Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, the electric motor company, disclosed Thursday evening the futuristic and brutalist Tesla Cybertruck which would look perfectly at home on Martian ground.
The truck was unveiled by Musk himself at the company’s Design Centre in Hawthorne, California. The crowd were stunned by the truck’s design and body which is made of cold-rolled steel and armored glass.
At the unveiling, some people were disappointed voicing their concern that the truck was not a marketable one. Others cheered and hooted, visibly stunned by what they beheld. The euphoria in the crowd soon escalated as soon as Elon Musk started going through the specifications, beginning from the body and ending at the price. The crowd went haywire as an All-Terrain Vehicle graced the stage.
Minutes later, invited guests stood in line, ready for a two-minute ride in the truck from a post-apocalyptic era. It is a matter of time for the guest and those watching on the internet to decide if it was time for them to buy the Tesla Cybertruck.
Tesla has announced its offering of three forms of the Cybertruck. The first and cheapest, a single motor and rear-wheel drive model will go for $39,900 with a driving range of 250 miles and a towing capacity of about 7,500 pounds. The second in the list will be a dual-motor- all-wheel drive whose single charge will give a driving range of more than 300 miles and a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds. The price of this cybertruck is $49,000.
Finally,the third and last form of the cybertruck also called “tri motor” will have an all-wheel drive and three electric motors with driving range of more than 500 miles and a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. Next is the price which is stated to be $69,900.
Elon Musk praised how great the cybertruck’s acceleration is. He showed a video of of the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911. He stated that the “tri motor” can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 2.9 seconds and boasted of a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of less than 6.5 seconds.
Musk had always fantasized about producing an all-electric pick up truck for sometime now. He had discussed the idea in December 2018 stating that there may be a prototype to be unveiled this year.