Harry Leahey

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Tesla has finally begun delivering its long-awaited Cybertruck electric pickup truck to customers. A handover event took place at the company's Giga Texas facility, where around a dozen Cybertrucks were handed over to excited buyers.


The event marks the culmination of a lengthy development period for the Cybertruck, which was first unveiled in 2019. Tesla initially promised deliveries would commence in 2021, but production delays pushed that timeline back.


Despite the wait, demand for the Cybertruck remains strong. Tesla says it has over 1.5 million reservations for the truck, and the company expects to ramp up production to 250,000 units per year by 2025.


The Cybertruck is available in three models. The Single-Motor Rear-Wheel Drive starts at $49,890, offering a 250-mile range and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. 


The Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, priced at $68,890, provides a 340-mile range and 600 horsepower. It accelerates to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and tows up to 15,000 pounds. 


Lastly, the Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive is the range-topping model, starting at $96,390. It boasts 845 horsepower, a 320-mile range, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.


Tesla has not yet announced when deliveries for the Dual-Motor and Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive models will begin. However, customers can place a $100 deposit to reserve their Cybertruck today.


The availability of the Cybertruck in the UK and Europe is still uncertain, though it does feature on Tesla’s UK website - indicating a possible launch date for the vehicle in the future. 


Last year, Tesla eliminated the pre-order option for the Cybertruck in these regions.

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Harry Leahey 04/12/23