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During its unveiling, the Tesla Cybertruck’s tri-motor configuration was announced with some very impressive specs, including a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, and a top speed of 130 mph. But beyond this, the tri-motor Cybertruck was also announced with 500+ miles of EPA estimated range.

A 500+-mile range is extremely impressive considering the Cybertruck’s massive size and likely weight. With Elon Musk stating that vehicles like the Tesla Semi would be released with a range that’s closer to 600 miles per charge, speculations were abounding that the tri-motor Cybertruck may have a range that’s in the same ballpark as the Class 8 truck.

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A recently-published patent on the Cybertruck’s user interface has now provided further hints that the all-electric pickup’s actual range may really be far above its initial “500+-mile” estimate. As could be seen in 21 out of the UI patent’s 33 drawings, the Cybertruck’s range was listed as 610 miles. This was quite interesting considering that the patent’s illustrations appeared to be screenshots from the Cybertruck’s upcoming UI.

It should be noted that patent illustrations are not a direct indication of the Cybertruck’s final specifications, and the 610-mile number may be a placeholder. Nevertheless, the possibility of a 610-mile tri-motor Cybertruck is exciting, as it would effectively establish Tesla’s battery lead in the electric pickup sector. Even formidable competitors like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the GMC Hummer EV—arguably the best electric pickups that legacy auto has unveiled to date—top out at 300 and 400 miles of range, respectively.

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Tesla’s Cybertruck UI patent featured several other interesting references to the all-electric pickup’s novel features. These include the use of eye tracking technology to adjust the vehicle’s mirrors, as well as an air conditioning system that tracks passengers for optimum climate control. Several images from the patent also hint at the Cybertruck pulling a 20,000-pound trailer, as well as 20 inches of suspension travel.

The Tesla Cybertruck may be gracing US roads earlier than expected, with Gigafactory Texas accelerating its construction over the past months. Elon Musk has also mentioned that the first Cybertrucks may actually be completed later this year, with volume production of the steel pickup picking up pace next year.

SOURCE: TESLARATI





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If up to 600 range, it will be hard not upgrading from 2 engine to 3. The extra weight and range goes to waste with my needs but... maybe enough justification to upgrade. 2.9 seconds is not the real reason.
 

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most notable things I have gathered so far....
-fig 8a, 8b see through trailer, 20,000 trailer weight, image on right show right camera view, but do i also see a mirror? has to be image pulled from a MY or X right?
-fig 3c modes: off, sport, offroad, tow
-fig 7b suspension 20"....werent we promised 17?
 

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Fig 8A. Is that the Cyber Trailer? and an Attach button?
Fig 9. You can control the temp of the stove and timer for what you are cooking?
 

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610 miles ...that would help with the towing range.
At this point with motor and electronics efficiencies being so high range is essentially a matter of how much battery the OEM wants to put into a vehicle. Many will use the CT as their daily driver. For that market the motivation is to have range that beats or equals the competition (e.g. Lucid). Others will use the CT as a work truck and there the motivation is to have a battery that will allow a large load to be towed a reasonable distance. Assuming towing range is half the nominal range of the CT then the 500+ mile CT becomes a 250+ mile tractor.

610 miles would, of course, be nice to have probably more because it gets towing range up but certainly 610 would put Tesla out in front - for the moment. I wouldn't get too excited about seeing more than enough range to top 500 sufficient to best Lucid in the early releases though. Batteries may be coming down in cost and weight but they are in very high demand at this point. Consider that Rivian released its shorter range truck before the long range version presumably because of constrained battery availability.
 

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At this point with motor and electronics efficiencies being so high range is essentially a matter of how much battery the OEM wants to put into a vehicle. Many will use the CT as their daily driver. For that market the motivation is to have range that beats or equals the competition (e.g. Lucid). Others will use the CT as a work truck and there the motivation is to have a battery that will allow a large load to be towed a reasonable distance. Assuming towing range is half the nominal range of the CT then the 500+ mile CT becomes a 250+ mile tractor.

610 miles would, of course, be nice to have probably more because it gets towing range up but certainly 610 would put Tesla out in front - for the moment. I wouldn't get too excited about seeing more than enough range to top 500 sufficient to best Lucid in the early releases though. Batteries may be coming down in cost and weight but they are in very high demand at this point. Consider that Rivian released its shorter range truck before the long range version presumably because of constrained battery availability.
I know youre good with the numbers ajdelange, what are you thinking the size of the pack is going to be?
 

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At this point with motor and electronics efficiencies being so high range is essentially a matter of how much battery the OEM wants to put into a vehicle. Many will use the CT as their daily driver. For that market the motivation is to have range that beats or equals the competition (e.g. Lucid). Others will use the CT as a work truck and there the motivation is to have a battery that will allow a large load to be towed a reasonable distance. Assuming towing range is half the nominal range of the CT then the 500+ mile CT becomes a 250+ mile tractor.

610 miles would, of course, be nice to have probably more because it gets towing range up but certainly 610 would put Tesla out in front - for the moment. I wouldn't get too excited about seeing more than enough range to top 500 sufficient to best Lucid in the early releases though. Batteries may be coming down in cost and weight but they are in very high demand at this point. Consider that Rivian released its shorter range truck before the long range version presumably because of constrained battery availability.
If the trimotor range is really 110 more miles than first announced there is no reason that the dual motor version could not have a 360 mile range
 

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At this point with motor and electronics efficiencies being so high range is essentially a matter of how much battery the OEM wants to put into a vehicle. Many will use the CT as their daily driver. For that market the motivation is to have range that beats or equals the competition (e.g. Lucid). Others will use the CT as a work truck and there the motivation is to have a battery that will allow a large load to be towed a reasonable distance. Assuming towing range is half the nominal range of the CT then the 500+ mile CT becomes a 250+ mile tractor.

610 miles would, of course, be nice to have probably more because it gets towing range up but certainly 610 would put Tesla out in front - for the moment. I wouldn't get too excited about seeing more than enough range to top 500 sufficient to best Lucid in the early releases though. Batteries may be coming down in cost and weight but they are in very high demand at this point. Consider that Rivian released its shorter range truck before the long range version presumably because of constrained battery availability.
Maybe it is as simple as some programmer assumed 45 mph on the flats no wind. That might turn 500 miles to 610. That said I would love to see a 22% increase over the early spec.
 

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