Elon Musk has officially unveiled a futuristic “Cybertruck” that is ready for pre-order.
Per the guardian, at a launch event in Los Angeles, the Tesla chief executive said the truck, which looked liked a futuristic armoured vehicle, would have a starting price of $39,900 and a maximum range of 500 miles or more.
“We need sustainable energy now. If we don’t have a pickup truck we can’t solve it. The top 3 selling vehicles in America are pickup trucks. To solve sustainable energy we have to have a pickup truck,” he said.
— Irfan (@irfanz7z) November 22, 2019
Per the Verge, Tesla CEO Elon Musk just unveiled the Cybertruck, the company’s first electric pickup truck. There will be three versions of the truck — 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of range — with a variety of towing capacities and 0-60 mph capabilities.
Musk unveiled the truck at a cyberpunk-inspired event with many, many lasers, and even a surprise ATV.
Despite Musk’s outgoing character on social media, details surrounding the Tesla pickup truck had been pretty few and far between before today, but now, the floodgates are open and the promised performance figures are almost beyond belief.
Rumors pointed to a pretty wild design for the Cybertruck, and clearly, they were right. Heck, the, even if the term “cyber” has largely fallen out of today’s vernacular. Even so, we still didn’t expect this knife-edged, triangular-shaped design, let alone its alleged bulletproof construction.
Musk has beenfor years now. The idea first became public in 2017, and the Tesla boss estimated we’d see the electric pickup in 2019. As it turns out, he was right on the money, but even now that we’ve seen the truck, we still don’t know how soon it’ll be in production, let alone how quickly reservation holders can expect to receive a truck.
Following the Cybertruck’s reveal, Tesla has opened the vehicle for reservations, much like it did following the new .