Tesla Cybertruck finally delivered: specs, prices and UK availability
The controversial electric pickup truck reaches production at last, with a starting price of $61k (£48k) in North America
- Unpainted, stainless steel body
- Up to 340 miles of range
- UK availability suggested
Four years have passed since the Cybertruck, Tesla’s all-electric pickup truck, made its headline-stirring global debut. Complete with an angular, stainless steel body, we’d certainly never seen anything like it before. Now, after a lengthy development period, the first Cybertrucks have been handed over to customers at a special delivery event in Texas.
Whether you’re a fan of the looks of Tesla’s latest creation or not, the first few customers who received their trucks certainly seemed pleased. We’d seen images of the Cybertruck throughout its development, but yesterday’s event confirmed that the transition from concept to production vehicle hasn’t watered down the truck’s sci-fi appearance. The bodywork is bullet-proof and void of practically any curves, the glass is armoured, and the simple, horizontal light bars are the only details front and back.
What has changed, however, is the expected range. Initially, Tesla had predicted up to 500 miles would be possible for the mid-spec ‘All-Wheel Drive’ model, but this has since been reduced to 340 miles. This model produces 600bhp, enabling the three-ton truck to complete a 0-60mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and tow up to 4,990kg in the US. A cheaper, single-motor Cybertruck will arrive in 2025 with a 250-mile range and 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds.
What on earth is the ‘Cyberbeast’ and how fast is it?
Sitting above both of these models is the fastest model, aptly named ‘Cyberbeast’. Three electric motors combine to produce 845bhp, enough to launch the truck to 60mph in 2.6 seconds, whilst managing 320 miles of range. The Cyberbeast has the same towing capacity as the All-Wheel Drive model, and during its launch event, Tesla showed it beating a Porsche 911 in a drag race – while towing another 911 on a trailer behind it.
All models will feature a new 18.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display up front, and there’s a smaller display in the back for rear passengers as well. The air-conditioning system has a built-in ‘Bioweapon defence’ mode, designed to filter out nasty airborne particles, and there’s a large glass roof to bring light into the cabin.
How much will the Tesla Cybertruck cost and can I buy it in the UK?
The promised starting price of around $40,000 (around £32k) has crept up significantly since the initial debut of the Cybertruck, the entry-level model now starting from $60,990 (just over £48k) in the US. Stepping up to the All-Wheel Drive model will cost American buyers $79,990 (around £63k), whereas the top-spec Cyberbeast has a $99,990 price tag, equating to around £79,000.
Whilst first deliveries are rolling out in the US, it is unclear when the Cybertruck will appear in the UK, if ever. Customers can read about the model on Tesla’s UK website, but there is no option to place an order yet.
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