Tesla Cybertruck Overview Updated September 24, 2021

Tesla Cybertruck: Everything we know so far

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Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck is the second major Tesla vehicle outside the mainline S, 3, X, Y lineup. The first outsider actually predated the line: the Roadster. This outsider is a very different beast, however. The Tesla Cybertruck is the automaker’s take on an electric pickup truck, and it’s an absolute unit.

Here’s everything we know about the Tesla Cybertruck, its release date, features, range, specs, accessories, and more.

Tesla Cybertruck design: What will it look like?

During his presentation, Elon Musk warned that the design might be too polarizing due to its futuristic Blade Runner-esque look, and no one knew exactly what he meant by that, but now it’s clear that he wasn’t kidding.

Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.

We were able to get a closer look at the Cybertruck in public last year, check it out:

Tesla Cybertruck sits six people and is equipped with a 6.5-foot bed, which they call the Cybertruck vault. The top is covered, but it unrolls if you need to fit in something higher than the roof of the “vault.”

As you can tell below, the design is certainly futuristic — perhaps more so than any concept car that has actually hit the road in recent history. Tesla isn’t likely to change the design drastically before shipping the truck, though, so if this is what you pre-ordered, it’s probably pretty close to the real thing.

Tesla Cybertruck

Famously, the Cybertruck has Tesla Armor Glass, which is intended to protect the windows from even the fiercest of heavy object enemies.

During the unveiling, the glass failed. But Elon said it was because the glass was broken before the presentation and it wasn’t the glass’ fault.

We now know where a lot of the influence for the Cybertruck came from, thanks to new design patents filed.

Where will Cybertruck be built?

Initially, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted in March of 2020 that Tesla had started scouting locations for Cybertruck production and plans to build the truck in “central USA.”

Gigafactory Texas

In May 2020, Electrek exclusively reported that Tesla’s next factory would be located in Austin, Texas. The following July, Tesla formally secured a tax break for the new Gigafactory in Austin.

At first, Tesla referred to the factory as the Cybertruck Gigafactory, but we later reported that Tesla first plans to produce the Model Y there. The automaker later renamed it “Gigafactory Texas.”

When it inevitably opens, Tesla will eventually manufacture the Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck, and Tesla Semi at Gigafactory Texas.

In a recent drone flyover video, Giga Texas looks well on its way to opening its doors soon.

Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas as of July 2021

Other Cybertruck production locations

Wondering about a smaller Cybertruck that will be more fitting for other, non-US markets? Then you should know that Elon has also announced that it’s “highly likely” that it will make a smaller Cybertruck for Europe.

That model, for obvious reasons, would unlikely be manufactured in Texas alongside the full-sized model. If a smaller Cybertruck does surface, it would more than likely be built in Tesla’s other factory under construction, Giga Berlin.

Tesla also opened up reservations for the Cybertruck in China, and with the company’s broader push for localized production, the company could be looking to produce future Cybertruck inventory there, too. It’s yet to be seen if there will be demand, however.

To see where future versions of the Cybertruck could one day be produced, check out our list of current and rumored Tesla Gigafactories.

Price: How much will Tesla Cybertruck cost?

At the event in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the new Cybertruck will start at $39,900 before incentives, but there will be two more AWD variations that will start at $49,900 and $69,900 respectively.

Furthermore, Tesla has begun introducing a v9 beta version of its Full Self-Driving capabilities. While it is now also available as a subscription for $199 a month, Cybertruck customers can add the FSD feature for an additional $10,000.

According to reports, the majority of pre-orders are choosing the dual motor and tri-motor versions. Only an estimated 17% of the pre-orders are for the single motor model, which is the one supposed to be available first.

If you’re looking to get into a Tesla sooner than the Cybertruck release date, check out our Tesla price guide.

Would you rather lease your Tesla? We’ve got a guide for that too, outlining everything you need to know.

Release date: When will Tesla Cybertruck be available to buy?

At the original event, Cybertruck was scheduled to be released in late 2021 for the dual-motor AWD version. The single-motor version will be released in late 2022.

CEO Elon Musk originally announced Tesla had 250,000 pre-orders within a week of the unveiling.

