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  1. Model S Plaid Delivery Event

    That was an annoying tease. I was expecting a "One more thing" at the end!
  2. Tesla Canceling Model S Plaid +

    Combined with Elon's comment to Joe Rogan that they're targeting 300 miles for the CT and that there is a weight-range sweet spot there, this is the first time I'm really skeptical we'll see the 500 mile CT. Hopefully we find out this month.
  3. 610 miles of range for Cybertruck - is it for real?

    Exactly... "Displayed range in your Tesla is adapted based on fixed EPA test data, not your personal driving patterns." To what are you referring?
  4. Who is eating crow? Final predictions.

    Since predictions will almost certainly be wrong, I'll just say what I hope/dream for on my tri-motor. Some of these are motivated by my experience as a Model 3 owner for three years. -The on-again, off-again 3% size reduction so it fits in my standard garage -Electrochromatic dimming on the...
  5. 610 miles of range for Cybertruck - is it for real?

    Don't think this is true for any Tesla vehicle. My Model 3's range is a direct relationship to the battery SOC. Driving fast, slow, in wind, without wind, etc has no effect on the estimated range, just on how accurate that range turns out to be.
  6. Vehicle to Home (Ford Figured it Out)

    FWIW, you should already be able to do that easily by plugging another vehicle into the 240V plug in the CT bed.
  7. Vehicle to Home (Ford Figured it Out)

    Trying to run extension cords all over the house is quite different then automatic, software-controlled whole-home power backup, but great point that they already have the HW pieces from Tesla energy. Would still need to develop the mobile app and in-vehicle software functionality. Fingers crossed.
  8. Vehicle to Home (Ford Figured it Out)

    People have no conception of just how enormous long range EV batteries are. My house is net-zero annual energy use thanks to solar. It makes zero sense for me to install a comparatively small home battery backup when (1) there's a 75kWh battery pack sitting doing nothing; (2) I only have power...
  9. MATTEL 1:10 RC Cybertruck Coming Back + New Cyberquad on May 21!

    Snagged two right at order go-live. This will be my first time seeing a 3D CT. Woohoo!
  10. Rumor: There will be no single motor Cybertruck! RWD model will be dual motor.

    That was basically what MotorTrend reported at the launch for the motors. Given Tesla's tendency toward simplicity/software limiting and reducing build variation, I wouldn't be surprised if they've settled on: CT3: Plaid powertrain with double stacked battery (and maybe tuned for performance -...
  11. 📸 Cybertruck Spotted at Giga Texas Plant! + Interior Look with Yoke Steering Wheel and Performance Pedals!

    Looks like the slot in front of the three cupholders in the back of the jumpseat could be a wireless charging pad. Also, it looks like the HVAC vent/strip is sealed off. #prototype
  12. Mustang Mach-E Real World Range (Big problem)

    The Mach E's range has been quite impressive in real world tests. Despite the shorter rating, it actually outlasted a Model Y in an apples-to-apples comparison (see Alex on Auto's video). Edited to add: It does have a 25%-ish bigger battery pack than the Tesla, so it's clearly less efficient...
  13. Type of Motors

    Good points for having dual induction in the rear for power and the PMSRM in front for efficiency. Hope they've managed to eek a bit more efficiency out of both motor types, regardless of arrangement.
  14. Type of Motors

    For the engineering minded members out there, do we have any idea what type of motors the tri-motor powertrain is using? Elon recently said the plaid powertrain is "finished" since it is about to ship in the refreshed S/X. I think all current dual motor Teslas use one permanent magnet switched...
  15. What will you tow with your Cybertruck?

    I'll be towing the Bean Trailer Meaner Bean I got last fall. Fantastic trailer that I highly recommend. Hopefully the light weight (2100 lbs) and more aero shape won't take a huge hit on range. Meaner Bean - Off-Road Trailers | Teardrop Trailers Made in Utah | Bean Trailer
  16. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Didn't see this suggestion in the thread, so here goes... a "kick under the door" sensor to open, similar to how many tailgates open now. The ice problem will be solved with the Model X style pushrod no doubt. But I do think the most likely is a push button (either physical or capacitive) in...
  17. How can the Tri-Motor Cybertruck at $70k possibly be real?

    Three reasons, weighted equally: 1) Cost. Massive manufacturing cost reductions designed into the product. Structural battery, no paint, exoskeloton, single screen, just to name a few... 2) Supply and demand. A $50k BMW M3 does not cost twice as much to make as a $25k Civic. Charge what folks...
  18. Colorado

    Tri Motor res holder in Denver here. Reserved right when they went open. Unofficial tracker says I'm in the first 5000. Happy to meet up once I get it!
  19. Cybertruck dashboard, wasted space?

    I agree with the previous poster that there is probably a lot of important guts crammed into that space. It's a pretty small nose and there's still frunk space. However, I really hope that the Tesla team doesn't sacrifice utility for the minimalist aesthetic. Truck buyers expect cubbies and...