Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (2024)

After four years of delays and missteps, the Tesla Cybertruck has finally arrived. Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted a delivery event at the company’s factory in Austin, Texas, touting its towing abilities, bulletproof doors, and straight-line speed. Several customers took delivery of their Cybertrucks at the event — opening the door proved to be a little tricky — before the company released updated details about the vehicle’s specs, price, and more on its website.

The cheapest rear-wheel drive model won’t be available until 2025, with a price starting at $60,990 (before applying discounts), while a top-of-the-line “Cyberbeast” has a $99,990 price and estimated 320 miles of range.

Production was originally slated to begin in late 2021 but was delayed by supply chain shortages and manufacturing complications. The company is only expected to make a small number initially as production continues to ramp up.

Prototype versions of the Cybertruck first started appearing this year, fueling hype for the oddly shaped, polarizing vehicle. The windshield wiper alone is worthy of its own publication.

  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (1)

    Apr 25

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    How much would you pay to turn your Cybertruck into a mobile power generator?

    Because this guy apparently was quoted at $30,000 to activate the truck’s bidirectional vehicle-to-home Powershare capabilities. That’s about twice the amount that GM said it would cost to do the same with the Chevy Silverado EV.


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    Apr 20

    Richard Lawler

    This is Tesla’s riveting fix for recalled Cybertruck accelerator pedals

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    Image: Tesla (PDF)

    Tesla temporarily halted deliveries and recalled every single Cybertruck after a viral video showed how the pad on its accelerator pedal could slip off and get stuck in the interior trim, leaving the pedal depressed “down 100 percent, full throttle.” Now, video from a Tesla event in California taken today and Tesla’s own documentation confirm the riveting installation that secures the pad with a rivet, and they show us exactly how it’s done.

    While Aaron Cash’s video posted to X says it’s a “35 second recall fix,” demonstrated at the “Cyber Takeover” event in Long Beach, the video starts with the required drilling jig already in place.

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    Jan 11

    Wes Davis

    Want to know what the Cybertruck can do to carrots and hot dogs?

    The folks over at the Out of Spec Reviews channel started this Cybertruck look by comparing the pinch sensors (or lack thereof) of the doors and frunk of a Rivian truck, a Cybertruck, an F-150 Lightning, and a Tesla Model X.

    Something to watch if you’re curious about what happens if you don’t get your snack out of the way in time.


  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (5)

    Dec 29, 2023

    Richard Lawler

    First reported Tesla Cybertruck accident results in only ‘minor’ injury

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    Image: u/boddhya (Reddit)

    After Reddit user boddhya posted two pictures of a Cybertruck accident, the California Highway Patrol confirmed to The Verge that units responded to a two-vehicle accident on SR 35 (Skyline Boulevard). It occurred in this area south of Page Mill Road, which Google Maps lists as Palo Alto, around 2:05PM local time and involved a 2023 Tesla Cybertruck carrying three people that appears to have been hit by a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by a 17-year-old.

    Tesla’s Cybertruck delivery event raised questions about the design and what would occur in an impact with other cars or pedestrians. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone involved in this incident suffered major injury as a result.

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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (7)

    Dec 15, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    The Tesla Cybertruck wiper remains large and in charge.

    The Verge is your source for all Tesla Cybertruck wiper news, so please keep sending us tips!


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    Dec 14, 2023

    Sean Hollister

    The Tesla Cybertruck’s infamous wiper will reportedly cost $165 to replace

    Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (9)

    Parker Ortolani / The Verge

    The Verge, your source for Tesla Cybertruck windshield wiper news, is unreasonably happy to potentially reveal: a Cybertruck windshield wiper replacement may cost as little as $165 for the entire arm and blade assembly, or $75 for just the wiper blade itself.

    That’s the word from Tesla watcher Nic Cruz Patane, who, like all good windshield wiper enthusiasts, has seemingly been paging through the Tesla parts catalog for the Cybertruck but, unlike the rest of us, seemingly has access to prices for each part. We can see the same page, without prices, and it appears to be one single wiper blade after all.

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  • Software problems apparently stranded this Cybertruck.

    According to the updated caption, this Tesla Cybertruck suffered from software problems that caused traction control issues and a failure to air down, while another post said it also had the wrong tires. That left it spinning its wheels during a recovery at the Corral Hollow OHV trail by the same kind of Ford SuperDuty pickup Tesla claims its electric truck can out-pull.

