By Abhishek Sahani | Updated: November 11, 2020 12:01 IST

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Tesla Cybertruck Test Drive Electric Pickup Truck Features Price Elon Musk In India

Tesla Cybertruck Test Drive Electric Pickup Truck Features Price Elon Musk In India

Electric car company Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed an absurd, futuristic, brutalist electric pickup truck which named Cybertruck to the world, I pulled myself up into its passenger seat. A Tesla employee then took me and three others for a short joy ride down a temporarily closed-off road that lines one side of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

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It comes with the dual-motor version of the truck, which is supposed to go from 0 to 96.5606 Km per hour in just 4.5 seconds and will eventually start at $49,900 ( approx (Rs 3582450.74 Indian Rupee ). The prototype of the was quick that gives the perfect sensation in the body of the speed which is Tesla known for. The Bodyweight and the size of the truck have not been displayed yet on the official website of the tesla. From which we can find out the ratio of body weight and the speed of the truck. The only thing that tesla is offering in his new truck that is the space inside the cabin for both the passenger front as well as in the rear.

As the design of the truck is quite annoying to many people. I think the designers have designed this by thinking the truck is on Mars. We will be going to see the truck when it goes into production in late 2021.

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The single-motor base model of the Cybertruck will be get up to 402.3 Km or more on a fully charged battery, with a 1587.5 Kg payload limit and 340.1 Kg towing capacity. It is very similar to all for the basic price as the entry-level of Model 3 and Model Y. While the price goes up from there, so do the specs, all the way to a version with a proposed 500-plus mile range and 6350.2 Kg of towing capacity, which is powered by the same three-motor "Plaid powertrain" the company has been testing at Laguna Seca and the Nürburgring. Musk promised the Cybertruck will crush any off-road scenario, too, thanks to adaptive air suspension and up to 16 inches of ground clearance. Tesla also showed off photos of the truck on its website with an accompanying trailer as well as camping gear, hinting at possible accessories (though, let’s see the production trucks first). There are even some table stakes features for a modern truck, like 110V and 220V outlets, and lockable storage, and some more unique touches, like an onboard air compressor.

All of the components are hiding behind a stainless steel body, or “exoskeleton” as Elon-Musk called it, the design from which it helps in opening the more room space in the cabin in the first place. Elon-Musk has confirmed that Tesla is using the same cold-rolled steel alloy in the new Cybertruck body as SpaceX used for its Mars rocket prototype. another one of his projects that was derided for its looks, even though that vehicle eventually pulled off a successful test flight.)

Being a prototype, the inside of the truck didn’t exactly seem finished. Then also the dashboard looks like a marble in Tesla’s official photos, it felt more like a slab of foam when you touched it. (The body was definitely steel, though, which was quite literally cold to the touch.) There will be no side mirrors or the rear-view mirror it all be displayed with the connection to a camera embedded in the back of the truck.

The company has said that the next-generation version of car software is working in the new Cybertruck on a landscape-oriented, 17-inch touchscreen.

Tesla has built its entire existence on convincing people to buy something they didn’t think they wanted. Electric cars were derided as wimpy golf carts before the company came along. From that perspective, selling the Cybertruck may not be as radical a challenge for the company as it seems. Besides, to put it lightly, Elon Musk loves to swim upstream.

From my brief time in the truck, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to believe the polarizing design could fade to the back of people’s minds once they’re inside. The truck’s flat nose did sort of peeking out behind the dashboard in front of me, but the spaciousness and the Model 3-style screen kept clawing my attention back inside. If anything, the Cybertruck feels so commanding from the front seats that drivers in the US — who’ve put sedans on deathwatch because they’re so taken with the ride height of SUVs and trucks— seem in some ways like the perfect customers. (With that in mind, it’s time to see some crash tests and hear about things like crumple zones, Tesla).

“Good design is ridiculed a lot at first, and then over time it becomes normal,” Tyson Jominy, vice president of data and analytics consulting at JD Power, said after the event. “It’s tough to say whether this is going to fit that mold, though.”

Musk spent months telling everyone that Tesla’s first electric pickup truck would look like something out of Blade Runner. And yet, for a brief moment after the truck appeared onstage, the entire room — one full of Tesla customers and fans from all around the world — fell practically silent in disbelief. As he rattled off the truck’s specs and features, I heard a few low exclamations of “what the fuck?” before the hooting and hollering picked back up. It was as if the people in the room were expecting a different kind of magic trick, one where Musk would coyly laugh before revealing the true Tesla pickup truck, which would still eat Ford F-150s for breakfast but look a little less alien. (That feeling only seemed to multiply when Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen broke the truck’s windows while trying to demonstrate their durability).

Truth be told, anyone who attended the Cybertruck unveiling should have seen the design coming from the moment they arrived because the company leaned so hard into the Blade Runner vibe for the event. Musk told Tesla fans and customers to dress in cyberpunk attire, and they did, with many sporting trench coats, colorful LED glasses, homemade outfits, and light-up sneakers. Tesla set up props from the movie (on loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum) in the parking lot. The company even constructed a noodle bar for anyone who got hungry.

But while Tesla’s brash CEO is well-known for missing deadlines and often struggles to live up to his lofty promises, the Cybertruck has made one thing clear: sometimes, it’s worth taking him at his word.