Tesla Cybertruck To Have 50-Amp 240v Outlet, Enough to Charge Another Tesla

By Kevin Armstrong
The Cybertruck will have two 120v outlets and one 220v outlet
The Cybertruck will have two 120v outlets and one 220v outlet
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Tesla's Cybertruck may have that feature that was the competition's advantage. A recent "leak" shows an array of built-in power outlets. We've previously covered Tesla offering bi-directional charging on the Cybertruck, but even if that falls through, it looks like owners could use the vehicle's onboard outlets to power other items. According to leaked information, these outlets could herald a new vehicular energy independence and utility standard.

Speculations, courtesy of an anonymous insider and brought to the public eye by the YouTube channel TFLEV, indicate that the Cybertruck may offer multiple onboard power outlets, including two 120-volt outlets and a robust 50 amp, 240-volt outlet (NEMA 14-50). The potential of these outlets isn't merely for powering tools or campsite essentials but extends to energizing an entire household during power outages.

Cybertruck's Electrical Outlets

The inclusion of a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 outlet is particularly intriguing, as this specification implies a high-power output capability. This type of outlet is commonly used for large appliances or for EV charging and can handle up to 12kW of power. Such a feature points to Tesla's vision of a vehicle that gets you to your destination and serves as a dependable power reserve in emergencies or for off-grid living.

Ford's F-150 Lightning: A Benchmark for Comparison

Any other company rarely sets the bar when it comes to the EV game, but Ford did offer something that Tesla had not yet developed. To contextualize the Cybertruck's power supply features, comparing it with existing vehicles like the Ford F-150 Lightning is essential. Ford's electric pickup boasts a Pro Power Onboard system with power outputs that vary from 2.4 kW to 9.6 kW, depending on the configuration. With options for both 120-volt and 240-volt (L14-30) outlets, the Lightning can power tools and appliances directly from the vehicle.

The F-150 Lightning's Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System, developed in collaboration with Sunrun, illustrates the practical application of vehicle-to-grid technology. It has proven worth enabling homeowners to keep their lights on during utility failures. Tesla's Cybertruck, with its powerful 240-volt outlet, is expected to offer similar functionality, allowing the vehicle to serve as an energy lifeline.

Tesla's Edge: Potential for Higher Power Output

While the Ford F-150 Lightning can supply substantial power to a home, Tesla's Cybertruck may have the upper hand with the ability to output up to 12kW. This capability could make it a more potent mobile generator, capable of running high-demand home appliances during emergencies or power outages.

In the evolving landscape of electric vehicles, the Cybertruck's power outlets are not just about convenience. They symbolize Tesla's commitment to energy solutions that empower owners to be more self-sufficient. The outlets could bridge Tesla's automotive and energy sectors, potentially integrating with home energy storage systems like the Powerwall for enhanced energy management.

As electric vehicles become increasingly entwined with home energy ecosystems, Cybertruck's proposed power outlets position it as a leader in this integration. The vehicle's ability to potentially power a home resonates with Tesla's overarching mission to facilitate a sustainable energy future.

The Cybertruck Saga: Steam, Real World Tests, Celebrity Ownership, and Bulletproof?

By Kevin Armstrong
Cybertruck News
Cybertruck News

A glance at X at any moment reveals a continuous stream of fresh, intriguing, and sometimes eccentric content revolving around the Cybertruck. Since its production debut in December 2023, Tesla's latest sensation has commanded attention. Cybertruck's presence grows with each new owner, spawning a flurry of YouTube videos, social media posts on X, and articles across news outlets.

Disappointment for Gamers

While Tesla's Model S and Model X received accolades for integrating Steam gaming, the Cybertruck falls short, mirroring early builds of its predecessors in computer specifications. Notably, hacker @greentheonly insights suggest the Cybertruck's hardware may lack compatibility, dampening hopes for gaming enthusiasts. This is a surprise, considering the vehicle looks straight out of a video game!

Celebrity Ownership Expands

The list of celebrities acquiring a Cybertruck continues to grow. Music icon, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's recent purchase of a Cybertruck, styled in a sleek matte black finish reminiscent of a Batmobile, made the roads on social media. The power couple's endorsement of the Cybertruck reinforces its status as a symbol of luxury and innovation in the automotive world. Their Cybertruck delivery came just days after Kim Kardashian lit up social media with her “Cool Car Pool Mom” post.

Thwarting Break-In Attempts

Beyond its celebrity allure, the Cybertruck has proven its practicality in real-world scenarios, demonstrating its resilience against break-in attempts. Recent incidents have highlighted the vehicle's robust construction, with its stainless steel exterior and shatter-resistant windows effectively deterring vandalism. Despite attempts to breach the vehicle's security, the Cybertruck emerged relatively unscathed, reaffirming its status as a reliable choice for safety-conscious consumers.

