Tesla reveals Cybertruck payload and towing capacity as delivery event nears

Once again, Tesla is changing the Cybertruck's initial specs.
  • The Cybertruck is days away from its launch
  • Fans spotted a sign that revealed new details about the car
  • We now know its towing capacity and payload

Published on Nov 21, 2023 at 3:36PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Nov 22, 2023 at 8:10PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones
Tesla reveals Cybertruck payload and towing capacity as delivery event nears
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The launch date for the Cybertruck is tantalizingly near.

In the lead-up, we’re being treated to new information about the bizarre-looking vehicle.

Tesla is pitching the Cybertruck as the ultimate pickup, capable of dominating America’s massive truck market.

So obviously it’s payload and towing capacity are important.

And the company has finally revealed what we can expect on these fronts.

READ MORE: Tesla company exec reveals unexpected news about Cybertruck delivery event

After four years of waiting, the Cybertruck is days away from being delivered.

The years since its announcement have been rife with speculation.

On 30 November all rumors will finally be put to rest as the first vehicles are delivered.

Until then, we’ll be picking up whatever scraps of information we can find.

Recently fans have expressed disappointment after images of the pick-up bed in action were leaked.

Now we know the storage capacity of the Cybertruck is decidedly disappointing, what about its other capabilities?

There is currently a Cybertruck on display at a San Diego mall.

Besides the excitement of seeing this once-mythical beast in real life, Tesla fans got to see some crucial specs uncovered too.

A sign at the mall reveals the truck’s towing capacity is 11,000 lbs.

It also shows that the total payload of the vehicle is 2,500 lbs.

We know that there will be multiple versions of the Cybertruck released: single, dual and tri-motor.

But which model this sign refers to is still a mystery.

It’s worth noting that at the launch in 2019, Tesla announced the payload of all three models to be 3,500 lb.

This sign is probably about the dual motor version, which was originally reported to be able to tow 10,000 lb.

Another aspect that potential buyers have been left to guess is the car’s range.

One X user went into the San Diego store to try his luck.

“They wouldn’t accept a cash bribe to tell me the range,” he said.

Tesla is also keeping anyone from getting too close until the official launch date.

Only after 30 November will customers be able to actually sit in the showroom model.

Until then, it’s cordened off by ropes.

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