We have decided to compare Trucks today since the revolution is near the Horizon and before the sun comes up we want you to have all the information ready.
So here comes the most classy Titans into the field: The fierce Tesla Cybertruck and the rugged Mahindra Thar.e. It’s a clash of electric thunder on roads.
The unveiling of Thar.e in South Africa by Mahindra is a sign that Tesla might encounter tough competition shortly. Tesla has now decided to go into the market in full swing by the end of 2023, after showcasing the prototype of Cybertruck in 2019. According to the CEO of Tesla, this delay is due to a supply shortage. However, Mahindra’s entry into the electric truck market is completely new but it comes back with a lot of research.
Buckle up as we dissect these contenders because it’s not just a truck, it’s an electrifying dilemma.
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Tesla Cybertruck vs. Mahindra Thar.e: Specifications
|Tesla Cybertruck||Mahindra Thar.e|
|Release date||2023 (Most probably)||2026|
|Price||From $39,900-$69,000||Approx $31,000|
|Power||AWD 4 Motor||4 WD|
|Range||500 miles||215-250 miles|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph 2.9 seconds||–|
|Towing Capacity||14,000 lbs||–|
Pricing and Launch Date
Analysts have projected the Tesla’s Cybertruck arrival by the end of this year.
The production commencement faced delays thrice, now aiming for a kickstart in Q4-2023 according to the leaks.
In its debut, Tesla plans to roll out three variants of the Cybertruck. The wallet-friendly version, starting at $39,000, offers rear-wheel drive. Move up a notch to the midrange model, kicking off at $49,000. For the ultimate thrill, the triple-motor top-tier variant demands $69,000.
Once the Cybertruck hits the streets, there’s a tempting prospect that it might snag a federal tax credit. The qualifications currently mandate a sub-$80,000 price tag, North American origin, and specific battery and mineral requisites. However, tax credit eligibility has danced around a bit, leaving us in suspense regarding Cybertruck’s fate in this regard.
Now, let’s find out the pricing and the launch date for Mahindra’s Thar.e According to some sources, we get to know that Mahindra will be launched in two variants. One of them is like a high-end SUV tailor-made for the city streets, but with a cheeky twist. The second one is the real deal, an authentic 4×4 machine that’s born for the most daring adventures and rugged terrains.
The first model is getting ready to make its grand entrance in 2025, promising a fusion of luxury and versatility. And just a year later, in 2026, we can expect the arrival of the genuine 4×4 champion of Thar.e
The prices for the Thar.e haven’t been aired yet but we can expect the model to be higher than $14,000 which is the gas version of the company.
Boldly breaking the mold, the Tesla Cybertruck stands alone in a league of its own.
Designed with Elon Musk’s signature flair, it’s a nostalgic nod to ’90s sci-fi gaming. Love it or not, the uniquely angular aesthetic is undeniably attention-grabbing.
The Cybertruck offers a roomy 6.5-foot truck bed. An unconventional twist appears with an extendable telescoping ramp replacing the conventional tailgate, providing practicality in its own right. Durability is a standout feature, with Elon Musk’s boast that the doors could withstand 9mm handgun shots.
Mahindra Thar.e unveiled in South Africa boasts a plethora of unique designs since it is built on a Volkswagen or INGOL-P1 EV platform. like LED headlights that come with a touch of curved edges, perfectly complementing the glossy black upright front. The steel bumper at the front adds a touch of toughness to the Thar.e, it also has an extra pair of doors making it five that add to the comfort. The alloy wheels of the Thar give it a more sturdy look. The tailgate and the headlamps are square.
Another striking feature of the car is that there is less area on both the front and the rear end of the car and this makes it a perfect companion for off-roading.
Looking at the interior of the Tesla Cybertruck, some might say that the interior is similar to the Model S and Model 3 might appear to be same but looking closely you’ll find striking features, for example the roof angular roof design is a prominent and unmissable feature, and this geometric cyberpunk-inspired style extends to elements such as the seats and dashboard.
Notably, the iconic Tesla attributes remain intact, encompassing the unconventional yoke-shaped steering wheel, the expansive 17-inch touchscreen interface, and the panoramic glass roof.
