Customers have already received their first Cybertrucks, but it seems that the EV is not as great as Musk promised. What happened? Was Elon Musk lying to his customers? Is the Cybertruck just not good?
According to a report by The Verge, Musk’s Cybertruck is struggling to accomplish all the things Musk promised in his presentation last year. YouTuber Engineering Explained posted a video saying that Musk tricked people.
Last year, Tesla claimed that the truck would go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds and complete a quarter-mile race against a Porsche 911 while towing a Porsche 911 in less than 11 seconds. Engineering Explained showed that the video of the Cybertruck doing this was mischievous. It showed that the truck didn’t finish the race; instead, Tesla ended the race at the one-eighth mile marker. Channel owner Jason Fenske found proof by measuring the length of the track on Google Maps using landmarks from the video.
Fenske also asked MotorTrend for their 1/8th mile time for the 2023 Porsche 911, and they confirmed that Porsche did it faster than the Cybertruck tucking a Porsche.
Another YouTuber, Kyle Conner of Out of Spec Motoring, tested the truck’s capacity and found that it only got about 254 miles of range after a full charge, while Musk promises 320 miles.
Also, the Cybertruck may not be as rugged as Tesla promises. A Reddit user offered a look at the cybertruck’s owner’s manual, which suggests that owners must “immediately remove corrosive substances,” including grease, oil, bird droppings, road salt, dead insects, and other materials from the exterior of the vehicle to “prevent damage.” Apparently, the Cybertruck was sold as an indestructible vehicle ready for anything, when in fact it is just another delicate EV.