Q&A: Will the Tesla Cybertruck Be Rated As a Heavy Duty?

Tesla recently told the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that the Cybertruck will be a heavy duty (aka “3/4 ton”) truck. What does this mean? A fan asks about this and wonders if it means that the Cybertruck will be competitive with other HD pickups. Here’s the straight juice on what EPA classifications for trucks actually means and why it’s not what you probably think it is.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.