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  1. CyberGus

    Cybertruck pricing: blame the chickens

    Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The 'Chicken Tax' That Makes Pickup Trucks More Expensive Eric Boehm Thu, August 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT The brief trade war between the U.S. and Europe in the early 1960s might seem hardly worth rememberingā€”and it pales in comparison to the political and...
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    Naysayer Superthread

    I've decided to start collecting all the naysayers' snark, so that we can revisit this annually for a good laugh. Today's material comes from "TheDrive" article "Tesla Cybertruck Wrapped Like a Toyota Tundra Is Really Beating a Dead Horse" (we got a mention! LOL!): It's almost like the...
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    Unable to escape Hurricane Idalia due to loss of power

    Hundreds or even thousands in Florida are unable to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Idalia due to infrastructure issues disabling their EVs. Oh wait, nope, it's the gas-powered cars that are screwed. As Idalia nears, Florida officials warn of ā€˜potentially widespreadā€™ gas contamination Updated...
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    Patience wearing thin...

    Hey Pete this you? @PilotPete
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    Active shooter reported at Giga Texas [false alarm]

    Maybe they were testing the 3mm stainless? Active shooter call 'unsubstantiated' at Tesla Headquarters in Southeast Austin by John-Carlos Estrada Fri, July 28th 2023, 6:58 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas ā€” The Travis County Sheriff's Office confirmed their deputies were on the scene of a reported...
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    Someone is already complaining about panel gaps lol

    First Tesla Cybertruck to Roll Off the Line Looks Like It Has a Misaligned Door Rob Stumpf Mon, July 17, 2023 at 4:02 PM CDT I am soooo disappointed I had to find this out from the gossip rags instead of someone...
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    The Delivery Countdown Has Begun

    Back in early '22 when Tesla announced that Cybertruck would ship in late '23, I picked "August 1st" as my target date. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna miss that, but the question is: "by how much?" There's a delivery event tentatively set for September, to which I have not yet been invited lol...
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    Lordstown declares bankruptcy

    Tesla Rival Goes Bankrupt Lordstown Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and put itself up for sale because it lacked the funding for a scalable vehicle-development platform. By Luc Olinga Lordstown Motors is down. To recap: The electric vehicle upstart was founded in 2018 and was hailed in...
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    Tesla to spend $6.7M converting former Austin grocery store to showroom

    Tesla to spend $6.7M converting former Austin H-E-B to showroom The showroom could be as large as 64,771 square feet, according to a filing. Chris O'Connell June 23, 2023 Earlier this week, the Austin Business Journal reported Tesla was up to something at a former southwest Austin H-E-B store...
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    Tesla buys wireless-charging company "Wiferion"

    Who needs NACS? We're going wireless! Just as Nikola Tesla predicted in 1899.
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    Tesla rental

    Iā€™m in Philadelphia this weekend and rented a Tesla M3 from Hertz. They have several rows with AC chargers for their EVs: Although, this has a Chevy Volt charging also, so it must be J1772. Driving the Tesla has been great so far, but one-pedal driving is going to take an adjustment period.
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    Chance Discovery Could Help Extend Battery Life By Replacing Tape that Causes Selfā€‘Discharge

    Dal Researchersā€™ Chance Discovery Could Help Extend Battery Life By Replacing Tape that Causes Selfā€‘Discharge February 8, 2023 Dal researchersā€™ chance discovery could help extend battery life by replacing tape that causes selfā€‘discharge. It happens far too often: you plug your laptop in and...
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    Cybertruck castings spotted?

    Did Jeff Robertsā€™ drone go dumpster diving and find a clue? Full analysis by My Tesla Weekend: I anxiously await the digital measurements :ROFLMAO:
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    Gigabier (Tesla beer) is here with Cybertruck inspired bottle! Made with real Cyberhops! But they wonā€™t ship here šŸ˜­
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    I bet Elon picks this site for the next Gigafactory S. Korea considering proposal for 69-hour work week Ana Yoo Tue, March 14, 2023 [Source] South Koreaā€™s President Yoon Suk-yeol is reviewing a new proposal calling to reform the work week maximum to 69 hours. In the...
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    Range Anxiety

    Took the DeLorean to an errand today, low on gas. Could not find a single gas station along I-35N anywhere. Wth? I thought range anxiety was just an EV thing? The struggle is real. Maybe I shoulda just followed this guy: Texas, yeah! sigh
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    Cybertruck labeled "side-show cult car" for superfans by analyst

    Sigh... The Tesla Cybertruck is likely to be a 'cult car' with limited volume says Morgan Stanley Mar 09, 2023 07:45AM ET By Michael Elkins Morgan Stanley reiterated an Overweight rating and $220.00 price target on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). After speaking with clients, analysts feel there may...
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    I ā™” Elon [*** NO POLITICS ***]

    Elon live-Tweets his stream-of-consciousness, thus producing a significant percentage of nonsense. He is frequently derided for such comments, sometimes deservedly so. Within all of that noise, his well-intentioned actions are overlooked or even criticized as pointless or selfish. As a...