I understand the point you're making. I would like to point out that that cast iron engine is held firmly in place with at least three mounting points attached to the frame of the truck. None of that sprung weight is free to move except to dispel some harmonics through the frame.I'm not sure that is going to be that big of a deal. In my current vehicle I store a cast iron engine in my frunk. It was designed for that and the only "safety plate" is an aluminum radiator filled with boiling hot liquid.
You bring up a good thought exercise. The tires on the CT, based on the load capacity of the truck should be E rated tires. If not, they will be when I get mine. With this said, I haven't experienced a bad tire yet and I have abused my F250 with overloads and construction debris. I have a spare on my truck. I keep air in it but I hope I never have to try and retrieve it given the hanger system ford used in 1971. I will be interested to see what Tesla does about offering a spare. My model 3 does not have one.The size difference and ease of access is not a huge deal for me however if CT does not come with a spare tire, at the minimum having a good place to store my own is important to me. If frunk is not big enough for that, it makes CT a bit inadequate in that regard (comparing to R1T or lightening).
Ford indicated on their reveal of the lightening they offer a full size bed. However in this string of conversation someone mentioned that the CT vault was one foot longer than the Ford. Since Tesla announced the CT would have a 78" bed length but Ford indicated "full size" instead of actual length, I am confused. I have not seen many modern trucks with 96" (8') beds lately. So does this mean that the industry does not consider the 8' bed to be full size now?
My only complaint about the CT and modern trucks is the shorter bed length. I find these short beds inconvenient because I use my truck for material acquisition exclusively. When I get the CT I will drive it as my "car" and not just for materials because the efficiency will not be a deterrent anymore. Still, as my truck I will expect it to haul materials that are heavy and long, up to 16', without significant modification or manipulation. So which is it? Does the Ford have an 8' bed? Or is it a short bed like everything else lately?
Agreed most trucks sold today are have full crew cabs.Most trucks these days are the full crew cabs. If they had an eight foot bed they would be super long. For the most part eight foot beds are only offered on single cab or extended cab models.
Not anyway a close comparison.I'm not sure that is going to be that big of a deal. In my current vehicle I store a cast iron engine in my frunk. It was designed for that and the only "safety plate" is an aluminum radiator filled with boiling hot liquid.
Ford has more than a getting volume problem.
SK Innovation has already been found to have stolen LG Chem battery technologies and barely escaped real punishment.
Tesla might be real keen to watch SK Innovation for any use of Tesla 4680 related tech.
So where is SK Innovation going to get significant next generation tech.
If you are doing a "clean slate" EV and you did essentially nothing about the non-aero brick wall shape you are doing something wrong.
2019 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2 has Cd of 0.357.
Stellantis North America (RAM Trucks, PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler) Press Kit: 2019 Ram 1500
Even some past Ford ICE F series body shapes look more aerodynamic
1998 F-250 XL
Guess it depends on the size of the house. I have 3 A/C units and a small EV to charge (among the rest of the stuff plugged in at the house). Yesterday in Atlanta heat I managed to use 79kWh. But even at that rate.... if the CT was to have a 200 kWh pack I could still run my house full-tilt for at least 2.5 days or more.
I'm going to have to stop you there. The Cybertruck does not share any suspension with the Model 3. It uses adjustable stiffness and height air-ride as an advanced version of what's in the Model X.My model 3 ride experience is noisy. A CyberTruck may ride more like stiff...
Maybe (most likely )I wasn't clear. I was not trying to suggest that the Model 3 and the CT were sharing anything. I was trying to suggest that Tesla does not automatically make a wonderful ride, including stiffness and noise, just because it's a Tesla. And just because they made a model 3, that doesn't mean the CT will be any better or worse. I was attempting albeit poorly to suggest that Ford actually has decades of truck ride experience. Dissing their ride out of hand (as the original sub-thread I was replying to suggested) seemed like a false comparison to me. See how much it took just to explain it better(?). Whew...I'm going to have to stop you there. The Cybertruck does not share any suspension with the Model 3. It uses adjustable stiffness and height air-ride as an advanced version of what's in the Model X.
The prototype does not have a stiff ride normally, it has the right amount of stiffness as needed.
So they've both done that part before, and it won't be crazy stiff because there's no reason for it to be.