Cybertruck VS Rivian

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Part of the allure of the CT is it's appearance. If I wanted another truck that looked like a truck and wanted to spend 60 plus grand I'd just buy the Boss Lady and new Ram 3500 with the diesel.
 

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I think the Rivian is far better looking. It looks like the soon-to-come-out Bronco.

In that video I learned that 40+20=60. Civilization is doomed.
 

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I can't live with 4.5 ft bed. I'm so glad CT has 6 ft bed otherwise I would have had to get a ford.
 

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Part of the allure of the CT is it's appearance. If I wanted another truck that looked like a truck and wanted to spend 60 plus grand I'd just buy the Boss Lady and new Ram 3500 with the diesel.
Print that and seal it in an envelope. Open the envelope after you have driven a BEV for a month or so.
 

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Let me see if I understand the math in the video. The baseline Rivian comes with 4 motors and a 100 kWh battery and is expected to sell for 60K. Assuming $200/kWh for battery (and Tesla is hoping to push to uder half that this year) that's $20K or about 1/3 of the vehicle's selling price. Seems about right. Now we keep the same 4 motors and other goodies but increase the battery size by 80% adding $16K at the selling price and get 60K + 16K = 120K. Did I do that right?

Reverting to serious mode for a moment I think the biggest threat to Rivian is timing relative to CT and the eternal elephant in the room, the charging network. I really hope they get to market well before the CT because I really want to see some competition in the space. But I also know you can't get a baby in less than 9 moths by putting more men on the job.
 

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Let me see if I understand the math in the video. The baseline Rivian comes with 4 motors and a 100 kWh battery and is expected to sell for 60K. Assuming $200/kWh for battery (and Tesla is hoping to push to uder half that this year) that's $20K or about 1/3 of the vehicle's selling price. Seems about right. Now we keep the same 4 motors and other goodies but increase the battery size by 80% adding $16K at the selling price and get 60K + 16K = 120K. Did I do that right?

Reverting to serious mode for a moment I think the biggest threat to Rivian is timing relative to CT and the eternal elephant in the room, the charging network. I really hope they get to market well before the CT because I really want to see some competition in the space. But I also know you can't get a baby in less than 9 moths by putting more men on the job.
 

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Promote all competition. We are looking for change!
 

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The Rivian is OK, but it just smacks of an old man truck (no insult intended). A going to the lake house on a weekend kind of truck.
It's a little too polished for my taste.
 

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Go check out the pickup truck buying demographic.
 

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The average public reaction to these when they hit the street:

Rivian: "Is that a new Ford Ranger?"

Cybertruck: " Holy crap! What is THAT!!"
 

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