"300 miles is the new normal"

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https://insideevs.com/news/435523/musk-says-new-normal-range-is-300mi/

How many of you think this means the RWD CT will be 300miles and DM CT will be higher like 350?

Or do you think Tesla will altogether cancel the RWD?

Or nothing changes.
I doubt they will outright cancel the RWD. It's worth noting that Tesla official numbers show 250+ on the single motor. They wouldn't be lying if that plus sign drifted upwards to 300.

Smart people around here have done some calculations and figured the DM would be around 350 and the TM about 600 when released.
 

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I doubt they will outright cancel the RWD. It's worth noting that Tesla official numbers show 250+ on the single motor. They wouldn't be lying if that plus sign drifted upwards to 300.

Smart people around here have done some calculations and figured the DM would be around 350 and the TM about 600 when released.
If tri-motor has 700 miles, it would be so symbolic 700miles for 70grann :)
 

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I doubt they will outright cancel the RWD. It's worth noting that Tesla official numbers show 250+ on the single motor. They wouldn't be lying if that plus sign drifted upwards to 300.

Smart people around here have done some calculations and figured the DM would be around 350 and the TM about 600 when released.
I hope smart people around here are right.
 

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I'm hoping that Battery Day gives us higher-yielding batteries. I would assume the mileage they are quoting stays the same, but maybe they can do it with less batteries than currently used. With less batteries comes lower costs. This is the only way I can see how the cybertruck will meet the pricepoints. It certainly seems like a much better value than a Model Y at a similar price.
 

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My best guess, Battery Day says new tech makes the “+” the key term. They are waiting to confirm they can start producing the batteries en mass.

I suspect they are already making the new batteries. Why? My speculation follows:
The cancellation of the standard range Y and the recent drop in price. I feel they dropped the price to get rid of the old battery stock. Tesla estimated that they could sell out the stock they had and use up previous design materials before Battery Day. Then the price either returns to normal or not. They announce here’s our new technology and we are already putting this in any car we manufacture from today on. They don’t have a bunch of older tech cars around they need to seriously discount like the Big 3 do when the next year model comes out.
 

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And if they did they will simply do an over the air battery update.
 

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Regarding Tesla Berlin...

“The electric car batteries that Tesla wants to produce in Grünheide are said to outshine all previous car batteries. There is a “completely new technology” behind the power storage, said Minister of Economics Jörg Steinbach (SPD) on Monday antenna Brandenburg. The new batteries are smaller and, thanks to their higher energy density, allow for greater range, the minister said. Tesla plans to provide details of its battery in the US at the end of September.”
 

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https://insideevs.com/news/435523/musk-says-new-normal-range-is-300mi/

How many of you think this means the RWD CT will be 300miles and DM CT will be higher like 350?

Or do you think Tesla will altogether cancel the RWD?

Or nothing changes.
I have always thought that that dual motor cyber truck will have 400 miles of range or more in perfect conditions.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if it takes them three or four years to produce any rear wheel drive cyber trucks and by then I think it will be a mid-range or even long-range version. That is why I put in a second reservation this time for the dual motor version.
 

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I agree that the $39k rear wheel drive version is years away. I am guessing that it will have very limited options. I predict steel wheels with skinny tires, vinyl interior and floor covering, a basic sound system, etc. Think work truck and what a contractor/service company would spec for their field employees.
 
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Panasonic claims it is increasing energy density by 20%... Wonder if that's already factored into the CT range or if that's what the + means
 
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Panasonic claims it is increasing energy density by 20%... Wonder if that's already factored into the CT range or if that's what the + means
Your really just looking at the fact that Tesla can then use less cells to achieve the same kWh pack and range. So hopefully that means reducing cost.

But your are correct, it could also mean more energy in the same volume under the vehicle!
 

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