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  1. Art O'Connor

    Metal Key Cards coming for Cybertruck

    On my X, I keep a key card in my wallet, a fob in my pants pocket and the app on my phone. When my hands are full, the phone opens the door, otherwise I use the fob. Just feels more secure. Old fashioned, I guess.
  2. Art O'Connor

    Metal Key Cards coming for Cybertruck

    I just remove my pants! Clears the airport!:poop:
  3. Art O'Connor

    Rivian shouldn't even be in the picture. Cybertruck or Lightning are the only contenders

    So, my current K2500 has 325 miles of range with no significant load. The 4WT has 450 with no loads. If Tesla can get the CT up to 350 or better with out range extender, end of range argument. Most current EV's have more range than my K2500. Not sure why there is so much range anxiety?
  4. Art O'Connor

    Rivian shouldn't even be in the picture. Cybertruck or Lightning are the only contenders

    The main problem with the 4WT is Chevy is not serious about making them. 500 a month is ridiculous. Even fleets cannot get them. My local Chevy dealer has had 20 on order since May. He expects 2 to show up in mid February.
  5. Art O'Connor

    Rivian shouldn't even be in the picture. Cybertruck or Lightning are the only contenders

    I think the only real competition for CT is Chevy's 4WT. The Rivian is Tacoma-sized. The Lightning has very bad range. CT also has bad range, currently, but I am sure Tesla will shortly transition to the new batteries and fix that. So, it basically comes down to: do you want something that looks...
  6. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    You and my brother. I think he wants to dump his Viper for a "green" Plaid. Me, I wouldn't know what to do with all that power. I just royally blew a Porsche off who tried to pass me on the freeway on ramp. I think he was shocked. I could hear his engine making lots of noise behind me while I...
  7. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    Ah, no. Too old to chase babes. They all would be younger than my Daughter and that is just wrong! Besides, I got the 5 seat (2 row) version because I have two GSD, one 81 lbs and 26 inches. He needs that extra room behind the seat and "dog mode". He does not take kindly to strangers, even babes.
  8. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck deliveries in Irvine!

    Well, here in Reno, they finally got their floor model Foundation two weeks ago. Last Friday, they delivered 4 on one day. Just parked them in the regular delivery slots like it was nothing special.
  9. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    Someone else posted the real numbers. With an 8 month backlog, you would think GM would be really cranking them out. So many snub their noses at EV's. My own brother is one. I did NOT get the X because it was "green". I got it because it had comfortable seats, very quiet and smooth ride. lots of...
  10. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    The Service Center Manager agreed it was probably a software issue cleared by the reset. Regen braking works great, now. I DID navigate to the charger. Thanks for pointing out that will pre-condition the battery. If I don't navigate, I will make sure to manually pre-condition.
  11. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    Wow! I did not know the CT charged differently than the other Teslas. Thanks for the heads up.
  12. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    I have ordered an X while I wait for my CT number to come up in another year or so. My service center let me borrow an X. One of the conditions was that I charge it. So, last night I took it to the Super Charger at RanchHarrah here in Reno, Nevada. Big! 24 bays! 18 0f them occupied when I got...
  13. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    The RST is not out yet and could not be tested. The 450 mile range is the 4WT and the lower range is the 3WT. The 4WT has a slightly bigger battery. Click on the specs tab.
  14. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    The 4WT (Chevy just changed the model name from WT4) has been available since May 2023. I actually saw a white one here in Reno right after Christmas. It was going north and I was going south; so no pictures. My dealer will have two in mid-February. He actually has the charging stations already...
  15. Art O'Connor

    Towing tested with 6,000lb Tesla and trailer load

    So, when is Tesla going to get around to doing its 2024 EPA mileage tests? No Tesla vehicles listed for 2024. CT is 2024 model. Others have done it. Here is Chevy's: I believe the top one is the WT1 and the bottom one is the WT4, although it is hard to tell from the EPA description.
  16. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck Corrosion (per Owner Manual)

    Everybody SHOULD know bird droppings will damage auto exteriors if not removed promptly. When my number comes up in 2025 (I hope), I plan to pay for the clear coat. High end stainless appliances and plumbing fixtures have a coating. Otherwise, things like water spots appear. With the coatings...
  17. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck Range: Losing the Story

    Among other things Mary has done, GM sopped taking reservations for the eSilverado. Like Tesla, you used to be able to put $100 down and be on a reservation list. Not anymore. Perhaps the list got so long Mary ("EV's are not in demand") was embarrassed? I am guessing my RST reservation will come...
  18. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck Range: Losing the Story

    Chevy has "promised" up to 20,000 towing capacity. Tesla, 14,000. You are not going to get to those numbers with two or three motors. With four motors, you have one for each wheel. With three motors, one axle has to share a motor.
  19. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck Range: Losing the Story

    Wikipedia has articles on the WT, Lightning and CT. The articles on the CT and Lightning appear to have been updated within the last several months. The WT article appears to date from 2022.
  20. Art O'Connor

    Cybertruck Range: Losing the Story

    What I needed was a one ton, not the 3/4 I bought, which strains, but gets the job done, eventually. Will the CT be able to pull an overload with a reduction in performance, like my Silverado or will it shut down? As I have demonstrated, you can overload ICE's and they still function. Will EV's...


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