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The Tesla Cybertruck prototype looks more conventional than the radical concept model it showcased. (Image: Cybertruck Owners Club)

Tesla Cybertruck advances to production, test mule spotted with wipers and ORVMs

  • Tesla Cybertruck will compete with tough rivals like Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV.

Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most awaited cars in the world. The upcoming electric pickup truck that will lock horns with Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV and Ford F-150 Lightning is inching forward to production. A prototype of the upcoming all-electric pickup truck has been spotted at Merced Country Castle Airport.

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Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck nearly two years ago and since then it has been one of the most hyped cars in the global market. However, despite the hype, Tesla has delayed the launch of this electric pickup truck until 2022.

The latest series of images of the Tesla Cybertruck prototype reveals the new items introduced to it, such as the side mirrors and windshield wipers. Also, the images show the electric pickup truck with more conventional wheels, fog lamps. Despite the addition of these practical design elements and items, the overall silhouette of Tesla Cybertruck remains true to the concept that was showcased by the automaker two years back.

Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted several times earlier. However, this time, the EV has been spotted with some practical elements.

Tesla has been so far tight-lipped about the Cybertruck. However, the electric pickup truck is expected to come priced higher compared to the original price that was announced. In that case, the Cybertruck rear-wheel-drive variant will be priced higher than $39,000 and the all-wheel-drive variant will be priced above $49,900. The triple-motor variant will be priced above $69,000.

Tesla revealed that the Cybertruck base model will be able to accelerate 0-96 kmph in less than 6.5 seconds and have a range of over 402 km on a single charge. The tri-motor variant will be able to accelerate 0-96 kmph in 2.9 seconds and will offer a range of over 805 km on a single charge.

  • First Published Date : 21 Oct 2021, 03:56 PM IST