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  1. Kardashian Series Cybertruck

    Sorry folks, but there is no going back... Cybertruck is now and forever the "carpool mom" truck. The biggest "influencer" on the planet says so, it must be true. CT is the perfect vehicle to take a quick jaunt down to Anastasia Beverly Hills for a quick eyebrow treatment. Fortunately, the Tesla...
  2. New Rivian configurations, lower prices

    There is some risk with Rivian for sure, but I think even in a bad case it will get bought not go into liquidation (same IMO with Lucid). There are a bunch of vehicles I would not buy because I expect them to die - Fisker, Faraday, Canoo, etc. - but I think Rivian and Lucid will live. No one...
  3. New Rivian configurations, lower prices

    I cancelled my CT Founder Series order (lost $500). Happy with the decision. R1T is a much better vehicle for me for many different reasons. Not least, smaller footprint, better range, better amenities (e.g. homelink, gear tunnel, spare tire, etc.) and I pocketed nearly $20k. Will be much...
  4. New Rivian configurations, lower prices

    Am picking up a Dual Motor R1T (large pack) tomorrow. That was the right balance of functionality and amenities for me (and $19k cheaper than the DM CT foundation). OTOH the reality for Rivian is the business makes or breaks with the R1S which is 70% of its volume. I think adding a 300 mile+...
  5. Affordability

    The "affordability" question is deeply subjective. Grumpy Frugal Dad view: If you have to borrow money to buy a depreciating asset you cannot afford to buy anything more than the minimum required to deliver the functionality you need. Dave Ramsey View: total value of all your vehicles...
  6. Just drove the Silverado EV (Hertz rental)

    Vin confirms it’s a 3WT epa rated at 393 miles. https://www.decodethis.com/vin/1GC10UED5RU200482
  7. 2024 Silverado EV WT Range Officially EPA Certified

    GM is telling reservation holders the RST will start deliveries in next 5 months. That makes sense because they have published the full feature list to dealers (below). I have a reservation - am not likely to follow-through with it since I've decided an R1T will be a better overall solution for...
  8. 10,000+ Miles Driving a Cybertruck – Things learned: range, great sound and full love/hate list after 10k miles

    Yes, WT4 and WT3 are being delivered. Testing: 232 miles towing 6500 lbs Testing 514 miles range in mostly highway on WT4
  9. 10,000+ Miles Driving a Cybertruck – Things learned: range, great sound and full love/hate list after 10k miles

    Silly straw man argument. You do not need a miracle. I was expecting Tesla to be able to deliver a truck that was at least competitive with GM. It did not. I would have bought the vehicle if it was 80% of GM's real-world highway range (not even close) or towing range or charging speed but it is...
  10. Total number of Cybertruck orders?

    You are missing a digit. RN Numbers: 112 8xx xxx
  11. Tesla's First Dud: State of Charge x Kyle Conner (Out of spec) talks Cybertruck vs. Lightning & Rivian R1T

    One should be appropriately cautious about the 2 million reservations. Just a reminder of recent history: Dec 2021 - "Ford says it now has nearly 200,000 reservations for F-150 Lightning, or 3 years of backlog" June 2022 - Ford to expand Lightning production to 150,000 per year. December 2022...
  12. 10,000+ Miles Driving a Cybertruck – Things learned: range, great sound and full love/hate list after 10k miles

    I just note that it is an early warning indicator that people are reluctant to give the boss bad news. It is that latter issue (not the CT itself) that is a harbinger of a difficult future IMO.
  13. 10,000+ Miles Driving a Cybertruck – Things learned: range, great sound and full love/hate list after 10k miles

    Model 3 70 mph range test in 2019 was 290 miles. Of course model 3 has a huge advantage of being able to charge waaaaay faster than the CT due to its efficiency. Even an 2019 M3 can add 200 miles of real world range (10% - 80%) in 25 minutes.
  14. 10,000+ Miles Driving a Cybertruck – Things learned: range, great sound and full love/hate list after 10k miles

    All of the above tells me there is a critical failure warning light flashing at Tesla. I am a long-time Tesla shareholder, owner of three Teslas, huge advocate of the company and all around fan. (I recently and reluctantly cancelled the CT FS because the range would not meet my needs.) But I am...
  15. Outofspec's charging curve graphs: end the hysteria

    Things that make you go hmm.... Model Y AWD 4680 vs Model Y AWD 2170 batteries.
  16. Outofspec's charging curve graphs: end the hysteria

    Should note as an aside: you can calculate from the Hummer data that the Chevy RST will require a 25-30 minute stop once every 3 hours (210 miles).
  17. Outofspec's charging curve graphs: end the hysteria

    For me, this is the only charging data that matters. How many (hwy, real world) miles do I get in 20 - 30 minutes (125 - 160). All the other bloviating about relative decline rates and peak charging are just that. I want to know, when I am on a long-distance trip, how long before I have to stop...


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