Based on recent news, Tesla will not start production of its Cybertruck EV pickup this year. As far as we know, the manufacturer is about to increase capacity at the current plant in Texas and start production of the 2023 Tesla Cybertruck next year.
To recall, the new Cybertruck was planned to launch in late 2021 at a starting price of about $ 40,000, but due to limited supply of chips that control basic vehicle functions, this model was delayed for the next year. Musk stated recently that the company is still testing a prototype of the Cybertruck, Tesla Semi truck, Roadster, and Tesla’s robot called Optimus.
2023 Tesla Cybertruck Exterior
The new 2023 Tesla Cybertruck is using an unibody construction (exoskeleton), which is opposed to the traditional body-on-frame arrangement.
Actually, the finish is plain steel, and the Cybertruck comes without paint. The Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel is rust-resistant and all glass are ultra-strong and armored with pomer-layered composite. Overall, the design is odd, unique, and we cannot wait to see the final product.
Inside, the 2023 Tesla Cybertruck looks very modern, and there’s no steering wheel, only an aircraft-style yoke. According to Musk, the Cybertruck is roomy, and it can place six occupants. However, the profile of this truck might affect headroom for rear passengers, though.
Definitively, the highlight of this truck is a dashboard that comes with a large 17-inch touchscreen. It also comes with heated seats, rearview camera mirror, advanced safety features, and a tonneau cover.
2023 Tesla Cybertruck Motor Setup
At this moment, we don’t yet have any horsepower or torque numbers of the forthcoming 2023 Tesla Cybertruck. However, the company revealed range estimates of its three configurations. The base model that comes with one electric motor will use a rear-wheel drive, and it should range 250 miles. This model will also have the ability to tow 7,500 pounds. The optional two electric motors/all-wheel drive model is expected to provide 300-mile range/10,000-pound towing capacity, while the three electric motor setups 500-mile range and 14,000-pound towing capacity.
As you can see, these are seriously impressive abilities for such a pickup truck. The best way and the quickest to charge this model is using Tesla Superchargers. You can also use a 240-volt charger, but count on a full replenishment taking about 10 hours. Thanks to a powerful drivetrain and low center of gravity, this truck can acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds.
2023 Tesla Cybertruck Price, Release Date
The price of the 2023 Tesla Cybertruck with one motor and rear-wheel drive should cost $39,900, plus a destination charge. With two motors setup and all-wheel drive, this truck starts at $49,900. Add another $20k for the most powerful model that comes with a third motor.
The main rival of the upcoming Cybertruck is the Ford F-150 Lightning, with a starting price of $39,974. As we stated, the Tesla Cybertruck will start its production in the Texas plant, and it should go on sale sometime next year. However, when this truck arrives, there will be a couple of electric trucks available on the market including Bollinger B2, Chevrolet Silverado EV, and Hummer EV model.