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- Apr 28, 2020
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- Omaha, NE
- Toyota Avalon, Rav4, Tri-motor Cybertruck
Sounds like it was written by someone shorting Tesla.
I thought it was a crap read .... designed to encourage ICE for a bit longer and aid legacy automakers for doing nothing significant in EV development.
I think the essential point to the article, as offered in the sub heading is valid.
So like this statement, changing what is obvious: A prototype doesn't pass regulations. Well, no duh, it's a prototype. It doesn't, almost by definition. And 'some' markets include places that ban large vehicles altogether.The fact that Elon has now publicly acknowledged the Cybertruck does not pass regulations in certain markets, and without offering a specific solution at hand is a very unprofessional thing to do.
I know a lot of people like to know what they are ordering, but people should always know that when a vehicle is so far from production and all we can see is a prototype or a render, things ofter change. Tesla is actually pretty good at having their cars at least closely resemble the prototype compared to other manufactures in the past.In that, at the Cybertruck reveal the stated width was 79.8 inch. Yet his tweet confirmed they were reducing the size by going up to 82 inch’s because the vehicle on the night was larger than the dimensions stated !! And then he advised twice more, further changes to all dimensions !!!
This is still 100% possible. However, I don't suspect that we will see a smaller Cybertruck, even a prototype, until after we have a fully built Cybertruck and ready to start production.And he also confirmed in a tweet in November 2019, that a smaller Cybertruck is in the works, and will be approx. 73 inch’s wide.
This is common when it comes to different products in different markets. If you look at EU regulations, it's not just the design and safety requirements but there are also numerous software differences that Tesla has changed to have their cars sold in the EU. You could even look at regulations between states, or different provinces in Canada. I can't drive my car two hours away to the west coast because of the tint on my windows, while i won't get a ticket where I live.The fact that Elon has now publicly acknowledged the Cybertruck does not pass regulations in certain markets, and without offering a specific solution at hand is a very unprofessional thing to do.
I've heard Elon mention this truck will be sold in North America, I thought it was pretty clear that it was just North America. Also it's a $100 deposit to lock in your price and I think that's an amazing deal, just like how other companies do it...other than the fact that other companies usually charge $1000+. I don't think anyone that could afford the Cybertruck will be too upset that they had $100 missing from their bank account that can easily be returned. I do think people would be upset that they thought they could buy a Cybertruck but found out they were unable, but I don't think Tesla has done anything to 'invite' people worldwide to order the Cybertruck.He’s left people hanging ! People he’s collected money from ! A number of which have voiced their disappointment and concern, on this forum.
So as the situation formally currently stands, the large Cybertruck will not be sold in Europe and
(by extension not in Australia and other markets where Tesla has invited & received orders from !)
I don't think my wife would agree.I like that there are a god number of electrical ... engineers,