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  1. More Details on Supercharger sharing with non-Tesla cars (from Q2 2021 earnings call)

    What makes most sense to me is a fee based on a combination of electricity consumed and time consumed (which punishes slower charging vehicles, but hey, they're tying up a stall), with the time part being higher past some percentage of charge when more than 2/3 of the stalls are in use (or...
  2. CT Companion vehicle - model 2, Aptera or other

    My interest is partly the acceleration of an electric, but mostly that this electric has good range (tri-motor), can haul anything I'd want to (non-commercial use), go anywhere I might want to go, and is likely to be very long lasting and very low maintenance. I don't object to any environmental...
  3. More Details on Supercharger sharing with non-Tesla cars (from Q2 2021 earnings call)

    I'd just as soon see a few more chargers at each location, and a lesser of 45 min or full limit (plus a couple minutes to respond to notification and disconnect and move the vehicle) before overtime fees kick in. Why? Because a 30 minute break is the MINIMUM for commercial drivers, and because...
  4. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    If it included a Magnavolt Lethal Response system (Robocop 2), that wouldn't be a problem.
  5. Front Bumpers + License Plates

    Isn't that what back seats and carpeted truck beds are for?
  6. Door handle issue

    "Relax, " said the night man, "We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!" -- Eagles, Hotel California
  7. Will the truck come with a full size spare?

    Reminds me of Bill Clinton saying he had Astroturf in his El Camino. And then passing it off as for protecting luggage, rather than a mobile venue for extracurricular activities. Probably depended on what the meaning of the word "luggage" is. :)
  8. Anyone polishing their Stainless Steel Cybertruck to a mirror like finish?

    Other sorts of pattern polishing are quite possible: https://www.metalserve.com/pattern-polishers/ (no doubt other providers also exist, that was just one I happened to find with a few quite different examples) Even plain stainless has had its ups and downs to a degree, such as in the same...
  9. Anyone polishing their Stainless Steel Cybertruck to a mirror like finish?

    Pattern polishing, such as with overlapping circles, would be a lot of work (realistically, a lot of expense, since doing a good job takes skill), but would stand out without being blinding.
  10. Cybertruck as a tow vehicle

    Ooh, Monty Python reference. Great!
  11. Anyone polishing their Stainless Steel Cybertruck to a mirror like finish?

    Whatever works for you. I'd probably just use the app to have it make a rude noise to identify it.
  12. Window breakers (to escape drowning) would they work on a ct?

    A pointed chisel along with a heavy hammer would do, although you might have to use it a few times to break out a big enough area. Once somewhat broken up, a crowbar might help clear out what's left more easily. Hope you have a heavy coat or can duck any bits remaining, and not get sliced open...
  13. FSD... Ownership transfer issues (if someone else totals your CT)?

    Hmm. There are the development costs, and then there are the per-unit costs. Even if there's some server side operation required, the per-unit costs are modest provided the hardware is already capable of FSD. The cost of switching from a totaled vehicle to a replacement should be near zero -...
  14. Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Even in a car with power steering, as long as you're reasonably strong (and moving!), you can steer it if the power steering goes out. Manual, mechanical backup functionality for critical functions. Getting into the vehicle without cutting is IMO a critical function. :) Having said that, the...
  15. Who Else is Hoping for a Redesign for Wife's Acceptance?

    You want invisible, get a camo wrap. Say, that's not a bad idea.
  16. Who Else is Hoping for a Redesign for Wife's Acceptance?

    Maybe the specs and the looks go together. Although the CT could use a retractable turret in back for a .50 cal, and maybe a drone with a chain saw on it, for the zombie apocalypse. It's NOT about looks, except maybe reminding some folks that you're ok with being more [email protected]$$ than they are. :cool:
  17. Overlanding Range

    So what you want is a lightweight, collapsible and easily deployable solar carport. :-)
  18. Want the economic incentives for buying a Tesla in Virginia? Think again.

    In terms of efficiency, that's nuts, since except for keeping them clean from dust deposits (lots of dust storms, and only a few times a year enough rain to do more than harden the dust coat), AZ is a great place for solar. OTOH, selling solar back, the power company still has to maintain the...
  19. Want the economic incentives for buying a Tesla in Virginia? Think again.

    Those who favor government actively involved in improving all and sundry, often forget that there's ALWAYS unintended consequences, downside, usually. TANSTAAFL (physics has conservation laws that pretty much forbid magic free stuff; economics probably does too); and also, some of us suspect...
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