Elon Musk reveals Cybertruck release date – here's when sci-fi SUV hits the roads

ELON Musk has confirmed a NEW release date for the long-waited Tesla Cybertruck.

The futuristic truck-style SUV was due to to launch in 2021.

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But design challenges mean that the original deadline – mooted in 2019 – has been pushed about to 2022.

The Tesla pre-order website now reads: "You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022."

Buyers can pay a $100 deposit upfront, which is "fully refundable".

The all-electric Cybertruck is somewhere between a truck and an SUV – and has been compared with the Ford F250.

There are three different models, starting with the RWD version at $39,900.

There's also a dual-motor AWD version, as well as a tri-motor AWD model.

These cost $49,900 and $69,900 respectively.

There's also an additional $10,000 fee for a "full self-driving" mode.

The rear-wheel spec is expected to come later than the all-wheel drive models.

According to Tesla, you'll get a range of somewhere between 250 and 500 miles.

And depending on the model you buy, you'll get a zero to 62mph time of just 2.9 seconds.

That's extremely fast, matching speeds typically only reached by supercars and hypercars.

However, this zero to 62mph speed drops to 6.5 seconds for the base spec.

The truck has a pick-up container in the back, with specialised load-bearing, self-levelling suspension.

You'll also be able to make use of on-board power inverters to use power tools without having to carry around a portable generator.

It also includes an air compressor for pneumatic tools.

And Elon Musk says that the stainless steel exterior is "bullet resistant".

Tesla also has plans for a version of the Cybertruck with a solar-panel roof, which would add around 15 miles of range each day.

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