Twitter consumer Dylan visited the Tesla retailer in San Diego and occurred on a show signal for the Cybertruck subsequent to an instance of the due-any-day-now stainless-steel pickup. The signal highlighted 5 factors across the truck, the primary being an “Extremely-hard stainless-steel exoskelton (sic),” the following, “Shatter-resistant glass.” As others have famous, all trendy automotive glass is shatter-resistant, windshields much more than facet glass, which is why one typically wants a particular instrument or damaged spark plug or small steel ball at a reveal demonstration to make that occur. The “Adaptive air suspension with on-road and off-road drive modes” can be frequent, though the air suspension bit is discovered extra among the many luxurious SUV spectrum than on vans, and Tesla’s model appears to rise particularly excessive. The primary new attention-grabbing bit considerations payload, Tesla claiming the “Extremely-tough SMC mattress” can maintain as much as 2,500 kilos; SMC stands for sheet moulding compound. The second attention-grabbing bit is how a lot the Cybertruck is rated to drag, the signal displaying “11,000 kilos of towing energy.”
— Dylan (@dyldebus) November 20, 2023
A thread on the Cybertruck Proprietor’s Membership says there can be 20 pickups placed on show and that this one is a dual-motor model. The only-motor drivetrain is useless within the water for now, so too the three,500-pound payload capability that was introduced with the truck in 2019. As a result of payload varies with the burden of the automobile and the tri-motor model can be heavier, payload will lower for the extra highly effective truck. A 2,500-pound capability nonetheless places the Cybertruck forward of most electrical cohorts, the Chevrolet Silverado EV (1,440 kilos), Rivian R1T (1,760 kilos), and Ford F-150 Lightning (2,200 kilos). The one electrical hauler going above and past for the second is the Ram 1500 REV at 2,700 kilos. In comparison with ICE-powered pickups, the Cybertruck is wherever from 45 to 200 kilos higher.
Tow ranking will not change, right here once more Tesla’s providing solely coming in behind the Ram. The Chevy and Ford electrical pickups go as excessive as 10,000, the Rivian matching the Tesla by going as much as 11, the Ram 1500 REV able to hitch 14,000 kilos. In fact, the true comparability right here — and why it makes little sense to check to ICE-powered pickups — can be how far every electrical truck can drive when pulling the identical weight over the identical routes. That is the comparability take a look at all of us want.
The Cybertruck web page on Tesla’s web site nonetheless touts 3,500 kilos of payload and “a towing functionality of over 14,000 kilos,” so who is aware of, there might be extra surprises forward.