Tesla’s Cybertruck Isn’t What It Promised to Be

But Maybe That’s a Good Thing

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Upon first impression, it’s easy to view the Cybertruck as underwhelming. It failed to meet most of its promised specs and costs 40–60% more than initially advertised, back in 2019.

If you were expecting the Cybertruck to be a radically-designed, affordable pickup truck, like Tesla originally promised, you’d be justified in being disappointed. But because of the price hikes, it seems like the Cybertruck has been repurposed to be a premium status symbol and forebearer for new technologies.

For as little as $61,000, nothing will quite stand out on the road like the Cybertruck does. Additionally, the Cybertruck wasn’t expected to have a world-first steer-by-wire system, a revolutionary 48V architecture, or the structural rigidity of a Porsche 911, but it does.

As for why Tesla adjusted the Cybertruck, it makes sense once you look at the automaker’s business side.

Tesla Doesn’t Want 2 Million Pre-Orders

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Since 2019, the Cybertruck has amassed a shocking 2 million pre-orders. While having that much…

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