The 2024 Cybertruck is a steel-clad battery-electric pickup truck from the American EV giant Tesla. It was initially introduced in 2019 but encountered multiple production delays. Finally, the Musk-led company delivered the initial batch of production models to the first lucky customers on Thursday, November 30.
The American electric vehicle pioneer leveraged the Delivery Event to disclose Cybertruck’s official pricing, specifications, and other features.
The Tesla Cybertruck has three available trims, including the Rear-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, and the CyberBeast. However, the RWD trim will arrive as a 2025 model.
The 2024 Cybertruck signifies Tesla’s attempt to penetrate the electric pickup market, which is currently gaining traction in the US market. Its addition to Tesla’s all-electric portfolio can significantly boost profitability and accelerate the shift to e-mobility.
Two of the three trims are available for 2024, namely the dual-motor AWD and tri-motor model Cyberbeast.
The AWD trim has a maximum power of 600 horsepower, while the Cyberbeast can generate up to 845 hp.
The Cybertruck will also offer bidirectional charging technology via the newly launched “Powershare” feature, which allows the vehicle to act as a giant power bank to support vehicle-to-load (V2L), vehicle-to-home (V2H), and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capabilities.
Design and Aesthetics:
a. Exterior design and style
The 2024 Tesla Cybertruck sports a sharp-edged stainless-steel body structure to reduce dents, damage, and long-term corrosion. Tesla may also soon offer a self-service scratch removal solution for the Cybertruck. Tesla noted that the e-pickup’s unique steel design makes it bulletproof.
Its armor glass can also apparently resist a baseball hit at 70 mph. Its acoustic glass also lessens cabin noise, making it “as quiet as outer space.” It features a light bar that lits up the path by up to 525 yards.
|86.6 in (side mirrors folded), 95 inches (extended mirrors)
|6,603 lbs (AWD), 6,843 lbs (Cyberbeast)
b. Interior design and materials
The all-new Cybertruck features a spacious contemporary cabin with multiple innovative technologies and entertainment features. It also boasts an all-glass roof, significantly enhancing the ambiance inside the cabin.
Its front has an 18.5″ infinity touchscreen, while the back offers a 9.4″ touchscreen. It also has 15 speakers, including two dedicated subwoofers and amplifiers.
c. Build quality and fit and finish
The Tesla Cybertruck undoubtedly has a high build quality and remarkable fit and finish, given its unique integration of stainless steel material in the entire body. The finish of the stainless-steel body panels is also shinier than most expected.
d. Ergonomics and comfort
The Cybertruck seat offers comfort and durability with a matching control design for seat adjustments. It also has generous interior space for five adults with a built-in hospital-grade HEPA filter to ensure protection from 99.97% of airborne particles.
Its cabin is also expansive owing to the all-glass roof. In addition, it offers fast wireless charging for mobile devices on the front and back seats and even in the bed. It supports 65W USB-C and 120V/240V outlets. This feature enables a more comfortable charging experience for devices like cell phones and laptops.
e. Cargo space and storage
It has a cargo capacity of 120.9 cu. ft. It also has a 6’X4′ bed and additional space in the front truck, roof, and a concealed gear locker.
Its lockable storage is capable of 67 cu. ft., plus a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds.
Performance and Driving Dynamics:
a. Powertrain and battery specifications
Tesla has yet to officially reveal the specific battery sizes of the 2024 Cybertruck. However, the Musk-led company provided some of the powertrain details of the e-pickup.
|Up to 11,000 lbs
|Up to 11,000 lbs
|Up to 2,500 lbs
|Up to 2,500 lbs
Update: The Certification Summary Information Report disclosed that the total voltage of the Cybertruck’s battery packs is 816 volts. Meanwhile, its battery energy capacity reaches 150 (amp hours, InsideEVs suggest), and its battery-specific energy is rated 170 (watt-hours per kilogram).
b. Acceleration and top speed
|Acceleration 0-60 mph
c. Handling and ride quality
The 2024 Cybertruck offers a sports car-like handling owing to its steer-by-wire and rear steering. It also executes a superior turning radius compared to most sedans.
