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Has anyone heard of a tesla trailer for CT with additional battery pack built in? I tried tweeting Elon but no reply.
 

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Personally, I don’t think they are going to put batteries in the trailer. Mainly because that would suck up a bunch of batteries that could be used to make more cybertrucks. But if this battery technology they are planning on releasing in April is as good as it is rumored to be, there might not be any need for more batteries! And also, those batteries would add a lot of extra weight, making the electric motors work harder and use more power.
 

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Personally, I don’t think they are going to put batteries in the trailer. Mainly because that would suck up a bunch of batteries that could be used to make more cybertrucks. But if this battery technology they are planning on releasing in April is as good as it is rumored to be, there might not be any need for more batteries! And also, those batteries would add a lot of extra weight, making the electric motors work harder and use more power.
One imagines the trailer would also have a motor if it had batteries for regen braking and motoring.
 

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One imagines the trailer would also have a motor if it had batteries for regen braking and motoring.
True, however that would continue to add loads of weight and cost! the cost of a trailer loaded with batteries like that would be pretty extreme. probably even more than the cost of the truck. All in all, batteries in the trailer probably isn’t viable, but they could do solar on top of the trailer to get some extra miles out of it, especially with giga NY pumping out solar tech.
 

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True, however that would continue to add loads of weight and cost! the cost of a trailer loaded with batteries like that would be pretty extreme. probably even more than the cost of the truck. All in all, batteries in the trailer probably isn’t viable, but they could do solar on top of the trailer to get some extra miles out of it, especially with giga NY pumping out solar tech.
I also hope battery day is amazing. But cybertruck is shown with a Tesla trailer which implies Tesla will make a trailer and the additional price of the batteries will quickly be recovered by the lower cost of electricity vs fuel.
 

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I also hope the battery day is amazing. But cybertruck is shown with a Tesla trailer which implies Tesla will make a trailer and the additional price of the batteries will quickly be recovered by the lower cost of electricity vs fuel.
Me too! I don't really think they would put batteries in the trailer either way, but in some renders, we have seen an RV trailer. I would put money on them attaching a battery pack to that, seeing as you could power internal appliances and outlets without drawing from the cybertruck. And solar on top to recharge that battery pack. However, you would probably have to charge that large trailer at a Megacharger, because it just wouldn't fit at a regular supercharger, and rather than disconnecting the cybertruck and charging that separately, the trailer and the truck could be charged with one plug on the trailer!
 

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I think it is possible for the trailer to have its own motors and it's own battery. This is not something new. There is already out there a trailer concept that has that capability and it does for the trailer to be parked by itself using an app. The additional benefit of having a trailer that would assist pulling it with the Cybertruck, means that the truck will need less effort and less battery consumption to be driven with the trailer. So, in the end you could theoretically have an extended driving range while using the trailer. Also, if you consider that there will be lots of space to add solar panels, in theory, you could have a combined system that will allow you of the grid living for 4 days, or so.
 
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I think it is possible for the trailer to have its own motors and it's own battery. This is not something new. There is already out there a trailer concept that has that capability and it does for the trailer to be parked by itself using an app. The additional benefit of having a trailer that would assist pulling it with the Cybertruck, means that the truck will need less effort and less battery consumption to be driven with the trailer. So, in the end you could theoretically have an extended driving range while using the trailer. Also, if you consider that there will be lots of space to add solar panels, in theory, you could have a combined system that will allow you of the grid living for 4 days, or so.
Thanks, i figured someone had thought of this. Seems like a good idea if going on a camping trip with no charging units.
 
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