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The boat didn't sail. Most 1/2 ton trucks sold in America have 4 doors and beds 6 feet or shorter. Tesla is targeting the biggest part of the truck market.That boat sailed when they built a 6' bed. real work trucks need bed volume, not 4 doors. We carry material and equipment, not people.
What you talkin about Willis. Look at post 23I can't believe I read this entire thread and not one person questioned the veracity of the information someone posted outside the delivery center.
Specifically, I haven't seen a shred of evidence that it was posted by Tesla. I have serious doubts.
Good point. Was more in response to truck stuff. Hauling, towing, etc. not just a pretty commuter in the driveway.1/2 ton fleet doesn’t not equate to towing
they’re largely used as people-movers (can fit a crew of 5 comfortably), with cargo and light duty utility trailers
Incorrect. It’s in the towing guide and there’s an entire market for it. It’s actually a smarter choice for people that want trailers in the 7-10k lb range to tow 5th wheel vs bumper. If you’re gonna max out a truck, do it with a 5th wheel. Much safer towing.What are you talking about? Knowledgeable truck people don't buy a F-150 to tow a 5th wheel with! Ford even recommends against it in the Owner's Manual for many configurations and less than 1% of F-150's sold ever get outfitted with a 5th wheel hitch. It's a miniscule percentage, the definition of an edge case.
I’ll qualify this up front to try and stop people from getting angry and replying without reading what I’m writing. Please note the words “Nationwide” and “Averge”What are you talking about? Knowledgeable truck people don't buy a F-150 to tow a 5th wheel with! Ford even recommends against it in the Owner's Manual for many configurations and less than 1% of F-150's sold ever get outfitted with a 5th wheel hitch. It's a miniscule percentage, the definition of an edge case.
maybe one of the engineers from the forum can give us an estimated guess how heavy a CB will be with a 3 mm steel frame, 3 engines and 135 kw battery… i think it is going to be ridiculously heavy to keep that gauge…If I am correct (?) it was going to be 3mm thick hardened stainless steel. Once they gave up on the exoskeleton idea, did they stay with the 3 mm stainless steel or use a thinner gauge?
I disagree with this characterization of 1/2 ton truck people reducing down to buying for the look, like jeepsNationwide, the average consumer truck purchase is not a truck purchase. It’s a style choice. People buy because they like the look of a truck. They like the image of a truck. Just as those who buy sports cars generally don’t take them to the track. Most sports car drivers have never taken a single “advanced driving” class, much less earned a racing license of some level. Look at the same thing for Jeeps. How many Jeeps never see the off-road, much less rock crawl or drive in Baja? The fat part of the bell curve is a highway commuter. My neighbor has a Jeep that is as custom as they get. Every toy or accessory you could want or imagine. It has NEVER driven on an unpaved road, much less done “off roading”. But he likes the look.