Tesla filed trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Cybertruck” and “CYBRTRK”, most likely revealing the name of their upcoming EV truck—due to be unveiled November 21.
Hype for Tesla’s upcoming EV truck is building as new clues point to its name. Along with the “Cybertruck” trademark filings, Elon Musk also referred to the truck with that same name on Twitter, virtually guaranteeing that Tesla’s next model will bear that name. Or perhaps it’ll be a slight variation since Tesla—ever the forward-looking company—ditched the vowels and also filed a “CYBRTRK” logo.
The truck is set to be unveiled on November 21 in Los Angeles, and it has some hefty expectations to meet that were set by none other than Elon Musk himself. Musk has referred to the Cybertruck as “heart stopping” and also said it will have better utility than a Ford F-150 and better performance than a Porsche 911. As if competing with the likes of Chevy, Ford, and Dodge wasn’t hard enough already, the Cybertruck will also have to outperform the most celebrated sports car in the world just to prove Tesla’s CEO right—but talking up big game is not a new frontier for Musk.
The name would be a departure from the conventional Tesla naming method: “Model” followed by some number or letter. The only other Tesla road car not containing “Model” in its name is the Roadster.
Unfortunately, the name of the Tesla pickup is the only thing that’s known for the most part. The design of the Cybertruck is still up in the air as Tesla has kept teasers to a minimum, showing just two ambiguous pictures of shadowy vehicle with an ultra thin light bar, one of which can be seen below. Elon Musk has also frequently referred to the Cybertruck design as Blade Runner inspired. Take that as you will.
We’re just under a week away from the unveiling of the Tesla pickup as of writing this, and the hype train is full steam ahead. Although it’s fair to assume, we cannot say for certain that it’ll be called the Cybertruck, or CYBRTRK, but whatever Elon’s new pickup is called we’re excited to be able to see it in the metal on November 21.