The Tesla Cybertruck continues to roll out to consumers, and now real-world experiences are beginning to surface. The latest comes from a Cybertruck owner who has clocked over 10,000 miles (16,000km), providing a unique insight into the vehicle’s performance, ranging from range and charging speeds to the overall driving experience
The Cybertruck in question is the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variant, with the information shared by Cybertruck Owners Club forum member Gigahorse.
When it comes to the range, the Cybertruck AWD is rated at 340 miles (547km), but real-world usage paints a different picture. After 10,000 miles the owner reported the Cybertruck’s maximum range on a full charge was 206 miles (331km), and 164 miles (264km) at an 80% charge. Factors like driving style, road conditions, and temperature undoubtedly play a role in figures, with the owner noting the mileage was accumulated in a variety of driving conditions, with “mostly fairly aggressive driving.”
In terms of energy consumption, the Cybertruck averaged 599 watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi) (372Wh/km), again with variations depending on driving conditions. As expected highway driving tended to consume more energy, with the owner noting efficiency occasionally spiked to over 900 Wh/mi (559Wh/km).
Charging the Cybertruck also presented some challenges. The majority of charging was done at home, with Superchargers and destination charging making up the rest. However, charging speeds, especially at older V2 (150kW) Supercharger stations, were less than ideal, taking up to two hours to fully charge the 123kWh battery. The newer V3 Superchargers (250kW) improved this somewhat, but a full charge still required over an hour.
Despite these challenges, the Cybertruck has its strengths. The owner praised the vehicle’s exceptional sound system, comfortable cooled seats, and the overall driving experience. The truck’s handling, acceleration, and steer-by-wire system also received positive feedback. However, the Cybertruck’s attention-drawing design was a double-edged sword, with the owner sometimes feeling less enthusiastic about the constant public curiosity.
Insurance costs for the vehicle were said to be reasonable at US$465 per month for two drivers with clean records. However, the ownership experience was not without its hiccups. Issues like the main screen blacking out and the non-waterproof bed vault were notable concerns.
Overall, the Cybertruck offers a unique driving experience, but it is not without its flaws. The real-world range and charging speeds particularly stand out as areas needing improvement. While the vehicle excels in many aspects, potential buyers should weigh these considerations carefully. This high-mileage owner experience offers a crucial perspective on what it’s really like to own and drive a Tesla Cybertruck.