If you’ve considered buying the new Tesla cybertruck, we can’t blame you. It looks so flashy and futuristic that it’d catch anyone’s eye!
Though the all-electric truck looks a bit odd, it can hold its own up against some of the best-selling pickup trucks on the market today. Trucks are wildly popular in Canada, with the Ford F-150 being the best-selling truck for nearly 60 years.
But it’s possible that electric trucks will shake things up a bit. We’ll tell you all about the cybertruck release date, cost, interior, and more in our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide.
The Tesla cybertruck was first speculated about in 2014, but it wasn’t until 2016 when plans started becoming more solidified. In 2019 the first image of what we now know as the cybertruck Model Y was released.
In fact, the date was November 21, 2019, which was around 10 months after Ford announced the release of its F-150 Lightening, another all-electric truck. From there, a race to produce the first all-electric truck on the market was initiated.
Ultimately, both companies lost out to Rivian when it launched its R1T.
Within a week of its first appearance, more than 250,000 people had pre-ordered the Tesla cybertruck. The next year, Tesla confirmed that its manufacturing location would be the Tesla Gigafactory in Texas.
Several different production issues, like limited battery cell capacity and part shortages caused production delays.
Even though production has been delayed a few times, pre-orders are still stacking up. In fact, there are more than 1.5 million preorders or downpayments have been made for the not-yet-produced Tesla cybertruck.
Elon Musk has revealed that they’ve received more than 3 years worth of orders for the trucks already.
For now, both Canadians and Americans can still pre-order cybertrucks, but because of the popular demand preorders have been paused for customers outside North America. $150 is all you need for the downpayment.
If you’re reading our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide, you’re probably wondering about the cybertruck release date.
As we’re writing this, production of the Tesla cybertruck has been slated for 2023, with the first ones set to roll off the line in the first quarter of the year (January-March).
As long as there aren’t any unexpected misfortunes, the first models should arrive to customers in the US in the latter half of Spring or early Summer 2023, with Canadian orders being fulfilled around the same time.
Dual and Tri-Motor models will be produced first, followed by Single and Quad-Motors.
Our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include a section about the cybertruck cost. Of course, it’s natural to wonder if it’s worth it or not.
These prices were released back in November 2019, so they could change at some point. But for right now here’s what pricing on the Tesla Cybertruck looks like:
What about Canadian pricing? It’s likely that prices will range from $50,000- $100,000 CAD, but this is speculation as the official prices haven’t been released.
But it’s a safe bet that they’ll be around 40% more than prices in the U.S. This means that the Single Motor RWD is likely to be around $55,000 and the Tri-Motor AWD will likely be around $100,000 CAD.
The price for the Quad Motor AWD hasn’t been released yet, but you can guess that it will run at least $125,000 CAD, if not more.
Here’s the real meat and potatoes of our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide. We’ll tell you all about what the Tesla Cybertruck can do in this section.
Depending on the model, the Tesla Cybertruck has an electric range between 400-800 km. There are four models currently being offered. Of them, the Single Motor RWD has a range of 400 km, which is possibly why it’s the least pre-ordered model right now.
Most of the pre-orders are for the Dual Motor AWD and the Tri-Motor AWD models, which have ranges of 480 km and 800 km, respectively. Of course, these numbers could improve in the future as battery technology advances.
The Tesla cybertruck will use 4680 battery cells, which were also recently added to the Model Y SUV. The company claims that these battery cells can produce 6 times more power with 5 times the energy, all while costing less than other batteries.
It has an 800V system, which increases its charging speeds. It has an approximate kWh of 200, which means fast charging is going to be a good idea. That’s where Tesla’s V3 Supercharger comes in. It puts out 324 kWh, which is up from its previous 250 kWh.
The bullet points of the Tesla Cybertruck’s performance features are that it can go from 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, and it has a towing capacity of over 14,000 lbs.
The Single Motor model is the slowest model, but even it can go from 0-100 km in a little under 6.5 seconds. The Tri-Motor model can reach the same speeds in about 1/3 of the time, going from 0-100 km in about 2.9 seconds.
We don’t have figures on the Quad Motor model yet, but it’s safe to assume that it will reach speeds that will give The Flash a run for his money.
The Cybertruck isn’t all speed, though. It’s a workhorse, too. Here’s the towing capacity of the three models that specs have been released on.
Of course, the Quad Motor will be able to handle even more weight, but we’re not sure precisely how much yet as the specifications for it haven’t been released yet.
Many people coming to read our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide came here wondering what the inside of the vehicle looks like and what features it boasts, and we’re not going to disappoint. Here’s what you can expect from the interior of the Tesla Cybertruck:
The dashboard of the Tesla Cybertruck is largely devoid of most of the knobs and gauges that most vehicles contain. Instead, it has a 17-inch touchscreen display that allows you to see all the necessary information.
It has a square-ish steering wheel that people are referring to as “yoke-style”. Some of the pictures seem to indicate that it lights up and has some sort of display, but this hasn’t been 100% validated.
Between the plain slab-like dashboard and the square, ligh-up steering wheel, the interior looks a bit like a futuristic spacecraft.
It can seat 6 people. There’s an armrest/console portion up front that can be flipped up to reveal an extra seat. The second-row seating features under-seat storage, and the rearview mirror displays images taken from a camera.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a section about the unique Vault in our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide. It’s quite unique with loads of features that you don’t usually see in truck beds.
First off, there’s an extra trunk in the floor that will allow you to store toolboxes and other equipment (or shopping bags). And it comes with a stainless steel ramp, as well as the ability to raise or lower itself up to 4 inches to make hauling things in the truck easier.
This is one of the things that had us the most excited about writing our Tesla Cybertruck in Canada: Full Buyers Guide. The truck isn’t even on the market yet, but there are companies that are already producing accessories for it.
One company, CyberLandr, has developed a complete camper system for the cybertruck that includes a toilet, kitchen and bed. Basically, it converts the cybertruck to a tiny home on wheels.
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The first cybertrucks will roll out in late Spring or early Summer 2023. But Elon Musk says that mass production won’t take place until 2024.
Here are the prices currently listed for the Tesla cybertruck: Single Motor RWD: $39,000 USD Dual Motor AWD: $49,900 USD Tri-Motor AWD: $69,900 USD Quad Motor AWD: Pricing not available yet In Canada, you can expect the cybertruck to run somewhere between $50,000- $100,000 CAD depending on which model you choose. Of course, it’s pretty early and these prices are subject to change.
Because early production is taking place in Summer 2023, and mass production won’t take place until 2024, the first cybertrucks won’t be delivered until Q2 in 2023.
It’s pretty likely that the prices announced in 2019 will go up a bit, especially if some of the features announced for the vehicle remain in its finished product design.
The short answer is no. There was a hoax put out on April Fool’s day stating that it was cancelled in Australia. In reality, it’s no longer accepting pre-orders outside of North America.