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  1. Where does Elon take it from here?

    The CT is going to age like a Jeep. You can't change how it looks very much, because it's a form-follows-function design. Also, CTs are likely to last a very long time, so they won't be retired from road-duty very often. Figuring out what decade a CT is from will probably be about as hard as...
  2. Cybertruck to use 48V instead of 12V?

    Using 12V components means you can leverage the existing parts bin provided by automotive suppliers. Using the same voltage as the big battery means you can deliver a lot of power over a small wires, but the 12V stuff won't work (for more.than a few seconds). An intermediate voltage like 48V...
  3. Cybertruck to use 48V instead of 12V?

    That's likely to run off of HVDC. No reason to step 300V (or whatever) down to 48V for that. Just use a DC motor + control which matches the big battery.
  4. What apps would you like available in the Cybertruck?

    Waze with traffic/police alerts. NPR One. They already have Spotify. That is all for me, for now.
  5. CT apocalypse vehicle?

    The video was a staged event at an airport. The car was likely from a junkyard. If you watch the video, you'll see that the intended audience are firefighters who will be working on the ground and trying to control the fire in conjunction with the air tankers. They're asking those...
  6. Cybertruck vs Hummer EV

    The Hummer EV isn't first GM truck 4-wheel steering: https://www.motorbiscuit.com/gm-quadrasteer-the-great-invention-no-one-wanted/ They tried Quadrasteer, then they tried hybrid trucks. Cool technology in both cases, but not really a sales success for either one. BTW, I own one of the 2-mode...
  7. Cybertruck Replica by Bosnian Maker is Best Lookalike Yet

    There's no brand-damage from providing a donor vehicle for a project vehicle. It's clearly not a Ford anymore so, if it rolls over because of underinflated tires or catches fire in a minor rear-end collision, it's no longer Ford's problem.
  8. CYBERTRUCK AWG Technology.

    I don't think mounting a water harvesting system internally makes sense. On existing vehicle designs, you'd have to do this weekly in order to clean the coils: I chose the 2007 Chevy Suburban, because it's an easy vehicle to work on. Now, you could design a vehicle to make this easier, but...
  9. CYBERTRUCK AWG Technology.

    This rig goes in the bed of the truck. As cargo. In a plastic crate or two. The OP can get everything needed from Walmart (dehumidifier, screwdriver/wrench, brushes, kill-a-watt) and a brewing store (sanitation supplies, ways to distill the water). All the OP needs is a supply of the...
  10. Will the Cybertruck be allowed to drive in Europe?

    This is what the Euro NCAP people have to say about automatic emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian safety: https://cdn.euroncap.com/media/43381/euro-ncap-aeb-vru-test-protocol-v204.pdf I've only skimmed it, but I haven't seen anything which indicates that this automatic emergency braking...
  11. Will the Cybertruck be allowed to drive in Europe?

    From what I recall, the F-150 is available in Europe, but it's very rare to have one as a private vehicle. Maybe it's considered a commercial truck there?
  12. Why Tesla’s Battery Day Will Actually Live Up to the Hype

    Maybe we'll see an updated prototype! With windshield wipers!
  13. Need Opinion

    I suspect that a lot of what will be announced on Battery Day is already priced into the stock. We've seen lots of rumors, and it seems that most TSLA investors follow the same blogs and rumors the rest of us do. TSLA has already had one of the greatest stock runs of my lifetime, and the Tesla...
  14. Will the Cybertruck be allowed to drive in Europe?

    A summary of Euro NCAP Vulnerable Road Users regulation is here: https://www.euroncap.com/en/vehicle-safety/the-ratings-explained/vulnerable-road-user-vru-protection/ These regulations have been in place since around 2015, with many new-car designs incorporating the features earlier (due to the...
  15. FSD improving your reservation position.

    There is every business reason for Tesla to sell the most expensive cars first. This allows them to avoid leaving money on the table by selling the vehicles closer to what the buyer is willing to pay -- rather then selling closer to a middle price that more buyers would agree to. It makes...
  16. CT apocalypse vehicle?

    I know this isn't exactly what you were asking, but fire retardant air dropped on the CT would likely damage it just like it does this Ford Expedition: The CT might be more durable than the Expedition, but a couple of tons of water going at 100ish mph would still do severe damage to it. I...
  17. If Rivian is gonna be there...why not CT?

    It's preparing for any trade show, I imagine. Except that the trade show takes place on mud, and requires a lot of camping gear. Yeah, I can see how that would be a distraction when you're being flogged through the Silicon Valley stretch goal gauntlet.
  18. CYBERTRUCK AWG Technology.

    That depends on the weather wherever you are. I grew up in Virginia. In the summer, any car which had been running recently would have a puddle of water under it. In Illinois, where I live now, days like this are less common. When I bought my current GMC Sierra, I thought there was a coolant...
  19. VW ID.4 Towing Capacity Leaves Tesla Model Y For Dead

    It's on! No matter which company makes the better EV, I win! ...Because I'll just buy whichever vehicle is best.
  20. cyber scooter

    I gave up my motorcycle when it was no longer getting me where I needed to go, a bit after I met my wife. She lived 300 miles away, and I usually traveled at night. I thought a VW Jetta TDI was a better tool for the job. I think about getting a Zero motorcycle whenever I miss riding. But...
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