Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck Just Proved Gas and Diesel Are Better When it Comes to Towing

    2021 Tesla Cybertruck

    The Tesla Cybertruck has made quite a presence on the internet thanks to its crazy appearance and the armored windows that didn’t hold up to the hype. But, you know what else didn’t hold up to the hype? The Cybertruck’s towing capacity. Oddly enough, nobody is really talking about this, but we were promised a Tesla pickup with a 300,000-pound towing capacity:

    What we got instead was something with a tow rating that’s laughable, at best, for a model that’s supposed to compete with trucks like the Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500. In single motor, RWD configuration the Cybertruck will net you 250 miles, but it can only pull 7,500 pounds. The dual motor, AWD version ups those figures to 300 miles and 10,000 pounds, but that’s still nothing to write home about. The tri-motor model – the one that is, essentially, the performance model has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

    That’s the limit – 14,000 pounds. Of course, that truck can pull the 60-second sprint in 2.9 seconds and it will supposedly cover 500 miles or more on a single charge, but that’s a far cry from the promised 300,000-pound towing capacity. Unfortunately, it looks like the Tesla Cybertruck might be a cool novelty and something usable for light duty, but if you really have some serious hauling to do, Elon Musk just proved to us that gas and diesel are still better.

    2021 Tesla Cybertruck specifications

    Single Motor RWDDual Motor AWDTri Motor AWD
    0 – 60 mph<6.5 SECONDS<4.5 SECONDS<2.9 SECONDS
    Range250+ MILES (EPA EST.)300+ MILES (EPA EST.)500+ MILES (EPA EST.)
    Storage100 CU FT100 CU FT100 CU FT
    Vault length6.5 FT6.5 FT6.5 FT
    Towing capacity7,500+ LBS10,000+ LBS14,000+ LBS
    Adaptive air suspensionSTANDARDSTANDARDSTANDARD
    Ground clearanceUP TO 16″UP TO 16″UP TO 16″
    Approach Angle35 DEGREES35 DEGREES35 DEGREES
    Departure Angle28 DEGREES28 DEGREES28 DEGREES

    2021 Tesla Cybertruck prices

    Tesla Cybertruck Single Motor RWD $39,900
    Tesla Cybertruck Dual Motor AWD $49,900
    Tesla Cybertruck Tri  Motor AWD $69,900

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