In the four years since its world debut in November 2019, the world was almost starting to believe Tesla would never actually bring the Cybertruck to production. Tesla has finally pulled it off however, with the brand officially delivering the first units of its 2024 Tesla Cybertruck electric ute during an event at its Texas plant.
While the Tesla Cybertruck is available for order in North America, this option is not currently available to Aussies. The Tesla Australia website only features a ‘Learn’ button, an indication the ute might one day come to Australia, but hardly confirmation.
In conjunction with the eagerly awaited first deliveries, Tesla also released comprehensive technical specifications and estimated pricing for the North American model.
Three variants of the Cybertruck were revealed:
- Single-motor rear-wheel drive: from US$60,990 (~A$92,000)
- Dual-motor all-wheel drive: from US$79,990 (~A$121,000)
- Tri-motor Cyberbeast: from US$99,990 (~A$151,000)
Full-scale deliveries for the dual-motor all-wheel drive and tri-motor Cyberbeast in North America are scheduled to commence in 2024 with the entry-level single-motor is anticipated to follow in 2025.
The flagship Cyberbeast variant boasts a system output of 630kW, achieving a 0-100km/h sprint in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 209km/h. With an estimated range of 515km, it can surpass 705km with a “Range Extender”. More details on what this Range Extender is, are yet to be released.
The mid-range all-wheel drive Cybertruck features a dual-motor setup producing 447kW and, with a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 180km/h. Its estimated range is 547km, extending beyond 755km with the “Range Extender”.
Details about the entry-level rear-wheel drive variant are yet to be disclosed, but it is projected to achieve a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 180km/h, with an estimated range of 402km.
The Cybertruck is the first Tesla to adopt a 48V/800V electrical architecture, featuring a maximum DC fast-charging rate of 250kW, adding up to 206km of range in 15 minutes, much like Hyundai’s E-GMP architecture that cars like the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV9 use.
All Cybertruck variants, except the rear-wheel drive, boast a maximum towing capacity of 4,990kg – the RWD model can tow up to 3,402kg.
Measuring 5,683mm long, 2,413mm wide (2201mm with mirrors folded), and 1,791mm tall, the Cybertruck offers a six-foot long (182cm) and four-foot (122cm) wide tub, with a maximum payload of 1,134kg and 1,897-litres of lockable storage.
Featuring 20-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tyres, the Cybertruck includes adaptive air suspension offering up to 305mm of travel and 432mm of ground clearance, along with steer-by-wire technology and rear-wheel steering.
Constructed from a special stainless steel super alloy, the Cybertruck’s exterior is unpainted and Interior highlights include a panoramic glass sunroof, an 18.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 9.4-inch rear touchscreen, and various amenities such as a 15-speaker sound system, dual wireless phone chargers, 65W USB-C outlets, and a hospital-grade HEPA filter.
While the North American specifications have been detailed, it remains uncertain if the Tesla Cybertruck will become available in Australia. Be sure to stay tuned to DiscoverAuto as we learn more about the Cybertruck and its arrival in Australia.