Tesla's Cybertruck Foundation Series edition, currently extending purchase invitations to select early reservation holders, continues to reveal insights into Cybertruck options and accessories not officially disclosed.
Among the revelations is the intriguing “range extender,” a mysterious component in the Cybertruck specs. Elon Musk, responding to inquiries, clarified that the range extender is an “optional pack fitting in about 1/3 of the truck bed, designed for very long trips or towing heavy loads.”
Recent details from a Cybertruck review suggest that the range extender's battery pack has a capacity of 50 kWh. Initial pricing was identified in Tesla's website code at $16,000, with a potential $1,000 discount for Foundation Series edition owners opting for this feature.
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However, the latest information from the Cybertruck Foundation Series options configurator hints at potential changes to the listed range extender price of “est. $16,000.” Tesla acknowledges that the optional battery pack's shipping may face delays, given supply chain uncertainties. The disclosed release date indicates a likelihood of closer proximity to 2025 than 2023.
Tesla outlines plans for a range extender reservation list akin to the one implemented for the Cybertruck, indicating a potential four-year wait. While the 130-mile range extender production is slated to commence in late 2024, broader availability may extend into 2025.
Notably, Tesla requires a $500 non-refundable deposit for owners expressing interest in the optional 50 kWh battery pack, suggesting a potential delay in the Cybertruck range extender launch. This development raises questions about the anticipated timeline for this sought-after accessory.