    Also, at least on this release candidate, the people who recovered it said the truck lacked recovery tow points — they had to tie the ropes to its suspension.


  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (11)

    Dec 12, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    If the Cybertruck is deadly for pedestrians, it’s because all large trucks are

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    Parker Ortolani / The Verge

    The Tesla Cybertruck has been out for a little more than a week, and already people are ready to declare it a safety nightmare.

    “Guideless missile” and “death machine” are some of the loaded phrases being tossed around. Safety experts are “raising concerns” about the truck’s crumple zones (or lack thereof). TikTok and other social platforms are abound with videos highlighting the poor sight lines and lack of visibility for drivers and passengers.

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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (13)

    Dec 1, 2023

    Richard Lawler

    Now that the Cybertruck has been revealed, “let's see how Earth responds to that.”

    As Elon said during his DealBook interview earlier in the week. A peek at the r/Cybertruck subreddit finds that while some people are excited about the new EV, and are already preparing to drag race Porsche 911s while towing another Porsche 911, the Cybertruck event didn’t go over well with everyone:

    You either throw the steel ball or you don’t bring it up at all. There’s no middle ground you just made a 2nd meme.

    I wouldn’t mind a rational price increase but underdelivering on every other aspect - especially range…. Hell nah

    Used to the awkward presentations, but being so light on the details like not even mentioning bi-directional and kicking the dual and beast up $30k, just totally wtf.

    Maybe I’m dramatic, but I’ve been looking forward to this for almost half a decade, and now it’s unobtainable to me in price. I feel like a dream got crushed.


  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (14)

    Dec 1, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    How much does the Cybertruck really cost?

    Tesla has a TON of new accessories for its all-new Cybertruck — camp equipment, snow tires, truck stuff, this $55 decal of a broken window — so I was curious how much a top-trim truck (the tri-motor Cyberbeast version) with all the bells and whistles would cost. Because I assume true Tesla fans are going to want to support their favorite struggling billionaire.

    The grand total, including all the accessories and Full Self-Driving, comes out to an eye-watering $126,860. That’s even more than the Hummer EV! And about double the average transaction price for a new truck in the US, according to Edmunds. Cyber-gulp!


  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (15)

    Dec 1, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    How the Tesla Cybertruck has changed since 2019

    Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (16)

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    Now that the first few customers have taken delivery of their Tesla Cybertrucks, it’s probably worth taking a closer look at how the price and specs have changed since the original announcement in 2019. After all, a lot has happened since then!

    While the truck looks remarkably similar to how it did four years ago, almost nothing else about the production versions is the same. The price, range, and performance have all shifted dramatically — and probably not in the direction most customers would prefer.

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    Dec 1, 2023

    Umar Shakir

    You can sacrifice almost half of Cybertruck’s bed space for more batteries.

    Tesla’s Cybertruck site is introducing an upcoming “Range Extender” option that claims will give the pickup truck up to 470-plus miles of range. The storage-eating hump it leaves reminds me of early compliance EVs.

    The automaker blinked on its 2019 promise of a 500-mile Cybertruck at the delivery event yesterday. Instead, Tesla’s highest range is just 340 miles on the new AWD model.


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    Image: Tesla

  • This Cybertruck can haul two kids for 12 miles on a single charge.

    Specifically, we’re talking about the $1,500 kids version now on sale following the Cybertruck delivery event yesterday. It has a max speed of 10mph from a 500W motor, with a 5mph limit option. It features adjustable seats to accommodate 6 to 12-year-olds, air-filled rubber tires, and a 22-volt battery.

    It’s a decent companion to the (previously recalled) Tesla Cyberquad for kids ATV, although don’t expect to store one on top of the Cybertruck version.


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    Dec 1, 2023

    Jacob Kastrenakes

    Marques goes hands on with the Cybertruck’s windshield wiper

    —along with the rest of the truck, too. He’s got a 40-minute video out this morning taking Tesla’s new vehicle for a spin and offering some first impressions.

    And yeah, he knows what we’re interested in.


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    Dec 1, 2023

    Thomas Ricker

    Botched Cybertruck demo immortalized in window sticker.

    Tesla’s calling it the OMFG Decal and it can be yours for $55, plus $60,990 for a place to stick it.


