The Tesla Cybertruck Is Not a Garage Queen but a Workhorse

Tesla Cybertruck is a workhorse 6 photos
Photo: Redwood Materials | X
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The Tesla Cybertruck has always been advertised as this capable EV, ready to have fun on- and off-road but also get down to work, since the moment Elon Musk introduced it back in November 2019. And here it is, proving its worth on a construction site.
Tesla started the deliveries of the long-awaited Cybertruck on November 30, 2023, four years after the carmaker officially unveiled the truck with unmistakable angular design. The first ten units were handed over that day at the Giga Texas.

From that moment on, Tesla kept delivering the pickup trucks, but with less hype and at a ramped-up pace. Social media are now full of photos and videos of Cybertrucks roaming the streets, wearing the usual stainless steel look or some crazy wraps.

And it wasn't just people who received the model on November 30, but also companies. Thus, Redwood Materials is one of the companies that got a Cybetruck and immediately put it to work.

They took it straight to the construction site and tied 10,000 pounds of recycled nickel and lithium products to it from their Nevada Battery Materials Campus. The place is strategically close to Giga Nevada, a 2170 battery cell facility operated by both Tesla and Panasonic.

That is where the company's 4680 batteries will roll off the production line. Furthermore, Tesla is planning to build its Semi there as well.

Redwood Materials is a company founded by Tesla co-founder and current board member JB Straubel. It is a battery recycling business, targeting to build a circular supply chain for battery materials.

The firm is currently localizing a global supply chain and producing anode and cathode components in the United States using recycled materials for the first time.

According to NASDAQ, only about 5 percent of lithium batteries are currently recycled globally. The demand for these batteries is projected to grow in the upcoming year despite the EV market slowing down. Therefore, the need for a circular economy for battery materials is vital in the automotive sector.

The video uploaded by Redwood Materials on former Twitter/current X is meant to show how capable the Cybertruck is as it does the job without breaking a sweat. The Foundation Series variant is capable of towing up to 11,000 pounds, and it is the Foundation Series that everyone is getting for the moment.

That is a $120,000 electric pickup truck powered by three e-motors, which generate together a total of 845 horsepower (857 metric horsepower) and 686 pound-feet (930 Newton meters) of torque to pull a truck that is 6,898 pounds (3,129 kilograms).

These figures, minus the weight, of course, give the Cybertruck supercar credentials. It can flash from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 kph) in 2.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph (210 kph).

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