Vehicle Loading

It is important to understand your vehicle's original tire sizes and pressures, and the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). This information can be found on two labels attached to the front door pillar on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Two labels on the driver's center door pillar indicating how much weight the vehicle can carry
  1. Tire and Loading Information Label
  2. Vehicle Certification Label
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Warning
Overloading Cybertruck has an adverse effect on braking and handling, which can compromise your safety or cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never store large amounts of liquid in Cybertruck. A significant spill can cause electrical components to malfunction.

Tire and Loading Information Label

The Tire and Loading Information label provides:

  • The maximum number of occupant seating positions.
  • The maximum vehicle capacity weight.
  • The size of the original tires.
  • The cold inflation pressures for the original front and rear tires. These pressures are recommended to optimize ride and handling characteristics.

Never change this label, even if you use different tires in the future.

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Note
If Cybertruck is loaded to its full capacity, double check all tires to ensure they are inflated to their recommended pressure levels (see Maintaining Tire Pressures).
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Warning
Tire pressures printed on the Tire and Loading Information label DO NOT APPLY to towing. When towing, tire pressures must be increased. For information about the tire pressures required when towing, refer to see Towing a Trailer.

Vehicle Certification Label

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The Vehicle Certification label specifies the weight ratings for Cybertruck based on the tires that were installed at time of manufacture and the tire pressures indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label. However, the weight ratings will change if you change the factory-installed tires or inflate tires to a pressure that differs from those shown on the Tire and Loading Information label.

The Vehicle Certification label provides:

  • GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The maximum allowable total mass of Cybertruck. This is calculated as the weight of Cybertruck equipped with the heaviest factory selectable options, all passengers, fluids, and cargo.
  • GAWR FRT and GAWR RR - Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front and rear axles. The GAWR is the maximum distributed weight that each axle can support.
An example of a Vehicle Certification label
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CAUTION
To prevent damage, never load Cybertruck so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceeds the individual GAWR weights.

Roof Racks

Cybertruck supports the use of Tesla-approved roof racks. Roof racks can be installed over the roof, over the bed, or both. To install roof racks, you must use only roof rack systems that have been approved by Tesla. You can find the roof rack instructions in the box or on the Tesla Shop.

Maximum Load on Roof Racks: 220 lb (100 kg) per 2-crossbar set. For example, a 2-crossbar set placed on the roof has a maximum load of 220 lb. An additional 2-crossbar set placed over the cargo bed also has a maximum load of 220 lb (100 kg).

See Carrying Accessories and Crossbars for more information.

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CAUTION
Failure to use the correct roof racks and follow the instructions can cause significant damage.
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Warning
When loading the roof racks, distribute the load evenly and maintain a low center of gravity. Loaded vehicles, with higher centers of gravity, may handle differently than unloaded vehicles. Take extra precautions, such as slower speeds and increased stopping distance, when driving heavily loaded roof racks.

Calculating Load Limits

  1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg” on the “Tire and Loading Information” label.
  2. Determine the combined weight of all occupants that will ride in the vehicle.
  3. Subtract the combined weight of the occupants from XXX lbs or XXX kg (see Step 1).
  4. The resulting figure equals the available cargo load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in the vehicle, the amount of available cargo capacity is 650 lbs (1400 ‑ 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs) or 295 kg (635 ‑ 340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg).
  5. Determine the combined cargo weight being loaded on the vehicle. That weight must not exceed the available cargo load capacity calculated in Step 4.
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The powered frunk and the cargo bed are the preferred places to carry objects. In a collision, or during hard braking and sharp turns, loose items in the cabin could injure occupants.

Example Load Limit Calculations

How much cargo Cybertruck can carry depends on the number and weight of passengers. The following calculated load limit examples assume passengers weigh 150 lbs (68 kg). If passengers weigh more or less, available cargo weight decreases or increases respectively.

Table 1. Driver and one passenger
Description Total
Vehicle capacity weight 954 lbs (433 kg)
Subtract occupant weight (2 x 150 lbs/68 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg)
Available cargo weight 654 lbs (297 kg)
Table 2. Driver and four passengers
Description Total
Vehicle capacity weight 954 lbs (433 kg)
Subtract occupant weight (5 x 150 lbs/68 kg) 750 lbs (340 kg)
Available cargo weight 204 lbs (93 kg)

Cautions and Warnings

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Drive cautiously when Cybertruck is carrying a large load. Increase braking distance, reduce speed when making sharp turns, and avoid abrupt steering. Failure to drive cautiously increases the risk of losing control which can result in property damage, personal injury, and death.
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The loading capacity of your vehicle is limited either by how much space is available (volume capacity) or by how much weight the vehicle can carry (payload capacity). When you have loaded Cybertruck to its maximum weight capacity, do not add more cargo, even if there is space available. Overloading, or improper loading, can contribute to properly damage, personal injury, or death.