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Tesla Cybertruck Electric Pickup Truck
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The Tesla Cybertruck is turning out to be quite the truck, with several delays leading up to its launch, concerns about gaps between the panels, whether it’ll be repairable following an accident, and a suspected lower range than initially advertised it’s unclear if it will manage to stack up to the hype that has surrounded the truck since its legendary reveal. The truck is set to start deliveries on November 30, following the traditional delivery event. Three weeks ahead, a leak of the specs for the electric truck emerged and was sent to TFL, including dimensions, towing capacity, and weight. It’s unclear if this “insider” is to be trusted, but at the very least, it’s worth diving into. 

Tesla Cybertruck Spec Leak: Details

Starting with the dimensions, the Tesla Cybertruck will end up being just shy of a heavy-duty truck in terms of width, which is a deliberate move by the electric car company due to having to add additional lighting for safety reasons. However, that isn’t a drawback for many truck owners who add orange lighting to the grilles of their pickups for aesthetic reasons. The dimensions for the stainless steel pickup are as follows: 

  • Overall length: 18.6 feet
  • Overall width (without mirrors): 79.9″
  • Overall height: 70.5″
  • Wheelbase: 143″
  • Bed Length: 72.8″
  • Bed Width: 51″
  • Frunk volume: 7.1 cubic feet
  • Headroom: 41.6″ front, 39″ rear
  • Legroom: 41″ front, 40.9″ rear
  • Shoulder room: 63″ front, 62″ rear
  • Hip room front/rear: 57.2″

Tesla Cybertruck Bed Power Outlets

With an overall length of 18.6 feet (223 inches), the Tesla Cybertruck is significantly shorter than many pickups currently on the road. For example, the full-size Ram 1500 and F-150 Lightning are around 230 inches long. The Rivian R1T, with its small bed, is 217 inches long, but it has been designed to be more for adventures. As for the overall curb weight, despite having a smaller stature than a full-size truck, the Cybertruck is significantly heavier than most F-150 Lightning trims. The top trim of the pickup sits at 6,890 pounds; by comparison, the base trim of the Lightning is around 6k lbs, and the top trim sits at 6,893 lbs. That said, the truck is lighter than the Rivian R1T, which has a curb weight of 7,148 lbs. 

Regarding weight, the Tesla Cybertruck has a potential tow rating of 11,000 pounds, which matches the Rivian R1T and surpasses the F-150 Lightning, which can tow either 7,700 or 10,000 lbs. You could also find similar numbers in the midsize truck segment.

That said, the towing amount could depend on which spec the truck has, as it will have either a dual or even tri-motor setup. Finally, we have power outlets, which have grown to be a handy feature found within electric trucks. Tesla’s truck appears to be no different, with power outlets on the bed’s left side, two 120-volt connectors, and a single 240-volt power supply. The leak states that there won’t be any outlets available in the front trunk, which is pretty limiting. By comparison, the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV has seven total outlets, and the F-150 Lighting comes standard with eight, though the Rivian R1T has three, all rated at 120V. 

Once customers start receiving deliveries of their Tesla Cybertrucks, we’ll have a better idea of the response towards the EV; with some aspects, it’s undoubtedly falling short of the hype, as leaks point towards the overall range being shy of Tesla’s initial claim, not to mention the towing capacity is about 3,000 pounds shy of what Tesla initially said it would be. Meaning that, if you’re serious about using a truck for work (unlikely for a clout mobile such as a Cybertruck), then you’re better off sticking to an ICE truck like the updated Ford F-150 or 2025 Ram 1500.

Tesla Cybertruck BIW

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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