I love your thought process here!
Rather than a trailer it might be lighter and simpler to have retractable wheels on your boat. The best part is no part!
As for steering I’d hazard a guess you could port the steering inputs electronically to the rudder rather than a mechanical transfer.
Both Elon and JB Straubel (when he worked at Tesla) stated that V2G is unlikely in Tesla vehicles because they want to prioritise vehicle experience over functionality as a power source. The cost/benefit of changing the battery chemistry to accommodate both is too much of a compromise.
I can see where you’re going with this, but Tesla is a very strong competitor and Rivian do appear to have compelling products. I think those two alone will drag the of the market off a cliff, whether they fly or not will be a good thing.
I don’t think Elon or Tesla are looking in the rear view mirror contemplating the poor design choices of the legacy OEMs. By giving them a little space and air time, the likes of Ford GM and Rivian wrestle their own narrative into the pickup truck zeitgeist.
The mission is to accelerate the...
it’s not going to be a fundamental issue for the share price. The later delivery will be just like Model 3 being delivered after Chevy Bolt.
Neither the Ford or GM are planning the production volume Tesla is.
Teslas vertical integration from the steel to the batteries will ensure they dominate...
I think we need someone much smarter than me to calculate the displacement of the truck. We could find the open bed might not make much difference if open or closed.
The formula for calculating volumetric weight is length x width x height (cm) / 5000.
With the right elastic baffles it could fold itself back into storage trays in custom made Rocksliders/running boards under the doors.
This is one of the reasons I’m hoping Cybertruck has customisable UI with power/ control ports for accessories.
The materials choice is going to be an interesting one.
Increasing strength whilst only adding lightness is an exercise in compromise. A Titanium honeycomb with UHMWPE sandwich might give the desirable function qualities but I’d hazard a guess the cost and complexity of manufacture might...
The external panels on a regular vehicle are not significant component in crumple zones; it’s the stuff underneath that forms the main crumple zones. In Cybertruck that is now the outside. Small overlap and side impact are going to likely be best in Automotive industry. Spreading the loads over...