Tents seem perfectly reasonable as I imagine they want to prioritize production and then they can build facilities to move into. The area is so huge that they could totally build the lines under tents and be building final facilities simultaneously.
This. CT was top to bottom redesign based on purpose, not tradition.
Also, the lawsuit is falling apart because there were several prototype trucks over the years that looked like that already, including a normal diesel truck called the "airflow starship".
I was just thinking a speedometer and other basic stuff on a HUD that would never need to change from a major programming standpoint. Battery level, speed, heading, AP status, etc.
Is the behind the wheel screen even a touch screen in the S and X?
I would argue that's the most optimistic point. Between that being so far ahead of schedule, the simplicity to manufacture the CT based on every analysis, and the permissiveness of TX manufacturing law, I would be shocked if it's delayed.
I've been following my own work mileage and worked out that I average about 83 miles a day in my service truck. That said I'm still getting a dual motor for the overhead since I a reasonable amount of off roading due to my line of work.
I wish I could justify the trip motor.
Couldn't the autopilot just be given freedom to rotate the truck as needed to track the sun?
Assuming you left it in an open space and just the tonneau cover had solar panelings you could maximize the power generated by just letting it turn to optimize the angle.
Exactly. So for comparison to my work truck:
For my current truck:
= $0.19 per mile
0.19 * 500 miles * 50 work weeks * 6 Years= $28,500 in fuel costs
Model X (used as comparison)
~39 kW / 100 miles of range
$0.15/kW (in CA)
((39 * 0.15)/100) = ~$0.0585 per mile
0.06 * 500 * 50...
I'm comfortable with 72 month because I can get a low rate and it's all a write off as a business expense anyway.
It's a comparative analysis of the money I'd save in day to day operations, it will be a lot less than if I keep driving my diesel truck. I was only operating within the loan terms...
Because 6 years the the usual term for a car loan. I did a cost analysis compared to my f350 diesel truck just using a model X specs. Assuming I just swapped them out and the maintenance costs stayed about even (which they won't, but that's hard to predict) I'd save about $21,000 based on...
I still don't understand why you'd need or want this. It just adds another join which can fail and would add more points that water can get into your bed when the cover is down.
Why can't you just use a tent tarp?