Authorities over in Dubai won’t be the only ones receiving the Tesla Cybertruck, as it’s been revealed that the mayor of Mexican city Ciudad Valles in the state of San Luis Potosi has also placed an order for the controversial electric pickup truck.
Upon seeing the Cybertruck, mayor Adrián Esper Cárdenas decided to secure reservations for 15 examples. Tesla has yet to officially start taking orders for the Cybertruck; it has simply started to accept fully-refundable $100 deposits for shoppers to get their names on the list.
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Speaking to local media outlet El Imparical, Cárdenas said he sent Musk a rendering of what the Cybertruck police vehicle could look like in an attempt to get a discount. He placed reservations for 10 of the Dual Motor models and five of the range-topping Tri-Motor Cybertrucks and added that he hopes the vehicles will help the city with a reduction in its emissions.
Tesla claims that the range-topping Tri-Motor AWD version of the Cybertruck will be able to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds and run through the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds. More impressively, this model will allegedly offer more than 500 miles (800 km) of range from a single charge with prices starting at $69,900. Prices for the Dual Motor AWD and Single Motor RWD variants will start at $49,900 and $39,900 respectively.
Elon Musk says Tesla will commence production of the Cybertruck in late 2021, with construction of the Tri-Motor AWD variant starting the following year. Before that happens, though, the pickup truck may have to undergo some changes, as safety bodies have expressed concerns about what impact its shape and construction would have in an collision with other road users, be they motorists or pedestrians.