LIVE BLOG: Tesla Cybertruck first supply occasion

The Tesla Cybertruck is right here. It took 4 years for the reason that automobile’s preliminary unveiling, however right here we’re. The primary batch of homeowners are receiving their Tesla Cybertrucks at this time, and the world’s roads won’t ever be the identical. 

It took quite a bit to get thus far. When the Cybertruck was initially unveiled, Giga Texas has not even began its building but. The Cybertruck appeared like a pipe dream then, particularly for the reason that automobile was designed so otherwise that critics have been all however certain that the all-electric pickup truck would by no means be produced. 

However Tesla is Tesla, and it’s a firm that makes the not possible really feel late. And so, one world pandemic and one new Gigafactory later, the Cybertruck is lastly able to be delivered to its first batch of consumers.

Contemplating how essential today is, we at Teslarati is not going to miss the possibility to cowl it with a Stay Weblog. We’ll be updating this text over the course of the occasion, so please refresh the web page for our newest updates. 

14:48 CT – Seems to be like that’s a wrap. Tesla delivered fairly quite a few Cybertrucks to shoppers throughout this occasion. I gotta admit, whereas the occasion is brief, it’s fairly pleasurable. Thanks a lot for staying with us for this dwell weblog. Till the following time!

Right here’s the total livestream of the Tesla Cybertruck supply occasion on X.

14:42 CT – And with that, the automobile’s first deliveries have begun. Musk feedback that precise prospects of the automobile are receiving the automobile. Musk may very well be heard chatting briefly with the brand new Cybertruck house owners earlier than they drove away of their new automobile.

14:42 CT – Musk’s dialogue now strikes to the automobile’s efficiency. He discusses the Cybertruck’s steer-by-wire system, which supplies the Cybertruck nice agility. Musk famous that the Cybertruck has a turning radius that’s smaller than a Mannequin S.

Tesla now exhibits the Cybertruck racing in opposition to a Porsche 911 that’s recent from the vendor. The pickup truck beat the 911 — whereas towing one other Porsche 911. The Cybertruck’s 0-60 mph time of two.6 seconds. Musk famous that the Cybertruck is “quicker than a 911 whereas towing a 911.”

14:37 CT – The Tesla CEO’s dialogue on the Cybertruck now strikes to the automobile’s utility. As famous by Musk, the Cybertruck options 2,500 payload capability, an 11,000-pound towing capability. The mattress can be 6 toes lengthy and 4 toes extensive.

Tesla now demonstrates how the Cybertruck stacks up in opposition to different pickup vehicles in a pulling demo. The automobile beat the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, and the Ford F-350 within the occasion.

“You have got a truck that’s bullet powerful, and might out-pull an F-350… It’s not only a grandstanding showpiece like me. It’s really very helpful,” Musk stated.

14:31 CT – Elon exhibits off a number of the Cybertruck’s crash assessments. As famous by the CEO, the Cybertruck doesn’t roll over. Tesla additionally exhibits off how the Cybertrucks’ physique panels survived being shot at by a gun.

14:28 CT – Elon Musk opens the Cybertruck’s dialogue with the automobile’s toughness. He notes that Tesla needed to develop the stainless-steel used for the Cybertruck. “It has extra torsional stiffness than a McLaren P1,” Musk stated. “It’s an enormous deal.”

He additionally joked that 4 years in the past, Tesla tried a demo that didn’t actually go as deliberate. Franz steps up and throws a ball on the Cybertruck’s window. And it didn’t break this time. “The glass is hard, is principally what we’re saying,” Musk joked.

14:28 CT – Elon notes that consultants stated that the Cybertruck was not possible, that it might by no means be made. “I feel it’s our greatest product. Lastly, the longer term will appear like the longer term,” Musk stated.

Kimbal additionally informed Elon to maintain himself on the sunshine. The viewers laughs.

14:26 CT – And the occasion is beginning! Elon Musk is holding the occasion from the mattress of the Cybertruck. The lighting may very well be higher. Little X was somewhat overwhelmed, too, it appears.

14:24 CT – Alright, one thing is certainly occurring. A promotional video for the manufacturing Cybertruck! It’s fairly epic. The video exhibits the all-electric pickup truck driving and ripping via each terrain possible. Nuts.

Additionally, how do you present that the Cybertruck can do “actual” work? Present it being utilized by staff at a literal rocket manufacturing facility!

14:23 CT – Okay, I jumped the gun there. We’re as much as 23 minutes and Elon hasn’t appeared but. Actually pushing the thrill for this occasion, Tesla.

14:18 CT – Seems to be prefer it’s about to begin. The livestream continues to be the identical, although.

14:12 CT – Elon Musk is now 12 minutes late. Elon time it’s! That stated, the graphics of the Cybertruck’s 4680 cells seems to be fairly darn sick.

14:05 CT – Seems to be like we’re actually simply ready for different Tesla executives to make their entrance. In the meantime, the livestream is serenading us with some futuristic music.

14:05 CT – Footage posted on X exhibits that Tesla board member Kimbal Musk is now interacting with a number of the occasion’s attendees. He seems to be hyped.

14:02 CT – Pictures from attendees present that the livestream has additionally began in Giga Texas. We’re all now ready for Tesla executives to begin the occasion.

14:00 CT – The livestream has began. We see a graphic of the Tesla Cybertruck’s inside and its elements floating. This completely provides sci-fi vibes, so it’s fairly nutty that this particular product shall be delivered to prospects later at this time.

13:59 CT – And we’re down to at least one minute earlier than the occasion!

13:55 CT – Lower than 5 minutes earlier than the Cybertruck’s first supply occasion begins its broadcast. Ah, that is very thrilling. Extra thrilling than the quarterly earnings calls, for certain.

13:50 CT – And we’re dwell! The countdown timer on Tesla’s official Cybertruck web page is now all the way down to its final 10 minutes. Will it begin on time or is it Elon time once more? We’ll discover out quickly. 

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LIVE BLOG: Tesla Cybertruck first supply occasion

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