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Top Tesla Cybertruck Features Drivers Might Have Missed

Cameron EittreimDecember 2, 2019

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9. The Factory Tonneau Cover Is Lockable

Where the Cybertruck might seem expensive in some departments, it makes up for in others where you’d generally pay for accessories. Take one look at the tonneau cover on the Cybertruck and it looks amazing. But Tesla has added some pretty unique features to it as well. First is the ability to lock it. A locking tonneau cover is a first-hand experience and a great way to be able to utilize your cargo. In order to even get a lockable tonneau cover on most trucks, you’ll need to go to the aftermarket route. And if you go with a factory tonneau cover it can be quite pricey, to say the least. Tesla is trying to give its owners the most bang for their buck with the Cybertruck.

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The unique design along makes the truck stand out like nothing else that’s on the road. But then you start adding the one-of-a-kind features into the mix and you have a special truck. The lockable tonneau cover is great for when you live in an urban setting. Obviously, you don’t want to leave your truck bed exposed to prying eyes, especially if you have to park in some sort of enclosed parking structure that is multi-use. The lockable tonneau cover is a wonderful feature that blends in nicely with what the truck has to offer. If this is just the tip of the iceberg for future features, we are already quite impressed.

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8. 100 Cubic Feet Of Enclosed Space

The Honda Ridgeline was actually the innovator of the built-in trunk system. But it’s Tesla that has taken it to the next level. When you look at the market for truck beds right now, they are all pretty much the same. There’s the same amount of cubic feet and pretty much the same features for each truck bed. The Dodge Ram has a bit of an advantage with the “RamBox” storage compartment. But all in all most trucks are offering the same features. Tesla hopes to do things differently with its truck bed. The massive A-pillars are host to a built-in truck compartment which has over 100 cubic feet of enclosed space.

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You can use this as a place to store tools or golf clubs. Adding a trunk to a pickup truck has always been a dream for developers. But the Tesla Cybertruck is going to be one of the first vehicles to offer it exclusively. When we look at the overall scope of things the Tesla Cybertruck offers the enclosed trunk space is notable. Not to mention the fact that the innovative use of the A-Pillars is enough to give the design team props. The interior of the Cybertruck is well put together and it offers a good portion of features. Tesla has put a good amount of time into designing an interior that you’d actually want to be in.

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7: The Tonneau Cover Can Hold An Entire Person

There are some features that the Tesla Cybertruck has that make it utterly unique. The truck has a built-in tonneau cover as opposed to an option. This is unique in that you can protect your items that are in the truck bed. Obviously, a good portion of Cybertruck owners are going to live in an urban setting. So naturally, it can seem sketchy to have your tonneau cover exposed. In terms of design, the Cybertruck has a rather unique truck bed in general. The rigid steel does a good job of holding things in place, whereas other pickup trucks in this class have to have an optional truck bed ordered.

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To prying eyes, this might seem like it’s an all-aluminum tonneau cover, but it’s not. This is how Tesla is going to market a rather unique truck bed to the public. In addition to the other features that make the Cybertruck a success, this magical truck bed is perhaps one of the most unique. It gives the truck a rather Baja-looking flare. The appeal of the Cybertruck to the masses is what’s going to be the real test for the truck. Will the general public buy a truck bed that’s like this? Sure, it is similar to the Ridgeline in a lot of ways, but will it appeal to the hardcore truck shopper.

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6: The Truck Has On-Board Power

Another stellar feature of the Cybertruck is the fact that it has onboard power. By this, we mean that there are plug outlets that can be used to power everything from a TV to general appliances. Tesla has done this because a lot of pickup truck buyers end up having to use an inverter in their pickup truck. With the Cybertruck, you’ll be able to power all of your goods right from the truck. Utilizing the truck’s onboard power for your tools is a great way to increase your workability, and this might appeal to professionals. But only time will tell how well the truck latches onto the market.

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An interesting note that Musk mentioned was the fact that the Tesla Cybertruck can power itself. What he means by this is the fact that the Cybertruck can be charged by using one of the built-in power outlets in the truck bed. This is revolutionary in a way because the Cybertruck is the first electric car that can actually plug itself in. With the increasing need for on-board power in pickup trucks, the Tesla is actually going to be at the forefront of the technological burst. The Cybertruck might possess a unique set of charging features that will innovate the electric car market.

