The Tesla Roadster and Semi Truck were both unveiled in 2017. But both have yet to see a production of either. In the new Tesla factory in Austin, Texas, the Cybertruck will be built. The single-motor rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive models are, in fact, scheduled to arrive first. Then, the production of the top tri-motor, all-wheel-drive was, in fact, slated for a year after. Moreover, it is possible it’s delayed until 2023 right now.
Tesla Refundable Deposits and Pricing
In fact, Tesla is still accepting $100 refundable deposits for the Cybertruck. According to the company’s website, the pricing does start at $39,900 for the Single Motor RWD model. It is claimed to offer more than 250 miles of range and reach 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds. In fact, the Dual Motor AWD model is priced starting at $49,900. It does boast a claimed range of more than 300 miles. It has a zero-to-60-mph launch in under 4.5 seconds. Moreover, the Tri-Motor is the most expensive model, which starts at $69,900. It is claimed to travel over 500 miles on a single charge and thus reach 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds.
Other Electric Pickups Scheduled for Release
This fall, the production of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 electric pickup. Moreover, the Rivian R1T Launch Edition electric truck, in fact, recently delayed will reach customers in September. That is what the company is saying. In either 2023 or 2024, Chevrolet also has an electric Silverado pickup claiming 400 miles of range. Thus the Ram is saying it will build an EV 1500 pickup by 2024.
Tesla Cybertruck and Tonneau Cover
Hopefully, the production version, of the next iteration, of Tesla’s Cybertruck should prove to be quite different from the prototype. There are questions that remain about its size, though. Then there will be some forthcoming design tweaks. But one production-ready feature, that was teased regarding a recent Tesla patent application, does really seems to stand out.
Tesla Model 3 Tonneau Cover
Elon Musk, back in 2016, did hint at a solar car roof for the Tesla Model 3 on Twitter. The Tesla partner Panasonic has long been producing solar car roofs for the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid. As well as the Nissan Leaf. Moreover, a solar-powered tonneau cover would, in fact, be something wholly new for the pickup truck segment.