Watch new footage of Tesla's Cybertruck in action

midian182

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Highly anticipated: Despite the proliferation of electric/self-driving/semi-autonomous cars, you wouldn't exactly describe them as futuristic looking. But one upcoming exception is Tesla's Cybertruck, which, in keeping with its name, looks like something straight out of Cyberpunk 2077 (on the lowest graphical settings). Now, some new footage of a prototype has landed, raising hype levels surrounding the EV.

The video, tweeted by EV advocate Harsimran Bansal, appears to be an official Tesla promo clip for the Cybertruck. It's shown driving around city and suburban roads, the worksite of the unfinished Giga Texas plant, and a field, for some reason.

Tesla boss Musk has described the Cybertruck as "like a glitch in the Matrix. Like if Neo had a car." First revealed in 2019, it will come in single motor RWD, dual-motor AWD, and tri-motor AWD flavors. The vehicle sounds as if it could survive an apocalypse, thanks to its "nearly impenetrable" exterior shell made from "Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin" and "Tesla armor glass."

Tesla's tagline for the Cybertruck is "better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car." The first part of that claim comes from its 100 square feet of lockable exterior storage, including a magic tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on, the ability to seat six people, and a towing capability of over 14,000 pounds. The truck also has 17-inch interior touchscreen that looks very snazzy.

As for the sports car performance, the Cybertruck can go from 0-60mph in as little as 2.9 seconds, according to Tesla. It's also able to travel an incredible 500 miles on a single charge, and we previously heard that prices would start at $39,900.

The sad news for those who have paid the $100 deposit to secure a Cybertruck is that Musk recently told employees it won't enter production until the end of 2022, with volume production not expected until 2023.

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Squid Surprise

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It doesn't look futuristic at all... it looks like a 1950s/60s depiction of what people THOUGHT cars would look like in the future...

If only they'd start designing clothing...
 

Plutoisaplanet

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Amazing, fantastic, nice, good, but where's the big mighty Tesla truck? The one that can move 40 tons of products from one city to another. I hear nothing about it anymore. Will it end the same way as Nikola truck? Do they all consult the Ferengi holy book: [url]https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition[/url]
A couple of weeks ago people found the first charging station being installed for the Semi: https://electrek.co/2021/10/12/tesla-deploying-first-megacharger-charge-tesla-semi-electric-truck/

Generally you'd only need to build a charger for a vehicle if you're going to make that vehicle soon. So it seems like they will start producing vehicles for Tesla-only use in the next few months and start deliveries later next year. But I wouldn't expect for it to be common to see Tesla Semi's on highways for at least 2 years (probably closer to 4 years).
 

wiyosaya

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:rolleyes: Musky says it won't enter production until the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. I wonder if he is really saying, "We're having trouble with my fantastical claims - like the 500 mile range and being able to tow 14,000 lbs. So, instead instead of being charged with false advertising, we are waiting for a miracle to happen. In the meantime, keep your eye focused on SpaceX."
 

wiyosaya

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That thing looks as rigid and heavy as the cars from the 1950s.
I'm guessing it's not the best vehicle to have a major crash with.
All that stainless won't be cheap to replace. Not to mention, they could have chosen much lighter materials and the vehicle would have significantly better range. IMO, this is the epitome of Musky's hot air release.
 

Uncle Al

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I'd write more comments but I just haven't stopped laughing ..... he should have sent THAT one to Mars .....