December 4, 2023

Inclusion of Dogecoin Mentions in Tesla's Cybertruck Page Code Fuels Payment Speculation

The Tesla Cybertruck's checkout page code contains over 50 mentions of Dogecoin, sparking speculation about the potential for using DOGE as a payment option for the futuristic vehicle.

Despite the numerous references in the code, neither Tesla nor Elon Musk have officially confirmed DOGE as a payment method.

Initially discovered in October by crypto influencer Marty Party, the Dogecoin references gained further attention with the highly anticipated Cybertruck sale in late November. The DOGE community corroborated the inclusion of the memecoin in Tesla's electric car page, leading to increased speculation.

Notably, the Tesla code exclusively highlights Dogecoin (DOGE), with Marty Party pointing out a dedicated Dogecoin-style sheet in the source code. While some anticipate the possibility of using DOGE for Cybertruck purchases, the official stance remains unclear.

Elon Musk's Continued Connection with Dogecoin

The presence of Dogecoin references on the Cybertruck page reflects Elon Musk's ongoing interest in the memecoin. Musk has previously expressed his fondness for DOGE, and his actions often influence the coin's market dynamics.

Tesla currently allows Dogecoin payments for merchandise, but extending this option to vehicle purchases would mark a significant shift for the memecoin. It's worth noting that Tesla had previously accepted bitcoin payments for cars but later discontinued the option due to environmental concerns.

Tesla Cybertruck: Pricing, Range, Trims, and Specifications Unveiled

After four years of anticipation, Tesla officially revealed the pricing, range, trims, and specifications of the Cybertruck at its delivery event at Gigafactory Texas. The first units were handed over to customers in a historic moment for the automaker.

The initial pricing of $39,990, $49,990, and $69,990 across Single, Dual, and Tri-Motor trim levels has been revised. The current trim levels and prices are as follows:

  • Tri-Motor Cyberbeast – $99,990
  • Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive – $79,990
  • Rear-Wheel-Drive – $60,990

Despite these adjustments, Tesla maintains a competitive pricing point compared to other electric pickups on the market.

Range, a crucial factor for many Cybertruck buyers, has been confirmed by Tesla. The ranges for the different trims, along with the optional “+Range Extender”, are as follows:

  • Tri-Motor Cyberbeast – 320 miles / 515 km (+Range Extender to 440+ miles / 705+ km)
  • Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive – 340 miles / 545 km (+Range Extender to 470+ miles / 755+ km)
  • Rear-Wheel-Drive – 250 miles / 400 km

In addition to these details, Tesla highlighted the Cybertruck's unique features, including an in-house stainless steel alloy, an 11,000-pound / 4,990 kg towing capacity, and adjustable ride height for versatile off-roading capabilities.

The Cybertruck's impressive performance was showcased in various tests, including a 40,000-pound / 18.140 kg pull, acceleration metrics, and a quarter-mile race against a 2023 Porsche 911 while towing another Porsche 911.

Furthermore, Tesla introduced the Cybertruck's Powershare bidirectional charging system, offering a unique feature that provides power for homes, activities, or other electric vehicles.

Post-launch, Tesla has unveiled a range of accessories for the Cybertruck, including the Cybertruck BaseCamp, wraps, a tailgate ramp, floormats, glass roof sunshades, light bars, storage trays, spare tire and tool kit, and bumper protectors. After a four-year wait, the Cybertruck is finally available for U.S. customers.

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