Cybertruck owners say range per charge is significantly lower than advertised

Some of the very first Tesla Cybertruck owners to drive 10,000 miles in the controversial vehicle have shared their thoughts on the truck.

The owners took to the Cybertruck Owners Forum after reaching the mileage on Jan. 15, to share their likes and dislikes as previous Tesla Model 3 owners. They never towed anything with their newest purchase and expended just under 6,000 kilowatt-hours, with an average of 599 watt-hours per mile. This resulted in a range of between 164 and 206 in their experience. That range number is significantly lower than the advertised range of 320 miles.

As far as charging, they spent the majority of their time charging the electric truck at home with their Tesla Generation 3 wall connector, which took them eight to 14 hours for a complete charge. While on the road, they found the occasional second-generation supercharger, which took two hours to complete a charge, and the third-generation supercharger, which took just over an hour. Tesla’s fourth-generation supercharger is meant to charge the fastest, but these California owners weren’t able to find one to test.

“A dream to drive, disappointing charge speeds and range about 210/164 miles averaged over 10,000 miles, think the overall value is ok, still some production problems to work out, sound system is beyond great,” the owners wrote in a summary.

The Cybertruck is unique in that its size allows for all-terrain tires or all-season tires. These owners received the truck with all-terrain tires, but after about 1,700 miles, they switched to all-season tires and reported no difference in mileage between the two tire types. A change in tires also did nothing for the truck’s road noise, which was among the owners’ dislikes.


Its stainless steel exterior has raised concerns about the Cybertruck’s threat to pedestrians and cyclists.

Tesla has announced a series of recent recalls due to failures in its autopilot feature, resulting in millions of models being recalled. This Cybertruck also has this feature.