Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck takes on a Hummer EV bakkie in a drag race as the company readies customer deliveries.
The South African born entrepreneur showed off the first batch of Cybertrucks that will be delivered to customers next year. The Tesla Cybertruck will be available in three versions, and the cheapest model won’t be available until 2025 according to Wired.
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The base model uses a single electric motor with power only sent to the rear wheels. There’s a midrange all-wheel-drive model and a premium derivative that can hit 100km/h from standstill in about 2.7 seconds.
And speaking of sprint times of the Tesla Cybertruck, Mat Watson from UK car publication Carwow, recently pitted Musk’s new creation against a Hummer EV.
First here are some stats about the two EVs on the frontline. The Tesla Cybertruck has three electric motors producing 620kW and 930Nm. It sends all its power to all four wheels. It weighs over 3000kg and costs $96 390.
The Hummer EV weighs over 1100kg more than the Tesla Cybertruck but has more power from its triple electric motors pushing out a massive 745kW and 1485Nm. It costs $109 250.
Watch the crazy race below:
Carwow says: “Mat has returned to the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin Texas, and he’s got his hands on the all-new Cybertruck! So of course, you know what that means… It’s drag race time! Naturally, there was only one competitor that we had to compare this all-electric pick-up to – the Hummer EV! The question is, which will come out on top?”
“Well, let’s check out the stats. Starting with the Cybertruck, it rolls up equipped with three electric motors, and they combine to produce 845hp and 930Nm of torque. The starting price of the dual-motor edition is around $49,000, but for this tri-motor Cyberbeast edition, it’ll cost you around $96,000! In terms of weight, the Cybertruck tips the scales at just over 3 tonnes. Think that’s heavy? Well, that’s nothing compared to the Hummer, which comes in at 4,110kg!! Just like the Tesla, the Hummer is equipped with three motors, but it’s also up on power, producing 1,014hp and 1,485Nm! The price is also slightly higher than the Cybertruck, coming in at around £109,000. So how will this one play out? Will the extra tonne of weight prove decisive? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!,” the publication says.
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