I’ll be happy with a 600 mile range in a trimotor. That’s 50% more than a diesel Sprinter. And that’s about 10 hours of driving/day on the Interstates getting you where you want to go most of the time for a Supercharger.
New models of new cars generally sell new at list or MSRP prices from dealers or directly from Tesla. The only “ deal “ price you’ll get from Tesla is on unsold inventory. That’s the closest you’ll come to a new Tesla “ market price “.
If your new Tesla, appreciates in nominal dollars after two years of ownership, you should be worried about hyperinflation with rising interest rates as the national debt comes due and the world changes to a new trade currency. No one buys new cars as an investment.
Remember that GM sells through dealers. Dealers don’t pay retail. When they say $112,000, I say 0.77 X 112 is what I’m willing to pay to free up space in their third party financed floor plan. To a sales manager at a dealership a vehicle is just metal and rubber to move off the lot.
At the Earnings Call yesterday Elon spoke about developing an insurance product for his cars. This could lead to a mutual insurance company for Tesla owners, much like USAA which pays a cash dividend which can be used to lower premiums.
We'll have to experience the actual sales price of a CT trimotor when it becomes available. By then you’ll have the option of buying the latest S,X or Y instead at possibly a lower price. Don’t forget the rule that new cars typically depreciate 30% as soon as you drive them off the lot...
A king size mattress is 76” x 78”. A queen size mattress is 60” x 78”. Neither of these will fit flat into a Sprinter because of the rear wheel wells. Which one will fit into the CT bed? A Sprinter is now the basis for most Class C RV’s.
I’d rather see them develop a Cybervan . But you’ve gotten the height about right, something about 8 feet tall with the same wheelbase and drive train as the plaid CT at the same price as a Standard roof Daimler Sprinter van.
How about an electric CanAM? Real motorcycles are way more maneuverable. But it’s very important to learn to drive them at low speeds, ie friction zone clutch/low and steady throttle/stabilizing rear (foot) brake/lots of practice. Check out some Motorman videos to learn the techniques. Any...