It also has an adaptive air suspension for a smoother ride.
d. Braking performance
Tesla has yet to announce the braking-related systems and performance of the Cybertruck.
e. Regenerative braking
Tesla has not yet revealed any information about the Cybertruck’s regenerative braking capability.
Range, Charging, and Efficiency:
a. Estimated range and range with extender
|Range with extender
The newly introduced “range extender” is basically a toolbox-sized battery in the Cybertruck’s bed, which owners cab use to boost its remaining driving range. According to the Page Source of the payment page, the range extender costs $16,000.
b. Charging options and infrastructure
|Supercharging Max/Payment Type
|250KW MAX; PAY PER USE
|UP TO 128 MILES ADDED IN 15 MINUTES
c. Energy consumption and efficiency
Tesla has yet to reveal the Cybertruck’s actual energy consumption and efficiency.
Infotainment and Connectivity:
a. Dashboard and instrument cluster
The Tesla Cybertruck features a minimalistic interior with a slab-like dashboard. Its front has an 18.5″ infinity touchscreen, while the back offers a 9.4″ touchscreen.
b. Infotainment system and features
No available data.
c. Smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto)
The Tesla Cybertruck will also likely support smartphone integration, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, like its other siblings in the Tesla lineup.
e. Over-the-air software updates
The Tesla Cybertruck supports over-the-air software updates.
Safety and Driver Assistance:
a. Driver assistance and safety systems (ADAS)
No available data. However, we can expect Tesla to equip the Cybertruck with its Autopilot driving feature.
Reliability, Maintenance, and Warranty:
a. Reliability and build quality concerns
The front door’s lower sections apparently have huge gaps in terms of width and depth. There is also a reported misalignment in the Cybertruck’s four angular fender flares.
b. Maintenance and service requirements
Tesla has yet to update its Vehicle Maintenance page to include the new Cybertruck. Nonetheless, it shows the automaker’s recommended maintenance service, including the following:
- Cabin Air Filter
- High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter
- Tire Rotation, Balance, and Wheel Alignment
- Brake Fluid Test
- Air Conditioning Service
- Winter Care
Cybertruck owners can also book a maintenance service appointment in the Tesla app.
c. Warranty coverage and options
|4 Years Or, 50,000 Miles, Whichever comes first
|Battery & Drive Unit
|8 Years Or, 150,000 Miles, Whichever comes first
d. Insurance costs and considerations
No available data.
e. Resale value and depreciation
No available data. However, Tesla is expected to relaunch the now-deleted “no resale” policy for the Cybertruck in the first 12 months.
Comparison to Competitors:
a. Compare the reviewed EV to its key competitors in terms of design, performance, range, and pricing
|Tesla Cybertruck CyberBeast
|Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum
|320 MILES 440+ MILES (+Range Extender)
|300 Mile EPA-Est. Range
|Acceleration 0-60 MPH
|sub 4.0 seconds
b. Discuss the unique selling points and drawbacks of the reviewed EV compared to its competitors
The Tesla Cybertruck CyberBeast is more expensive at $99,990 than the Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum’s $91,995. However, it has a more extended range of 320 miles with the potential to surpass 440 miles with the Range Extender. It also has a faster acceleration time of about 2.6 seconds from 0-60 mph. It also has a higher top speed of 130 mph than the Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum’s 111.8 mph.
Variants and Pricing:
a. List the available trim levels, options, and pricing
b. Discuss the value proposition and whether the vehicle is worth the investment
The Tesla Cybertruck is definitely worth the investment with its attractive design and innovative technologies. Its stainless-steel body resists rust and dents, apart from making it bulletproof. It will also undoubtedly feature Tesla’s superior safety technologies that constantly improves via a seamless over-the-air software update.
a. Summarize your overall impressions of the electric vehicle
The Tesla Cybertruck is indeed a unique electric vehicle that embodies the brand’s futuristic vision. It has a competitive driving range and bidirectional charging technology, marking a first for the American EV giant. It even beat the Porsche 911 in a quarter-mile drag race while towing another 911 unit. These are just among the selling qualities of the new Tesla Cybertruck.
b. Provide a recommendation for potential buyers
Tesla has yet to reveal available options for the Cybertruck’s two trims for 2024. Therefore, choosing between AWD and Cyberbeast will highly depend on your budget. Interested buyers can place an order here for a refundable fee of $250.