Change appears to be on the horizon at Tesla; specifically, for the highly anticipated Cybertruck that was initially unveiled in 2019. Production of the electric pickup truck has been delayed until next year, and now, the previously released configurations have seemingly been changed. In fact, Tesla has updated the Cybertruck web page to remove all specs and prices for the truck.
In 2019, plans for the Cybertruck were revealed with three different configurations:
- Single Motor RWD with 250+ miles of range, 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, top speed of 110 mph, and starting price of US$39,900
- Dual Motor AWD with 300+ miles of range, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, top speed of 120 mph, and starting price of US$49,900
- Tri Motor AWD with 500+ miles of range, 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 130 mph, and starting price of US$69,900
Late last week, however, these details were removed from Tesla’s website and the Cybertruck pre-order page, replacing that information with a small selection of “top” specs, including a previously advertised towing capability of over 14,000 pounds and 0-to-60 mph (0-to-98 km/h) in “as little as 2.9 seconds”.
The new specs also indicate a range of up to 500 miles (800 km), which was previously advertised as “500+” prior to the changes. The updated page also doesn’t mention the US$10,000 “Full-Self Driving package” which was formerly offered to prospective Cybertruck drivers. Perhaps, these updates should come as no surprise, as the EV pickup won’t begin production until 2022, and a base price of US$39,000 ($48,200) seems increasingly unlikely with the Model 3 now starting at $42,000 ($51,950 CAD).