Tesla’s Cybertruck Is an EV with a Solar Charging Option

Tesla’s Cybertruck announced
Image via Elon Musk’s Twitter feed

Early today, Tesla announced its first-ever pickup truck Cybertruck. Tesla’s Cybertruck will also come with an option to charge using solar power. The truck will also be as sturdy as a rocket, as it is made from the steel alloy used to build Starship, SpaceX’s spaceship. The most affordable model of the Cybertruck costs $39,000. There are other models that cost $49,900 and $69,900 respectively.

The truck can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. It comes with many options to plug in tools and appliances. Long journeys are certainly going to get more comfortable for truckers. However, the truck will go into production only by 2021.

Tesla’s Cybertruck comes with many impressive features such as

  • An impenetrable body built using “ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel”
  • Ability to avert and reduce the force of impact during collisions
  • The truck can tow close to 14,000 pounds
  • Lockable cargo area
  • Air suspension for superior self-leveling ability

This just might be the most environmentally friendly truck at the moment

Tesla’s Cybertruck has intrigued many analysts because of the purported option of adding fold-out solar wings to the truck’s body. If this is actually true, it might generate power to run 30 to 40 miles a day. The truck already comes with an option to use solar power which generates 15 miles per day. Unfortunately, solar energy is not very efficient and Musk may be trying to get more people to talk about the Cybertruck by discussing solar wings. Nevertheless, the truck is a step in the right direction and hopefully many more electric trucks will come to the market soon.

Competitors are not far behind, and are looking at unveiling other electric trucks

Reuters reported that General Motors, Ford, Bollinger Motors, and Rivian Automotive have all plans to launch their own electric trucks. Trucking is one of the major causes of fuel emissions, alongside aviation-related pollution. Because of an increasing volume of cargo in the last couple of decades, truck movements have increased drastically. Electric trucks will provide the solution that is desperately needed to reduce fuel emissions and keep cargo movement clean and green.