The Cybertruck is designed to accommodate a 6-seater perfectly. The retractable console cover appears to imitate the tonneau cover design that protects the truck bed.
In comparison to Cybertruck, Thar.e takes a less-is-more approach with its dashboard, keeping things simple yet stunning. The centerpiece is a sizable touchscreen infotainment system that’s just a tap away from entertainment and navigation wonders. Oh, and speaking of the steering wheel, it’s been redesigned in a rectangular/square shape that gives you a tight grip. Not only this but the car comes with a water hose that can lose all the dust after off-roading within seconds.
The sound system comes with 75 different symphonies that help you find the best track for you. There are yet other details to be added that are being hidden under the curtain by the company.
The first look of the Tesla Cybertruck looks like a Triangle from the upper body and the wheels are stronger and appear in the form of a Hexagon. Now if you ask about the material of the car, Tesla has put a lot of thought into making it a reality.
The Cybertruck’s structure is crafted as an exoskeleton, a concept where the body panels are interconnected through welding to create the foundational framework of the truck. This method differs from the traditional approach of having a separate frame with the body attached or assembling individual panels into a unified body structure, as seen in regular cars and pickup trucks. The uniqueness of Cybertruck’s construction lies in the fact that no other major automaker has adopted this technique.
When you look at Thar.e it doesn’t resemble the traditional Thar, a grilling in the front along with headlamps and the riveting in the sides has been completely changed. We can even expect a camera on the sides of the car, that will assist in parking. On the front side of Mahindra Thar.e you can see a tow hook both on the front and the rear side. There is also a hook to open the bonnet. The wheels have wide-spaced angles for better aerodynamics. The ground clearance is 250-300mm
There is even a step-up added to the exciting car. There is also a new look on the sides of the window that makes it the perfect competitor of Cybertruck.
Powertrain: Tesla vs. Mahindra
Tesla has not disclosed the specific battery sizes that will power their electric pickup truck. However, each model will come equipped with a 250-kilowatt charging cable.
In terms of driving range, the distance the truck can travel on a single charge varies based on the number of motors installed. According to Tesla’s claims, the model with a single motor can cover over 250 miles before needing a recharge. The dual motor configuration offers a range of over 300 miles, while the most advanced tri-motor setup is projected to provide more than 500 miles of driving range on a full charge.
Thar.e has got two motors, the front motor has the power of 107 bhp and the rear motor has the capacity of 230-260bhp. You’ll get a battery of 60-80kWh and a range of 215-250 miles of range (these are just expectations). Talking about the powertrain, it has a 4WD system that makes it unique for the consumers. This is equipped for fast charging of 80% in a few minutes.
Tesla Cybertruck vs. Mahindra Thar.e: Autonomous Driving
Tesla’s polarizing Autopilot feature, which enables semi-autonomous driving, has garnered considerable attention. The company has stated its intention to provide a Full Self-Driving package for $7000. Additionally, it is anticipated that there will be other advanced driver-assistance technologies offered as well.
For Thar.e it is expected that the car will have autonomous driving modes along with other features like Hill descent control, wireless charging, regenerative braking, adaptive suspension, and a lot many.
Other trucks in the business
Before we jump to the conclusion, I wanted to highlight the other trucks that are already shining on the roads and could be a part of your collection.
- Ford F-150 Lighting
- Rivian R1T
- Lordstown Endurance
- Chevrolet Silverado EV
- Hummer EV
- GMC Sierra EV
- RAM 1500 REV
We’ll not go into the details of these Trucks, since that is not what we are discussing today.
Tesla Cybertruck vs. Mahindra Thar.e: Final Verdict
Which electric truck is your best choice depends on various factors, like-
- Pricing and how much can you spend
- What range do you require
- Where do you live and what kind of vehicle do you like to drive
These options are subjective, but if you want something very futuristic from the tip, then Tesla is your calling but if you want adventure at lower pricing but with study looks, Thar.e is your choice.
Another factor to consider is the launch date of Thar and Tesla, they differ in the launch. So the truck can get to have a first mover’s advantage, In the end, it all boils down to an individual.