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Tesla Cybertruck


For the past one week the the whole automobile industry has been talking about Tesla’s new truck: The Tesla Cybertruck!

Some like it and some do not… But everyone is talking about it.

I know that’s a lot of people want to know my opinion about this vehicle that is a whole new direction, when compared to the conventional way things have been done in the automobile industry.

Before we get into that let’s Get-On-Track with the Tesla Cybertruck.

The Cybertruck
The Cybertruck


Tesla had been teasing the public with his plan to develop an electric truck, one with load compensating suspensions since 2013, and a picture of a pickup truck carrying another pickup truck was displayed at the unveiling of the Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster in 2017.

The earlier released teaser image
Teaser Image

From September 2018 to February 2019, Tesla was reported to be working with Mercedes-Benz to use the Sprinter-glider chassis to build a truck.

However, in March 2019, Elon Musk released image that hinted of the vehicle looking a futuristic armoured personnel carrier; which most people considered as a joke.

The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled on the 22nd November 2019, and we all found out that; it was no joke!

The Tesla Cybertruck


The Tesla Cybertruck has a totally different design from a conventional truck. It looks like a movie prop for those sci-fi movies or an armored personnel carrier from the future.

Unlike other trucks which use a body-on-frame design, the Tesla cyber truck uses a unibody design which is called “exoskeleton” for marketing purposes.

The exoskeleton design
The Exoskeleton Design

The “unibody” is the design used in the manufacture of small cars: it has the floor, the chassis and the plan of the vehicle as just one structure.

The car is made with 30X cold-rolled Steel (3mm thick); the same which is used in the SpaceX program. It is reputably so hard that an attempt to stamp it will break stamping press. It is also bulletproof to 9 mm bullets.

This inability to stamp the metal is what is responsible for the “Sharp” design of the vehicle as the metal can only be bent along straight lines: a design called low-poly or likened to origami.

Say hello to the Cybertruck
Say hello to the Cybertruck

The Cybertruck looks like something from the future… Maybe it is the future!


There are three variants of the Cyber truck. The base variants starts at $39,900 where the mid-range variant is $49,900 and a high-end variant is the $69,900 option.

The least price of the base model is about $10,000 more than that of the truck they plan to compete within the market: the Ford F-150. Check the table for more information.


The three variants of the vehicle of different motor setups.  The single motor rear wheel drive version has 0 to 60 time of 6.5 seconds.

The mid-range version with a dual motor all-wheel drive has a 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds

The high-end version has a tri-motor all-wheel drive system that enables it to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and the Quarter Mile time of 10.6 seconds. That’s supercar performance!

 They all have the same payload of 3500 pounds.

Model Range (EPA est.) 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) Top Speed Payload Towing capacity Price (USD)
Single Motor RWD ≥ 250 miles (400 km) < 6.5 seconds 110 mph (175 km/h) 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) ≥ 7,500 lb (3,400 kg) $39,900
Dual Motor AWD ≥ 300 miles (480 km) < 4.5 seconds 120 mph (195 km/h) 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) ≥ 10,000 lb (4,550 kg) $49,900
Tri Motor AWD ≥ 500 miles (800 km) < 2.9 seconds 130 mph (210 km/h) 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) ≥ 14,000 lb (6,350 kg) $69,900

 It comes standard with adaptive air suspension that can adjust ride height automatically.

 It has 16 inches of clearance and 4 inches of travel. That’s the highest of any production vehicle and this comes as standard.

 It has about 14000 + superchargers

 It also comes standard with full self-driving autopark and trailer docking


It is is the newest Tesla software on a 17-inch touchscreen tablet at the centre of the dashboard.


A vehicle can comfortably seat five to six people. This is because its unibody design helps to free up the cabin space.

It has LED lights on its roof for interior lighting

The interior
The Interior

It has plush leather seats and the dashboard has a plane design that just runs from one side of the vehicle to another; no buttons, nothing, just a screen in between.

My thoughts on the Tesla Cybertruck


 I know a lot of people might not agree with me on this but I definitely love the design and I think it’s the way forward in the design of vehicles.

