The Tesla Cybertruck Range Kinda Sucks, Here's Why | Vegas to LA Roadtrip

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That really blows!
 

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CT range estimates have been all over the place. Most of the video presentations have reported disappointing range, some with obvious reasons like low temps etc.. More encouraging range estimates have mainly been one off posts by band new CT owners. Looking forward to a larger sample size from typical urban/suburban driving scenario like mine. If average 20-80% highway range at todays highway speeds is well under 200 miles that will suck.
 

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For me, any Tesla with a range of 300+ is practical for local and distance driving. I don't think the CT will be any different. Driving range will vary based on circumstances. I like to stop every 150 miles on road trips, so the reduced range driving at 75 - 80 mph is usually acceptable. My biggest concern is off road range which can be a real problem in parts of the west where Superchargers are few and far between. My solution is to supplement the range by charging in camp with a 3700W dual-fuel generator -- I can get 1 kWh/lb of propane. Not huge, but useful. Propane makes it simple to adjust for altitude changes.
 


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For me, any Tesla with a range of 300+ is practical for local and distance driving. I don't think the CT will be any different. Driving range will vary based on circumstances. I like to stop every 150 miles on road trips, so the reduced range driving at 75 - 80 mph is usually acceptable. My biggest concern is off road range which can be a real problem in parts of the west where Superchargers are few and far between. My solution is to supplement the range by charging in camp with a 3700W dual-fuel generator -- I can get 1 kWh/lb of propane. Not huge, but useful. Propane makes it simple to adjust for altitude changes.
The Cybertruck range estimates are better than my MYP. For my 130 round trip commute, I am pulling back into my garage with a much higher % of battery left with the Cybertruck. I also hit 75 plus for over half the commute and 95% of it is on the highway.

I am sorry, but this OP is doing more harm than good to how people view the Cybertruck. I looked at his older videos and before he modded the truck he drove 527 miles at 407 Wh/mi. Since the modification with those new tires he drove 3676 miles at 488 Wh/mi. This is what happens when you drive tires that are not made for EV's.

The OP also did an off-roading video and he was in low suspension mode the entire time. Do I need to make YouTube videos for reality? The OP is making big mistakes and giving a lot of bad information.
 

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This is one of the dumbest Tesla Youtube channels I've seen come along in some time. All the guy wants is attention and he will say or do anything to get it.

Clickbait.
 

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CT range estimates have been all over the place. Most of the video presentations have reported disappointing range, some with obvious reasons like low temps etc.. More encouraging range estimates have mainly been one off posts by band new CT owners. Looking forward to a larger sample size from typical urban/suburban driving scenario like mine. If average 20-80% highway range at todays highway speeds is well under 200 miles that will suck.
The OP changed his tires to the Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 which have the worst rolling resistance rating of E. These tires alone are probably costing him over 30 miles of lost range. Tesla picked the stock tires because they help with range. Putting real AT tires on this truck and complaining about range makes my head hurt. Does the OP even know this?
 

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The OP changed his tires to the Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 which have the worst rolling resistance rating of E. These tires alone are probably costing him over 30 miles of lost range. Tesla picked the stock tires because they help with range. Putting real AT tires on this car and complaining about range makes my head hurt. Does the OP even know this?
Excellent point. That combined with todays range report from Edmunds is very reassuring. Back to the popcorn while waiting for the nonfoundation series.
 

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I have attempted to correct this YouTuber in his comments making statements of “stock range” without accounting for all the modifications he has done.

On another note, this is a current or former Tesla employee that got their truck early right?
 

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Excellent point. That combined with todays range report from Edmunds is very reassuring. Back to the popcorn while waiting for the nonfoundation series.
I am at 410 Wh/mi, which is right around 300 miles range in 40/50 degree weather now and my wife constantly taking her friends out for 0 to 60 mph testing. The range of the Cybertruck is much better than these YouTubers and other "experts" are telling you. Once we reach 70/80 degree weather, I expect to be way over the Tesla range of 318 miles.
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