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  1. Tesla Canceling Model S Plaid +

    totally agree, I think the cybertruck due to it being so efficient will actually see greater (proportionally speaking) reduction in range when towing than a normal ICE truck due to it combating those efficiencies. As well 500mi in the truck market is really not saying much, (impressive for EV...
  2. Will the truck come with a full size spare?

    With that storage space under the bed, and the frunk, I'd be really surprised if it didn't. Looking at the size of the frunk on the F150, I could see a full sized 33-35" A/T spare fitting in there. Although I imagine there are crash test effects with it in the frunk. So at least fitting in that...
  3. Is anyone already working on the design and manufacturing of mods?

    I'm waiting to see if those slots in the bed end up being T-slot or not before moving forward with my designs. I'm a M.E./roboticist, my upgrades are stemming from that background, but have a pretty full plate at the moment so don't have plans at the moment for any production beyond myself. Good...
  4. Cybertruck UI patent hints at 610 mile range, eye tracking mirror adjustments, 20" suspension travel

    I hear ya. Something to note. Elon stated on JR earlier this year that they were currently deciding on what the actual battery pack size/ range of the SM CT would actually be. He stated that it will be at least 300mi which is at least 20% increase. So if they carry that same range increase...
  5. Side cameras / mirrors - any NHTSA updates?

    I also wonder if that range is based on the A/T tires or a more efficient A/S tire you typically see on pick ups like the ones on the F150 lightning above.
  6. Side cameras / mirrors - any NHTSA updates?

    A while back I did some rough calcs on the drag from side mirrors. I can't remember the exact cross sectional area I used (I think it was roughly the size of SUV mirrors), and I think I chose a Cd of 0.4 (but not positive, I image CT's would be more efficient). Long story short, on a road trip...
  7. Eight Foot Bed on Cybertruck

    I voted that I'm good with 6.5' but I can definitely see there being a market for 8' bed. Maybe down the road have an 8' version with a 300kw+ battery so it can compete with F450 (and others) range at full load.
  8. What features won’t be standard on the tri-motor and what do you think full spec will cost?

    I'm really hoping for a tesla made winch as an option. There's such an opportunity to get away from the 12v standard, they get so hot running 300-500 amps through them. Also they could have it linked directly to the yoke controls, and I've heard rumors that Tesla has a bit of experience...
  9. Tesla Received Approval to Install Short-Range Interactive Motion-Sensing Radar in Its Vehicles

    I can see heavy denim and oiled tin cloth becoming quite fashionable soon. hahah
  10. What is this in the CyberTruck bed?

    I have been trying to figure that out for the longest time. I think it might be a reflection of the on board power outlet that the cyberquad plugged into in the demo. I think the way the panel is open made for a really weird reflection but I'm not positive.
  11. 📸 Cybertruck Spotted at Giga Texas Plant! + Interior Look with Yoke Steering Wheel and Performance Pedals!

    Drop in T slots are a thing as well. They are not as beefy as full size T slots but are definitely a common T slot fastener. They are thinner, so you slip them in the slot parallel with the groove, then turn them sideways and they can't be removed. You wouldn't need the slots to extend to the...
  12. Connectivity to make your Tesla work? You already bought the car once, basically now have to pay to make the car radio work?

    Yea, the only thing that interests me on the premium connectivity is satellite maps and live traffic, but considering I have that on my phone. It's not worth paying $120 a year for to me. Phone bluetooths everything I need.
  13. Yoke Steering Wheel in S, X Cybertruck. NHTSA says, ‘What you talking ‘bout, Elon?!”

    Yea, While it would be an accomplishment for sure, it would kind of be counter intuitive. Most cases you don't go off roading because you have to. You do it because you want to. You want the challenge and feel of driving over sand dunes (feels so much like hitting powder on a snowboard) or rock...
  14. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Yea, but this one will be round, steel and heavy, Franz already demonstrated it...😄
  15. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Damn my suspicions were true, I was hoping leaking lines were not the major issue. Nothing like trying to replace an air line snaking throughout the body of the truck every time there are door issues. haha
  16. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    I hear you, I'm hoping they don't put in central tire inflation for that same reason. I'd rather that cost be put somewhere else. In reference to the doors, I just noticed everyone talking about Ice seizing up their doors and thought to myself hmmm without door handles where is there a store of...
  17. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Here's a fun cyberpunk opening mechanism...... and I would like to believe they looked at this option: Pneumatic latch system pulled from the onboard air compressor. You'd have far fewer parts. Mainly just an air line going to each door and a short travel pneumatic piston. For ice, the truck...
  18. Elon Musk Was Just in the Studio and Says Final Cybertruck Design is Looking 👌

    Said that to myself right as I scrolled to see your post haha
  19. Earliest Cybertrucks may get federal tax credit (400k more Teslas will qualify under GREEN Act)

    I was thinking along the lines of what Crissa said. Vehicle had to be registered in your name and maintained registration for say 5yrs. Maintaining that registration would take a serious hit on that incentive. I don't know what it is to registered a 1/2 ton in other states but in CA is around...
  20. Earliest Cybertrucks may get federal tax credit (400k more Teslas will qualify under GREEN Act)

    Something I have pondered as a new style of EV incentive that, at least as a brief thought experiment could potentially make a larger impact on CO2 "relative to just a general tax incentive": Make the Tax incentive relevant to trucks and truck owners/operators. In other words, if you buy an EV...


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