Tesla teardown consultants focus on Cybertruck weight estimates

The Tesla Cybertruck is predicted to enter manufacturing someday this yr, and the hype surrounding the all-electric pickup truck isn’t any joke. So thrilling is the Cybertruck that even teardown consultants and automotive veterans are eagerly estimating a number of the upcoming automobile’s key particulars. 

One in all these particulars is the Cybertruck’s weight, which is one thing that Tesla has saved near its chest. Quite a few adjustments have been applied on the Cybertruck since its unveiling again in late 2019, comparable to its barely smaller measurement, at the very least in comparison with its first prototype. 

Contemplating Tesla’s different improvements comparable to structural battery packs and using megacasts, the all-electric pickup truck might show lighter than a few of its friends. This was, at the very least, talked about in a Munro Dwell episode that includes automotive veteran and teardown consultants Sandy Munro and Cory Steuben. Each Munro and Steuben have in depth expertise with regard to Tesla’s internal workings, due to previous teardowns of autos just like the Mannequin 3 sedan and Mannequin Y crossover.

Whereas discussing the Cybertruck’s leaked photographs, Munro and Steuben shared a few of their speculations concerning the upcoming automobile’s weight. There isn’t a doubt that the Cybertruck might be a reasonably heavy automobile. It’s, in any case, a big truck that’s manufactured from metal. Regardless of this, the teardown specialists speculated that the Cybertruck would in all probability be lighter than opponents just like the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV. 

“I’m considering it’ll land proper round 6,800 kilos as a result of the Rivian (R1T) is over 7,000 (kilos), the Hummer is like 9,000 (kilos), however these are each body-on-frame autos. So that you not solely have a physique then you’ve a body, then you’ve the suspension, and the Rivian even has cradles. 

“So this might be rather more environment friendly in that you’ve the giga casting within the entrance, the 2 giga castings within the facet of the rear. You haven’t any body. You don’t have all these mating interfaces. You even have an environment friendly structural battery pack,” Steuben estimated. 

The teardown consultants famous that if there could be a limiting issue for the Cybertruck’s ramp, it will be Tesla’s functionality to produce the all-electric pickup truck with 4680 battery cells. Tesla seems to have already anticipated the potential subject, nonetheless, with Elon Musk noting final October that the Cybertruck will not be reliant on the 4680 battery cell ramp. Musk’s remark then prompt that if push involves shove, Tesla might launch the Cybertruck with its tried and examined 2170 cells, that are used for the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y.

Watch Munro Dwell‘s Cybertruck session within the video under.

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Tesla teardown consultants focus on Cybertruck weight estimates


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