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    Three electric pickups walk into a bar…

    What will be the range of the fourth? Rivian R1T range is 314 GM Hummer is 343 FORDe Lightning is 270 Tesla Cybertruck ___ Is it Go Big or Go Home, A Mileage Match or something else?
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    Cybertruck reportedly getting better stainless steel material -- from 30X s.s. to 304L

    Scuttlebutt via Youtube asserts Tesla have found a better stainless steel for Cybertruck. Yes, s.s. better for Cybertruck production, environment, longevity and use application the 304L purportedly solves 30X problems. Tesla welds embrittle overtime in 30X. The tensile skin brittles which...
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    EV energy expect 25% demand growth

    Stanford study posits that by charging EV’s at home we’re doing it wrong. At least, at the wrong time. An over abundance of energy riches from RE(wind, solar) are being squandered on California‘s grid. Due to electricity rate structures from a time before solar and wind, current grid growth no...
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    Video: Tesla Cybertruck can reach 50% margin

    Youtube clip just out projecting pricing elasticity means demand for the EV pickup could make Tesla 50% profit margin.
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    Musk's battery promise: Inside by Reuters

    One article of two published today quote sources, in multiple, that the 4680 battery ramp isn’t ready for production, yet. Tesla have achieved ½ the expected savings it promised just by physically switching to the new, larger sized form factor. The problem is the other ½. Scaling to production...
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    Raw Nerf: Future of FSD and DOJO training

    tl;dr Cool Wednesday tidbit! An example how bright is the future of TeslaVISION and Full Self Driving, To wit: Raw Nerf Definitely, research optimization in computational photography that’s the stuff of geeks. Tesla could supercharge FSD training with Raw Nerf on DOJO in low light scenes...
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    Will USA bill enable TSLA to build its own “chips”?

    USA, worried CHN chips are unsafe even TSMC is at-risk, motivated passing bill funding new US Chip making. Funding BILLIONS to re-home chip designs, chip fabs, chip manufacture and geo-fence US chip technology through measures in the bill. Tesla have MILLIONS of products shipped every year that...
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    FORD gearing Lightning to its 12,000 strong Fleets

    Ford introduces 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro SSV: An electric pickup purpose-built for the police. This is smart FORD practice, taking care of business, covering its bases. One story. A FORD territory sales manager and I raced together. He famously landed the UTAH Highway Patrol fleet dressed in...
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    Herbert Diess is out…Porsche took over

    VW AG board said Friday it has appointed Porsche boss Oliver Blume which looks like a Porsche “circle the wagons” maneuver. VW‘s electrification planned 8 new factories has to be in question with Porsche pulling its greatest advocate. Diess at Tesla? That’s a conversation that, if not already...
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    Artificial Intelligence DALL-E 2 imagines Tesla Home Products

    Teslarati article features TeslAI household items: My FAV twoof may shown. Now I want to ask DALL-E 2 what Cyber products Tesla-produced it imagines!
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    EV “small battery” quickness betters Big LiON battery…

    Battery news reports battery makers see BEV mfgrs building different vehicles than LiON. Top of the list is RANGE – Consumer’s #1 purchase anxiety. Next LiON CHARGING time, availability and demand are critical already. Lastly, CHEMISTRY, raw ingredients, which LiON battery makers are currently...
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    TSLA at peak BEV?

    Ridiculous. Tesla has 3 Gigafactories machines and more planned. How could BEV peak when It hasn’t started yet? Today I got my first electric bill moving into all-electric accommodation ’cuz AGW. This put my billing into a $0.154 kWh rate. Keep a long story short its ~ equal to paying gas and...
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    Tesla files building plans for diner

    This filing is in Hollywood. Cleverly, it’s sited on Santa Monica Blvd.. A two story rooftop serves inside-outside Calif. vibes with drinks up or down and will carhop meals to chargers for in and out efficiency. The application documents variances, zoning changes and code exceptions Tesla...
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    Most important EV of the decade: Lightning

    FORD Lightning article by Artechnica writer, so impressed by a one-time drive, gave it headline treatment. I am on record liking the Lightning design integration and innovations added to the pickup form factor. Lightning sales win FORD “Happy Days”. It‘s FORD EV narrative. It’s effective design...
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    “ Cult of Elon” tag Cybertruck owners

    Hit piece put up yeterday challenges whether Cybertruck even matters anymore. Lack of production amid all the fanfare that the Tesla design created is driving an argument in the article that Elon’s use of the vhicle has passed. Seen as a shot across the bow by OEM automakers Cybertruck was a...
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    Elon Musk reportedly bought ~$2M Bored Ape NFT

    ? What would a Tesla Bored Ape EV look like for $$$ how many dollar figures? Elon is up to something besides getting an ego massage for 569 ETH purchase of Bored Ape #1837. Bored Ape #1837 NFT Personally Bored Ape and the amount of universality found in its artistic character imagery is...
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    Tesla wins Kelley Blue Book “Best Overall Luxury Brand” award for 3rd year running

    Didn’t know Elon owned “luxury” space, too. Kelly Blue Book is a consumer facing automotive pricing guide for the USA. Concurrently, Tesla received Kelly Blue Book “Best Value” and its “Most Refined “ award in addition to “Best Overall”. All three; awards in “Luxury“ class! Any one award…ho...
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    SpaceX former engineers reinventing freight

    Freight train by electric propulsion is being tested. Parallel Systems to use redundant motors replacing steel wheel trucks of yesteryear. Gone are the huge electric-driven petro-fueled engines in favor of the independent BEV self-propelled freight system. So too could be gone the long hours of...
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    Tesla plans to buy Mercedes Benz

    Rumor mill conspiracy theories and conjecture are rife online. What if… Mercedes Benz is in play? BAIC, its Chinese parent company, acquired Mercedes Benz, German nationalism and pride-of-ownership be damned. It’s no longer unimaginable. The next hurdle becomes why would BAIC entertain letting...
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    Trailer towing Rivian test, range and regen resulting in Rockies

    See: actual results in found footage online Even though this isn’t Cybertruck, it is a Quad motor pickup pulling a heavy trailer in steep mountains. I can verify this stretch is steep and overruns an ICE truck’s engine braking so its necessarily a braking test for Regen in the real world...
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