Cybertruck price range from RWD to quad-motor trims forecast by analyst along with their range and acceleration
Tesla analyst Gary Black has given a rather optimistic forecast for the final Cybertruck specs and pricing. According to him, the cheapest single-motor RWD Cybertruck will start from US$49,900. That's not too bad, considering that nearly four years ago when announcing the Cybertruck, Elon Musk said that its base price will be around $40,000.
Mr Black, however, goes on to predict that a dual-motor Cybertruck will cost $59,900, while the top of the line quad-motor AWD monster that will go 0-60 mph in Tesla's promised 2.9 seconds, will be $79,900.
According to recent rumors, however, Tesla employees scheduled for early Cybertruck delivery have started getting letters asking them whether they'd opt for the dual- or the tri-motor version. If these rumors turn out to be credible, these may be the Cybertruck's launch day variants, while the two extremes - the RWD and the quad-motor AWD - will be released at a later date.
Another source claimed that Tesla will hold its release announcement in a couple of weeks and will use it to unveil the immediate delivery of a number of Cybertrucks to select few industry influencers, as well as to showrooms around the country for test drives.
Said influencers have reportedly been told not a firm price for their desired trims, but rather a price range in the "mid to high 70s," perhaps depending on whether they opted for the aforementioned dual- or tri-motor configurations. If that turns out to be the case indeed, the quad-motor Cybertruck pricing may be even higher than what analyst Gary Black is predicting here.
As for the actual range and acceleration specs, he forecasts that the cheapest Cybertruck will be able to cover 250 miles on a charge and accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The midtier dual-motor AWD trim is pegged at a 300-mile range and 4.5 seconds of acceleration, while the top quad-motor Cybertruck would have 400 miles of range on a charge, according to the analyst. Mum's the word on the tri-motor version, but Tesla listed it as capable of "up to 500 miles of range" on its dedicated website.
In its Master Plan 3, Tesla lists the average battery size for the Cybertruck's category at 100 kWh which doesn't sound like enough for the heavy pickup to cover 400 miles while having monster acceleration specs as well. To achieve those numbers in concurrence, the most expensive Cybertruck would have to land with a huge battery as well, so it would be interesting to see what number of 4680 cells will Tesla place in each Cybertruck trim.
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