Tesla is getting closer and closer to the delivery date of its Cybertruck.
Since being announced in 2019, the launch date of the enormous truck has been shifted more times than we can count.
But Elon Musk promised we’d see deliveries start in late 2023.
And with the last quarter of 2023 just kicking off, the clock is officially ticking.
While Tesla has been fairly vague with information surrounding the truck, the internet has done some serious detective work to make up for it.
Amidst all the speculation and rumors, there are some things we know for sure about the Cybertruck so far.
Cost of the Cybertruck
Tesla will be releasing three configurations of the Cybertruck.
Musk has also hinted at a performance variant of the vehicle.
The single motor, or base model, will cost $40,000 and the dual motor will cost $60,000.
The triple motor is the most powerful and expensive of the trucks, priced at $80,000.
Tesla announced these prices in 2019 though, and buyers will probably pay more to accommodate inflation.
That said, the company has been cutting their prices recently so it’s hard to tell what the final cost of the Cybertrucks will be.
We know that each model will come with a 250kW charging cable but Tesla has not revealed what size batteries the truck will use.
The single motor has a range of 250 miles while the dual motor model can go around 300 miles before needing a charge.
The largest Cybertruck will be able to drive an impressive 500 miles between charges.
These vehicles will be able to access Tesla’s vast network of chargers around the world.
Power and performance
The single motor truck is a rear-wheel drive vehicle, while the other two are all-wheel drive.
The base model will be able to go from zero to 60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h).
Going from zero to 60 mph will take the dual motor model 4.5 seconds while its top speed will be 120 mph (193 km/h).
Lastly, the tri motor variety will be able to reach 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).
This truck promises to be as impressive off the road as it is on.
It’s already been sighted handling driving on a glacier with ease.
Exterior and towing capacity
The Cybertruck’s exterior makes it the most controversial thing Tesla has ever released.
Some say it looks like a poorly rendered video game vehicle.
Others are obsessed with its spaceship-like appearance.
The body is a stainless steel exoskeleton which the company claims is ‘nearly impenetrable’.
This looks shiny and futuristic on a good day and like a well-used refrigerator door handle on a bad day.
Other notable elements of its exterior include a singular giant windshield wiper and invisible door handles.
A prototype has been spotted towing a massive trailer.
Tesla has stated that the biggest Cybertruck will be able to tow up to 15,000 pounds (6,803 kg).
And every model will be able to haul 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg) in its cargo bed.
The images Tesla has released of the car’s interior are decidedly minimalistic.
The inside is in keeping with the car’s futuristic exterior.
Everything from the steering wheel to the rearview mirror and cup holders is geometric and angular.
The dashboard seems to be one big slab with a large center display screen.
There is also a panoramic sunroof.
The vehicle seats six passengers and the seats are made using Tesla’s signature black vegan leather.
There is a slide-out ramp on the back designed for loading motorcycles and four-wheelers.
As well as a 6.4ft cargo bed for storage, Cybertrucks will also have a roomy ‘frunk‘.
Special features of the Cybertruck
Each truck will come equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot feature.
The trucks don’t come with complimentary maintenance, however, the warranty covers you for four years or 50,000 miles.
Tesla has already received over 1.5 million orders for the Cybertruck.
How many of these orders it will be able to honor by the end of the year remains to be seen.