Tesla is now taking orders for its recently unveiled sci-fi-themed electric pickup, the Cybertruck. Unveiled at an event in Los Angeles to mixed reviews and divided opinions. The all-new EV is designed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car. The truck will come in three versions with 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of range, respectively and it will start at $39,900 USD Musk said. The truck won’t be rolling off the assembly line until late 2021, but pre-orders can be made now.
Cybertruck’s body is comprised of a steel alloy that Musk says is dent-resistant, scratch-resistant, and per a demo onsite at the reveal, sledgehammer proof as well. In fact, he also says the Cybertruck is bulletproof to 9mm shells, and the glass is also said to be extremely strong. Musk touted the acceleration of the Cybertruck as well, showing a video at one point of the truck beat a Porsche 911 off the line. Musk said the “tri motor” version can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 2.9 seconds. The single motor rear wheel is the slowest off the line with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of less than 6.5 seconds.
Tesla‘s truck will be sold starting at $39,900 USD, a model which has a range of 250 miles (402km), while the most expensive model, at $69,900 USD, will have a range of 500 miles. The truck will seat up to six adults. Tesla said customers can put down a $100 deposit. They’ll be able to complete their configuration as production nears in late 2021. Tri-Motor AWD production is expected to begin in late 2022.