The Tesla Cybertruck is extremely big for most markets other than North America. For global countries, a smaller Tesla pickup truck could be launched, Elon Musk, Founder & CEO, Tesla, has suggested.
In May this year, Musk had tweeted that Tesla will probably launch a “smaller, tight world truck” in the future. Without giving a specific timeline, he just said: “at some point”. There’s a new development about this smaller Tesla electric pickup truck now.
In an interview with autonews.com at the end of July, Musk said that at one point, he felt like the Tesla Cybertruck was too big. The company decided to go ahead with the project even though it meant it not being a global product. In many ways, the Tesla Cybertruck is not compliant with the EU specifications, the Tesla boss said. Continuing further, he said that Tesla can build a “slightly smaller truck” compliant with the EU specifications in the future.
Reviewed design with Franz last night. Even 3% smaller is too small. Will be pretty much this size. We’ll probably do a smaller, tight world truck at some point.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2020
The Tesla Cybertruck will get launched as a Ford F-150 rival, America’s best-selling pickup. The aforementioned smaller Tesla pickup truck will probably be viewed as a threat to the Ford Ranger and other one-tonne pickup trucks like the VW Amarok, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Mazda BT-50. The mini pickup would help Tesla gain a stronger foothold in Eastern even in markets like Australia, where one-tonne utes are a big deal.
The Tesla Cybertruck has received an overwhelming response, with over 800,000 units already booked.
Tesla Cybertruck specifications
|Parameter||Tesla Cybertruck specification|
|Drivetrain||Single Motor RWD/Dual Motor RWD/ Tri Motor AWD|
|Range||250+ miles*/300+ miles*/500+ miles*|
|0-60 mph||<6.5 seconds/<4.5 seconds/<2.9 seconds|
|Towing Capacity||7,500+ lbs/10,000+ lbs/14,000+ lbs|
|Vault Length||6.5 ft|
|Storage||100 cu ft|
|Ground Clearance||Up to 16″|
|Approach Angle||35 degrees|
|Departure Angle||28 degrees|
|Adaptive Air Suspension||Standard|
Tesla Cybertruck price
Tesla will manufacture the Cybertruck at a new Gigafactory located near Austin in the State of Texas, USA. The company is accepting orders with a deposit of USD 100 and has priced the truck for apocalypse from USD 39,900.
|Variant||Tesla Cybertruck price|
|Single Motor RWD||USD 39,900 (INR 29,92,252.62)|
|Dual Motor AWD||USD 49,900 (INR 37,42,190.62)|
|Tri Motor AWD||USD 69,900 (INR 52,42,066.62)|
Customers reserving their Tesla Cybertruck can opt for fully autonomous driving with an additional USD 8,000. The functionality will likely be rolled out at a later stage via a software upgrade.
Tesla Cybertruck deliveries
The deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck will commence in late 2021. Either one of the AWD variants or both will be prioritised. The Single Motor RWD variant is expected to enter production in late 2022.