Bullet Test: Adin Ross's Impact

Youtuber Adin Ross recently subjected the vehicle to gunfire, testing its ability to withstand ballistic impacts. Ross's video, which gained significant traction online, captured the Cybertruck enduring 9mm ammunition without sustaining critical damage, further validating Tesla's claims of creating an apocalypse-proof vehicle. While such extreme tests may seem unconventional, they underscore Cybertruck's reputation for toughness and resilience in challenging environments.

Toughness on Display

The Cybertruck's durability extends beyond security features, as evidenced by its performance in road accidents. In instances of rear-end collisions, the vehicle's stainless steel exoskeleton has shown remarkable resilience, minimizing damage and ensuring occupant safety. While concerns persist regarding the lack of a traditional crumple zone, Cybertruck's design philosophy prioritizes structural integrity, providing peace of mind for drivers in unforeseen circumstances.

Range Exceeds Expectations

Edmunds put the Cybertruck to the test, equipped with all-terrain tires. The vehicle surpassed initial estimates by covering 334 miles (537km) on a single charge, outperforming advertised figures and showcasing its efficiency on the road. For more range, Tesla has a range extender available.

Snow Trax Modification

One of the most captivating developments surrounding Cybertruck is the innovative CyberTrax modification, spearheaded by automotive modification luminary Dave Sparks. With an eye for adventure and a penchant for pushing boundaries, Sparks has embarked on a project that promises to transform the Cybertruck into a snow-conquering beast. The CyberTrax modification, aimed at enhancing the vehicle's off-road capabilities, has garnered widespread attention and support, even earning recognition from Tesla itself.

Ramping Up Production and Expansion

As Tesla continues to ramp up production of the Cybertruck, anticipation grows for its availability in international markets. With early units already sold in the U.S., Tesla's Vice President of Public Policy and Business Development has confirmed plans for expansion into Canada, signaling further growth opportunities for the electric pickup. Despite regulatory challenges in certain regions, Tesla remains committed to delivering the Cybertruck's innovative design to a global audience.

In conclusion, Tesla's Cybertruck continues to captivate audiences with its groundbreaking performance, celebrity endorsements, and ongoing advancements. From surpassing range expectations to withstanding gunfire, the Cybertruck has proven its mettle in various real-world scenarios, reaffirming its status as a revolutionary addition to the automotive landscape.

Tesla Updates Its App, Making It More Intuitive With New Menu and Reorganized Vehicle and App Settings

By Not a Tesla App Staff
Tesla has added a new menu to its app that organizes various settings
Tesla has added a new menu to its app that organizes various settings

Today, Tesla has updated its app to introduce a new menu that reorganizes vehicle, home energy, and account settings in a more logical and more discoverable manner.

App Update

Tesla updated its app to version 4.30 back on February 15th for iOS and followed suit with an Android update shortly thereafter. The app update included some significant changes such as a new Home Energy demo, Wall Connector charging charts, and a better view of your last Supercharger session.

However, the addition of the new menu arrived today thanks to under-the-hood changes Tesla had already made.

New Menu

The changes in the latest Tesla app don't require an app update
The changes in the latest Tesla app don't require an app update

The main change in the app is the new menu which replaces the user's profile picture.

Since this area was already used to change Tesla account and app settings and Tesla product preferences, the menu icon is more intuitive than an avatar.

However, after tapping into the menu, the user is greeted with a completely reorganized section. Instead of featuring horizontally scrolling tiles for different products and features, which was getting fairly long, Tesla has consolidated the features and now presents them vertically.

In the new profile section, Tesla has grouped lumped in account information and app settings. This includes personal information, order history as well as app settings, including calendar sync and app notifications.

Charging is now a top-level feature instead of being buried in the Account section. This section highlights your most recent Supercharger charging session which was redesigned during the 4.30 app update. It also lets you manage your payment method and view your Supercharger history.

My Products is the new way to add or remove Tesla products from your account. It now nicely displays all of your existing Tesla products and lets you dig into each one. By diving into each product, you're able to give access to another user, remove the product from your Tesla account if applicable, rename the product, or jump into the product view.

Vehicle and Home Screens

If you have a Tesla vehicle and a Home product, such as Solar or a Wall Connector, the way to switch between products is to swipe to the side. However, this wasn't very intuitive and Tesla has now added a dropdown next to the Home or Vehicle name that brings up a quick menu that lets you jump to other products.

If you already have app version 4.30, there's no need to update your app, just open the existing app and you should see the new menu in the top right. However, if you're still on Tesla app 4.29.5 or earlier, head over to the app store and upgrade to the latest Tesla app to see these new features.

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