Next, it was estimated that a half million Cybertrucks were pre-ordered:

The company hasn’t updated the number in months, but Cybertruck reservation holders at Cybertruckownersclub.com have been keeping a tally of pre-orders, and based on their estimate, Cybertruck reservations have now reached over 500,000.

As of May 2021, reservations had surpassed 1 million and continued to grow as deliveries looked less likely to begin before year’s end.

Elon Musk stated that Tesla would be unveiling an updated version of the Cybertruck in the second quarter of 2021 as the company neared production. Musk also said that the truck will be produced at Gigafactory Texas, which is still under construction as of this writing.

As is often the case, the original quoted dates for the Cybertruck did not come through. Musk had warned that Tesla needs to be ‘lucky’ for the electric pickup to not be delayed.

After much speculation and the assumption from many that the Cybertruck would in fact be delayed, we now have confirmation directly from Tesla. The Tesla Cybertruck has been delayed to 2022. While there is no direct timeline yet, all three variations of the EV are delays to next year.

At the same time, Tesla’s focus remains on delivering the dual and tri motor versions of the Cybertruck to customers first.

What will the range be on the Tesla Cybertruck?

Three versions of the Tesla Cybertruck are going to be available with different battery packs and drivetrain configurations:

The single motor RWD version will offer 250+ miles of range. A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version (AWD) will reach 300+ miles of range, and a tri-motor AWD version will have 500+ miles of range.

In a recent patent filing from Tesla for its Cybertruck UI system, all the sample photos show an available range of 610 miles, hinting at potentially larger range on the EV. This has not been confirmed by Tesla, but it is not unreasonable to believe it may be achievable on the tri motor option.

Other specs

In addition to “somewhat” shatterproof glass, Cybertruck is built with a stainless steel exterior exoskeleton.

Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.

Powertrain Single Motor RWD Dual Motor AWD Tri Motor AWD
Est. Range 250+ miles 300+ miles 500+ miles
Towing 7500+ lbs 10,000+ lbs 14,000 lbs
0-60 mph <6.5 seconds <4.5 seconds <2.9 seconds

Additionally, the Cybertruck will offer seating for six people, offer additional storage under the second row seats, and will feature a 17″ touchscreen.

Outside the truck, Cybertruck will offer 100 cubic feet of lockable exterior storage, complimented by onboard power and compressed air for activities like camping. The Tesla and can raise or lower the suspension by four inches and will come with 3,500 pounds of payload capacity.

In July of 2021, we learned how the Cybertruck door handles (or lack there of) will work. When the EV was originally unveiled, Elon Musk mentioned that the exterior would see some redesign, including the removal of the door handles, although it was never clear how that would work.

We no know that the Cybertruck will detect when you are approaching and automatically open the door for you.

Will Cybertruck come with Full-Self Driving Capabilities?

It appears so? In August of 2021, we reported that Tesla plans to launch a Cybertruck with a new Full-Self Driving (FSD) computer next year. This is rumored to be an updated version of the current system called “Hardware 4” or “FSD Computer 2.”

Tesla Cybertruck accessories

While no accessories are officially for sale, there has been a lot of speculation about various ways to make the Cybertruck work in more situations.

Musk has said the the Cyberquad, an electric ATV, is going to be launched as an option when the truck goes on sale. We learned in November of 2020 there will be a camper configuration as well.

This past May, a UI patent showed images of the camping unit similar to the image below, as well as what the Cybertruck interface will look like while towing. Additionally, a third party rendering of a potential pop up camper garnered $50 million in orders… and it doesn’t actually even exist yet.

A custom trailer for the Cybertruck has long been rumored but never shown. With the images in the patent filing, a towing trailer could very well emerge as an early accessory as well, when the Tesla finally makes first deliveries.

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Musk has also mentioned an option to add solar panels to the roof that would charge up to 15 miles per day. For many commuters, that would cover a drive to work. This solar option came up again this past May, when a patent filed by Tesla revealed a retractable solar bed cover.

How to buy a Tesla Cybertruck

If you’ve read all of this and you’re still interested in buying a Cybertruck for yourself, well the current process is easy! Although it may take some time.

