With a solid run-in, you can already take stock – what went well on the futuristic pick-up and what annoys the driver?
A user named Gigahorse posted on the Tesel Cybertruck owners’ forums an evaluation of the car from his friends after driving ten thousand miles – or roughly 16 thousand kilometers. The specimen is an all-wheel drive model, i.e. with two engines with a total output of 450 kW and 10,081 Nm of torque.
The battery capacity is 123 kWh, the range is indicated at 547 kilometers. The owners took over the car as new, the Cybertruck drove the first less than three thousand kilometers on All Terrain tires, the rest on all-season tires – all with aero covers on the wheels. The vehicle was driven by two people, one with a more aggressive and the other with a more conservative driving style. The owners also state that they drove in an average outside temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius.
After 10,000 miles, the average consumption was 599 Wh per mile, which translates to 37.2 kWh/100 km. In practice, this means a range of 206 miles per charge when the battery is fully charged, or 331 kilometers. The owners report that the more “aggressive” of them drove most of the time and certainly did not look at the consumption, the important fact is that the car spent about 70 percent of the time on the highway and the rest in the city, where it could be driven for 18 kWh/100 km. This would explain the relatively high average consumption as well as the significantly lower range than stated by the manufacturer.
And what went wrong during those ten thousand miles? For example, the main screen stopped working, requiring a 90-minute repair. Next, a piece of body paneling fell off, which had to be fixed by a Tesla mechanic. It also proved to leak easily into the trunk and its plastic cover was prone to scratching. The fairing is said to be constantly covered, so the owners recommend foil. However, despite these experiences and less range, they feel good value for the money paid.