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2024 Tesla Cybertruck: crazy electric pick-up with a price increase!

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Tesla has finally started delivering its long-awaited Cybertrucks started, but the news is not all positive. The futuristic electric pick-up, which was introduced four years ago, comes with a significantly higher price tag than expected. While the cheapest variant now starts at 61.000 dollars (around 56.000 euros), buyers have to pay for the top version, "Cyberbeast“called, shell out a whopping $100.000. The initial asking price was between $40.000 and $70.000, but Production delays and high manufacturing costs have led to the price increase. Elon Musk himself described the Cybertruck as a “your own grave“, given the complex and novel production processes that the unconventional vehicle requires.

the Tesla Cybertruck

2024 Tesla Cybertruck: crazy electric pick-up with a price increase!

At the handover of the first vehicles in Austin, Texas, Musk repeated this Stability tests, which caused a stir at the first presentation. This time, however, the vehicle survived the test with a baseball instead of a steel ball without any damage - a small victory for the design team. But the Cybertruck is not only unique because of its price. Musk praises him as “the best product" and "the most unique thing on the road" at. With a futuristic design and a sturdy body that can withstand even a blow from a sledgehammer, the Cybertruck seems straight out of one Sci-fi future get. But the question remains whether it will pay off financially for Tesla, especially given the more than a million Orders and the high one Production costs.

up to 250.000 units per year

2024 Tesla Cybertruck: crazy electric pick-up with a price increase!

With the Cybertruck, Tesla is entering a lucrative market segment in the USA, where pick-ups are among the most popular vehicles. Musk plans to build up to 250.000 units per year, although the target is not expected to be reached until 2025. Currently, production numbers are still low, while Tesla overall is around 1,8 million vehicles would like to deliver. Incidentally, investors' reaction to the price increase and the first deliveries was relatively muted; Tesla shares fell by around two percent in after-hours trading. Despite the challenges and the price increase, the Cybertruck remains a symbol of Tesla's innovative spirit and unshakable belief in the future of electromobility. And how crazy the Cybertruck is is shown in the following video, in a drag race with a Porsche 911 (992) and a “surprise”. behind the Cybertruck.

the Tesla Cybertruck in detail:

  • Model: Tesla Cybertruck
  • start of delivery: November 30, 2023
  • Price increase: Originally between $40.000 and $70.000, now $61.000 to $100.000
  • Delivery: First models handed over personally by Elon Musk
  • Production delays: Multiple delays, complex production processes
  • Design: Futuristic, robust, unconventional
  • stability test: Originally with steel ball, now with baseball without damage
  • Market segment: Popular pickup trucks in the USA
  • production target: Up to 250.000 units per year, target for 2025
  • Current production: Low volumes, overall target 1,8 million vehicles
  • Stock reaction: Tesla shares fell two percent after the announcement
  • performance: 0-60 mph in 2,6 seconds for “Cyberbeast” model
  • Technical details:
    • Air suspension suspension
    • All-wheel steering
    • “Steer by wire” steering
    • 35-inch tires
    • ground clearance: 17 inches (43 cm)
    • Length: Almost 5,7 meters
    • Two axle differential locks
  • Crash testing: Positive, including bullet resistance test
  • Variants:
    • Single-engine model with rear-wheel drive (from 2025)
    • Two-motor model with four-wheel drive
    • Cyberbeast: 857 hp, 210 km/h top speed
  • Prices (with US tax credit and gas cost savings):
    • RWD: Approx. 55.100 euros
    • AWD: Approx. 72.600 euros
    • Cyberbeast: Approx. 97.800 euros
  • Availability in Europe: Unclear, no prices or reservation option on the German website
  • Online presence: Over 100.000 viewers on Twitter/X, Cybertruck listed in the US configurator

2024 Tesla Cybertruck: crazy electric pick-up with a price increase!

Tesla Cybertruck prices
Model Price (US$)
Cybertruck RWD 49.890
Cybertruck AWD 68.890
Cyberbeast 96.390
Tesla Cybertruck performance values
Parameter RWD AWD Cyberbeast
Reach 402 km 547 km 515 km
Performance kA 447 kW 630 kW
0-100 km / h 6,7 s 4,3 s 2,7 s
charging power max. 250 kW
Tesla Cybertruck dimensions and weights
Parameter RWD AWD Cyberbeast
Length 5.682 mm
Width without/with mirror 2.199 mm / 2.410 mm
Height 1.791 mm
Weight kA 2.995 kg. 3.104 kg.
towable max. 4.989 kg
payload max. 1.134 kg
Loading area length x width 1.828 x 1.219 mm

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Photo credit/source: Tesla Motors
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