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From the sign at the San Diego Tesla store (where a Cybertruck is on display currently)!

Official specs:

11,000 lbs tow rating
2,500 lbs payload


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Is an automotive glass supposed to shatter?
Most side windows are made of Tempered Glass and shatter for safety reasons. Windshields do not, however. Windshields are normally made of laminated glass. Laminated glass is stronger and is more shatter resistant. Its design keeps the glass together in case of impact, so the shards aren't a danger to passengers.
 

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Most side windows are made of Tempered Glass and shatter for safety reasons. Windshields do not, however. Windshields are normally made of laminated glass. Laminated glass is stronger and is more shatter resistant. Its design keeps the glass together in case of impact, so the shards aren't a danger to passengers.
But the CT was referring to the side windows
 

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But the CT was referring to the side windows
Yes, and maybe the front windshield, we don't know for sure which windows might have what type of glass.

I was just pointing out that automotive glass is not universally supposed to shatter.

It should be noted you can also get cars that use laminated glass for the side windows instead of tempered. I believe Tesla has been moving in that direction in general.

We are hoping that the glass for the Cybertruck is a special glass like ALON and not just regular Tesla laminated glass.
 

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From the sign at the San Diego Tesla store (where a Cybertruck is on display currently)!

Official specs:

11,000 lbs tow rating
2,500 lbs payload


Screenshot 2023-11-20 at 10.34.19 AM.jpg


tesla cybertruck tow rating payload numbers.jpg
The 11,000 lbs of towing capacity is what we kinda of expected.

2,500 lbs of payload is also in the area of what we expected.
 


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The CyberTruck is going to be a great vehicle - for what it is.

However, it is not perfect for every use case.

F250 and GM and Ram 2500 (and 3500s) and going to be better for a number of use cases.

The Cybertruck should be compared to the F150.

Need to tow? Have a diesel with a 35 galloon tank? Have a Ram 2500 or dualie? Those are probably better to stick with.
 

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Yes, and maybe the front windshield, we don't know for sure which windows might have what type of glass.

I was just pointing out that automotive glass is not universally supposed to shatter.

It should be noted you can also get cars that use laminated glass for the side windows instead of tempered. I believe Tesla has been moving in that direction in general.

We are hoping that the glass for the Cybertruck is a special glass like ALON and not just regular Tesla laminated glass.
Tesla Cybertruck Confirmed: 11,000 lbs tow rating / 2,500 lbs payload capacity (official specs)! + Shatter-resistant glass reacher_shatter


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F250 and GM and Ram 2500 (and 3500s) and going to be better for a number of use cases.
people here are so often talking about how often they tow so large and heavy, and all I can think is “sounds like you maybe shouldn’t be driving a 1/2 ton truck”


The Cybertruck should be compared to the F150.
To be fair, the 2019-described Tri motor appears to suggest Tesla was encroaching on 3/4 ton territory, with 3,500 payload and 14K towing, air suspension.

To be fair-fair to Tesla, people here are assuming that what is being released on Nov 30 is the only thing Tesla will ever release.

Which amounts to basically saying “if Tesla doesn’t release everything all at once, it’s quits for me”

Any brief review of Tesla history would suggest that it was maybe unreasonable to expect Tesla to release everything all at once.

Not saying Tesla is going to have an “HD” version, or anytime soon - I don’t know. It’s what will be most interesting to listen for on Nov 30
 
 




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