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See Tesla’s Cybertruck at the Vancouver International Auto Show

Tesla boasts that its Cybertruck’s glass can resist the impact of a baseball at 112 km/h!
Tesla’s Cybertruck boasts massive towing capacity and loads of storage. Courtesy Tesla

By Keith Morgan

The organizers of the Vancouver International Auto Show would be grateful if visitors would resist the temptation to put that claim to the test on the display model.

Perhaps more relevant to everyday driving is that it will stand up to Class 4 hail – that’s hail with a diameter of up to five centimetres.

In addition, the ultra-hard stainless steel exoskeleton of this luxury electric vehicle helps reduce dents and corrosion – a dream for backwoods trekkers.

That said, it seems most of those who have plunked down deposits are not buying the Cybertruck for its looks.

This production ‘monster’ truck has a massive 4,990-kilogram towing capacity and you can stash 1,134 kilograms of goods, tools and play-things on the back, as shown in the accompanying picture here.

Ahem, apparently that payload capability is the equivalent of an African elephant. It’s probably unnecessary to repeat the earlier plea from the show organizers not to put that to the test.

Tesla’s production ‘monster’ truck has a massive 4,990-kilogram towing capacity. Courtesy Tesla

A selection of electric power plants is available, offering a single-charge range of up to 547 kilometres. And it’s no slouch on the freeway, with a zero-to-100 km/h acceleration rate of 2.7 seconds.

Canadian prices are not firmed up yet but expect to pay at least $80,000 for the base model and in excess of $100,000 for top-of-the-line.

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