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Tesla’s Cybertruck: Impressive, Yet Controversial

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The Tesla Cybertruck outside of its unveiling event, showcasing its abnormal appearance. Photo via Wikipedia Commons under Wikipedia Commons License

Revealed at a conference in Los Angeles, in November of 2019, Tesla’s new Cybertruck is a staple of innovation with a forward-thinking design. The Tesla Cybertruck is said to be the truck to revolutionize the automotive industry with its futuristic aesthetics and cutting-edge technology.

At first glance, the Cybertruck’s design is a unique spin-off from the usual pickup truck. With its angular, stainless steel exoskeleton, the Cybertruck boasts a distinct cyberpunk vibe reminiscent of a vehicle from a sci-fi movie. This abnormal design has generated various opinions, with some praising its boldness and uniqueness and others criticizing its difference from classic truck norms.

One of the standout features of the Cybertruck is its outer layer, which is made of cold-rolled stainless steel. This material contributes to the vehicle’s robust and futuristic appearance and provides enhanced durability and protection. Tesla claims that the exoskeleton is capable of resisting dents, damage, and even shots from small firearms. However, the “bulletproof windows” faced an unexpected accident during the vehicle’s first reveal when a window shattered in front of the entire conference audience.

Performance is stated to be one of Tesla’s main focuses, and the Cybertruck’s performance doesn’t disappoint. With three different modes available- Single Motor Rear Wheel Drive (RWD), Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) – the Cybertruck offers a range of performance options to facilitate different needs. The Tri-Motor AWD model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds. In addition to its speed, Tesla states their Cybertruck has a range of over 500 miles on a single charge for the Tri-Motor AWD model, setting a new standard for electric vehicle endurance.

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The unique exterior isn’t the only part showing off the new features. The interior seems to have received a makeover as well. The dashboard features a larger central touchscreen display than other Tesla vehicles, providing access to entertainment, information, and vehicle control options. The interior space is designed with utility in mind, featuring a spacious cabin and adaptable storage.

Tesla has also equipped the Cybertruck with an adaptive air suspension system, allowing the driver to adjust the vehicle’s ride height on a whim. This feature not only improves off-road capability but also provides a smoother ride on different types of terrain. Whether navigating city streets or tackling rugged landscapes, the Cybertruck aims to deliver an adaptable driving experience for every occasion.

There have been lingering concerns about the novelty of Tesla’s Cybertruck, including the possible consequences of a collision with the truck. Any potential collision With the Cybertruck could lead to detrimental or life-threatening injuries. The Cybertruck’s increased weight, weighing 6,603 pounds compared to the standard weight of an average car/truck, 4,094-4,700 pounds, makes the car take longer to stop. Not only this, but the increased weight could cause injuries to be more fatal than injuries that come from a typical car crash. Then there are also the concerns about recent issues with other Tesla models’ auto-closing detection systems. Some videos have become increasingly widespread online, showcasing Tesla’s doors not stopping when an object was in the way. This raised concerns about the safety features of the cars.

The Tesla Cybertruck is a bold statement in electric vehicles. Its abnormal appearance, impressive performance, and cutting-edge technology position it as a symbol of Tesla’s commitment to pushing boundaries. While opinions on its aesthetics may differ, there is no denying the Cybertruck’s impact on the truck industry. However, with all the concerns arising, we don’t yet know what type of impact the Cybertruck will have on the market. Many are hoping for the Cybertruck to be the new future of trucks, but if concerns are not addressed, the Cybertruck will turn from a hope for the future to a dream of the past.

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Shane Kohan
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Shane Kohan is a junior at Marco Island Academy and a Staff Writer for  The Wave. In his free time he enjoys, tracing, listening to music, and working out with friends. He really enjoys art and will talk your ear off about the meanings and beauty of any art he sees. Shane really enjoys science and has for his entire life. He especially succeeds in science and hopes to go into a career based around science in the future. Shane is hoping to go to Florida Polytechnic University, with the intention of becoming an aerospace engineer.
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