There’s already a Cybertruck rip-off on the roads and even the name is unoriginal, meet the RoboTruck.
A startup just launched its electric truck which looks suspiciously familiar.
With a massive windscreen wiper, panel gaps and a unique silhouette, there’s no denying the similarities.
But with such impressive specs, has the Cybertruck already met its match?
A certain booth at the LA Auto Show recently caused quite a stir.
It belonged to Aitekx, a new startup that aims to combine AI and tech, hence the name.
At the center of its booth was what appeared to be an unabashed knock-off of the Cybertruck.
Everything from its pickup bed to the LED light strips seemed inspired by Tesla.
The company plans to have this truck on the roads by 2025.
But beyond the futuristic and unusual exterior, how does the RoboTruck compare to Tesla’s much-anticipated vehicle?
Much like Elon Musk back in 2019, Aitekx has made some pretty bold claims about the specs of this car.
The RoboTruck will have a 550-mile EPA range.
The all-wheel drive Cybertruck, meanwhile, has a range of 340 miles.
It will go from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and have a top speed of 125 mph.
This puts it in good stead with Tesla’s offering which reaches 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and can reach speeds of 112 mph.
For an unknown startup, these numbers seem almost unbelievable.
But Aitekx said there are already prototypes on the road, living up to the hype.
Aitekx’s site has a configurator for buyers to modify their future purchases, something Tesla has yet to put in place for the Cybertruck.
This EV will start at around $40,000, and the company is taking fully refundable deposits of $100 already.
That sounds kind of familiar too, doesn’t it?
Tesla’s cheapest truck is $60,990 with the Cyberbeast costing $99,990.
It’s worth noting that Aitekx’s website is pretty glitchy and full of typos.
Plus these specs feel a little too good to be true.
We might just hang onto that $100.