A big battery is mandatory for towing. Its also madatory for life in Canada where distances are vast, charging network is limited, and cold weather kills range.
I wish Tesla would offer the big battery on dual or single motor variants. I don't need a Plaid Mode CT, but I do need a big battery.
Building BEVs at high volume is no simple task. Keep in mind nobody else has done it yet. Tesla model 3 and Y being the only high volume BEVs in the world.
I'm as impatient as the next guy and with reservation #546,000 I'll be waiting for quite a while...
I am actually very optimistic about production. The factory is going up really fast. Radio silence from Tesla and Elon about CT is not evidence of bad news.
I predict 20k CT deliveries this year. I think they will start deliveries by end of October.
I don't think there will be any new prototype iterations. The design is complete, factory tooling has been ordered and is already arriving on site.
Tesla is very mysterious about features. I wouldn't be surprised if there are very few additional details provided even at the time of placing...
GM and Ford are brand new to the EV space, and we don't know much about their batteries. Battery tech is king. Range and durability need to be really good. A bad battery can effectively kill a vehicle. Look at old Teslas - a few faulty cells can kill the whole pack and cost of replacement is...
I will occasionally borrow a camping trailer and pull it with my CT. I fully expect to have to disconnect the trailer in order to charge but I don't mind. Besides, where I live there are so few Teslas that it is rare to see a single vehicle charging.