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Tesla’s Cybertruck Makes its Debut at Giga Texas Plant

Tesla fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Cybertruck, the futuristic electric pickup truck that Elon Musk unveiled in 2019. The wait is finally over, as the first production Cybertruck rolled off the assembly line at Tesla’s Giga Texas plant on July 15, 2023.

The Cybertruck is unlike any other vehicle on the road, with its angular exoskeleton, stainless steel body, armored glass windows, and adaptive air suspension. It also boasts impressive performance and features, such as a range of up to 500 miles, a towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds, and an optional built-in solar panel that can add range between charges.

The Cybertruck is expected to compete with other electric pickup trucks, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Rivian R1T, and the GMC Hummer EV. However, Tesla claims that the Cybertruck has an edge over its rivals in terms of durability, efficiency, and innovation.

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Giga Texas Plant in Austin. Credit: Tesla

The Giga Texas plant is Tesla’s fifth and largest factory in the world, spanning over 2,000 acres of land near Austin. The plant will produce not only the Cybertruck, but also the Model 3, Model Y, and Semi vehicles. Tesla aims to produce 250,000 Cybertrucks per year at the plant, which will employ over 10,000 workers.

The Cybertruck is expected to start deliveries in late 2023, with a starting price of just $39,900 for the single-motor rear-wheel drive version. The dual-motor all-wheel drive version will cost $49,900, and the tri-motor all-wheel drive version will cost $69,900. Tesla has already received over one million reservations for the Cybertruck, according to a fan-made tracker.

The Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated and controversial products from Tesla, which has a history of disrupting the automotive industry with its innovative and unconventional vehicles. Whether the Cybertruck will live up to its hype and expectations remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: it will not go unnoticed on the streets.

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By Jim Daws

Jim Daws is Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today.

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