This didnt age wellThere is a lot you're missing here so I'm going to guess you have less experience in auto manufacturing than Tesla? Do you know which automaker has the CEO with the longest tenue? Yup, it's Tesla by a mile. He's the most experienced CEO in the auto industry.
The biggest thing you don't seem to get is that both S&X were designed for relatively low volume of production (and that has everything to do with how low Tesla can drive prices).
Every new model that Tesla releases comes with new manufacturing techniques designed to speed production lines and make more cars using less time and less factory space, and fewer individual components that need to be joined together. This drives down the cost to produce. The Cybertruck will be the first Tesla model to exclusively use battery cells designed and built in-house by Tesla. Sure, Tesla has always built their own batteries, but the cells themselves previously came from partners and suppliers. This lowers the cost to produce.
Tesla's overall volume of production increases each and every year. That means fixed costs can spread out over more vehicles. This lowers the cost to end user.
The Cybertruck is the first Tesla model to not require a paintshop for the bodywork. This drives down the cost to produce.
In short, I'm not sure what you think you are breaking to us, as if we should listen to an auto manufacturing nobody above Tesla, the company whose last car to be released, the Model Y, is already the best-selling car in the entire world, gas or electric. So much for electric cars costing too much to ever sell in high volumes. It's the best-selling car in the entire world. What is it that you don't understand about that? Why do you think you know more than the people who are actually leading the revolution of better, more affordable cars that are easier and more cost effective to buy and maintain? Every generation gets better and can be built more efficiently.
You mean the signs like when Elon was saying that the monthly payment is number 1? Or when he said that Tesla is making evs affordable? Or when he said the f150 lightning was overpriced? Or when the truck was announced at model Y prices? You're just a pessimist not a prophetNot the point... i think people set themselves up for disappointment when all of the signs were there.... no reason to be sad or mad just stating the obvious.
Lol... nah again i look at the signs. You think Tesla is going to Osborne there existing lineup with a 500 mile vehicle cheaper than its flagship products...when it has crazy demand! Not pessimistic, its just smart business. Fyi Tesla is making EV'S affordable...maybe not the one with insane demand.You mean the signs like when Elon was saying that the monthly payment is number 1? Or when he said that Tesla is making evs affordable? Or when he said the f150 lightning was overpriced? Or when the truck was announced at model Y prices? You're just a pessimist not a prophet
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Rivian is going to be selling their Amazon van to other ppl soon. Idk about like normal customers thoughWas at a Christmas party last night. Several people knew I just got back from Austin and picked my mind.
Unfortunately the 3 others that all have early reservations, are all on the same page. The price of the dual just jumped out of their range. 1 of the guys is going to cash in on the $1000. Credit and trade his 3 in for the Y.
Convinced them all to keep the $100 deposit ride until their make it or break it point. The 5 cents lost is a moot point over the last 4 years.
I was expecting a 10k price hike..not a 30k. But the bigger issue is this will not replace my sprinter as a work truck. Just not enough bed space. But what EV truck is right now other than the Ford van with a range less than 200 miles.
Love my F150L SR Pro.I guess I am going to stay put with my Dodge 3500, "Betsy", for a while longer. May get a SR Lightning Pro for short hauls and running around. Sad day for me, but I understand Tesla taking advantage of all the demand, especially with the 7,500 US fed tax credit. Not going to cancel my 40k reservation just yet. Will wait and see.
I'm around 280K in the queue including all trims. I'm expecting a late 2025 delivery. My wish is price adjustments are coming by then.How could you justify a $30k increase?
If that is what happens I will still be waiting till my 400k place in line.