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I predict the CT will curtail power up long grades when towing to prevent overheating in hot weather.

So all you Beast owners that plan on smoking ICE up the sustained grades, contain your gloating now. :) Plus your battery consumption will be insane doing 80 up a 6% grade.
 

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I predict the CT will curtail power up long grades when towing to prevent overheating in hot weather.

So all you Beast owners that plan on smoking ICE up the sustained grades, contain your gloating now. :) Plus your battery consumption will be insane doing 80 up a 6% grade.
If there are such measures in place, it's far more likely that power gets curtailed due to batteries reaching a dangerous temperature, rather than doing so because of hot weather, steepness of climb, or whether you're towing. Besides, no one with any sense would buy a cybertruck (or any electric [passenger] vehicle) for towing heavy loads for long distances. The torque is there, but range gets cut down to a third. Just plain foolish to not use an ICE truck for long distance heavy towing purposes. It doesn't seem people's thought process gets them this far to realize this.
The Tesla semi truck is a different situation all together. It is not designed for cornering, or for acceleration, among other things, so weight reduction wasn't much of an engineering consideration, in fact, more mass is your friend when you're towing something heavy behind you. So, a huge battery pack for this product is good, for the reasons above...and necessary to get the high range required.
 

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If there are such measures in place, it's far more likely that power gets curtailed due to batteries reaching a dangerous temperature, rather than doing so because of hot weather, steepness of climb, or whether you're towing. Besides, no one with any sense would buy a cybertruck (or any electric [passenger] vehicle) for towing heavy loads for long distances. The torque is there, but range gets cut down to a third. Just plain foolish to not use an ICE truck for long distance heavy towing purposes. It doesn't seem people's thought process gets them this far to realize this.
The Tesla semi truck is a different situation all together. It is not designed for cornering, or for acceleration, among other things, so weight reduction wasn't much of an engineering consideration, in fact, more mass is your friend when you're towing something heavy behind you. So, a huge battery pack for this product is good, for the reasons above...and necessary to get the high range required.
Yes I assumed that the limited ability to lose the heat from the motors/controllers/and batteries from a sustained high speed climb would trigger the curtailment.

The Tesla Semi has better cooling and a smaller cab, so probably not an issue.

You never know, someone could have their cabin with charger at the top of a mountain pass and they might be tempted to show off for some reason. Or maybe your need to tow is only 100 miles before your destination charger and you don't care about your range. Don't expect to floor it up Cabbage hill in the Blues when it is 95F.

Upgraded battery packs will come, which will help with towing range, but unless they upgrade the heat pump that will not help with curtailments from lack of cooling.
 


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It sure seems that there is more room that could have been incorporated in the frunk

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Certainly in Depth but the air filter shows it is almost flush with the Shock Tower/Casting.

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