Who'd have guessed body on frame is the best way to build a pickup truck?:unsure:
Since the terafactory has a paintshop needed to build the Y, they might as well ditch the expensive SS and go high strength steel with paint. Line-X the bed for durability and Bob's your uncle.
Just having some fun...
I live in an area where it rains and/or snows, at least one time every week. Based on my experiences with cameras getting obscured by various forms of precipitation and road residues (salt and dirt) I'd want mirrors.
Negligible effect. The truck market is what, 3 million a year? GM and Ford will have EV pickups around 2024 so there's a narrow window for Tesla and "the others" to establish their presence. As Sandy Munro points out, brand loyalty is "unbelievable" among truck owners.
Me? I'm more agnostic...
Here's a real life scenario: A drive from Oshkosh WI to Mackinaw City, MI (actually going South beyond that but that's the challenging segment).
Assume I charged to 100% the evening before.
Truck sits outside overnight at -12 F.
Depart NB on US 41, 70 mph highway. No snow that day and the...
Just watched Sandy Munro say it's not a worry about crashed megacastings being difficult and expensive to repair, because these days insurance companies will total any vehicle when there's damage to the primary structure.
Speaking as somewhat of a panel beater myself, you can't/don't hide defects with paint. Also, it's easier to hide defects on a curved surface than a flat one.
OTOH, Sandy Munro said Jeep owners scratch and dent their $50,000 rigs and don't GAS. A patched up CT will show that it was used for it's...
A truck interior is like a mobile office to many so storage capacity and utility is a big selling point. The Ram would make any closet organizer proud. Plus I need a lockable compartment to hold some of my "tools" let us say.
Re: grades of stainless steel. 301 or 302 would be logical choice for CT except Tesla is unique among automakers in doing it's own metallurgy. No surprise if 30X is the proprietary alloy from Space X - the more you buy, the cheaper it gets till the magic X ingredient runs out.
I'd love a big battery option on the dual motor. I need range much more than sub 3 sec. 0-60.
TFL did a video on towing with the X. After watching that my sense is combining heavy, unaerodynamic, and distance means 150 kwh or more. Unless you want to spend your vacation time driving 20 mph...
My area is in the midst of a 500 year flood because of a dam breach. Ultra ground (water) clearance and floats, sign me up!
Somehow the camo look really works on this vehicle. I might go with the crazy dazzle scheme of WWI.
I'm wondering about when reservation #5XXXX might get delivery. Last time I checked, Tesla hasn't decided where they are going to build the factory. I'm not inclined to wait till 2024, I'll be 70 years old then, gasp.
Got a note from GMC today that while the Hummer reveal on May 20 has been...