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Missed the whole thing - any Cybertruck news?
only, they will almost certainly put a/c in the bed/vault area. and production will try to be 200-300k vehicles per year, i think thats all. also they are using different battery chemistrys for different products, so ct and semi will use the best basically, high cycle life, high range.


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Here is Autonews' article:

Tesla to make 250,000-300,000 Cybertrucks per year, Musk says

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday the automaker will likely build between 250,000 to 300,000 Cybertruck pickups per year once the electric vehicle goes into production next year.

Musk, speaking on the sidelines of its Battery Day presentation, offered a volume projection for the first time. The pickup will be built out of a new factory Tesla's is building outside Austin, Texas.

"I think there's probably room for at least unit volume of 250,000 to 300,000 a year, maybe more," Musk said.

He noted Tesla has booked "well over half a million" orders in the form of $100 refundable deposits. That's a much higher number than the "couple hundred thousand" orders he told Automotive News last month.

"It's a lot, basically," he said Tuesday. "We stopped counting."

If Tesla sells all the Cybertrucks Musk says it will build, it would rank well below the competition. Ford Motor Co. sold more than 896,000 F-Series pickups in 2019. Fiat Chrysler was second, selling more than 633,000 Ram pickups.

Tesla has said the Cybertruck is "very likely" to be classified as a medium-duty pickup, on par with vehicles like Ford's F-250 Super Duty.

Musk said Tuesday Tesla will likely build a smaller variant to sell overseas.

"We'll probably make an international version that's smaller," he said. "It will still be cooler, it will just be smaller, because you can't just make a giant truck like that for international markets."
 

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If Tesla sells all the Cybertrucks Musk says it will build, it would rank well below the competition. Ford Motor Co. sold more than 896,000 F-Series pickups in 2019. Fiat Chrysler was second, selling more than 633,000 Ram pickups.
They neglect to mention that the CT will siphon off sales from the competition.
 

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seriously disappointed in the comments about V2G for the CT. I don't need the capability except during power outages here in New Orleans where the grid is third world. Don't care to sell power back to the grid because they won't buy it. If it's just software, then give me THAT option upon purchase to use my new CT to run my home when the shit hits the fan here. Bought the solar panel system with the hope of bi-directional capability for the CT. Other than that, Tesla has dunked on ALL the legacy and EV "manufacturers"...90% of Wall Street and the general public have NO idea of what Elon and his peeps have done and are doing.
 

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seriously disappointed in the comments about V2G for the CT. I don't need the capability except during power outages here in New Orleans where the grid is third world. Don't care to sell power back to the grid because they won't buy it. If it's just software, then give me THAT option upon purchase to use my new CT to run my home when the shit hits the fan here. Bought the solar panel system with the hope of bi-directional capability for the CT. Other than that, Tesla has dunked on ALL the legacy and EV "manufacturers"...90% of Wall Street and the general public have NO idea of what Elon and his peeps have done and are doing.
It really sounded like Elon doesn't want to hurt sales of powerwalls and was double speaking his way around using a CT battery for your home. Crissa mentioned it before, you can always use the outlets in the bed of the truck to plug things in.
 

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seriously disappointed in the comments about V2G for the CT. I don't need the capability except during power outages here in New Orleans where the grid is third world. Don't care to sell power back to the grid because they won't buy it.
Well, you don't need V2G then, you just want V2H and the Cybertruck already comes with that.

-Crissa

I was disappointed too, I was hoping they'd have more powerwall stuff at this meeting. He just handwaved it as hard, maybe in the future, etc. And what he said about AC in the back was the same as he said about it before and the request for a mid-gate. 'We'll see'.

I hope he takes these to heart, they would make the truck a game-changer. Basically a tiny reefer truck.
 

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Looks like we here in Australia may have to wait even longer if the 'big' CT isn't coming down under.
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Unless Australia is really strict with vehicle pedestrian safety laws like Europe, i would think the full size CT would be a great fit for Australia. Especially since you don't have narrow roads like Europe either.
 

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Australia has huge barriers to importing cars from the US. The first one is 'the Pacific Ocean' the second is their dollar doesn't go far, and that one last means nearly all American cars count as luxury cars there.

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It really sounded like Elon doesn't want to hurt sales of powerwalls and was double speaking his way around using a CT battery for your home. Crissa mentioned it before, you can always use the outlets in the bed of the truck to plug things in.
need the whole house to be online and the CT truck would do that. With my solar panel system, i could get by easily if the whole battery was available and would fit my needs perfectly
 

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Pedestrian laws in Australia should not be a big problem with the CT
This is common practice fitting these.
Holden the local car produced in Australia as from last year closed down and no long exists,so imports laws should ease up as we have no car industry to protect.

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They neglect to mention that the CT will siphon off sales from the competition.
Not necessarily, I have never purchased a new truck from any manufacturer (used yes), the CT will be my first brand new truck.
 

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Australia has huge barriers to importing cars from the US. The first one is 'the Pacific Ocean' the second is their dollar doesn't go far, and that one last means nearly all American cars count as luxury cars there.

-Crissa
These are correct, but I think our biggest problem may be that a right-hand drive version will be required for us and that will take some engineering which Tesla may choose to utilize on other work for larger markets. Ram trucks are now available in Australia and proving fairly popular but that only works because there is a Ram approved conversion company here doing the left to right conversion. There is no question CT would be popular here. The Toyota Hilux dual (twin) cab ute (pick-up) is the most popular vehicle followed by the Ford Ranger dual cab ute. It is only a question if Tesla sees a benefit in engineering and shipping the CT for Oz.
 

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Not necessarily, I have never purchased a new truck from any manufacturer (used yes), the CT will be my first brand new truck.
Me too. There's more than a few of use stepping into a bigger vehicle that we'd normally choose to get the Cybertruck features.

These are correct, but I think our biggest problem may be that a right-hand drive version ...
Reversing the driver's seat and controls isn't so difficult for a drive-by-wire system. It is true that I can't think of any other place that uses big trucks and your backwards wheel configuration, which means your market is very small.

-Crissa
 

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Me too. There's more than a few of use stepping into a bigger vehicle that we'd normally choose to get the Cybertruck features.


Reversing the driver's seat and controls isn't so difficult for a drive-by-wire system. It is true that I can't think of any other place that uses big trucks and your backwards wheel configuration, which means your market is very small.

-Crissa
South Africa - And a bullet proof car there would be a selling point.
 

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