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    Rear Wheel Steering

    I'm wondering if the CT is capable of doing the "K" turn as recently announced by Rivian in their patent. If so, can Rivian really patent it? https://jalopnik.com/the-new-rivian-ev-could-get-a-neat-k-turn-pivoting-tric-1847247553
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    Rear Wheel Steering

    The yoke steering will benefit from 4 wheel steering. For the same front-wheel steering angle input, the CT will turn quicker with the addition of opposite rear steering inputs. This makes wrestling the yoke less of a chore. I used to drive military tugs with selectable 4-wheel steering to tow...
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    New Aux Battery for upgraded Model S and X confirms Musk

    Sandy Munro just completed an interview with Elon at SpaceX Boca Chica. One of the interesting things that came out is that the new upgraded model S and X will have lithium-ion batteries. The goal was to have the aux battery last as long as the main pack. Awesome! This will probably make it into...
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    1.4 MILLION Reservations for the Cybertruck, and Counting!!!

    ON Battery Day, Elon said that the Semi and CyberTruck would be getting the new 4680 cells. He used no qualifiers. Because of the new cell's structural nature and how it is integrated with the C/T, it would be difficult to use an older, non-structural cell in other varients. I would expect to...
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    Tesla battery tech remains unmatched, finds Wall Street analysts after teardown

    Good catch. It's more like 1.15 times if my data is correct.
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    Tesla 4680 battery cells to be produced by Panasonic starting 2021: report

    My take. Yep! On battery day, Elon said it would be in the Cybertruck and Semi. He did not qualify his statement so I am taking him at his word. Not to mention that he has time as the Roadrunner facility is in early production, Giga NV is going to make the as well as Giga Berlin.
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    RIPSAW M5

    The ripsaws are available in civilian models. The company is run by a couple of Maine boys!' Here is a video of Jay Leno giving one a spin. You can order one here: https://www.howeandhowe.com/civil/ripsaw-f4
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    Car designer Frank Stephenson's view on the Cybertruck

    Elon had me at Exoskeleton! No further explanations needed nor wants unfulfilled. Admittedly I did go through the 7 stages of acceptance and delayed ordering until day 2.5.
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    Cybertruck RTI (Ramp Travel Index) specs

    My old notes show a range of +3 / -3 inches of adjustment for a total of 6". At the stated 16 inches of ground clearance, assuming that to be max height, it might have 10" at it's lowest setting. Since then, Elon said that he was revisiting the air shocks for better off-road capability but...
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    What is your biggest Cybertruck question you'd like answered by Tesla before committing to purchase?

    Where will the windshield wipers sit? I've been studying the smooth transition from the hood to the class and can't see where the wipers will sit.
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    Update: Cybertruck Will Keep Concept's Size, But Separate Smaller Cybertruck Likely!

    Posted by admin: Cybertruck Concept Blueprint Images
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