Range Extender Confirmed For $16,000
More and more people are getting confirmation to configure their Tesla Cybertrucks, and this could mean that Tesla is moving beyond the initial 1,000 Foundation series Cybertrucks that are being delivered to the likes of Alexis Ohanian, the Cofounder of Reddit.
Spike Lee is even getting in on the action, stating that he ordered his Cybertruck 2 years ago, and he sees it as a spaceship on wheels.
Tesla even went as far as creating a Tesla Cybertruck for kids, just for $1,500 and for kids ages 6 to 12. This smaller version of the Cybertruck can go up to 10 miles per hour and is reported to have around 12 miles of range.
Jim Farley, CEO of Ford, received the free 48-volt architecture guide today, sharing gratitude and how it was good for the industry. Elon Musk responded with, "You're welcome"https://t.co/6oleSSdjNj$TSLA @Tesla @torquenewsauto #48volt #ford #evs
— Jeremy Noel Johnson (@AGuyOnlineHere) December 7, 2023
The range extender is something totally new for Tesla, as previous Tesla vehicles did not have any kind of accessory like this. The closest thing I can think of is adding a tow hitch for the Model Y.
Tesla wants the other auto companies to adopt the 48-volt architecture, which is used in the Cybertruck, which is an improvement from the archaic 12-volt system of the last 70 years. Jim Farley, CEO of Ford, received Tesla's document on how to build a 48-volt system for a vehicle and confirmed it via X.com!
What Are the Specs of the Range Extender
The specs of the range extender are as follows:
- It's going to cost $16,000 (and add tax)
- It will require installation at a Tesla service center
- Production is planned to begin in late 2024, which will mean delivery shortly thereafter
- It will have priority installation to those who ordered their Cybertruck sooner rather than later
- It can be reserved for $500
There's even more information about the premium accessories that are coming with the Foundation series Cybertrucks. They are:
- All-weather interior liners
- Glass roof sunshade
- Center console tray
- Gear locker dividers
- Vault D-rings
- L-track hooks
- L-track bottle opener
Whole Mars Catalog on X.com revealed the specs of the range extender, as it looks like he is able to take an order of a Foundation series Cybertruck with AWD for around $100,000.
Jay Leno spotted driving Foundation series Cybertruck. Says, "It's from a buddy, is incredible, and feels as fast as a plaid"https://t.co/qHSxNCychU$TSLA @Tesla @torquenewsauto #cybertruck #foundationseries
— Jeremy Noel Johnson (@AGuyOnlineHere) December 6, 2023
The range extender for the Cybertruck is a battery add-on that is the size of a large toolbox that will fit in the back of the bed of the Cybertruck and take up 1/3 of the back of the truck bed.
Some think that the Cybertruck range extender in its current form is a mistake and should have instead been made to go underneath the Cybertruck.
Regardless, it looks like it will be about a year before we get to see how the range extender works in the real world with extra weight, charging, and how much battery degradation happens.
Be sure to check back when we get details on this!
What do you think about the specs of the range extender for the Cybertruck? Is this something you would get?
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Hi! I'm Jeremy Noel Johnson, and I am a Tesla investor and supporter and own a 2022 Model 3 RWD EV and I don't have range anxiety :). I enjoy bringing you breaking Tesla news as well as anything about Tesla or other EV companies I can find, like Aptera. Other interests of mine are AI, Tesla Energy and the Tesla Bot! You can follow me on X.COM or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow my Tesla and EV news coverage.