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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (28)

    Dec 1, 2023

    Nilay Patel

    However many it is… it’s so floppy!

    53 seconds into this Cybertruck walkaround video, Mat from Carwow picks up the wiper. And…it’s so floppy! Looks like one blade but still inconclusive.

    Thanks to Tyler for the tip — The Verge is America’s leader Cybertruck wiper news source, and it’s all thanks to readers like you.


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    Dec 1, 2023

    Jay Peters

    Tesla can make your Cybertruck black — for $6,500.

    The black and white wraps are available as one of many Cybertruck accessories that you can now shop for on Tesla’s website. The company delivered its first Cybertrucks earlier on Thursday.


    Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (30)

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    Image: Tesla

  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (32)

    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    Tesla took a mulligan on the Cybertruck window.

    The company’s lead designer Franz von Holzhausen notoriously smashed the Cybertruck’s window with a metal ball bearing in a botched demonstration of the truck’s armor plated glass back in 2019. Today, he got a chance at redemption. But his throws looked a little weak. And is that a baseball I see??


  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (33)

    Nov 30, 2023

    Umar Shakir

    Tesla delivered the Cybertruck: here’s how to preorder one

    Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (34)

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    The Cybertruck is here — for real this time — and for those who haven’t reserved one already, Tesla has a new ordering process. Today, you can preorder the visually perplexing, low-poly pickup truck on Tesla’s website with a refundable deposit of $250.

    A small batch of early preorder holders took delivery of the first production Cybertruck models at an event in Texas. Since reservations went up on Tesla’s website in 2019, the automaker happily accepted $100 deposits to get in line to buy a non-configured Cybertruck model. During the last earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed there were over 1 million preorders.

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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (35)

    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    Elon finally jumps on the V2L bandwagon.

    According to Tesla’s website, the Cybertruck will be Tesla’s first vehicle to feature bi-directional charging, or vehicl-to-load capabilities. That means to can buy two Cybertrucks and use them to charge each other. Like a shiny, triangular snake eating its own tail.


    Tesla Cybertruck will usher in a new ‘Powershare’ bidirectional charging feature

    Andrew J. Hawkins

  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (37)

    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    Tesla Cybertruck will usher in a new ‘Powershare’ bidirectional charging feature

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    Image: Tesla

    Tesla announced a new “Powershare” vehicle-to-load charging capability, only available on the new Cybertruck.

    The feature will allow Cybertruck owners to power their camping equipment, power tools, or even their entire home during a blackout, just by using their electric truck as a mobile generator. The truck also features a 240-volt outlet in the rear bed that can be used to charge other EVs. An image on Tesla’s website shows the Cybertruck charging a Model Y.

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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (39)

    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    Okay, here are the prices.

    Tesla’s order page just updated to include all the updated prices and range numbers. You can find them all here or in our announcement post that just went up.


    Tesla Cybertruck starts at $60,990 and can get up to 340 miles of range

    Andrew J. Hawkins

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    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    Tesla Cybertruck starts at $60,990 and can get up to 340 miles of range

    Four years after its debut, the Tesla Cybertruck has finally reached its first batch of customers. The truck was delivered to about a dozen people during a lavish event at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, at which Elon Musk predicted the truck would usher in a new, more exciting future.

    The company also provided updated details about the pricing, range, and features for the truck, much of which has changed significantly from the originally announced numbers. The rear-wheel drive version of the electric truck will start at $60,990 — up from the original price of $39,900 in 2019 —and will get 250 miles of range on a full charge. That version won’t be available until 2025.

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  • Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (42)

    Nov 30, 2023

    David Pierce

    Cybertruck doors: apparently very complicated!

    As Elon Musk hands off the first production Cybertrucks to owners, he’s had to show almost every single one of them how to open the passenger door. “You just press this button over here,” he keeps saying, pointing to a spot that I think is on the B-pillar, just at the back of the door.

    Tesla: lots of interesting ideas about cars, way more weird ideas about how to open them.


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    Nov 30, 2023

    Andrew J. Hawkins

    And that’s it?

    In what can only be described as a very anticlimactic ending, Musk just signed off, and now the Cybertruck’s first customers are getting in their trucks and driving off. All told, that was about 25 minutes, one of Tesla’s shortest events ever.

    Still no word on updates about price or range.


Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers (2024)

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