Tesla Cybertruck range tipped at mediocre 267 miles by leaked interior images
A video surfaced earlier this week showing a full walk-around of the Tesla Cybertruck, including the interior of the upcoming EV. The video thoroughly demonstrated a number of features, including internal controls for the tonneau cover. More interestingly, however, is reporting coming from Electrek that reveals the range of the Cybertruck.
As the video scans through the interior of the Cybertruck, it gives us a glimpse of the vehicle's state of charge and the route planning. On-screen, the battery is at 71%, and the route planner shows an estimated 65% battery remaining when arriving at the destination, which is a 16-mile (25.75 km) trip.
With some back-of-the-napkin maths, we can see that the Cybertruck delivers roughly 2.67 miles (4.3 km) per 1% battery used. Multiply that out, and we end up with a total range of around 267 miles (~430 km).
Now, it should be noted that this estimate is likely inaccurate for a few reasons. Firstly, it's a very short trip that seems to mostly take place on the highway, meaning consumption will be higher than the mixed estimates we're used to seeing. Secondly, this is also a prototype vehicle, and Tesla could still be refining the software, motor characteristics, and battery readouts.
It could also be that Tesla has software-locked the range on this prototype for testing purposes. That said, if this is an accurate estimate, it's a far cry from the 350–500 miles (563–805 km) that Tesla and other analysts have been touting.
Buy a Cybertruck 1/24 die-cast metal toy car on Amazon or read about the Cybertruck's development in Walter Isaacson's biography of Elon Musk.
Tesla is revoking invites to the Cybertruck event to all people that posted this video.— Jeremy Judkins (@jeremyjudkins_) November 15, 2023
It’s in bad taste to leak stuff like this right before a big event.
I’m not going, so I’ll take the impressions. ????♂️ pic.twitter.com/i6VZDbK9HU