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Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted with about 290 miles (426 km) of range in a review unit ahead of the delivery event tomorrow.

The automaker famously doesn’t work with media in the US since disbanding its PR department back in 2020.

Today, there’s only a handful of publications and content creators that Tesla sometimes provides review units to in North America – namely Motor Trend, Jay Leno, and MKBHD.

Now, the latter has even managed to get access to a Cybertruck ahead of the launch tomorrow and posted a teaser on Instagram:

The image only shows the Cybertruck’s steering wheel and a small portion of the center display.

The latter reveals the range of the Cybertruck:

That’s the displayed range, which is the current range of the vehicle. In previous sightings of the Cybertruck center display, Telsa engineers were using the state-of-charge in percentage, which prevented us from seeing the range.

In a recent sighting, we were able to calculate the range based on a destination in the Cyberturck’s navigation system and the state-of-charge in percentage.

It added up to about 267 miles of range – almost the exact same as in this sighting.

However, it looks like this Cybertruck tested by MKBHD is actually at ~90% battery charge rather than 100%.

It appears that there should be another white stripe for a total of 10 if it were at 100%:

It would put the range closer to 290 miles (466 km), but that’s the displayed range, which accounts for environmental factors as well as recent driving behaviors (speed and acceleration).

It’s not going to be the official EPA range that the Cybertruck will receive, and Tesla will be able to advertise and announce tomorrow at the delivery event.

Nonetheless, it should be relatively close to that number following these two recent sightings.

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MuskWire TLDR:

Ahead of the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event, a review unit of the vehicle has been spotted with a range of about 290 miles (426 km). Tesla does not work with media in the US since disbanding its PR department in 2020, but occasionally provides review units to a select few publications and content creators, including Motor Trend, Jay Leno, and MKBHD. MKBHD recently posted a teaser on Instagram, showing the Cybertruck’s steering wheel and a small portion of the center display, which reveals the vehicle’s range. The range displayed is the current range of the vehicle, and previous sightings of the Cybertruck’s display showed the state-of-charge in percentage, making it difficult to determine the range. In a recent sighting, the range was calculated to be about 267 miles, similar to the range in this sighting. However, it appears that the Cybertruck tested by MKBHD is at around 90% battery charge, rather than 100%. The official EPA range for the Cybertruck will be announced at the delivery event, but it is expected to be relatively close to the range seen in these recent sightings.