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5: A Combination Of Colors

When the Cybertruck rolled off of the assembly line and onto the stage, the look was stunning. There has never been anything like it on the road before. The bare, unfinished steel look is about as industrial as you can get. Tesla is going to be offering a range of colors on this thing. As with any Tesla product, the Cybertruck is going to be very adaptive to the customer’s input. Ordering your own Cybertruck will consist of picking a color that you like. Tesla hopes will entice even more buyers.

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But how long will it remain relevant? The pickup truck market is a highly competitive place. With Dodge working on another mid-size truck and the Ranger racking up new sales, it’s not going to be an easy sell. The problem with the Cybertruck is that the bare steel look might not appeal to everyone. We think once there is some kind of paint on it the truck will look a whole lot better. The overall design is very utilitarian. The lack of any paint color at the launch party just leaves the mind to wander.

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4: Built-in Trunkspace In The Bed

In recent years, truck manufacturers have been more focused on the truck bed design. The Cybertruck not only has a built-in tonneau cover, but it also has a built-in trunk. This trunk is deep enough that you can put groceries and other items into it. Perhaps one of the problems with truck trunks of the past has been that they are just too small. Tesla hoped to change this with the innovative design. Plus the Cybertruck is meant for the outdoorsman type anyway. Having this built-in trunk goes good with the notable addition of the camping gear.

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Then you have the large 6.5-foot truck bed as well. No matter if you need to transport lumber or mountain bikes, the Cybertruck will be able to do it. The sheer volume of the truck’s cargo capability makes it a winner. The combination of the versatility of design is going to attract buyers from all walks of life. The Cybertruck just might change the way that we think of truck beds.

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3: Built-In Light Bar

Another thing that pickup truck owners generally go for is auxiliary lighting outside of the vehicle. The Tesla Cybertruck does away with this need by offering the lightbar built-into the roof of the vehicle. There is no need to shop around for an aftermarket unit. The built-in lightbar incorporates mini LEDs to create one long strip of light. There is no word on how replacing this will go, but based on the fact that the glass is bulletproof it probably won’t be easy. Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate the sheer depth of the lightbar and what it brings to the table. When you are off-roading, nothing is worse than not having enough light.

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The built-in lightbar on the Cybertruck is just another feature that makes ownership a breeze. Fans have come to appreciate the built-in light bar and what it offers to the off-road community. In addition to the lightbar, the Cybertruck also has a massive amount of ground clearance so getting to your destination won’t be very hard. Even if you aren’t an outdoorsy type, you can’t go wrong with the one-of-a-kind design of the truck.

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2: The User Interface Will Be Massive

There is no denying all of the useful tech gadgets that have gone into the Cybertruck. But perhaps the most noticeable is the 17-inch touch screen display in the middle of the dashboard. The verdict is out as to whether this is the final dashboard design or not. I happen to think that it will be a little less extreme in the production version. But the element of the touch screen adds a bit of futuristic touch to the already extreme looking pickup truck. Buyers will be pleased to see that most of the truck’s capabilities can be managed from this central touch screen unit. In addition to that, the truck bolsters a nice instrument console as well.

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Tesla has said that tech will be a central feature of the Cybertruck. So it’s not surprising that the truck would feature such a massive display. We can only wonder where the backup and side view cameras will be mounted. The Cybertruck that we’ve seen was also lacking any rearview mirrors, which will not follow it into production. Tesla was just trying to keep the look as clean and futuristic as possible. With this being said, it’s only right that the truck gets a fitting interior to keep up with the Mad Max design elements.

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1: The Roof Is Transparent

Finally, one of the most noticeable features of the Cybertruck is the fact that the roof is transparent. Yes, that’s right, you’ll be able to see right out of it. Tesla says that the roof will be able to reflect the harmful rays from the sun. The outer coating is designed to block the UV rays from affecting you and this will keep Tesla owners nice and cool. We also have to believe that the Cybertruck is going to have a powerful air conditioning system. Tesla has said that the truck’s extreme outward appearance won’t affect the internal temperature.

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The first fear on many drivers’ minds was how hot the inside of the car would get. Tesla already uses a proprietary method for cooling where the car is constantly cycling the air conditioning to keep the components cool. I’m sure that this same technology will follow the Cybertruck. It has managed to keep Tesla components save through some pretty hot summers. The company is sure to implement a number of features to keep all of the tech gear in the Cybertruck running smooth. The entire design is packed with all kinds of technological advances.

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