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- Jan 2, 2020
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"In 2016, Elon Musk said that there will be an official tow-hitch option for the Model 3, although none has shown up. The Model Y prototype Tesla revealed last year had what appeared to be a tow-hitch receiver cover plate. And in the past several years, Model 3 and Model Y test vehicles with manufacturer plates have been spotted towing. "I originally put in a reservation for a Model Y when I heard it would be able to tow, but after I put in my serration for the CT I cancelled my Model Y order. Now we find out that the a model Y cannot tow. Since Tesla promised towing, and they also promised it for the CT, where does that leave us?
I still have lots of questions unanswered about the CT. I know that they will get answered, and that Tesla will come through, but news like this is disheartening to say the least. I feel sorry for all the people that ordered a Model Y that need to tow. An SUV that doesn’t tow is just a car.
"In a quick scan of the weight numbers, the Model Y’s vehicle capacity weight—including driver, passengers, and cargo—of just 954 pounds is lower than that of the Model 3 and surprisingly (verging on alarmingly) small, given a curb weight 4,416 pounds for the Long Range Dual Motor and Long Range Performance Dual Motor versions, with GVWR at 5,302 pounds."
"That means that if you have five adults aboard the Model Y, and they average 190 pounds, any suitcases or bags of groceries in the cargo area will put you over its maximum capacity."
Mr. Musk is a madman. He presumably thinks if his engineers matched his work-ethic, they could deliver on his crazy promises.
If past is prologue, Mr. Musk is over-promising on the Cybertruck. The range, towing capacity, and delivery date will all suffer. Scratch that--the engineers will suffer trying to get get the range, towing capacity, and delivery dates that Mr. Musk promised. The windows cracked on stage--there should be no doubt Mr. Musk is over-promising on other stuff too. Whatever--I still want one. The difference in Mr. Musk's "reality distortion field" and the one(s) of Steve Jobs, is the boundaries of Mr. Musk's are previewed on stage and twitter beforehand, while the details of Mr. Jobs' unrealistic expectations were defined within the walls of Apple. Mr. Musk and Tesla were fined a total of $40M essentially for his lying. He has a trial delayed right now due to CoronaVirus based on what investors view as shady, self-dealing. He shoots for the moon and at least falls among the stars. He literally shot his car into space. He's a crazy genius and also carnival barker. He's my favorite immigrant by far.