First Impressions. When thinking of Tesla, the last thing that comes to mind is their new Cybertruck. A massive… I mean an enormously large pickup truck, so big that it won’t be sold in Europe for now! Luckily, we had the chance to see it – but (unluckily) not drive it!

Dimensions and Practicality

You need to blink a few times when you first see it because, wow, it is huge. This is because the Cybertruck is designed for its home country, where our European pickups are almost like city cars in comparison.

Tesla Cybertruck
Image: Christian Koed // NordiskBil

With a width of 2.2 meters (2.4 meters including side mirrors), a height of 1.8 meters, and a length of a whopping 5.7 meters, the Cybertruck is more challenging to park in a basement garage than to drive on the moon. It features an advanced air suspension system that ensures rough terrain doesn’t compromise your seating comfort.

Tesla Cybertruck
Image: Christian Koed // NordiskBil

This suspension provides a ground clearance of just over 40 centimeters, which is quite impressive. However, the long wheelbase can still make it difficult to navigate over small steep crests without risking scraping the underbody of the vehicle.

Construction and Durability

The construction itself is reminiscent of when DMC developed the DeLorean. The entire body is made of stainless steel, and the windows are bulletproof to a certain extent, unlike the DeLorean.

Tesla Cybertruck
Image: Christian Koed // NordiskBil

Battery Technology For Tesla, this is the first model to use 800-volt battery technology. This technology enables faster charging, which is crucial with a battery of just over 120 kWh. Tesla does not disclose the exact capacity of their models but states that the range is approximately 550 km, depending on tires and equipment.

Market Potential in Europe

Is there a market for this beast in Europe? If it does come to Europe, I could imagine it would require significant modifications to comply with European safety regulations. That being said, there are people who buy these large US pickups. Just look at one of the nearest competitors from Ford, the F150 Lightning, or the Rivian R1T. These vehicles were never officially sold in Europe, but a few models have still made their way here. I dare to bet on seeing a Cybertruck on European soil in the near future!

Base: 515 km (320 miles)
With Range Extender: 705+ km (440+ miles)
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds (0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds)
Towing Capacity: 4,990 kg (11,000 lbs)
Top Speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
Armor: Bulletproof glass and stainless steel
Base: $39,900 (approximately 251,000 DKK)
Dual Motor AWD: $49,900 (approximately 317,000 DKK)
Tri Motor AWD: $69,900 (approximately 443,000 DKK)

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