Tesla Cybertruck takes on Rivian R1T and Hummer EV in overview

After Tesla delivered the primary 12 of its extremely anticipated Cybertruck this week, one automotive reviewer took the truck to the race monitor in opposition to two opponents within the electrical pickup phase.

The Tesla Cybertruck “Cyberbeast” model acquired the total overview and drag race therapy from Hagerty this week after the automaker delivered the car’s first items on Thursday. Within the video, auto journalist Jason Cammisa takes the Cybertruck up in opposition to rival electrical pickups, the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer electrical car (EV).

Together with the Cybertruck together with notable options comparable to its steer-by-wire dealing with, its 800-volt structure, Powershare, and the choice for a variety extender, Cammissa begins with the R1T and Hummer drag races, emphasizing the truck’s spectacular acceleration speeds.

As Cammisa factors out, the Cybertruck was designed to supply driving dynamics matching a Porsche 911, whereas that includes extra utility than a standard pickup truck. Though Cammisa says it doesn’t fairly drive like a 911, he says it might be sooner than one, noting later that the Beast Mode Cybertruck is the quickest-accelerating pickup in historical past — each in its 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile occasions (touchdown at 2.6 seconds and 11 seconds, respectively).

Credit score: Hagerty

Cammisa additionally factors out that solely one of many motors within the Cybertruck makes use of everlasting magnets, in contrast to the 4 included within the R1T. As a substitute, the Cybertruck sports activities two induction motors within the rear, considerably decreasing the uncommon earth metals wanted to create the autos’ battery. Tesla and different automakers have already introduced plans to scale back the usage of uncommon earth supplies in future EVs.

Though the Porsche Taycan added 800v structure in 2019, Cammisa brings on “Engineering Defined” host Jason Fenske to debate how excessive voltage helps Tesla get monetary savings on Cybertruck supplies. As well as, Cammisa notes that Tesla additionally quadrupled the Cybertruck’s low voltage from 12v to 48v, leading to decreased materials wants and successfully marking the primary time in historical past an automaker has elevated an EV’s low voltage capability.

For the reason that business has had a troublesome time switching to 48-volt structure, Tesla additionally despatched a cheeky handbook to different OEMs with the title “How To Design a 48-volt Automobile.”

Cammisa goes on to debate a number of different options of the Cybertruck, together with its steer-by-wire dealing with and switch radius, the car’s security and crash preparedness, and a handful of inside particulars, amongst others.

Within the steer-by-wire portion of the video, Cammisa talks in regards to the Cybertruck being the primary manufacturing car to don’t have any bodily connection between the steering wheel and the entrance wheels. On Saturday, the video part was additionally reposted on X by CEO Elon Musk.

You possibly can watch Hagerty’s full protection of the Cybertruck beneath, full with drag races in opposition to the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV, and a complete overview of the truck’s driving, inside and exterior.

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Tesla Cybertruck takes on Rivian R1T and Hummer EV in overview

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