The growth of the EV market means it’s going to be tougher for the Cybertruck to compete. In 2019, Tesla had no real competition — although the Ford F-150 Lightning was on the horizon. But as time passed, more manufacturers have started introducing their own all-electric models, each with their own fancy features that are more valuable than the Cybertruck’s air suspension and exotic materials. When the Cybertruck does finally arrive, it had better live up to the hype, because it has some steep competition to contend with.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is already the best-selling electric pickup truck on the market, and the Rivian R1T is shaping up to be a resounding success as well. The Hummer EV is also available as both an SUV and pickup, which should show up the Cybertruck off-road while giving it a fair shout on-road. While Chevrolet’s Silverado EV is not yet on the road, it is slated for a 2024 release and will feature a claimed 400 miles of range, which is dangerously close to the Cybertruck’s 500-mile claim.