In the Aptera, the ultra-range does use a different shell than the normal-ranged models and loses some cargo space behind the front seats.
Since it's just a slightly higher panel, it's only a two-part difference.
I would assume the same for the Cybertruck; the extra battery impinges on some...
Yeah, but he's our nut. There is some value in hearing these off the wall ideas, so we can be prepared with the right studies and arguments.
(There are some limits, of course, but Administrator doesn't let hazardous, eliminationist rhetoric here so we're got those bounds in place.)
Yeah, US full-sized trucks are used in some rural parts of Japan, but not in the urban areas. They have streets reserved for different sized vehicles, down to k-cars, autocycles, motorcycles, bikes, etc. They take their space seriously. Roads are considered impositions to their property...
If you like. The cars have entertainment systems for that purpose.
There are additional fees for leaving it sitting at a charger while not charging.
Yes. The app notifies you live, so you can tell what speed it's charging at.
It's pretty obvious when a car isn't charging. There's a cable...
The Arcimoto, Aptera, things like this delivery unit...
Lotsa stuff happening. The nature of our safety laws have kept many designs from being considered... Hence Tesla's sedans but with nothing up front. They did put seats where the trunk would be on an ICE vehicle.
One of the articles at release had a more detailed look inside, and they reported that the reason for the Tri-motor double range was in fact, a double-layer battery pack.
The casting isn't the floor pan. But yes, we have no idea how they'd solve this. It may be the double pack extends down between the axles, and so there would be more empty space under the single-motor version.
This is true no matter whether there are stacked packs. I don't see it as an...
There will be (and is required to be) an emergency manual release lever in the door. This is in all other Tesla cars currently.
Yes, a striker point will probably break the glass, but then you'd have to wedge it out of the frame, as their projected designs are laminated.
They have not said their targets.
Their first known target was 5k/week Model 3 in 2018; they project capacity to make 1370 of them and Model Y per at at the Fremont factory.
So we know ramp up will take awhile. How much of awhile we don't know. But 10k/week in 2023 is not out of the...
Also, the Prius is a line of vehicles, not just some underpowered sedan. It comes in many flavors. And the Prime variant is basically the same arrangement of parts that made the RAV4 Prime.
There is no need for the Prius to go away for other hybrids - because the budget and size that it comes...
That's just a technique. One that doesn't work if you're backing using mirrors or cameras anyhow. And will be unnecessary with driver aids.
Also, I'm dyslexic (I invert things randomly) so no, it doesn't help me.