- Feb 15, 2020
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- Waterloo, Ontario (West of Toronto)
- '90 Isuzu PU (has to last until my CT arrives), '91 Grand Marquis, '02 Grand Cherokee (I'm so grand I can't stand it), e-bike.
- Retired prof.
Come on now -- I've barely recovered from the switch from the 6V of my early years to 12V, so I could never survive another one. Wasn't so long ago I finally tossed my collection of 6V bulbs, heater-motor, radio, ....Since CT is such a new platform compared to any other Tesla it would make a lot of sense (economic sense due to the anticipated volumes, engineering due to benefits of the higher voltage) to use the 48V accessories power system instead of the conventional 12V. Do you think Tesla will make this leap? Cybertruck seems to be the perfect opportunity for this...
Edit: Just a TLDR recap for those that don't want to scroll through the comments: Consensus is Tesla will stick to 12V for the Cybertruck
More seriously, 60 years ago I had a 36V tractor ("Electrac" by GE). Propelled by six 6V deep-discharge batteries. The attachments (mower, snowblower, welder, chainsaw, drill) were 36V DC. Served me well for a decade. Service needs were minimal, but when they arose, I was on my own.