Tesla’s all-electric, battery powered Cybertruck opened with a stunt that didn’t appear to go to well: Elon Musk demonstrating its bullet-proof windows and yes, they broke. But advertising stunts aside, what exactly makes the Cybertruck look so otherworldly? Partly it is because of pyramidal structure of the top and rear, giving it a sort of alien or vaguely military feel. The truck bed is topped with a cover that rolls up when needed, but when rolled down emphasizes the triangular lines.
According to designer Dheeraj Nanduri, writing in Medium, basic truck appearance hasn’t actually changed since the first trucks in 1917: Tall cab with long work bed. The Cybertruck changes the calculations, but will it work as a truck?
Yes, but maybe not for tradesmen.
The 6.5 foot truck bed uncovers to reveal a useful hauling space, complete with a pulldown ramp to drive such things as an ATV onto the bed. It has spaces for hooks and ropes.
But, online, some commentary was skeptical that it would be a great working truck that could haul pipes or lumber or accommodate a winch.
Some question whether the battery power would be enough to make the truck hardy in a working situation. Range estimates are 250-500 miles depending on the model. Three models have been proposed.
What are your thoughts?