Top tech YouTuber says Tesla's Cybertruck is 'straight up not delivering' on Elon Musk's promises

  • Marques Brownlee said Tesla is "straight up not delivering" on its promised specs.

  • The vehicle has a lower range and higher price point than Tesla had previously promised.

  • Tesla delivered around a dozen Cybertrucks on Thursday.

Not everyone was satisfied by Tesla's Cybertruck delivery event.

Top tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee — also known as MKBHD — was quick to criticize the Cybertruck's final product specs and pricing on Thursday.

"Tesla Cybertruck is notably the first time that Tesla is straight up not delivering on some of the key specs they promised," Brownlee wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The tech influencer, who has nearly 18 million subscribers on YouTube, pointed out some discrepancies between what Tesla and Elon Musk had promised prospective buyers and what they delivered on Thursday. Notably, the vehicle's range is over 100 miles short and the price for the EV is tens of thousands more expensive.

In 2019, when Musk first announced the futuristic truck, he said that the premium version of the truck would have a range of 500 miles. He also said the price for the base, rear-drive Cybertruck would be just under $40,000, with most expensive version set at nearly $77,000.

On Thursday, the company revealed that the cheapest model is $60,990 (which won't be available until 2025), an option with all-wheel drive is $79,990, while the premium "Cyberbeast" version is $99,990 before tax incentives. Meanwhile, the cheapest model has an estimated range of 250 miles, while the other two models have ranges of 320 and 340 miles. The two higher-end models have a delivery of 2024.

Brownlee said on X that he received early access to the electric-pickup truck on Wednesday.

Brownlee and a Tesla spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The YouTuber said on X that there was "a LOT that wasn't covered" at the delivery event. The livestream only took about 30 minutes.

The entry-level Cybertruck can tow 7,500 pounds while the all-wheel drive and Cyberbeast version of the truck can tow over 11,000 pounds, according to the company's website. The top tier version of the Cybertruck can also go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds.

Tesla's Cybertruck is easily one of the most highly anticipated of the year. Only a handful of Cybertrucks were delivered on Thursday, but ahead of the event the vehicle had a reservation list of over 2 million people, according to a September online tally.

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