To (eventually) get yourself behind the wheel of this upcoming Tesla truck, you simply need to visit Tesla’s website, choose a powertrain and out $100 down to confirm your reservation.

Remember though, there are currently over 1 million people in line ahead of you. That being said, a fully-refundable $100 deposit won’t break the bank for most people.

So when their number is eventually called, one can imagine many of them will end up not dishing out the additional $40,000-$70,000 to complete their purchase.

Tesla Cybertruck Stories Yesterday

Tesla has updated its Cybertruck web page to remove Cybertruck specs and prices for each configuration of the electric pickup truck.

It comes after the highly anticipated electric vehicle has been delayed to next year.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories October 6

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 31

As we sit in the midst of 2021, electric vehicles remain a major storyline. Even long-established, legacy automakers (some with over 100 years of experience) have finally wisened up and pivoted toward EVs to remain competitive. In the next couple years, three major automotive brands, old and new, will release three highly anticipated electric trucks. This includes the Tesla Cybertruck, the Ford F-150 Lightning, and GMC’s modern spin on a gas-guzzling behemoth with the Hummer EV.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 20

Tesla plans to launch a new Full Self-Driving computer with Cybertruck electric pickup truck next year.

The updated self-driving hardware should also include new cameras.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 7

Tesla has now finally confirmed that the Cybertruck electric pickup truck is delayed to 2022 after months of hinting at the possible delay in reaching production.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 2

When learning more about Tesla and its growing fleet of EVs, consumers new to the market have a lot of the same questions. Inquiries such as How much does a Tesla cost? How long does it take to charge a Tesla? How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? Believe it or not, one of the most frequent questions we receive in addition to those above is, How much does a Tesla weigh?

While this question is more easily answered than others, there are a few factors that play a role in the weight of each Tesla model. Here’s everything you need to know broken down by model.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 27

Tesla has obtained today a design patent for the Cybertruck, and the patent application references several interesting prior designs that could have influenced Tesla’s unique design.

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Tesla has all but confirmed that Cybertruck production is going to be delayed into next year.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 15

Elon Musk has quickly explained how Tesla Cybertruck’s lack of door handles will work, which is basically as expected.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 12

Reports coming out of Korea state that Samsung has signed a massive $436 million deal to supply cameras to the “number 1 American EV manufacturer” for a vehicle unveiled in November 2019.

It would indicate the deal is to supply cameras for the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 3

Elon Musk has confirmed that the Tesla Cybertruck will be equipped 4-wheel directional steering resulting in a feature similar to the Hummer EV’s ‘Crab mode’.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories June 3

A new poll shows that Tesla Cybertruck and the Ford F-150 Lightning are neck-and-neck in consumer demand for electric pickup trucks.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 28

A new patent application for the Tesla Cybertruck user interface has revealed a bunch of potential new accessories, features, and even a range of up to 610 miles for the electric pickup truck.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 27

Tesla’s plan for a retractable solar bed cover on its Cybertruck electric pickup truck has been revealed in a new patent application.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 25

Tesla has already accumulated over 1 million Cybertruck reservations, according to the latest tally.

The electric pickup truck still has strong momentum.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 18

A new Tesla Cybertruck prototype sighting at Gigafactory Texas gives us our best look at the electric pickup’s bed and tailgate ramp to date.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 14

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype was spotted at Gigafactory Texas, and it’s making people wonder if it could finally be a new prototype.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 10

The latest outing of the Tesla Cybertruck revealed that the electric pickup truck is equipped with a camera under the front bumper.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories May 7

Tesla has brought the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a rare outing to New York City as Elon Musk is in town for Saturday Night Live.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories April 30

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A third-party Tesla Cybertruck camper system has received over $50 million worth of orders even though the product doesn’t even exist yet.

