Tesla Cybertruck

décembre 16, 2019

With a collective gasp and puzzled looks, the world was recently introduced to Tesla’s newest vehicle. The purported Tesla Cybertruck is angular, stainless steel, an all-electric pickup truck that became polarizing. The launch went poorly smoothly. The truck’s windows shattered when its lead designer smashed them with a metal ball, causing Tesla founder Elon Musk to curse under his breath. Some love its futuristic look, others hate it, and even Lego made fun of it. Electric vehicles are becoming a core part of our transportation future. They offer the potential to reduce carbon emissions. Even in oil-friendly Alberta, where fossil fuels power the grid, the case is being made that electric vehicles provide both environmental and economic advantages. They’re an essential tool for reducing air pollution.

Vehicle to grid technology is also being developed around the world, and it allows electric cars to use chargers bidirectionally to turn them into mobile storage solutions. Electric vehicles could help balance electricity supply and demand by making the vehicle’s battery system part of the grid infrastructure. Vehicles could be used to store energy during periods of oversupply and provide top-ups to the grid during peak demand hours. With its massive battery pack, Tesla’s Cybertruck is particularly suited for Vehicle-to-grid technology use. The vehicle will also come with a 120 volt/240 volt air conditioning power outlet that may be able to power homes during blackouts or brownouts. This is something currently done with other electric vehicles using what are known as aftermarket inverter kits. Nissan has been working on similar technology in Japan with its Leaf vehicle. Indeed, the Cybertruck will face serious competition from other manufacturers in the lucrative and growing pick-up truck market.

The Tesla Cybertruck looks like the government may classify it as even larger and more capable pickups. As first reported by automotive news, the electric car company sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board suggesting that the state not give Class 2b-3 trucks an exception to required electric vehicle sales until 2027, it should have the requirements in 2024. That class is the medium-duty pickup class that consists of vehicles. The letter proceeds to note that the Cybertruck will likely fall in that category. The reason is the Cybertruck will be quite substantial. Vehicle classes are based on gross vehicle weight ratings. This is the absolute largest a vehicle can weigh, comprising the car’s weight plus whatever is in it. 

The Tesla Cybertruck has sparked the imagination of some innovative people who have designed some crazy looking mods for the electric pickup truck. When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck, the electric pickup’s radical design generated an incredible amount of discussion. It appears to be very polarizing. People either hate it for being too futuristic and straightforward, while others praise it for its boldness and rugged qualities. Some of the people who like it include some creative design artists who are already imagining some possible modded versions of the Cybertruck and crazy attachments. Tesla’s vehicles are already excellent in the snow, thanks to the incredible torque of electric motors and the option for all wheel drive through dual motors. Also the Tesla Cybertruck may be even bigger than it looks.Company founder Elon Musk has unveiled the new Tesla Cybertruck, and it’s the wedgies pick-up truck we’ve ever seen. The styled Cybertruck takes everything Tesla knows about electric cars and applies that knowledge to the booming pick up segment. So you get mind-blowing acceleration as a given, with 0-60mph promised to take less than 2.9 seconds in the fastest, tri-motor version. That’s presumably unladen, as the 1588kg payload will blunt performance and range.The Tesla Cybertruck looks like it was dropped off by an alien race, but it can challenge all the top-selling pickup trucks. With a sharp-edged exterior that is made of scratch and dent-resistant stainless steel, Tesla’s all-electric vehicle is tough. Along with available all-wheel drive, the Cybertruck can tow up to 14,000 pounds and has an estimated driving range of 500-plus miles. While that applies only to the most expensive model, the cheapest one starts at $39,900. Of course, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the Cybertruck, including when it will go on sale. Right now, it looks as if the first versions will go into production in late 2021.