Cybertruck. © Tesla.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the car maker’s long-promised electric pickup truck, dubbed the “Cybertruck,” in Los Angeles, Calif. near Space X’s rocket factory. The retrofuturistic truck will come in three versions with 250 miles, 300 miles and 500 miles of range. The starting price is USD 39,900 for the 250-mile range version that tows 3,400 kg. The mid-range Cybertruck adds on 10,000, USD while the top range, “tri-motor” variant (presumably with one front motor and two rear motors) comes in at 69,900. Tesla will target production beginning in late 2020 or early 2021, with deliveries starting in early-to-mid 2021. Tesla is now accepting USD 100 refundable deposits for the Cybertruck.
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