Another Hit Piece on Cybertruck

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This one by Popular Mechanic. “Too little too late” is their click bait headline.
Article includes the line
“the electric truck industry is quickly flooding with high-quality vehicles from legitimately well-known manufacturers”

What a load of crap from another pub accepting legacy advert $

 

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How is it crap if the date keeps getting pushed back every few months? By the time “mid-2023” rolls around there will be more options than the CT. The fandom for the CT has lost its steam due to the constant delays and over promising by Musk. I’ll check back in another year to see where we are.
 

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How is it crap if the date keeps getting pushed back every few months? By the time “mid-2023” rolls around there will be more options than the CT. The fandom for the CT has lost its steam due to the constant delays and over promising by Musk. I’ll check back in another year to see where we are.
promise? (I do not expect a reply until August 2023) :)
 

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Popular Mechanics has always been pro-Detroit, but from their perspective it makes sense. From 'my' perspective I don't care what they (or any detractors) say. If Tesla produces the Cybertruck that they said they would (and for me that is a 3mm stainless exoskeleton with a 500+ mile range) then that is what I am getting. For me it isn't just about functional features but about what Tesla offers as a company. Taken together you would almost be a fool to go with any other truck (no offense intended).
 


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How are there more choices than in 2020?

If you weren't in the announce-party for a Lightning you're not getting one soon; The queue for a Rivian is still long and it's not getting appreciably shorter. There's no additional queue for the Lightning. There's no real queue for the Canoo either and the Silverado isn't until model year 2024. And the others are still just renders!

What do they mean the market is crowded?

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Magazines, the media in general... funded by advertisements. Tesla has never bought ads, commercials... so yes, hit pieces come and will keep coming. Meh. I'd take a wild guess that people that read Popular Mechanics aren't the target CT demographic.
 

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Magazines, the media in general... funded by advertisements. Tesla has never bought ads, commercials... so yes, hit pieces come and will keep coming. Meh. I'd take a wild guess that people that read Popular Mechanics aren't the target CT demographic.
I read PM and I have a CT on order #37,xxx
 

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How are there more choices than in 2020?

If you weren't in the announce-party for a Lightning you're not getting one soon; The queue for a Rivian is still long and it's not getting appreciably shorter. There's no additional queue for the Lightning. There's no real queue for the Canoo either and the Silverado isn't until model year 2024. And the others are still just renders!

What do they mean the market is crowded?

-Crissa
dont forget crowded with "quality trucks from legitimate manufactures"......does that mean Tesla is not legitimate?.......
 

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Magazines, the media in general... funded by advertisements. Tesla has never bought ads, commercials... so yes, hit pieces come and will keep coming. Meh. I'd take a wild guess that people that read Popular Mechanics aren't the target CT demographic.
Woah woah woah there! I'm the target audience and I read Popular Mechanics!
 


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How is it crap if the date keeps getting pushed back every few months? By the time “mid-2023” rolls around there will be more options than the CT. The fandom for the CT has lost its steam due to the constant delays and over promising by Musk. I’ll check back in another year to see where we are.
It’s crap because it unnecessarily, in a snide aside, diminishes Tesla’s place in the auto industry.
 

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Have you ever read Popular Mechanics? It smells like liniment ...
 

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And the Lordstown... Do they even have a staff?

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Yep they do. They parted the Red Sea with it back in the day. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Popular Mechanics has always been pro-Detroit, but from their perspective it makes sense. From 'my' perspective I don't care what they (or any detractors) say. If Tesla produces the Cybertruck that they said they would (and for me that is a 3mm stainless exoskeleton with a 500+ mile range) then that is what I am getting. For me it isn't just about functional features but about what Tesla offers as a company. Taken together you would almost be a fool to go with any other truck (no offense intended).
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Ill have you notice that GM did not crack the top 10 American made. And Ford had just one car make this list.

 

 
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