Cybertruck confirmed specs / features list

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Let me revise my prediction about what will be included.

The standard car-selling plan is to advertise a low price, let the buyer haggle over it, and then pile on as many add-ons (some attractive, many fake) as they can get away with. The Tesla plan is, "You pay the price we set, and you take it the way it comes out (which will be just about the same as the others").

I predict Tesla will increasingly borrow from its competitors (except for the haggling bit), by adding creative extras (delivery fee, credit-check fee, documentation fee, orientation fee -- and -- accessories galore). And the new assembly line will be jigged so that, after you've paid in full, your vehicle will come out with a unique selection of options -- without slowing the line.

When you decide to walk away from a dealership and the salesperson says, "I have somebody else who wants it," you can be pretty sure it will still be on the lot next week. But if you turn down your CT because of the add-ons, you know there's eager buyers waiting behind you.

Not complaining, just reasoning that the purpose of the CT is to make money for Tesla, and the competitors' sales model of "pad the bill with extras" will be too profitable to ignore.
Tesla doesn't have dealerships. They have distribution/service points. There will be no price gouging. You will deal directly with Tesla online. Not sure about accessories....but if there are any, it will be through Tesla online. And then, of course, there will be aftermarket accessories.
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So I have read the full thread and wondering if the tire inflation hose from air suspension compressor will be standard or an option...
I have heard Tesla has taken out a patent for a self inflation hub design....inflate the tires from inside the cab. Don't know if this will cover the entire line (rear wheel drive, dual motor, tri-motor) or just on the most expensive CTs.
 

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Tesla doesn't have dealerships. They have distribution/service points. There will be no price gouging. You will deal directly with Tesla online. Not sure about accessories....but if there are any, it will be through Tesla online. And then, of course, there will be aftermarket accessories.

They still have the stores though, which acts like the dealership
 

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I wonder if that increases the chance for a self inflicted flat as it age. Looks very useful off road but I am not sure what would the owner cost and experience be for a city slicker.
Actually it will probably prevent you from getting flats and tire damage, because I would assume that it will monitor the pressure and alert you if the pressure drops so you won't end up damaging your tires.

I also believe, knowing Tesla's penchant for constantly improving technology, that the system might also add or remove pressure per a set of values you input which could then adjust for pressure fluctuations caused by temp changes, and if the system itself were leaking, then a diagnostic would alert you to that as well.

Bottom line is, with any Tesla, you're basically driving a high-tech computer on wheels that constantly updates and improves itself, nothing else like it on the road today ;?)
 

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They still have the stores though, which acts like the dealership
Yeah but you have to complete your order online before you even go to pick it up, so there's no reason to really change your mind at the store/pick up point, unless you ended up getting cold feet at the last moment or maybe decided to return it after some issue you may have with your particular vehicle. But I do agree, if you decided to back out of the deal, there won't be any shortage of buyers, at least for the foreseeable future ;?)
 

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They still have the stores though, which acts like the dealership
"There will be no price gouging."

Well, ....

What there won't be is bargaining, arguing, fighting. They tell you the price; that's what you will pay.
What there might be are non-negotiable add-ons, like various "fees" such as for delivery, preparation, or paperwork, or extras that are already on the vehicle. If so, some purchasers could term that "gouging." But probably most will be so happy to get their truck they won't notice or care.
 

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Flip stop for the tailgate:
Yeah, the day of the unveil when I saw the bed dimensions I immediately thought of this as well, definitely want to have a way to haul sheets of plywood, sheetrock and 8' studs. You just gotta LOVE the fact that Tesla has a CEO who responds to customer input and is ALWAYS looking to make his vehicles better!
 

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Actually it will probably prevent you from getting flats and tire damage, because I would assume that it will monitor the pressure and alert you if the pressure drops so you won't end up damaging your tires.

I also believe, knowing Tesla's penchant for constantly improving technology, that the system might also add or remove pressure per a set of values you input which could then adjust for pressure fluctuations caused by temp changes, and if the system itself were leaking, then a diagnostic would alert you to that as well.

Bottom line is, with any Tesla, you're basically driving a high-tech computer on wheels that constantly updates and improves itself, nothing else like it on the road today ;?)
You are probably right. Like any other Tech, when it works it makes life wonderful and when it does not, frustrating. The ratio, severity and your tolerance to deal with it determines if it is good for you. This month I have lost a ton of time to misbehaving Tech. Next month I may have a more positive attitude. I am a relatively old dude that don’t have much time left. If the tech is working for me, I am all for it. If I am working for it, not so much. If it is standard on CT, we will find out which category it belongs to. My basic TPMS so far has been worth the trouble. Hopefully this will be as well.
 

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so how long will the tire last if it made out of Kevlar ?

They were good for about 55k miles on my Jeep Wrangler four door, but I tend to be conservative on tread depth. They probably could have done 60k legally. The sidewalls are super easy to puncture with sharp sticks however. Kevlar makes them last longer and have better heat characteristics, it does NOT make them tougher. Very good off-road tire, pretty good on the street, with some noise. I now have Falken ATs and like them slightly better.
 

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I've visited two, not sure what you're saying. One is big like a dealership, with service. One is just a store, acts like a dealership for sales, but no service and no parts.
 

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I've visited two, not sure what you're saying. One is big like a dealership, with service. One is just a store, acts like a dealership for sales, but no service and no parts.
From this we can only conclude that you have never been to a regular dealership. What goes on in a Tesla shop is nothing like what goes on in a dealership. At least not in my experience.
 

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It acts 'like' a dealership. You can talk to sales people, get information and test rides, and take deliveries.

It doesn't act 'like' a dealership in that it probably doesn't have service, their parts department is online (tho sometimes they have displays), and they don't have an annoying sales presence and loan officers.

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