R1T.
The tub measures in at six-foot long (182cm) and four-foot (122cm) wide and has an electric roller tonneau cover, and the Cybertruck has a maximum payload of 1134kg and 1897 litres of lockable storage.
If you fold up the second row of seats there’s also 1530 litres of storage, in addition to the frunk… although Tesla hasn’t disclosed its storage capacity.
Throughout the Cybertruck tub and cabin there are 120V and 240V outlets that can provide up to 11.5kW of power.
The electric ute comes with 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 35-inch all-terrain tyres. There’s also adaptive air suspension that offers up to 305mm of travel and 432mm of ground clearance.
There’s also steer-by-wire technology and rear-wheel steering. Mr Musk claims the Cybertruck has a smaller turning circle than the Model S.
The Cybertruck is finished in a special Tesla-designed stainless steel super alloy that doesn’t require any paint. Tesla also demonstrated the tough glass and “bulletproof” doors during the live event.
Mr Musk claims because the Cybertruck is made of this stainless steel super alloy, it has more torsional stiffness than a McLaren P1.
It also has a drag coefficient of 0.335. For context, Rivian claims the R1T has a drag coefficient of 0.3.
Inside there’s seating for five people. Up front is a 18.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, whereas for the rear passengers there’s an additional 9.4-inch touchscreen.
Other interior features include a panoramic glass sunroof, 15-speaker sound system, dual wireless phone chargers, 65W USB-C outlets, and a built-in hospital-grade HEPA filter.
As noted above, it’s unclear if the Tesla Cybertruck will come to Australia as you can’t order one currently and the company has only detailed the North American-specification version so far.