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  1. Cybertruck tires

    I posted a related question a while ago since I'm an off roading n00b and was told that the road tires will likely be fine for some types of offroading too. I'm getting the impression that I most likely won't need to keep a set of off road tires in the garage unless I start getting into more...
  2. What I need to camp off-road and off-grid

    Some years ago my parents did a 2 year round trip of Australia towing a small trailer. The vehicle was a large station wagon. They found they were chewing through gas at an alarming rate until a couple of weeks into the trip my dad happened to be chatting with another grey nomad and he mentioned...
  3. Plaid kind of boring

    For me part of the thrill is the amazing engineering that leads to such a machine. Tools are meant to extend our reach, it's an odd human emotion that feels nostalgia for things being worse. LOL Saying that, I do understand where you come from. I drive a dual clutch auto every day, in almost...
  4. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Agreed. Was hoping to find something concrete to backup his optimism.
  5. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Yeah! Super cool tech, I've read about that research. The thing is though, Elon on numerous occasions has opined about how batteries are "getting there" which one presumes he is referring to Tesla's batteries. Yet, it doesn't seem like it. He claims to have a design for a VTOL plane and is...
  6. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    https://www.cybertruckownersclub.com/forum/threads/tesla%E2%80%99s-new-structural-battery-pack-%E2%80%94-it%E2%80%99s-not-cell-to-pack-it%E2%80%99s-cell-to-body.1788/ So I guess this was somewhat addressed in the above thread. Should have searched. :p The other part of my question remains...
  7. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    yep I know, but the predicted pack level efficiency from various sources is essentially the same.
  8. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    This is so excellent, thank you. That last slide is a good one. I saw that video but I didn't parse that slide sufficiently as it has the answers, at least some of them. So would it be fair to say that we're kind of blurring the line here about pack level energy density. You could say the pack...
  9. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Ah.... okay, now we're cooking with gas. :) So I get the cells being ahead of production... but then again, 2710s are roughly 267 Wh/kg at the cell level for reals out in the wild... but drop to 166 at the pack level... wow... So you would think the 4680s would get a pretty big energy density...
  10. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Right, so the truck is more energy dense but the battery pack is the same. I get that. Still not sure why cell level energy density increases don't equate to pack level energy density increases. :) I'm going to watch the Sandy video and see if he can get through my lead-lined skull.
  11. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    So they claimed a 16% increase in energy density from the 4680... but that is at the cell level. I've seen claims the pack level won't improve that much.... that just doesn't make sense to me. How could they reduce weight while at least retaining if not increasing cell level density and not get...
  12. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Thanks! I'm familiar with both those channels... The Limiting Factor is incredible, but one has two kids and an ex-wife and a partner and can't watch all 18 parts of the battery series! I'm still not sure why pack specific energy has not increase at least somewhat inline with cell level...
  13. Pack level specific energy density vs cell level

    Hi All, Something I have been wondering for a while and I'm hoping someone here can help me understand relates to pack level energy density versus cell level. I keep seeing this interesting numbers for the growth in cell level specific energy for the cells Tesla use. Numbers for cell level...
  14. Update from Elon: Cybertruck production starting late 2022 and volume production in 2023

    Yep, specific energy has been increasing 5% per year. That means less cells needed, means lower costs on top of cheaper to produce cells.
  15. Update from Elon: Cybertruck production starting late 2022 and volume production in 2023

    This is all about 4680 supply. It's unlikely the truck as presented is viable without 4680s, the price would change dramatically if they used different cells. Tesla rolled the dice on 4680 production and it's turning out to be harder than they hoped, but I suspect they will succeed in raising...
  16. Sandy's rant. lol. I love this man.

    What maintenance? I’ve never heard of a correlation between Tesla battery age and risk of catching fire. The risk of Tesla EVs catching fire is much lower than gas cars. This has been apparent for years. Tesla also highlights this in their latest Tesla Impact Report…...
  17. Latest Emergency Vehicle Collision in Houston

    I think it's wise to temper any fandom with some cynicism. After all, they exist in a world where spin is a common denominator so it's to be expected. To be honest I would be disappointed if they didn't spin things because it helps achieve their mission which is something I believe in. I...
  18. Latest Emergency Vehicle Collision in Houston

    You could argue that if a human and FSD together result in a X times safer driving experience then it doesn't really matter. Whether the FSD or the combo of human and FSD that gets the credit is somewhere irrelevant, except to those developing FSD of course. Now I would like to see the data on...
  19. I see Cramer is at it again….he’s clearly NOT a truck person.

    Cramer doesn't have the bandwidth to follow things closely enough. He has a lot of heuristics in his head for valuing companies but not one that covers an opportunity like Tesla IMO. Eventually he caught up when his wife and daughter were both telling him to buy one and so he became a fan. He...
  20. The only cybertruck accessory I want.

    My partner and I named our Model 3 “TARS”. 😊
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