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BREAKING: Tesla Manager Reveals the Cybertruck Has a 123KWh Battery Pack

A Tesla manager in charge of the San Diego showroom has revealed that the Cybertruck has a relatively small 123KWh battery pack. This gives credence to earlier leaks showing a Cybertruck with only a 267-mile range at full charge.

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We’re only 3 days away until Tesla finally starts handing over the first Cybertrucks to customers. Based on a keynote presentation by Tesla's product design director, Javier Verdura, we know that the EV maker is only planning to hand over the first 10 Cybertrucks to customers at the November 30 event.

Since Tesla started publicly testing the Cybertruck a few months ago, we have learned a ton about the all-electric truck. We’ve seen Cybertrucks decked out with a Spacex Starlink mobile receives go on a 1280-mile off-road journey across the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

In another instance, we’ve seen a Cybertruck go toe to toe on the same off-roading trail against the Rivian R1T & Ford F-150 Lighting.

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We’ve also seen a Cybertruck utilizing rear-wheel steering to do a standing 180-degree turn, drift in reverse, and do other cool tricks. In the steering front, there has also been Cybertruck footage that confirms the truck has a steer-by-wire variable dynamic steering ratio steering mechanism. 

In addition to the things we witnessed publicly, we’ve also learned some powertrain and tech details about the truck. On this front, we know that the Cybertruck has a 48-volt low voltage system, an 800-volt high voltage system, a secondary 8-inch screen for rear passengers, and air suspension with industry-leading 14 inches of travel.

All this is of course on top of some of the public Cybertruck demonstrations we’ve seen including the truck getting the entire drum magazine of a Tommy gun unloaded to its side and getting shot at a close range by a hunting bow and arrow by Joe Rogan.

The Cybertruck demonstrations and sightings have all been exciting and have helped us learn so much about the truck. However, despite everything we know, there are still some details we don’t know about the vehicle.

The three main details we don’t yet know about the Cybertruck include the vehicle’s price, range, and battery pack size. On the range front, we’ve seen a Tesla Cybertruck out in the wild projecting it will go 267 miles on a full charge.

The 267-mile number is on one particular route, so we can not say that’s the Cybertruck’s final EPA estimated range however, it gives a hint that Tesla is targeting around 300-mile EPA range for the all-electric truck.

We’ve seen a picture of someone trying to put gas into a Cybertruck (hopefully as a joke). Given the range number, the picture raises the question if people would be interested in an extended-range Cybertruck with an onboard generator.

With the range partially revealed, the two remaining important Cybertruck details are the price and battery pack size. On the price front, there doesn’t appear to be any leaks suggesting what Tesla is planning to price the Cybertruck at.

However, thanks to a particularly open Tesla manager, we might at least have information about the size of the Cybertruck’s battery pack.

The host of the Tailosive EV YouTube channel recently took a trip to a Tesla showroom in San Diego to look at a display Cybertruck.

While checking out the truck, he was able to chat with the Tesla manager who is in charge of the San Deigo showroom. The YouTuber tried to ask the price and confirm the range, which the manager said he did not have information about.

However, surprisingly, the Tesla manager also shared the battery pack size of the Cybertruck as being 123KWh. This is the first time we’ve confirmation about the Cybertruck’s battery size and gives further credence to earlier leaks showing the Cybertruck has around 300-mile range.

For comparison, the Rivian R1T has two battery pack sizes – Large pack and Max pack. The Large pack has a 135KWh battery pack and the Max pack has a 180KWh battery pack. The battery pack options get 352 miles and 410 miles EPA range, respectively.

This means the Cybertruck with its relatively small 123KWh battery pack should get around 300/310 mile EPA range.

Currently, this is all the information we’ve regarding the Cybertruck’s battery pack size and range. However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about the all-electric truck.

Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Surprised to learn that the Cybertruck only has a relatively small 123KWh battery pack? Do you think the truck will have more than a 300-mile range given its battery pack size? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.

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Robert Keller (not verified)    November 27, 2023 - 12:23PM

We need lighter vehicles so, I for one, applaud the smaller pack.

Seriously, when is the US going to wake up and go for smaller and more efficient EV's?

Rob (not verified)    November 27, 2023 - 2:08PM

That would be a dissapointing range. I hope the info is wrong. If correct, it had better be for the single or dual motor. Likely the latter but would be great news if it were for the former.

Greg (not verified)    November 27, 2023 - 3:46PM

In reply to by Rob (not verified)

what we don't know is which version of the truck has a 123kWh battery. It is likely, based on the initial concepts, that there will be three different battery sizes. then is 123 the smallest, middle, or largest? My guess would be middle or more likely smallest. I guess we'll find out for sure on thursday.

Jeremy Akers (not verified)    November 27, 2023 - 3:38PM

You wrote:

"For comparison, the Rivian R1T has two battery pack sizes – Large pack and Max pack. The Large pack has a 135KWh battery pack and the Max pack has a 180KWh battery pack."

You might want to recheck this. It was recently revealed that Rivian has reduced the size of the max pack down to closer to 149 kWh: only about 14 kWh bigger than the "large pack".