I hedged my bets: Lightning reservation immediately after the reveal, Model Y reservation just made. Order book opens on the Lightning "this fall" so we'll see if can get in the system for a 2022 delivery. The Y is looking like a Feb delivery, since it can tow a decent load, I could get by with...
If they make it standard equipment, I'd guess it's a teaspoon of sugar to make $10,000 price increase go down. Tesla can still argue it's still cheaper than a Hummer, and cost comparable to the upper trim level Lightnings.
Indeed, there are pictures of F-150 Lightning prototypes parked on house driveways, besides being on the road. Ford employees doing real world testing. Same with the Hummer, including running the trails around Moab.
If the formula is correct, I'm around #50k in the CT queue. Maybe, just maybe I...
In a power outage, a few kws now and then make life so much nicer. That's all I need from a vehicle.
I put a reservation down on a lightning. Refundable 100 bucks it a nice hedge against the CT not meeting my expectations.
I've read (from Europe) the preferred way to extinguish an EV on fire is dunk it in a big tank of water. Literally. This is a diagram for my ride, a Chevy Bolt. Tells emergency workers where the critical stuff is.
A "gentleman of girth" is another dated term. Looks like normal middle age spread that just expands and expands if you don't do something about it (exercise and watch your diet).
Note to all the youngsters with tatoos - just imagine what they will look like as the canvas stretches and sags......
Hmmm, Elon didn't say anything about CT production in 2021, just mentioned the Y in limited numbers this year, mass production next.
I'm not surprised though, given the complexity and scale of what's going on there CT production in 2021 was an aspirational goal.
Your choice as to whether this is believable.
I see Tesla isn't shy about jockeying its prices up and down depending on demand. Really wondering if my dual motor CT will be 49K or end up 59K.
Who'd have guessed body on frame is the best way to build a pickup truck?:unsure:
Since the terafactory has a paintshop needed to build the Y, they might as well ditch the expensive SS and go high strength steel with paint. Line-X the bed for durability and Bob's your uncle.
Just having some fun...
I live in an area where it rains and/or snows, at least one time every week. Based on my experiences with cameras getting obscured by various forms of precipitation and road residues (salt and dirt) I'd want mirrors.
Negligible effect. The truck market is what, 3 million a year? GM and Ford will have EV pickups around 2024 so there's a narrow window for Tesla and "the others" to establish their presence. As Sandy Munro points out, brand loyalty is "unbelievable" among truck owners.
Me? I'm more agnostic...
Here's a real life scenario: A drive from Oshkosh WI to Mackinaw City, MI (actually going South beyond that but that's the challenging segment).
Assume I charged to 100% the evening before.
Truck sits outside overnight at -12 F.
Depart NB on US 41, 70 mph highway. No snow that day and the...