Great specs as a bad 70s Sci-Fi flick meets the full electric future. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – November 21, 2019 2022 Tesla Cybertruck Los Angeles, CA -- Just 3-days prior to the LA Auto Show, Ford had its day in the sun with the introduction of its ground breaking Ford Mustang Mach-E. Two days later, Audi pushed its e-tron Sportback albeit without the same level of fanfare. From the LA Auto Show floor, Toyota's 2021 RAV4 Prime and its 39-miles of All-Electric Range owned the show for what that is worth. Also from the floor, Nissan’s intro of the all-new 2021 Sentra did not grab nearly the attention it should have given its every day affordability and no-sacrifice platform for the masses. Porsche’s 210 and 240-mile all-electric range Taycan 4S garnered even less attention as the basic range simply is not there. As LA Auto Show Press Days came to a close, Ford appeared to have won the media war with the most attention and even controversy tying the iconic Mustang name to an all-electric Crossover. That story was worth of attention until... The day after Press Days completion, another entry took "all the air out of the room" and it is quite possibly the most radical “thing” I have seen in decades. To put it bluntly, Tesla once again owned the airwaves regardless of the product that was introduced. Tesla’s Cybertruck is a pickup truck with the performance of a sports car. It will be available with a 250+ mile range, Single Motor RWD with a 7.5k tow cap that is said to start at just $39,900. A second model, the Dual Motor AWD, provides over 300-miles of range, a 10k lb tow cap, and is being offered at $49,900. The third is called the Tri Motor AWD and is a powerhouse with more than 500-miles of al-electric range, a 14k lb tow cap, and a 0 to 60 time of under 3-seconds for $69,900. On paper, the Cybertruck will surely kick @$$ and take names but… Tesla Cybertruck Design The Cybertruck is built with a body consisting of high strength cold rolled steel and glass made of what Tesla called almost impenetrable. Regarding the glass, well that did not work out so well… Armor Glass test ultimate fail from the reveal. Design? I always thought the short lived 2001 – 2005 Chevrolet Aztek was the worst car design I have ever seen. There was a good reason it lasted only 4-years. That is because it was F*&$#)# ugly?! Taking a page out of a third graders pencil sketch, Tesla has produced what they say will be the 2022 Cybertruck. It will never reach the road as shown due to the lack of side mirrors for one. The DOT has not approved anyone to use simple cameras just yet so that is out. The C-pillar sail panels shaping the upper rear end of the bed creates one of the largest blind spots we have ever seen. More importantly, if you were to try and build the least cost body structure, you straight edge everything. No complex curves, not contours, and no feature lines. The problem being it leads to the type of vehicle many o us drew in grade school. Inside, simplistic but functional. Inside the all-new 2022 Tesla Cybertruck. Sparse but functional I guess? In some fields of study and design, the simplest approach is often found to the most effective and I guess the simplest solution is the path Tesla took with the CyberTruck. From my own eyes, “Damn”, WTF did you do???!!! Outside of my own bias’, there are approximately 175k pre-orders in just 3-days which is an incredible launch volume. Remember the Tesla Model3 pre-orders reached over 500,000 vehicles and from that, over 450,000 of those hand raisers actually took delivery. Vehicle Specs: Payload: Up to 3,500 lbs on what I assume will be the RWD Single Motor Bed length is a std. 6.5 feet Lockable storage including the bed, frunk, and sail pillars Suspension: 8” Touchscreen size: 17” Seating cap: 6 Charging: > 14,000 Superchargers, including the 250kW V3s Single Motor ($39,000): 250+ miles of range, 7,500+ lbs. tow cap, 0 to 60 in < 6.5 seconds Dual Motor ($49,000): 300+ miles of range, 10,000+ lbs. tow cap, 0 to 60 in < 4.5 seconds Tri-Motor ($69,000): 500+ miles of range, 14,000+ lbs. tow cap, 0 to 60 in < 3 seconds Tesla’s controversial Self-Driving feature adds $7,000 to the total price of the Cybertruck. 2022 Tesla Cybertruk Functional and simplistic for sure but wow is it ... After millions of dollars spent on wowing the crowds by Ford, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, and Porsche, Tesla once again owned it without even attending the LA Auto Show.