The highly anticipated market launch of the Tesla Cybertruck is on the horizon, and early test drives under embargo have provided a glimpse into the electric vehicle's potential range. Noted gadget expert and YouTuber Marques Brownlee shared a photo from the Cybertruck's cockpit, hinting at a driving range of 265 miles.
While details and precise figures are promised in Brownlee's upcoming video, a closer examination of the displayed state-of-charge reveals ten bars, with nine illuminated and the last appearing as one or two pixels. Assuming a 10% per bar representation and a 1% estimate for the remaining pixels, speculations suggest a 91% charge.
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— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) November 29, 2023
If accurate, a quick calculation extrapolates to approximately 291 miles for a fully charged battery. Despite uncertainties regarding driving scenarios and energy consumption, this estimate suggests a potential EPA Combined range of around 300 miles when fully charged.
It is posited that this may represent the range of the top-tier version of the Cybertruck, consistent with Tesla's customary offering of high-end variants initially. Should Tesla introduce a lower-trim model with a less potent powertrain and smaller wheels, a notably higher range could be expected, aligning with trends seen in other electric and internal combustion vehicles.
Achieving a 300+ mile range holds significance for Tesla from both marketing and psychological perspectives, in line with the company's goal of providing a minimum of 250 miles of EPA range in its vehicles. While Tesla initially hinted at a large battery pack option boasting a 500-mile range, recent speculation suggests a potential focus on a 350-mile version, with uncertainties surrounding its market entry.
The much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck deliveries are scheduled to commence at an event on November 30. Until then, the Cybertruck's official website remains limited to a countdown clock, withholding the option to reserve or order the vehicle. Further details and specifications are expected to emerge following the market launch.