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.

    - Advertisement -

    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

    2021 Tesla Cybertruck picture gallery


    Trending News

    Honda Civic Type R Arrived At 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon With A Series Of Updates

    The 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its world debut today at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new model year brings a number of changes and improvements to Type R’s winning formula, including revised styling, improved aerodynamic performance, and...

    2020 Nissan LEAF NISMO RC Racing Car Makes European Debut At Circuit Ricardo Tormo

    Nissan's world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience have seamlessly come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – an exhilarating showcase of the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology. The all-wheel-drive LEAF NISMO RC boasts...

    Jeep Takes Its First Step Into Electrification At The 2020 CES

    Like it or not, we have to admit it: electric cars are going to be the future. There is going to be a time where you are going to miss hearing a turbocharged engine! We know for sure we will. It's...

    Audi Is Ready To Take On The Future With The AI:ME Concept Presented At 2020 CES

    Audi AI:ME Concept made its world debut in April at the Auto Shanghai 2019. And if you thought this was just a design exercise you were wrong. Audi is actually very serious about putting the AI:ME into production. Of course, this...

    Genesis Reveals The First Pictures Of The 2021 GV80

    Genesis was supposed to unveil the new GV80 in December, but because of some technical issues, the launch was postponed until sometime in January. However, we know have the first teaser images - which are quite revealing actually - and the...

    The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Almost Loses to a Stock Tesla Model S Performance

    The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is, without a doubt, a fast car. The Tesla Model S Performance isn’t exactly a slouch either, despite its toned-down looks in comparison to the Lamborghini. Under the hood of that Lamborghini is a 5.2-liter V-10 that’s...

    2020 BMW X1 official video

    The current BMW X1 wasted no time post-launch in winning over customers with its distinctive design. And the model update ensures the compact Sports Activity Vehicle now cuts an even more handsome figure. The X1’s new look is immediately clear,...

    Video: Jay Leno Drives $1.3 Million 2020 Drako GTE

    Drako GTE is powered by four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors that generates a total of 1,200 horsepower and 6500 pound-feet of torque. Top speed goes up to 206 mph – which is faster than most Ferrari or Lamborghini out there....

    Video: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs. Ford GT

    On the left we have the GT500 with a total output of 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. On the left the GT with a total of 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. One goes from 0 to 60...