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I don’t know how Valuable it would be as a test vehicle unless they can simulate the rear casting. Musk said if we are lucky some might roll out by the end of the year. 4680 production is by no means certain either.
The initial design of the Model 3 had parts welded together. With the Y they did a casting. They are moving the 3 to casting. The CT test prototypes would probably be welded together, then the production casted. The cast would be stronger than the welded prototype, so no worries there.
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IDK about that. I thought they were already making them just not at the speed they wanted. But of recent with more and more new Semi sightings. And most recently expanding Fremont building instead of the tent.

I agree, the casting machine is not something you can just put together, use it a few time, take it apart, move it and put it back together. At least not easily and not by yourself, usually that has to be done as a service by the company that made it that you buy it from.

Unless.. it's made by that German company that Tesla bought a little while back...
The casting machines are made in Italy
 

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The casting machines are made in Italy
Thank you for edumecating me. Wiki stated that the GigaPress is manufactured by Idra Group from Italy. That's interesting... I can only assume the bigger one for CT would be coming from the same source.

Unfortunately all that comes from my home country are hackers and models.. lol
 

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Of course. I think we would all agree with that. After all, we have been waiting (and will continue waiting) for the CT now for 15 months. I just wonder what in what I posted made you think otherwise. All I said was that there isn't much point in Tesla showing us the features and specs of the CT when they will be spotted on the roads shortly and many of our questions will be answered through observation. We most likely won't see the great software but we will see what the interior looks like and the exterior and, maybe, the bed. People will find a way to look underneath. It will all be pretty clear. Tesla had a window of opportunity when they could tell us about the final design prior to us finding out this way (the same way everyone did for all their other models), but that window is almost closed now. Still patiently waiting...
I waited 16 years for a good wife, I waited 3 years for a good rifle, so this is where I get my understanding that I have a while longer for something worth having. And yes, I’ve still got my wife, 30 years , and the rifle 22 years. I learned patience in all this.
 

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Of course. I think we would all agree with that. After all, we have been waiting (and will continue waiting) for the CT now for 15 months. I just wonder what in what I posted made you think otherwise. All I said was that there isn't much point in Tesla showing us the features and specs of the CT when they will be spotted on the roads shortly and many of our questions will be answered through observation. We most likely won't see the great software but we will see what the interior looks like and the exterior and, maybe, the bed. People will find a way to look underneath. It will all be pretty clear. Tesla had a window of opportunity when they could tell us about the final design prior to us finding out this way (the same way everyone did for all their other models), but that window is almost closed now. Still patiently waiting...
I understand what you are saying. Don’t misunderstand me I agree with what you are saying. Sometimes I try to say things and they may be taken wrong. It could be my PTSD thing.
 

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The funniest thing on the road would be a Cybertruck in camouflage trying to hide what it is.
Tesla has never used camouflage, as far as I know.

I worry a bit about rear cast failing under stress in actual use.
This is unlikely. Cast parts are stronger than bolted, welded ones. Remember, it's replacing existing pieces.

Idra might have one of the worst websites I've ever seen.
Farasis, a battery supplier that makes Zero's battery (and a few other companies), has a screenshot of their website as a website.

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Idra might have one of the worst websites I've ever seen. They literally have a screenshot of a wikipedia page on their home screen.

IDRA's Website
I am guessing you haven't seen many of the early web sites (including mine). The world of web sites has changed many times over since the early 90s when they arrived on the scene. I didn't think the IDRA site was awful; but it also wasn't very informative.
 

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It' s like a home theater without the convenience of home, but with better popcorn.
My thoughts went to Nam with a GP large tent, movie projector and three large reels.
 

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Elon just tweeted a few hours ago about the Cybertruck:




Article:

Tesla’s Elon Musk shares brief update on Cybertruck’s final design

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-final-design-update-elon-musk/

Elon Musk recently provided a quick update on the highly-anticipated Cybertruck’s development, with the Tesla CEO noting that the all-electric pickup’s final design is looking good. Musk shared his thoughts on Twitter after he visited the vehicle at Tesla’s studio.

The Cybertruck is arguably Tesla’s most radical vehicle to date, thanks in part to its unorthodox brutalist design and angular exoskeleton. Starting at less than $40,000, the Cybertruck has the potential to break into one of the most lucrative vehicle segments in the United States. But to accomplish this, the Cybertruck must have the necessary balance between all-electric performance and classic pickup characteristics.

This is perhaps the reason why Elon Musk and Tesla’s design team have been putting in the effort to refine the vehicle as much as possible before it enters production. So far, Musk has been pretty optimistic about the Cybertruck’s development, noting during the Q4 FY 2020 earnings call that almost all of the engineering surrounding the vehicle had been completed. Musk added that Tesla was no longer iterating at the design level, as the Cybertruck’s designs have already been fixed.

These statements were followed by the CEO’s comments during a recent appearance at the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where Musk noted that the final version of the Cybertruck would be very similar to the all-electric pickup that was revealed late 2019, save for a 3% size reduction. Musk noted that this reduction would allow the Cybertruck to fit in a Boring Company tunnel without any issues.

Interestingly enough, Musk has taken the Cybertruck through a Boring Company tunnel with veteran talk show host Jay Leno at the wheel. Leno, for his part, noted in a later comment that the Cybertruck was traveling close to the tunnels’ walls when they were driving the all-electric pickup through it.

The all-electric pickup market is poised to be very competitive, with early entries like the Rivian R1T poised to start deliveries later this year. Other all-electric pickups like the Ford F-150 Electric are also expected to be released in the near future, though legacy automakers relying on batteries from South Korean firm SK Innovation may find some challenges in their rollout. This is due to a recent 10-year US import ban against SK Innovation, which was imposed because of a lawsuit from rival battery maker LG Chem.
Now is that "BRIEF" based on Elon time?
 

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CT wont be the #1 selling truck, probably ever.Too different, not everyone is open to change. plus the traditional pickup certainly has its advantages
 
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