October 26, 2023 | Allison Robertson

Review: Tesla Cybertruck


Review: Tesla Cybertruck

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In a world of traditional pickups, the Tesla Cybertruck dares to be audaciously different, both in its design and capabilities. Billed as a revolutionary step in truck evolution, Elon Musk’s creation has garnered attention, both praise, and criticism, from various quarters. 

Here's a deep dive into what makes the Cybertruck unique.

Design and Inspiration

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Angular, edgy, and made of cold-rolled stainless steel, the Cybertruck's design takes a departure from the conventional rounded truck silhouettes we've grown accustomed to. 

Taking inspiration from the movie world – particularly the futuristic aesthetic of "Blade Runner" – the Cybertruck exudes a cyberpunk aura that you'll either love passionately or question vehemently.

Performance

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Tesla promises a beastly performance from the Cybertruck. With the top-tier model boasting a 0-60 mph acceleration in under 2.9 seconds, it’s poised to be one of the fastest trucks on the market

Depending on the configuration, the Cybertruck can tow over 14,000 pounds and carry a payload of up to 3,500 pounds.

Engine Configuration

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The Cybertruck doesn't have a traditional "engine" but is powered by Tesla's electric motors. Buyers can choose between three configurations: Single Motor RWD, Dual Motor AWD, and Tri-Motor AWD. 

The Tri-Motor version offers the maximum towing capacity and acceleration, making it the choice for those who want peak performance.

Safety

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While specific safety ratings were yet to be released at the time of writing, Tesla has consistently prioritized safety in its vehicles. 

The Cybertruck, with its sturdy exoskeleton made of the same steel alloy used in SpaceX rockets, promises to provide excellent passenger protection. 

The company's advanced autopilot system, an evolving suite of safety features, is also expected to be an integral part of the package.

Infotainment

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Tesla's reputation for top-notch infotainment systems is well-established. The Cybertruck will feature a 17-inch central touchscreen that manages everything from navigation to in-cabin entertainment. 

The user-friendly interface and robust feature set, including connectivity with smartphones and regular over-the-air updates, make it a tech-lover's dream.

Fuel Type

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The Cybertruck, being a Tesla, is all-electric. Depending on the variant, Tesla promises a range between 250+ miles for the Single Motor RWD variant to 500+ miles for the Tri-Motor AWD variant, addressing one of the primary concerns of electric vehicle enthusiasts.

Final Thoughts

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The Tesla Cybertruck isn't just another truck; it's an audacious statement of intent in electric vehicle design. It symbolizes Elon Musk's vision of a sustainable future where vehicles aren’t just environmentally friendly but also incredibly powerful and aesthetically futuristic. 

While it may not appeal to every traditional truck lover, the Cybertruck is undeniably an emblem of where the future of transport might be headed.


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