After four years of delays and missteps, the Tesla Cybertruck has finally arrived. Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted a delivery event at the company’s factory in Austin, Texas, touting its towing abilities, bulletproof doors, and straight-line speed. Several customers took delivery of their Cybertrucks at the event — opening the door proved to be a little tricky — before the company released updated details about the vehicle’s specs, price, and more on its website.

The cheapest rear-wheel drive model won’t be available until 2025, with a price starting at $60,990 (before applying discounts), while a top-of-the-line “Cyberbeast” has a $99,990 price and estimated 320 miles of range.

Production was originally slated to begin in late 2021 but was delayed by supply chain shortages and manufacturing complications. The company is only expected to make a small number initially as production continues to ramp up.

Prototype versions of the Cybertruck first started appearing this year, fueling hype for the oddly shaped, polarizing vehicle. The windshield wiper alone is worthy of its own publication.

Okay, here are the prices.

Tesla’s order page just updated to include all the updated prices and range numbers. You can find them all here or in our announcement post that just went up.


Tesla Cybertruck starts at $60,990 and can get up to 340 miles of rangeFour years after its debut, the Tesla Cybertruck has finally reached its first batch of customers. The truck was delivered to about a dozen people during a lavish event at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, at which Elon Musk predicted the truck would usher in a new, more exciting future.

The company also provided updated details about the pricing, range, and features for the truck, much of which has changed significantly from the originally announced numbers. The rear-wheel drive version of the electric truck will start at $60,990 — up from the original price of $39,900 in 2019 — and will get 250 miles of range on a full charge. That version won’t be available until 2025.

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Cybertruck doors: apparently very complicated!

As Elon Musk hands off the first production Cybertrucks to owners, he’s had to show almost every single one of them how to open the passenger door. “You just press this button over here,” he keeps saying, pointing to a spot that I think is on the B-pillar, just at the back of the door.

Tesla: lots of interesting ideas about cars, way more weird ideas about how to open them.


And that’s it?

In what can only be described as a very anticlimactic ending, Musk just signed off, and now the Cybertruck’s first customers are getting in their trucks and driving off. All told, that was about 25 minutes, one of Tesla’s shortest events ever.

Still no word on updates about price or range.


In a drag race, the Cybertruck beat a Porsche 911 — while towing another 911.

Some Cybertruck stats from the delivery event: zero to 60mph in 2.6 seconds. A quarter mile in under 11 seconds. Tesla is really getting cocky with these performance figures.


Tesla’s Cybertruck has 11,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Compared to the specifications set in 2019, the capability sits between the original dual-motor that could haul 10,000 pounds and the triple-motor with 14,000 pounds.

Ford’s F-150 Lightning with an extended battery is rated for 10,000 pounds of towing.


The Cybertruck can outpull a F-350 diesel.

At least according to a truck-pull demo, at which Tesla put its truck up against a Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, and the aforementioned diesel truck. So, I guess we now know which trucks Tesla thinks it’s competing against.


A bulletproof truck for a gun-obsessed country.

Elon showed a clip of bullets exploding on the Cybertruck’s surface to demonstrate the truck’s durability. I’m not sure a Tommy gun is really the best choice for a real-world test. It’s not like Al Capone is going to be lining up as a customer.


We’ve gone from bulletproof windows to “rock proof.”

Just noting that Franz von Holzhausen weakly threw a baseball at this Cybertruck instead of a rock that broke the windows four years ago.


That’s a baseball.

At Tesla’s delivery event, Elon said they should try the glass durability test they attempted in 2019. If you remember, Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at the window, and it broke. Today, he lightly threw a baseball instead, and it survived.


“What we’re aiming for here is something that’s more truck than truck.”

Elon is standing in the bed of the Cybertruck, talking about how tough his truck is. We’re getting details about the stainless steel alloy that reportedly has been incredibly difficult for the company to manufacture.


First up, a pretty traditional truck montage.

Tesla says the future should look like the future, but the first clip it showed was a Cybertruck doing a bunch of traditional stuff: spitting gravel, doing donuts in the dirt, getting loaded up with 2x4s. I kind of expected “Like a Rock” to suddenly kick in.


Cybertruck hold music is… ominous ambient?

We’re all waiting on this stream to start, and the music is like standing in the most evil possible version of Starship Earth at Disney World.


Watch the Tesla Cybertruck event with us!

The delivery event in Austin, Texas, is scheduled to start now, but as with all things Elon, we should expect a delay. Tesla is expected to hand over the first batch of trucks to customers, but I’m more interested in getting updated details on price, performance, and production.

Also, for those who pay way too much attention to Elon Musk, this should provide a nice palate cleanser after last night’s disastrous appearance at The New York Times’ DealBook conference.


Getting close — but not too close — to the Tesla CybertruckPhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Sure, some influencers get to drive the Tesla Cybertruck before anyone else, and that’s fine for them. But I’m happier here, stuck behind a rope at a Manhattan showroom, squinting at a very large windshield wiper because my boss has developed an unnatural fascination with it.

I tell Nilay I won’t try to grab the windshield wiper to confirm his theory that it is actually two (or even three) windshield wipers stacked on top of each other. I don’t want to get arrested for assaulting the Cybertruck. Nilay promises to bail me out if it came to it, but despite these assurances, I chicken out.

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The Cybertruck made a mark but missed its momentThe Verge / Photo by Bloomberg, Getty Images

It feels like a thousand years since Tesla first introduced the Cybertruck, but it’s actually only been about a thousand days. Still, that’s a long time in the auto world, and to say people are getting antsy waiting would be a huge understatement. 

The Cybertruck certainly took its time getting here, slogging its way through a global pandemic, a presidential election, two ongoing wars, and many other terrible things that have happened over the past four years. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and his emergence as a “haver of bad opinions, especially about Jews” also took place within this time and is sure to cast a shadow over the Cybertruck’s big moment.   

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“Yes, the windshield wiper does appear to be one gigantic piece.”

The mystery of the Cybertruck wiper continues: Verge pal Patrick George went and looked at a Cybertruck in the Tesla Manhattan showroom, and he thinks the wiper is all one piece, not two. Lots of fun photos in his story, too. I guess we’ll find out on Thursday at the launch event, unless someone actually picks the wiper up and looks first.

I repeat: The Verge remains America’s number one source of Cybertruck wiper news, and it’s all thanks to readers bold enough to pick up the wiper on a stranger’s truck.


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