Updated Tesla Cybertruck to be unveiled by January, hints Elon Musk

Tesla plans to reveal the updated Tesla Cybertruck with minor design changes by January 2021. On November 1, 2020, when twitter.com user wholemarsblog asked Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO, Tesla, if he can release pictures of the updated Tesla Cybertruck, he said: “Sure, maybe in a month or so.”

Release & Availability

The Tesla Cybertruck will be short in supply initially, as per another recent tweet by Musk. Large-scale Tesla Cybertruck deliveries are unlikely to begin in 2021.

Speaking to analysts during the Q3 2020 results earnings call last month, Elon Musk hinted not many Cybertruck units will be available for sale when mass production begins in late 2021. Below is what he said:

I would say there’s probably a lot of deliveries in 2022, and some deliveries towards the end of next year, if things go well.

Elon Musk, co-founder & CEO, Tesla

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Cybertruck customers can reserve their unit with a deposit of $100 right now, and they will be able to complete their configuration closer to the series production commencement next year. There are three variants of the Tesla Cybertruck on offer: Single Motor AWD, Dual Motor AWD and Tri Motor AWD. Below are the official production schedules:

VariantTesla Cybertruck Production Schedule
Single Motor AWDLate 2022
Dual Motor AWDLate 2021
Tri Motor AWDLate 2021

Musk also talked about the design changes to the Cybertruck the company is making, saying that the revisions will make it look better than what was unveiled last year.

I think it’s going to be better than what we showed.

Elon Musk, on the design changes of the Tesla Cybertruck.

Scratch- and dent-free materials and many such other never-seen-before features are to keep the design & engineering teams on their toes for a year as they try to put such novelties Musk promised during the unveil into serial production. In May, Musk had tweeted that the production version will be more or less the same size and maybe the company will do a smaller Tesla pickup truck for markets outside North America.

Tesla Cybertruck Specifications

The Cybertruck measures 231.7 inches in length, 79.8 inches in width and 75.0 inches in height. Thanks to an all-electric powertrain, it can accommodate six occupants.

Parameter\SpecificationSingle MotorDual MotorTri Motor
Range (EPA Est.)250+ miles300+ miles500+ miles
Drivetrain LayoutRWDAWDAWD
Acceleration (0-60 mph)<6.5 seconds<4.5 seconds<2.9 seconds
Top Speed110 mph120 mph130 mph
Payload Capacity3,500 lbs3,500 lbs3,500 lbs
Towing Capacity7,500+ lbs10,000+ lbs14,000+ lbs
Storage100 cu ft100 cu ft100 cu ft
Vault Length6.5 ft6.5 ft6.5 ft
Ground Clearance16 inches16 inches16 inches
Approach Angle35 degrees35 degrees35 degrees
Departure Angle28 degrees28 degrees28 degrees
Adaptive Air SuspensionStandardStandardStandard
AutopilotStandardStandardStandard

Tesla Cybertruck Price

Cybertruck prices start at $39,900 and go up to $69,900. There’s just one option pack available to check with the orders right now – Full Self-Driving. It costs $8,000, and Tesla says that it will lock that price to save the customers from the future price hike(s) for the same when adding it to the order now.

VariantTesla Cybertruck Price
Single Motor AWD$39,900
Dual Motor AWD$49,900
Tri Motor AWD$69,900

Tesla Cybertruck FAQ

What is the Tesla Cybertruck price?

The Cybertruck prices in the US start at $39,900.

What are the Cybertruck rivals?

The Cybertruck will rival the likes of Rivian R1T, Nikola Badger and Lordstown Endurance.

What is the Tesla Cybertruck delivery schedule?

Dual Motor & Tri Motor Tesla Cybertruck deliveries begin in late 2021, followed by Single Motor Tesla Cybertruck deliveries in late 2022.