The Cybertruck – Perfect for Just About Everyone

I grew up loving cars. Basically everything from exotic sports cars to off-road rock crawlers. I loved the adrenaline rush of heart-stopping acceleration, yet I also was enticed by the ability to go anywhere no matter what road did or did not lie ahead. An Audi R8 or a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Two polar opposites. I wanted the speed, but I also wanted off-road exploration capabilities. However, that’s like dropping a pencil and expecting it to fall up – it just doesn’t happen. As Elon Musk has said, “Physics is the law – everything else is a suggestion.” However, has Tesla’s Cybertruck contradicted physics, or did Elon and team use their superpowers to bend physics to their will? It seems like that just may be the case.

As I tried to find a vehicle that fit my needs, I came across the Ford Raptor. The Raptor seemed like the vehicle that enabled my dream of merging those two worlds together – that is until the night of November 21st, 2019. Elon Musk took the stage and unveiled Tesla’s Cybertruck. I have to admit, while I watched this stainless steel triangle emerge from the fog and fire to drive up on stage, I was puzzled. I had never seen anything like it before and I didn’t know if I hated it or loved it. Though as the presentation went on and the specs were shown I began to see my dream vehicle come to life. Being a college student, I didn’t know how I could actually justify buying one, but it was only a $100 deposit, fully refundable, so a few days after the event, I got out my phone and one Apple Pay double-tap later I now was a Cybertruck reservation holder.

While I have thought so much about this vehicle since those events unfolded, I have only gotten more excited to actually own a Cybertruck. I would even argue that the Cybertruck will be the best, most capable, and most useful vehicle for just about anyone. The main things that got me so excited were having incredible durability, speed, off-road capabilities, and all the useful features of a truck.

Durability:

Tesla’s Cybertruck will be made from 30x cold-rolled stainless steel. This steel is the same steel that SpaceX is using for their Starship – the one that will go to Mars. As one Youtube commenter put it: “This truck is literally capable of orbital re-entry”. That stainless steel is also bulletproof to a 9mm handgun. When Jay Leno asked why is that necessary, Elon responded “Because it’s badass, do you want your truck to be bulletproof or not?” While some truck manufacturer’s slogan is literally “Built tough”, the Cybertruck is an actual tough vehicle. As well, stainless steel does not rust and is harder to scratch. This seems like the perfect truck for harsh environments and places like construction worksites. Now you’ll be able to go off-roading with a little more peace of mind and not have to worry about minor dents, dings, and scratches. 

Speed:

When I pre-ordered a Cybertruck I thought I’d get the dual-motor version because I wasn’t sure if I’d be in a financial place to afford the tri-motor version. However, after thinking about my need for speed. I logged onto my Tesla account and changed my reservation to the tri-motor. Picture this: You’re in Moab, Utah and an Audi R8 pulls up next to you at a stoplight. The R8 is revving its engine, challenging you to race. 3,2,1, the green light illuminates and off you go leaving the R8 in the red rock dust. Finally, the R8 catches up to you at the next light only to watch you pull off the road and go rock climbing with the Jeeps.

Off-Roading:

There is a serious passion and community around Jeeps and off-roading and I love it. The freedom of being able to go literally wherever has always called to me. I love outdoor adventure and many times, the best places I’ve been don’t have a road to get me there. There are many modifications that can be made to a Jeep, lots of people love to install a lift kit for more ground clearance. However, the problem is that a lift kit is a pretty permanent modification as it takes hours to install or take off. A stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has a ground clearance of 10.8 inches. The Cybertruck will come with an adaptive air suspension which will allow you to lift and lower your vehicle on demand. The Cybertruck is able to raise up to have 16 inches of ground clearance which will really come in handy when climbing over rough terrain. As mentioned before, the durability of this vehicle will also greatly increase its off-road readiness. While I do love taking the top off of a Jeep along with the doors, the glass roof will give quite an amazing view as well.

Truck Yeah:

There is a reason that the Ford F-150 is America’s best-selling vehicle for the past four decades. Trucks can be really useful. Having a 6.5-foot bed will really come in handy when moving furniture or needing to haul something. Tesla also states that the Cybertruck will be able to tow 14,000 pounds. America’s best-selling vehicle can only tow up to just over 11,000 lbs. Because the Cybertruck is electric it also has a lot more open space to store other things in places that are not normally open in regular internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks. Many Tesla owners love the frunk (front trunk) and how useful it is. Ford saw that and is also putting a frunk in their F-150 Lightning. The Cybertruck will have a frunk plus another storage compartment under the lengthy bed. Along with that bed, a built-in tonneau cover will be a very nice addition so that you can keep whatever you want in the bed of the truck and not have to worry about someone getting curious and stealing something out of the back of your truck. The Cybertruck will also be a very heavy vehicle because of its structural battery pack that runs underneath the length of the truck. The benefit of this is that when roads are covered in snow, you won’t have to worry as much about fishtailing. Gone are the days of throwing bags of sand in the bed so you don’t do a 180 when trying to merge onto the freeway.

The Cybertruck will be perfect for just about anyone. It perfectly blends capability and fun. Work hard, play hard. The Cybertruck will give America’s best-selling truck a run for its money, and the auto manufacturers know this. That is why Ford is building the lightning, GM is reviving the Hummer, Amazon bought a massive stake in Rivian, and Ram just announced they will be debuting electric models in the coming years. It’s pretty obvious the direction the market is heading, but for the reasons listed above, the Cybertruck will be a much superior product than the “competition”.

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About Jeremy

Car, technology, and investing enthusiast. Jeremy Carter has been heavily involved in the electronic vehicle space for over a decade. Jeremy studied at Utah Valley University and during his time there, he was involved in multiple levels of student government. He led marketing campaigns, developed strategic partnerships, and grew brand awareness. Jeremy is heavily invested in the EV space and seeks to drive the momentum of the electric movement.

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