(RealNewsNow.com) – In a highly anticipated event at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showcased his latest creation. Still, the much-hyped EV truck itself wasn’t the show’s star because, after the presentation, Musk gave more details about the vehicle, including price.
The much-hyped Cybertruck aims to make a splash in the electric pickup market. While the futuristic design and bulletproof claims drew attention, the shocking price tags disappointed Tesla fans and critics.
Quoting Musk during the event, “The Cybertruck is a game-changer, with a bulletproof exoskeleton, a 6-foot flatbed, and the ability to tow a massive 11,000 pounds.”
The emphasis on bulletproof windows added a unique touch, positioning the Cybertruck as a robust choice. However, the excitement quickly turned to dismay as the price tags were unveiled, ranging from $60,990 to $99,900.
Quoting industry critics, “Tesla’s pricing strategy seems out of touch. With a starting price higher than expected, the Cybertruck is leaving potential buyers questioning its affordability, especially compared to traditional pickups.”
In a market where Republicans traditionally favor gas-powered vehicles, the push toward electric options faces skepticism. The Cybertruck’s steep pricing only fuels concerns about the practicality and accessibility of electric vehicles for a broader audience.
Quoting disappointed Tesla enthusiasts, “We were hoping for an electric pickup that aligns with our values and budgets. Unfortunately, the Cybertruck’s pricing places it in a league that doesn’t resonate with our preferences.”
Adding to the disappointment, Musk’s claims of a 500-mile range for the top-end model were later revised to 320 miles, raising doubts about the accuracy of Tesla’s projections.
While Tesla’s Cybertruck enters the electric pickup arena with bold claims, the pricing dynamics and skepticism from traditional vehicle enthusiasts highlight the challenges electric vehicles face in winning over a broader market.