Tesla Gears Up for Cybertruck Rollout: VIN Decoder Unveiled

As the electric vehicle (EV) frontier continues to evolve, is gearing up to carve a significant niche with its highly anticipated Cybertruck.

A major milestone in this journey has been achieved with the live update of the Tesla Cybertruck's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Decoder on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration () website.


This unveiling has shed light on the configurations and weight categories of this all-electric pickup, heralding a new chapter as Tesla inches closer to the official rollout of the .

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The VIN Decoder, a critical tool for both regulatory authorities and consumers, reveals significant details about vehicle configurations.

For the Cybertruck, the decoder indicates that it will come in Dual and Triple Motor configurations, with the eighth digit of the VIN distinguishing between the two​​.

This revelation aligns with previous speculations and confirms that customers will have options based on their power and performance preferences.

The details encapsulated in the VIN are crucial for various stakeholders, providing insights into the vehicle's specifications, and are a requisite for regulatory compliance.

Gross weight categories of the Cybertruck

Moreover, the VIN Decoder has demystified the gross weight categories of the Cybertruck, categorizing them into two classes: G (8,001 to 9,000 pounds) and H (9,001 to 10,000 pounds)​​.

This information is pivotal for potential buyers, shedding light on the vehicle's utility and compliance with road safety standards.

The weight categories also impact the vehicle's performance metrics, such as range and efficiency, which are critical considerations for prospective buyers.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) should not be confused with curb weight, which is the weight of the vehicle when it's unladen. GVWR signifies the maximum permissible weight for the vehicle to run safely, encompassing the truck's payload capacity.

The unveiling of the VIN Decoder comes on the heels of Tesla's announcement to commence Cybertruck deliveries on November 30.

This development underscores the progress made in navigating federal regulatory hurdles, a significant step towards landing the vehicle in customers' hands​.

The live update of the VIN Decoder also signifies that the NHTSA has made strides in testing the Cybertruck, paving the way for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release the truck's Certificate of Conformity in the near future.

As the automotive industry keenly observes, the unfolding events surrounding the Cybertruck's imminent launch herald a promising yet competitive landscape.

The details revealed through the VIN Decoder not only affirm Tesla's commitment to transparency but also set the stage for a well-informed consumer base, ready to embrace the Tesla Cybertruck.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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