It is all sharp lines and smooth edges.
The rear end
The rear end
The truck bed
The truck bed

The world normally has a had time adjusting to a change in the status quo. For example, the father of the today’s widely accepted SUV design is the Pontiac Aztek, but it suffered a bad reputation because it was the first to try it out. Therefore, I think people will come to love the design as time goes on.

And damn, that design is breathtaking!

Steering wheel

The steering wheel of the Cybertruck is one thing I have reservations about.

I keep asking myself: “What’s that thing?”.

I don't know what that is but it is not a wheel
I don’t know what that is but it is not a wheel

It s going to be relatively difficult to make turns with this rectangle. Tesla had better stick with the normal wheel.

Tesla Cybertruck Price 

 This is the first time that Elon Musk is offering an electric vehicle that actually costs more than its competition.

The base model is comfortably $10,000 more expensive than the base model of the Ford F-150, and they have almost the same specifications.

Another thing is that while people may be worried about the high-end model because of his performance, they are forgetting that it is almost $70,000! and without options! This is more expensive than the most beefed-up Ford F-150.

In the long run, though, it may cost less to own a Cybertruck than to own a Ford F-150, because there are no oil changes, no brake pad changes; no maintenance costs and electricity is cheaper than gasoline or diesel… That price however is still staggeringly high!

Another con, or genius, depending on your view of things, concerning the price is that Elon Musk made the pre-order a fully refundable meagre sum of $100.

I’m guessing Elon knew that the launch was a gamble and used that to get people to make down payments, just to have them thinking about it and trying to come to terms with the new concept.

$100 is a paltry sum of money for almost anybody and a lot of people pre-ordered; over 250,000 people.

It was also an avenue for Tesla to raise enough capital for development, as these amounted to about $25 million in free non-interest loan from the populace.

My take concerning the price is that: it’s a tad bit expensive.


Elon Musk put up a video footage of the Cybertruck dragging a Ford F-150.

Tesla dragging the Ford F-150

That’s the most unfair tug-of-war I’ve ever seen.

The Ford F-150 used in the video footage is the Ecoboost V6 and not the V8, and this the 2-wheel drive version.

The Cybertruck used in the footage was evidently the $70,000 option because it destroyed Porsche race in a drag race.

Due to the tri-motor in the vehicle and the batteries it sure weighed more than the F 150 and was also all-wheel drive (AWD) against the Ford 2-wheel drive (2WD), therefore the tug of war was an unfair challenge.

However, I think the Cybertruck made a statement of its strength.

For the drag race, the Cybertruck is sure capable after showing the Porsche its taillights, despite giving the Porsche a slight headstart.

But, am I really going to buy a $69,900 pickup just to take it to the drag strip?

Therefore, based on performance; it’s either “ok” or “breathtaking” depending on how much you have.


The vehicle has a payload of 3,500 pounds in all trims and that’s quite much but it has bearing towing capacities depending on the on the trim.

The only issue I have here is that Elon did not tell us the effect that load and towing will have on the range of the batteries.

We have limited information, but it looks like the vehicle is going to be very capable.

So, it’s a yes for me because it’s a very practical vehicle.


The Tesla Cybertruck looks like a very safe vehicle as it did well in a sledgehammer test to the body, invariably, anyone sitting inside is surely safe.

The sledgehammer test
The sledgehammer test

But we don’t know what’s going to happen to any vehicle that runs into it or anybody it hits.

The Tesla Cybertruck sure looks like the vehicle that collides with it is going to suffer serious damage and God help the person it hits!

A lot of development will have to be made in the area of safety to make it roadworthy and for it to pass the safety regulations.

Post Script

The Cybertruck is due to be released sometime in 2021 but we know he’s not known to be good with deadlines. By 2021 I think the world will be ready to receive this new definition of Truck – CYBERtruck.

It really is the car of the future.

You do not agree with me? Fight me down in the comments.

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    Awesome vehicle, I don’t mind getting one for myself and you too. I hope you don’t mind? Nice write up…I could legitly imagine myself in the car. And I have a question, is the windscreen and side glass bullet proof also?

    1. James Olajide

      Tesla claimed it built an special glass called Tesla Armour Glass, said it was transparent metal… They demonstrated its integrity with a prototype on stage and it showed exceptional strength. However, when they attempted the same test with the ones on the car, it broke.
      So, for now, it isn’t bulletproof.

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