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Has anyone considered Tesla is posting the towing range with a fully loaded trailer ? Tesla rated the semi with a 80,000 load. Thoughts? Would that be a game changer?
I do not think they would get those ranges with a full load.

A semi is almost always pulling a load. Back in the 80s, maybe early 90s I would occassionally see an unburdened semi, but these days, with logistics software, semis spend very little time without a trailer these days. Given that, them giving the range of the Semi with the load seems very appropriate.

Now, I could see this range that Tesla gives is with a full bed load that the vault cover can still close on. That would be a 3,500lb bed load with the cover closed. If that is true, then it would be pretty awesome, but I am not holding my breath nor will I complain if the range given is just that, the range for the CyberTruck with a minimal amount of weight (driver).
 

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Has anyone considered Tesla is posting the towing range with a fully loaded trailer ? Tesla rated the semi with a 80,000 load. Thoughts? Would that be a game changer?
While I didn't connect it with the Semi, I thought along the same lines... Once they are certain they can tow that far with their Max load, I can just see Elon saying "It will have a range of 500 miles... loaded."
 

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Has anyone considered Tesla is posting the towing range with a fully loaded trailer ?
No, no chance of that. The 500 mi is the estimated EPA range. That doesn't include towing trailers. Compare to Model X range and battery size. Think about the implications of consumption 4 times that of the X with 500 mi range. You would have something like the Semi!!
 

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Has anyone considered Tesla is posting the towing range with a fully loaded trailer ? Tesla rated the semi with a 80,000 load. Thoughts? Would that be a game changer?
if that’s the case you’d have to wonder why their other cars are so expensive for such little range. Keep dreaming!
 

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Has anyone heard anything about the cybertruck having tow hooks to pull people out of snow banks or yank out bushes?
 

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I have not seen any such on the prototype nor renderings.

I have seen hitches that have a tow hook instead of a ball to be used in the receiver... And if there are custom bumpers, like with other popular off-road rigs, I would expect to see them there.
 

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Has anyone heard anything about the cybertruck having tow hooks to pull people out of snow banks or yank out bushes?
I'd suggest a snowshovel or secatuers but if you are making a splatter movie or something like that I'm sure you could use the brackets to which the safety chains attach.
 

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WELL, they did show a video of the CT dragging a F150 uphill with a tow strap. At the reveal.
 

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Even the Model Y has a tow hook... or eye as it is. I would think Tesla would include the same for pulling from the front. Pulling from the rear will be through the receiver hitch and pin.
 

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No, no chance of that. The 500 mi is the estimated EPA range. That doesn't include towing trailers. Compare to Model X range and battery size. Think about the implications of consumption 4 times that of the X with 500 mi range. You would have something like the Semi!!
Who said the EPA gave the range on these trucks? There is only one available right now so how could the EPA give the range on the other two models? When these Cybertrucks are finally released, they will use all new batteries.
 

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Who said the EPA gave the range on these trucks?
Well it isn't the Department of Education.

There is only one available right now so how could the EPA give the range on the other two models? When these Cybertrucks are finally released, they will use all new batteries.
Don't be silly. As the post says the numbers are Tesla's best estimates of what the EPA ranges will be. This takes into account the technology they expect to be using in the car and the estimates are conservative enough to insure that they can actually achieve them.

Or, to look at it another way: they have said they will build a truck with 500 mile EPA range. They will build a truck with 500 mile EPA range.
 
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