It shows just how excited people are for the new electric pickup trucks and the kinds of adventures you can do with it.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories April 28

Tesla’s longtime head of user interface design has left the company, and he has published some images of previously unreleased UI design for the Cybertruck and Full Self-Driving software in the process. These designs were seen partially in the Cybertruck launch but never so clearly…

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories April 15

We are getting our first new sighting of a Tesla Cybertruck prototype in a long time as the electric pickup has just been spotted at its upcoming home of Gigafactory Texas.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories April 7

Tesla Cybertruck has yet to enter production, but the electric pickup is already inspiring people to create accessories, and a new ambitious one, Cyberlandr, is trying to create the ultimate camper.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories March 25

Tesla is due to unveil the updated version of its Cybertruck, and Elon Musk decided to give a small teaser today: “There will be no handle.”

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories March 19

Tesla has secured an order for the world’s first 8,000-ton casting machine, which is expected to be key to produce the Cybertruck pickup truck.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories March 11

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla Cybertruck owners will be able to power a camper with their electric pickup trucks.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories March 6

Elon Musk is teasing Tesla unveiling an updated version of the Cybertruck next quarter as the automaker is focusing on bringing the electric pickup truck into production.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories January 28

Elon Musk warned that Tesla would need to be “lucky” in order to deliver some Cybertruck electric pickups this year.

Volume deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck are not coming until 2022.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories January 26

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories January 25

Despite a lack of information, the Ford F150 Electric is leading Tesla Cybertruck on appeal with potential electric pickup buyers, according to an interesting new survey.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories December 17, 2020

The Tesla Cybertruck remote-controlled toys made by Mattel’s Hot Wheels has been delayed.

Hopefully, it won’t be followed by a delay for the actual electric pickup truck.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories December 14, 2020

Tesla 2021: Everything we know about the latest Model 3, Model Y, and more

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories December 10, 2020

Tesla is rumored to have a deal with Steel Dynamics to supply the steel for the Cybertruck electric pickup truck from a new $1.7 billion factory in Texas – not too far from Tesla’s own Texas factory.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories December 1, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) is trying to convince Cybertruck reservation holders to lease new Tesla vehicles now amid an important end-of-year delivery push.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories November 2, 2020

Tesla has been updating the Cybertruck’s design and now CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla will be ready to unveil the electric pickup updated design in “a month or so.”

What is it going to look like?

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories October 21, 2020

Elon Musk made some rare new comments on Tesla Cybertruck and gave a better idea of the production ramp for the electric pickup truck.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories September 24, 2020

Tesla is building new Supercharger stalls just for the Cybertruck, its upcoming pickup truck, according to new documents.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories September 22, 2020

Tesla brought several prototypes to its Battery Day and Shareholders Meeting event today, including the Roadster, Cybertruck, and more.

We bring you a photo gallery of the vehicles in this point.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 14, 2020

A DIYer went above and beyond in making a Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup working replica that looks insanely good inside and out.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 4, 2020

Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T are neck and neck in electric pickup demand with some interesting other models trailing not too far behind, according to a new Twitter survey.

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While Tesla has scrapped plans to reduce the size of the Cybertruck, Elon Musk now says that the automaker is ‘highly likely’ to make a smaller version of the electric pickup for Europe.

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories August 3, 2020

Elon Musk made new comments on the Tesla Cybertruck, saying that “the goal is to kick the most amount of ass possible with this truck.”

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Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 21, 2020

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to use a different alloy for the upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup. expand full story

Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 13, 2020

Tesla Cybertruck is going to be the first Tesla vehicle with solar power. A new concept video of the electric pickup truck with deployable solar may look insane, but it might not too far out. expand full story

Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 3, 2020

Tesla has launched Cybertruck reservations in China, an increasingly important market for the automaker, but will it be a significant market for Tesla’s electric truck? expand full story

Tesla Cybertruck Stories July 2, 2020

Elon Musk said that Tesla aims to do a “cross-country drive with Cybertruck later this year” to let people see the electric pickup truck. expand full story

Tesla Cybertruck Stories June 26, 2020

Elon Musk is hinting at Tesla Cybertruck being virtually amphibious, and it’s not clear if he’s actually kidding. expand full story

Tesla Cybertruck Stories June 22, 2020

Tesla has now over 650,000 reservations for the Cybertruck electric pickup, according to a new report from Wedbush. expand full story

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