The Tesla Cybertruck’s payload and towing capacity were confirmed in the showroom announcement
Tesla is showing off the Cybertruck in some of its California showrooms ahead of a delivery event later this month, although the automaker has yet to release many details about the vehicle. However, some this week confirmed the Cybertruck’s payload and towing capabilities, as shown in an advertisement near one of the showrooms showcasing the truck.
The Cybertruck will feature a payload capacity of up to 2,500 pounds and a towing capacity of up to 11,000 pounds, according to the sign spotted at a Tesla showroom at UTC Mall in San Diego, where the vehicle is currently on display. It’s not clear what configuration of truck the ratings apply to, but with the Cybertruck scheduled for delivery at the end of this month, it won’t be long before we find out.
The sign also notes that the Cybertruck includes an adaptive air suspension system for on-road and off-road driving modes, along with its highly rugged exterior made of stainless steel and shatter-resistant glass.
Payload capacity refers to how much weight a truck can carry, while towing capacity refers to how much weight a vehicle can tow. All things considered, the Cybertruck’s towing and payload specifications compete fairly well in the still-nascent electric truck segment.
Ford’s page for the F-150 Lightning shows it has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 2,235 pounds, while Rivian’s website says the R1T has a payload capacity of 1,764 pounds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
Tesla has not yet released official specifications or pricing for the Cybertruck, other than a few details like the electric vehicle’s unique 800-volt charging architecture, which was announced during the automaker’s third-quarter earnings call last month.
Some anonymous sources also allegedly leaked other information about the Cybertruck, including a photo of power outlets in the electric truck bed, and claims that Tesla will launch dual- and tri-motor configurations, among other things. Others have spotted the Cybertruck in the wild and have been able to glean some details from those sightings.
Other details about the Cybertruck are sure to be shared at Tesla’s delivery event, which will take place on November 30 at the company’s Gigafactory Texas.
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