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  1. Who else is excited about Honda’s upcoming BIGGER FRONT GRILL? 🤣

    I have a honda crosstour (soon to be sold). When my wife and I decided to consider the tesla MY I was concerned that it would be too compact. We really liked the crosstour because it is roomy and comfortable. So I compared the cabin dimensions and was surprised that the dimensions were all...
  2. What is happening with Tesla stock and when will it stop? Getting a lil nervous.

    we are all spartacus...(couldn't resist) But I do agree. Tesla had a crazy year with an incredible amount of attention good and bad. The rise in SP seemed irrational and probably is if view from the perspective of fundamentals. Tesla needs to iron out the petty quality issues and publish...
  3. Maybe I shouldn't wait for the CT anymore.

    We could not wait and bought a Y a few weeks ago. Told my wife while we were waiting for delivery that we will drive the Y until the CT is ready. Now she feels like she may want both the Y and the CT. I guess I better plan two chargers....
  4. Tesla strikes now (4680, tabless,dry electrode, LFP & LiNi) while Toyota waits for Godot (solid state battery)

    I was, and still am, surprised at the tone of comments made by CEOs of Toyota etc. There is contempt towards Tesla as if stock price and Tesla's innovation were a personal slight. Perhaps vague promises of superior technology (no public demos of the tech-even at the lab level) is just a sad...
  5. My response to designer Frank Stephenson's criticism of the Cybertruck (Video)

    There is a minor adversarial relationship between "designers" and engineers. Designers grab their pens and sketch the facade and then rationalize it, like architects, with heaping piles of steaming rhetoric. Yes, eye candy sells and in the truck market it is brutish grills with gravelly voiced...
  6. Urban Innovation Expert Urges Joe Biden To Limit Tesla’s FSD Testing

    I live in east Mesa AZ. I am just a couple of miles north of the old GM proving ground. Years ago when GM would load some vehicles with data acquisition equipment (and their manufacturer plates) you could often see them driving around. Perhaps the driver was an engineer or tech or just a...
  7. Is the folded exoskeleton actually easy to manufacture

    If they are using 304L sheet where the mill finish will make it to the end then we should not expect any welding (seam or spot) on visible surfaces. So internal bracing- annealed/stamped pieces could be welded to flanges on the exterior pieces. Or perhaps there will be a final sand process on...
  8. 5G capability?

    5G? why not. Starlink would be better. Did Tesla or SpaceX announce any plans to allow starlink service to be portable from home to vehicle. I would prefer to have starlink wherever I may be... one account.
  9. Elon Musk teases ‘lots of improvements’ for the production Cybertruck

    The exoskeleton appears to be a mix of gauges. The exterior is 3-4mm 304L and that would be scored and bent. interior pieces appear annealed and work hardened by stamping. The internal pieces may be slightly thinner gauges. The components are assembled and welded but welds are not located near...
  10. Cybertruck to Enter Baja Endurance Race With All New Air Suspension Says Musk?!

    one of the challenges of Baja is the dust getting into engines. Not a challenge for a CT. At the end of a race the CT driver would be clean sipping a latte.
  11. First Cybertruck Deliveries by End of 2021 - Says Musk on Q3 Earnings Call

    I thought the first few CTs were for employees. NDA? Ideally they will produce betas using actual production tooling to dial in springback of the sheetmetal and other fit issues. With these Betas they can abuse them and hopefully tweak the designs before orders are delivered. In terms of...
  12. Wire Eating Rats

    I should have known better to read these comments. Now I am getting ads with pictures of rats and my wife is not happy. But it really is a good topic. critters do crawl into spaces in vehicles and where critters go so does water and dirt. Suspension is hard to enclose but an EV can be sealed...
  13. CyberTruck vs Rivian on Battery Tech?

    Can't argue taste. I personally like the CT and reserved a dual and FSD. But the CT does have a cost advantage over its competitors. The RT-1 is 69k and is competing really with a 500 mile tri-motor without FSD at $69.9k where the RT-1 is out classed. But I guess if the traditional truck look...
  14. Air suspension and tire in/deflation from cab

    Rotary seals will always be subject to some pressure and wear. However, there is a technique using a sub-micron gap where the seal leaks but the leak is minimal and the use of a pressure controller and small pump could easily compensate for the leakage. Drawbacks are significant. Creating...
  15. Vehicles that perform "ICE-ing" at Tesla SuperChargers

    Are superchargers unattended? Parking an ICE in a supercharge space is trespassing. Have it towed.
  16. California Bans Sale of New Gasoline-Powered Passenger Vehicles Starting 2035

    bitterness of beer? I have them in the preamp section of my guitar amp. But if, for some reason, folks decide that some other tech sounds better than tube amps then there will be no incentive for anyone to make these tubes. When some pol declares that there will be a restriction on ICE etc...
  17. New Battery Range & Pack Architecture [Announced at Battery Day]

    Perhaps Tesla will offer a towable battery pack or a trailer with battery options. It could even be something you rent for those once a year trips. You could pay for each day and kwh used.
  18. How to get out of the cybertruck after "it floats a while"?

    With the exoskeleton and armor glass it will be hard for rescue folks to get inside to help unconscious folks.
  19. How to get out of the cybertruck after "it floats a while"?

    with water pressure on the outside it is nearly impossible to open the door until the insides fill up.
  20. Musk says Cybertruck to get paintball machine gun mounted on bed rails?!

    I am not sure why there are gas cans on the rear tailgate.


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