Tesla Delivers First Cybertrucks to Customers During Live Event

Screenshot from Tesla's livestream of the Cybertruck initial delivery event.

Pricing for the rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and "Cyberbeast" trims has also been released.

Tesla on Nov. 30 delivered the first units of its all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, to select customers during an event at its Gigafactory Texas, where the truck is now being built.

The delivery, livestreamed on X, finally brought to life the vehicle that was first introduced in 2019.

CEO Elon Musk spoke about the truck’s capabilities and features, including a steer-by-wire system that provides a turning radius smaller than that of a Tesla Model S; 2,500 pounds of payload capacity and an 11,000-pound towing capacity; a bed 6 feet long and 4 feet wide; and a stainless steel body that “has more torsional stiffness than a McLaren P1,” Musk said. “It’s a big deal.”

Tesla also showed videos showing the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911 in a 0-60 mph test, reaching the speed in 2.6 seconds---while towing another Porsche 911, and a pulling demo, in which it beat the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and the Ford F-350.

“You have a truck that’s bullet tough, and can out-pull an F-350… It’s not just a grandstanding showpiece like me. It’s actually very useful,” Musk said.

Customers were then presented with their new Cybertrucks to drive off.

Prices were also released: the rear-wheel drive version will start at $60,990, the all-wheel drive at $79,990, and the Cyberbeast, which has an estimated 320-mile range, goes from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and has 845 horsepower, at $99,990. Those prices are before any state or federal EV tax credits are applied. 

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