It will also have some futuristic cabin technology according to these patent filings.
The Tesla Cybertruck debuted back in November 2019, but the final production version won't go on sale until 2022. Elon Musk has teased that the Cybertruck's polarizing design will be changed when the production version rolls out, and now patent filings suggest the electric truck will have a significantly higher range than Tesla initially promised.
Sitting at the top of the range, the Tri-Motor AWD will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and cover more than 500 miles on a single charge. That's impressive for a large and heavy electric truck, but patents submitted to the US Patent Office showing the user interface suggest the Cybertruck will have a higher range of up to 610 miles.
While this could be a placeholder, Musk also said last year that the Tesla Semi will have up to 621 miles of range thanks to Tesla's in-house battery cells. When it debuted in 2017, Tesla claimed the production Semi will offer up to 500 miles of range.
If the production Tesla Cybertruck has a range of 610 miles, it will have a significant advantage over its main competitors. The Ford F-150 Lightning has a maximum range of 300 miles, whereas the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T will offer up to 350 and 400 miles of range, respectively. The patents also preview some futuristic tech that hasn't been announced yet, including eye-tracking technology that lets you adjust the mirrors without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
It also shows an air conditioning system that automatically adjusts the climate control by tracking the passengers.
Other patent images show the Cybertruck with a pull-out stove top and tent for camping. As well as offering a higher range, the Cybertruck could also be more capable than Tesla initially claimed.
Officially, the Tri-Motor Cybertruck has a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, but one of the patent images shows the electric truck pulling a 20,000-pound trailer. It will also have 20 inches of suspension travel. If these patents prove to be accurate, the Tesla Cybertruck could arrive as the most technologically advanced electric truck on the market.