Cybertruck demo unit displays 290-300 mile (466-482km) range

Tesla has been very quiet about the specs of the Cybertruck, with hopefully all of the information coming tomorrow at the delivery event at Giga Texas. Ahead of those first deliveries Tesla has provided early access to reviewers, and one of those has shared a glimpse at the possible range of the Cybertruck.

When Tesla first announced the Cybertruck in 2019 the company was targeting a range of 300+ miles (483+ km) for the Dual Motor version, the same version that is expected to be delivered first to customers this week. While there have been numerous Cybertruck sightings over the last few months, and a few leaked photos of the interior, all of them had the range displayed as a percentage, leaving us to wonder what the actual range might be.

Now for the first time we have seen the range displayed as a distance. YouTuber Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) was one of those who got early access to a Cybertruck, and this morning he posted a photo to X of himself behind the wheel/yoke of a demo unit at Giga Texas. Just snuck in on the corner of the image was the range, which showed 265 miles, or 426km.

With the unique Cybertruck user interface (UI), Tesla has gone with a new way to display how full the battery is – 10 slanted lines. In the image it looks like there is one line that has been used up, indicating it is around 90% state of charge (SOC). Doing some quick math, the equates to about a 295 mile (475km) range at 100%.

Credit: MKBHD | X

There are of course still a lot of unknowns from this single image. The range displayed on the main screen is not the EPA rated range, but rather fluctuates with the how the vehicle is being driven, environmental conditions, and much more. We also don’t know what size wheels are on this Cybertruck. A leak from the latest version of the mobile app yesterday revealed it will come with 18″, 20″, and “Premium” wheels that were listed without a size. The bigger the wheels, the lower the range.

Since this image surfaced there have been a lot of complaints that the range is too low, especially when you take into account things like towing and driving in Canada’s often frigid winter temperatures, both of which drain the battery much faster than normal. However if it is accurate and this is a Dual Motor Cybertruck, it lines up with Tesla’s estimates from 2019.

Fortunately we don’t have to wait long to find out the real numbers. Tesla is expected to announce the final specs and pricing at the delivery event tomorrow.

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