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  1. For those who are apposed to the $7,500 rebate.

    That's a good plot, I applaud you putting in the effort to make it. I think where we disagree is what mass adoption looks like and how high the barrier to entry is. I'm leaning towards all-time compact car numbers where it feels like over half of the cars on the road are EV's. But the F-150...
  2. For those who are apposed to the $7,500 rebate.

    The aggregate of all new car purchases gives you an average of $38k, but look at the data at a granular level: https://mediaroom.kbb.com/2019-11-01-Average-New-Vehicle-Prices-Up-Nearly-3-Year-Over-Year-According-to-Kelley-Blue-Book NEW mid-sized cars average $27k, and sub/compacts even less...
  3. For those who are apposed to the $7,500 rebate.

    I get that, and it is valuable to Tesla and their infrastructure to build as many CT’s as possible which a subsidy helps with. If Tesla ever envisions itself making an affordable mass market vehicle (debatable?) then they need as much experience as possible. For now though this is just a tax...
  4. For those who are apposed to the $7,500 rebate.

    A lump sum aimed to help an entire country affected by a worldwide pandemic vs a subsidy that benefits a primarily wealthy demographic on what amounts to a toy. These are not the same thing.
  5. Should Tesla setup a Blank-Check Co. (SPAC) or separate IPO for Cybertrck so that buyers can qualify for a $7500 rebate?

    If the CT really has 600k+ reservations, why does Tesla need the tax credit to sell its truck? I think tax credits and other economic incentives that primarily benefit the wealthy and megacorps go against the personal politics of many Tesla owners, but they look past that because they like...
  6. protestors outside fremont factory

    Elon’s companies are notoriously rough on their employees. Nonetheless many choose to work there out of a passion for the mission which is great, but the burnout rate is high and the engineers are underpaid compared to the rest of industry, especially when you consider the locale’s. The way I...
  7. If you could request three factory add-ons, what would they be?

    1. Windshield HUD 2. Exterior lighting for camping etc 3. SPARE TIRE!!
  8. Anyone plan on polishing their Cybertruck to a mirror like finish?

    Good point! Stainless steel is widely used in energy efficient roofs because of its high solar reflectivity ratings. The high reflectivity might offset the absorption from the giant windshield and dash haha.
  9. Does the Cyber Trucks facetted design mean that it might have stealth characteristics?.

    The radar frequencies cops use are very sensitive to small surface imperfections. The panel gaps alone would blow up the radar cross section, not even taking into account material changes across the headlights and fender flares. Part of the reason stealth aircraft cost $100+ million is the...
  10. What is your biggest Cybertruck question you'd like answered by Tesla before committing to purchase?

    I’m curious about a lot, but only a couple things could be deal breakers, namely vehicle size and side mirror setup. New factory construction and eventual shipping dates are concerning as well - if I have to wait until 2023 for delivery I might just buy a Model Y instead. In regards to towing...
  11. Range reduction when towing.

    Good points. The Cybertruck will probably have several innovations focused squarely on increasing towing range, but the basic physics aren’t changing. I’d still expect at least 25% range reduction in most cases.
  12. My design update render (size reduction & leveling)

    I LOVE the renderings in this thread. The CT’s original size was a nonstarter for a lot of people, and in my opinion it really screwed up the aesthetics especially in the rear. These smaller renders are beautiful. A smaller truck will off-road better and hopefully weigh less. And best of all...
  13. Sliding Doors on Cybertruck

    I think this would look sick on the CT. I’d be a little concerned about the added complexity. I also think it’s valuable to have access to the controls on the door while the door is open, which wouldn’t be possible here. With a focused design effort i think that could be solved though. All in...
  14. Range reduction when towing.

    I believe Model X owners see approximately 50% reduction in range at most. Obviously this is highly dependent on altitude, speed, towing weight, trailer size, etc so your results may vary. The aerodynamics of the trailer will likely have a bigger impact on range than the towed weight.
  15. Elon dying to make Cybertruck like yesterday! Will delivery be accelerated...

    This is the real struggle. If there was no Cybertruck, I would already have a Y. Early 2022 is soon enough that I probably won't bite the bullet on a Y. Two expensive new cars in 2 years wouldn't be wise in my financial situation!
  16. Elon dying to make Cybertruck like yesterday! Will delivery be accelerated...

    Elon is itching to build the Cybertruck. The 3 and Y are great cars and important for The Mission, but they're vanilla mass-market vehicles. For Elon, the Cybertruck is a much needed respite from the latest bran meal offerings from Tesla, and is license to dream just like the early days of the...
  17. NO SIDE MIRRORS (Side View Cameras Instead)

    Love the mirrorless looks, but this comes entirely down to execution. Mirrors are something you need at a moment's notice, without any extra effort required. I should be able to check my mirror in a split second, which means that there must be a continuous video feed somewhere in the vehicle...
  18. Tesla patents steering wheel with touchscreens and haptic feedback

    I don't think Tesla would pursue this if they didn't think they could make it safe, which can be said about many complaints about the Cybertruck. I dig the aesthetics, but as a set of physical buttons not touch screens. I appreciate the durability of modern touch screens but I don't like...
  19. Musk Again Teases That Cybertruck Will Float

    Not sure why Tesla and Rivian seek to make buoyant trucks. It’s generally a bad thing to start floating when you’re trying to cross a river, just look at any video of a Jeep going deep into the water and making it out the other side. Tesla has basically admitted in government registration docs...
  20. Musk Again Teases That Cybertruck Will Float

    As someone who has lived in flash flood territory, the possibility of it floating seems like a bad idea? When I’m driving through moderately deep water I’d like to keep moving forwards, not downstream!
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