Tesla unveils its funny pick-up of the future


The Californian manufacturer surprised with a model inspired from the 1980s far from the original concept.

Tesla founder and boss Elon Musk presents his "Cybertruck" on Thursday in Hawthorne, California.
Tesla founder and boss Elon Musk presents his "Cybertruck" on Thursday in Hawthorne, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Elon Musk, the founder and boss of Tesla, has just offered his many fans a trip spatio-temporal worthy of the 1980s by presenting Thursday his "Cybertruck". The pickup unveiled at a show in Hawthorne, California clearly referred to Robert Zemeckis' trilogy Back to the future. In these sci-fi films, the car that goes back in time is a DeLorean, a model that seems to have inspired this strange electric machine.

Its design has nothing to do with the usual line of pickups, these typically American cars whose back platform is oversized. A type of vehicle almost only sold in the United States. The Tesla Cybertruck is angular, made of heavy-duty stainless steel. Its range shows 500 miles. Tesla boasts "The usefulness of a pickup combined with the performance of a sports car" whose price, depending on the version, varies from 39,000 to 69,000 dollars. But many critics have evoked a dignified design

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