The Cybertruck is Tesla’s most innovative vehicle yet, and based on available information, will most likely be a medium-duty electric truck.
Many car enthusiasts are curious about the Tesla Cybertruck’s specifications, with a handful eager to know how big the truck will be. The Cybertruck is unlike any available pickup truck, and that’s part of what makes it so special. Technically, the Cybertruck is classified as a pickup truck, but upon close inspection, the vehicle looks more like a bunker on wheels. Tesla claims that the Cybertruck is built to achieve absolute durability and guarantee passenger protection.
The California-based automaker intends to infiltrate one of America’s most popular vehicle segments – pickups – with an unusual vehicle that boasts increased range, payload, and towing capacity. Although vehicles like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Ram 1500 are popular in the American pickup truck market, Tesla is particularly confident that its entry will make a difference. Tesla is leading the wave of technological innovations directed at the automobile industry. With a fleet of electric vehicles (EV) ranging from the Model S to the Model X, the Elon Musk-led company enjoys the lion’s share of the EV segment. The Cybertruck is one of the two new models expected to be released by Tesla, with Semi being the other upcoming model.
Tesla claims that the Cybertruck outmatches other trucks in the area of utility and also outpaces sports cars in performance. Tesla’s bold statement is backed by the Cybertruck’s unbelievable specifications. All Tesla Cybertrucks will have a full length of 231.7 inches, an overall width of 79.8 inches, and measure 75 inches in height. Every Cybertruck’s wheelbase will measure 149.9 inches, a few inches more than the F-150 Lightning (149.5-inches), a rival pickup truck. Pickup trucks have evolved from being utility vehicles used for transportation goods to being top choices for recreational needs. Tesla designed the Cybertruck in a way that enables it to deliver improved performance, among other benefits.
How Big Is The Cybertruck?
The Cybertruck’s impressive payload and towing capacities cut across the three, possibly four, trims. The base trim, Single-Motor, will be capable of towing 7,500 lbs while the next trim, the Dual-Motor model, can tow 10,000 lbs. Finally, the Cybertruck’s Tri-Motor variant should tow 14,000 lbs. Overall, the Cybertruck has a payload capacity of 3,500 lbs. These are impressive numbers when compared to other pickup brands. The Cybertruck also has adjustable air suspension that allows the truck’s magic tonneau cover to open smoothly. As expected with pickup trucks, the Cybertruck has a 35-degree approach angle, a 28-degree departure angle, and a 16-inch ground clearance feature.
The Cybertruck has 100 cubic feet of exterior storage space that many families can leverage, especially for vacations. The Cybertruck’s large body is built with an exoskeleton that is said to be nearly impenetrable. Each portion of the exoskeleton is modeled on the need for superior strength, using external features like the Tesla armor glass and Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel skin. As the Tesla Cybertruck prepares for a 2023 launch, barring any postponements, concerns have emerged regarding the truck category that Tesla’s forthcoming EV will belong to. Generally, a pickup truck is classified using the maximum loaded weight. In the US, the truck’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is used as a parameter of classification. There are eight classes of trucks ranging from light-duty to medium-duty to heavy-duty.
Since the truck hasn’t been released, several crucial details like its exact weight haven’t been clarified yet. At first, it was believed that the Ford F-150 Lightning would be the Cybertruck’s direct competitor, which means that the Cybertruck would be in Class 2A, a light-duty pickup. However, according to a report by Automotive News, Tesla filed a document with the California Air Resources Board which says the Cybertruck is likely to be a Class 2B-3 medium-duty vehicle. This means that when the Cybertruck is released, medium-duty models like the Chevy Silverado 2500 and the F-150’s larger sibling, the F-250, will rival the unconventional Tesla electric truck.
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Source: Tesla, Automotive News
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