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  1. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Similarly, I go inside steel plants, refineries, etc. where they dictate any vehicle inside certain areas of the plant must have the doors unlocked and the "keys in the ignition." If you don't, they can relocate your vehicle in a manner less than pleasing. I am assuming leaving the key fob in...
  2. Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup will be able to power a camper

    That would require bi-directional ports which I don't think has ever been outright indicated. So far there is only one charging port I know of. (Crissa?) BUT - I really like the idea of having expansion power pack capability, especially with a trailer. I remember we had an F150 once that we...
  3. Who Else is Hoping for a Redesign for Wife's Acceptance?

    Would I spend $50k+ w/o discussing with my spouse? No. Did I put a $100 refundable deposit down before discussing it? Yes. I told her about it a month or so ago. Timing is everything. Unfortunately, the CT may be showing up around the time daughter #1 is getting married. oof.
  4. Cybertruck colors are coming, including matte black

    O M G. If you're just trolling, I won't take it well. I soooooo want a matte black version. That would be just incredible.
  5. Starlink coming to Cybertruck?

    No kidding. Can you imagine using your CT to augment your home internet? "Daddy, when are you coming home [because our internet is so much faster when your truck is in the driveway]" I am not sure if that is very realistic, but it is fun to pretend.
  6. Tesla Semi spotted in the wild!!

    I would have had a similar reaction.
  7. Cybertruck Rims?

    I am glad I am not the only one. One of the few CT visuals I really don't care for is the rim/tire combo: both their look and their practicality. Custom tires would likely have higher costs (I wouldn't expect to see these on the production model) and design elements that protrude away from the...
  8. Back-seat driver: How Honda stole the lead in autonomous cars

    I like these definitions better than what I was finding. Thanks, TruckElectric. And as a former SAE member, I guess I should have looked for their position in the first place.
  9. Back-seat driver: How Honda stole the lead in autonomous cars

    I thought the same thing when I read that chart. I just did a little googling and confirmed Level 4 is usually defined as Fully Autonomous and Level 5 removes the ability to be manual. On their chart Level 5 still shows the steering wheel and pedal. It does vary by source, but most agree with...
  10. My Cybertruck pop-up roof tent design

    Agreed you need the truck to test wild ideas, like the transformer F-150, but I think you may need to reconsider that particular idea. The CT is an exoskeleton, the panels are the structure, so they aren't moving.
  11. Elon Reconfirms Production Cybertruck Will be Around 3% Smaller. Factory Delivery / Pick Up Will Be Available!

    Apologies - catching up from the weekend here - lots I wanted to respond to. DrScot you are almost as hard to follow as Elon. I sense Elon gives a raw feed of his thoughts sometimes, not unlike what tell my wife after a long day. It is unfiltered and riddled with jokes and parody. Elon, I...
  12. Cybertruck design & engineering complete. First deliveries still this year.

    That makes sense. Likely the glue would prove to be a dielectric, but the mechanical fastener could be the exception here. I would *hope* the brilliant engineers at Tesla would not overlook this basic fundamental to not have dissimilar metals in direct contact with each other.
  13. Cybertruck design & engineering complete. First deliveries still this year.

    Thank you - I'll take you up on that! It may have to be next time you're running through Mobile, as I don't see me traveling through the Texas panhandle anytime soon. ;-)
  14. Cybertruck design & engineering complete. First deliveries still this year.

    I have observed "brand loyalty" is for many better referred to as "brand animosity". I can recall several Chevy/Ford/Dodge folks who 20 years ago asserted they wouldn't be caught dead in the other two later bought a Tundra or a Titan. It's not that they were brand loyal, but grew up hating the...
  15. Cybertruck design & engineering complete. First deliveries still this year.

    I was under the impression we solved that with dielectrics a long time ago. I feel I must be missing something. Is there a genuine concern over galvanic corrosion between the aluminum frame and the SS exoskeleton that wouldn't be solved the same way we combine all sorts of mixed metal systems...
  16. This New All-Electric Jet Ski Was Designed to Play With Tesla’s Cybertruck

    Honestly - very disappointed. This was the norm of electric vehicles before Tesla. Perform way worse and charge way more. (43 mph @$47k). That’s the speed of an early 90’s ski. It may look more traditional, but the Orca (link below) is much more of a player. (65 mph @ $15k) It would be cool...
  17. Cybertruck imagined with side mirrors and windshield wiper

    I second that! I thought the bigger battle on the mirror requirement was being fought on the Roadster. I would hope it is a moot point by the time the first CT's roll out. Mine won't be here for 2 years (12/17/22) so I can't imagine I'll be blazing any trails with the DMV.
  18. If you have the cash, should you buy or lease?

    Well said, and I agree wholeheartedly. Leasing is only a generally good idea for those who have an uncommon tax advantage for the lease over the purchase. Otherwise, it has to be a car that exists in the right environment. By that, I mean a car that is way overpriced, but you want to buy anyway...
  19. Shark Wheels

    @FutureBoy (OP) No, I do not. I put shark wheels on some of my son's longboards, and I do not expect to see them on any full-size vehicles any time soon. Inline with @TI4Dan and @Crissa, Shark wheels have very specific advantages that do not translate to full-size vehicles. The primary...
  20. Cybertruck renderings and creations

    Maybe Elon will place an easter egg where the front headlights to mimic KITs signature oscillating light with the matching sound.