Tesla presented on Thursday his
electric truck, a vehicle with a metallic gray body of futuristic angular design, which
resembles armored and aims to compete in the sector that represents most of the profits of Detroit automakers.
With a price ranging from $ 39,900, the
Cybertruck It is less expensive than initially estimated, but its unusual design could limit sales in a popular segment that has been a symbol of an American lifestyle.
At the launch event in Los Angeles, the executive president of Tesla,
Elon muskHe said other versions will be priced at $ 49,900 and $ 69,900, adding that the most expensive model offers a displacement range of 800 kilometers. In comparison, the current maximum range of a vehicle
Tesla It is 600 kilometers for your Model S sedan. All versions have AWD, that is, four-wheel drive, and include adjustable air suspension.
The company expects production to begin near the end of 2021.
Made of ultra-hard stainless steel, which Musk says is bulletproof, the angled body of the four-door, six-seat truck goes on a set of huge wheels. It has polarized windows made of armored glass and a thin continuous white line that replaces the headlights in front.
"The vans have been the same for a long time, about 100 years," Musk said, while the public reacted from a series of images that showed the designs of the trucks throughout the decades. "We need something different."
It does not dent, but the glass breaks
Elon Musk with his Tesla Cybertruck; the side glass splintered after being hit with a ball Source: AFP
Musk's claim that the exterior of the Cybertruck "did not scratch or dent" appeared to be corroborated after he was beaten with a mallet.
But in an error that generated teasing on the internet, armored glass windows were crushed when metal balls were thrown at them. "Space to improve," Musk said, although he stressed that the glass did not break completely.
The vehicle is Tesla's first attempt to enter the truck sector, a market dominated by the Ford Motor Co F-150, along with General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV models.
This was the presentation (summarized in 5 minutes)
This was the presentation (summarized in 5 minutes) – Source: YouTube
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