New ATV unveiled with Tesla Cybertruck
It looks like a Tesla ATV might be on the horizon. Details are scarce, but the Tesla ATV concept was unveiled right after Tesla showed off its new Cybertruck.
All we know about the Tesla ATV at the moment is that it can fit in the back of the Cybertruck and it can also be plugged in and charged there. That’s really all the information that was delivered. We’d say this has the appearance of a sportier ATV, which would be the first of its kind for an electric ATV. It strongly resembles a Yamaha Raptor 700, but with more angular bodywork. There are no racks that we can see, but this is still a concept, so that can all change – if it ever reaches production. You can see the new Tesla ATV towards the end of the embedded video below.
As for the Cybertruck, this is Tesla’s salvo at the likes of the Ford F-150. Honestly, it looks like a giant triangle, but Tesla boasts that it offers a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton (check out the video below to see it being hit with a sledgehammer and a 9mm bullet), impact-resistant windows, and towing capacities up to 14,000 pounds.
Tesla also outfitted the Cybertruck with what it calls Armor Glass that is designed to absorb and redirect impact force. Again, Tesla had a demonstration where somebody dropped a ball bearing on regular glass and it shattered, then dropped it on the Armor Glass and it bounced right off. Things went off the rails when somebody threw the ball bearing at the window of the Cybertruck and it smashed (watch starting at the 7:50 mark of the video above). They tried again on another window with similar results. We suspect somebody at Tesla had a very bad night.
Three different motor options are available for the Tesla Cybertruck. The base model ($39,900) has single motor, rear-wheel drive, 250-mile range, 7500-pound towing capacity and can go from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Upgrade to the dual motor model ($49,900) and get all-wheel drive, a 300-mile range, 10,000-pound towing capacity and 0-60 mph speed of 4.5 seconds. Finally, the tri-motor option ($69,900) has a 500-mile range, 14,000-pound towing capacity, and goes 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The first models are expected to hit production late in 2021.