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  1. Challeco

    Will you be trading/re-selling your current Tesla for the Cybertruck?

    I've been trying to save money for a down payment. I expect my place in line to land sometime within 2024, so if I continue to save and not spend recklessly, I will be able to sell my old truck and add to a decent down payment.
  2. Challeco

    Will you be trading/re-selling your current Tesla for the Cybertruck?

    I plan on selling off vehicles. But not the Electric versions. So, yeah, the F250 will either be sold or rebuilt as a project car then sold as an antique. The only vehicles that I plan on keeping are the Model Y, the Cybertruck, and my 66 Galaxie that I may electrify too. Until the charging...
  3. Challeco

    Tesla to announce $3.5B Semi manufacturing facility in Nevada

    I am expecting the RV manufacturers to start knocking on the door soon. Converting a 300 mile variant into a luxury motorhome just seems like a natural progression. Once the markets gets a taste of the cost per mile, Tesla will be inundated.
  4. Challeco

    Tesla patents new windshield glass capable of novel bends, shapes and curves using Cybertruck as example

    I would love the solar type that is the transparent flexible type, like an applique.
  5. Challeco

    Tesla patents new windshield glass capable of novel bends, shapes and curves using Cybertruck as example

    I suppose this is to plan. There won't be repair stations on Mars. That is the end goal isn't it?
  6. Challeco

    Article: Tesla advertising Cybertruck can pull “Near Infinite Mass” — What Does That Even Mean?

    This! This is a great lead in to why as a smaller vehicle you look both ways before crossing tracks and never stop on the tracks even at a stop light. Also, regarding tractor/trailers (semi), give them wide berth and make sure they see you. Even a super safe Tesla will be a pancake of blood...
  7. Challeco

    Article: Tesla advertising Cybertruck can pull “Near Infinite Mass” — What Does That Even Mean?

    Thank you for clarifying. I used what I was taught was the correct descriptive term.
  8. Challeco

    Article: Tesla advertising Cybertruck can pull “Near Infinite Mass” — What Does That Even Mean?

    Yes, your understanding is almost correct. Where we disconnected is the intent of the word "stall". What I had hoped you would understand is that stall does not equal die. When a electric motor stalls, it is still working against the load and inertia. When a diesel stalls it dies and you have...
  9. Challeco

    Article: Tesla advertising Cybertruck can pull “Near Infinite Mass” — What Does That Even Mean?

    Are you sure you read my response? My point was about the electric drive not the diesel.
  10. Challeco

    Article: Tesla advertising Cybertruck can pull “Near Infinite Mass” — What Does That Even Mean?

    As a lab tech I have a singular issue with the last statement. I understand your point that "near infinite" is a stupid catch phrase. But, The railroad system may disagree with you. The persistence of an electric motor's torque is why our rail system uses diesel over electric. The diesel...
  11. Challeco

    CyberTruck Tri-Motor or Tesla Semi?

    I think this is a great idea! Not to diminish your grand design, but you could still get quite the Taj-Ma-Haul with the same platform with slide outs and a retractable penthouse of your own design and still not exceed the space allotment of a standard RV bay. I would love to see what you come...
  12. Challeco

    Why is Tesla in the lead in for the article. Two adults survive Tesla plunges 250 feet off California Cliff?

    There is also the Hot springs hotel just outside of Union. It is still in the process of upgrades by a new owner and management. But, they have a theater, bar, and lodging... and it has been on the "Most haunted" list for quite a while being an historic sanitarium/hospital/therapeutic hot...
  13. Challeco

    Why is Tesla in the lead in for the article. Two adults survive Tesla plunges 250 feet off California Cliff?

    Let me know when you go. Maybe I'll come down from the Blue mountains and compare with you. I driven most of the Oregon coast down to Northern California, but only glimpsed the California coast as a kid.
  14. Challeco

    Why is Tesla in the lead in for the article. Two adults survive Tesla plunges 250 feet off California Cliff?

    I grew up running across it as a kid in the 70s. The northern part in Lincoln city and Newport. A different stretch but just a magnificent.
  15. Challeco

    Why is Tesla in the lead in for the article. Two adults survive Tesla plunges 250 feet off California Cliff?

    I just watched a report that the driver has been arrested for attempted murder. The authorities have probable cause that this was intentional. So... This is a feel good story where Tesla engineers are heroic designers of exceptionally safe cars.
  16. Challeco

    Why is Tesla in the lead in for the article. Two adults survive Tesla plunges 250 feet off California Cliff?

    Until the temperature drops to the frost point. Then, stay off the roads!! When I was there they lost their ever loving minds.
  17. Challeco

    Let's get down to the real or imagined demand for a Midgate

    I have understood for a while that a 6.5 foot bed was satisfactory for non-work related use cases and that my uses for a truck are more industrial, thereby not typical. But, my opinion remains that a minimum platform of 50"x100" is necessary. A mid-gate allows for increased capacity for...
  18. Challeco

    5 Reasons why the Cybertruck will be worth the wait

    Your fellow Oregonian agrees.
  19. Challeco

    Cybertruck 1000V Architecture + V4 Supercharging Confirmed!! ⚡️ "It's Going to be Used for Cybertruck Too" - Elon Musk

    Interesting. It is almost as if Elon is adamant that the truck is going to better all other manufacturers in every way Tesla can manage. Better battery, better motors, better computer systems, better power management. The comments above that mention a 6 foot bed instead of the 6.5 foot bed do...
  20. Challeco

    Power plants vs batteries

    My understanding is that peaker plants are the problem child of the energy production world. They are the most expensive to operate, potentially the most polluting, but the balance the grid needs for consumer variations. Battery banks are a perfect alternative for peaker plants. The batteries...
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