Edmunds updates Tesla Cybertruck range report after corrections from EV community

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Automotive resource company Edmunds has updated its article on the Tesla Cybertruck’s range. The correction came amidst reactions from EV community members on X, several of whom explained that the motoring media outlet had mistakenly cited the wrong range for the tires that were used in the Cybertruck test. 

Edmunds’ initial article on the Tesla Cybertruck’s range indicated that the all-electric pickup truck fell short of its 340-mile range estimate. The media company did note in its initial article that all Teslas it has tested to date had the same issue, but the Cybertruck performed the best, showing a real-world range of 334 miles versus its estimated range of 340 miles.  

“No Tesla has ever met its EPA-estimated range in our real-world testing, and now the Cybertruck falls short of Tesla’s own 340-mile estimate –– just,” the publication wrote in a post on X. 

The publication’s article quickly incited corrections from electric vehicle enthusiasts, many of whom pointed out that the Cybertruck’s 340-mile range is listed for the vehicle’s All Season tires, which would be available for purchase in 2024. Cybertrucks today are delivered with all-terrain tires, which are estimated for 318 miles of range. With this in mind, the Cybertruck actually exceeded its range estimate in Edmunds’ test. 

Corrections to the publication’s Cybertruck range article were eventually posted as a Community Note on the automotive resource company’s post. Amidst the reaction from the EV community, it did not take long before Edmunds opted to update its original article to reflect the fact that the Cybertruck actually exceeded its range estimates. 

“The Cybertruck tested was the Foundation Series on all-terrain tires, which is rated by Tesla as having 318-mile range. Our original article was based on the publicly-available range of 340 miles. The CT therefore actually exceeded its est. We have amended the original article,” Edmunds wrote in a follow-up post on X. 

While mistakes do happen when reporting about vehicles like the Cybertruck, Edmunds deserves some appreciation for quickly updating its original report and publishing a follow-up that corrects its inaccurate social media post. Unfortunately for Tesla and its media coverage, this is not always the case. This was highlighted recently in the story of a Model 3 crash that was claimed to have happened with FSD engaged. Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that the vehicle in question did not have FSD downloaded, but reports alleging that FSD was active at the time of the crash persisted nonetheless. 

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Edmunds updates Tesla Cybertruck range report after corrections from EV community
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