Here is an article based on a tweet from Elon for cast frame reparability:
Well, a new video from Monro says the battery pack will be VERY strong a "brick". Even saying if the car is hit by a train the battery section would probably bounce off and land in the ditch. haha gotta love that guy. Says will not puncture.
17:30 on timeline.
Yes, that makes sense. The exoskeleton and structure of the CT will be much more resistant to damage then other trucks and if damage reaches the battery area or internal frame, then it's a very large impact and damaged beyond repair anyway. Hopefully cracked frame / battery puncture from below...
Right, so If I damage or crack a small part of the molded internal frame, can that be repaired? Aluminum isn't as easy to weld as steel. Seems like once you need a new entire HALF of the frame to be replaced that isn't feasible. I guess the counter argument would be less moving parts / less...
Agreed. Think that was why the phrase "Million Mile Battery" was not spoken although obvious that milestone has arrived and no talk of new charging speeds although a graph did show that the tab-less cell has low heat production during charging.
"You can have reliability or serviceability, Pick one, You can't have both." Sandy Monro.
The above quote from Monro regarding the epoxied batteries in frame construction and the single front and rear castings have me wondering, Is the Cybertruck "totaled" if the frame or segment of the battery...
I Hope so! Timeline doesn't quite match up?? 12-16 months for new cell production but Cybertruck starting production in 12? Maybe just doesn't want to say for Ozborne effect? Double range of CT or just less battery space needed for posted ranges?
Depends on how far it retracts, if it can be engineered to retract below the vault, a fordable pass-through possible. Maybe have to choose if want cover deployed or not before folding down seat backs. Think Tesla engineers can do it. Would be terrific for camping!
Would be great for camping with internal access to cab video, lighting and climate controls. Cover would still be in track below bed level with track unobstructed in gap between rear seat and vault. Hope this can be engineered and watertight, go Tesla team!
Unfortunately, Elon said in the Jay Leno clips that the door panels will be the "bullet proof" 3mm SS, makes me think that possibly other portions of the CT may NOT be such as the front end as a crumple zone. Wish the whole exoskeleton was this material!
Hmm maybe that was it? Thought US but see it back to $7000 and $100. , but wow now I don't even see the Cybertruck page on their website? Maybe update page incoming?? Can still navigate via google but no cybertruck link off main page.
In same boat! Have a savings plan for down payment and improving credit at same time but it was a 2-year plan. Ha. I saw on the website Tesla increased the price of self-driving to $9,500 and reservation fee to $150 now.