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Any body remember this truck at Tesla Semi reveal in 2017?

I think it had a 500 mile range and 300,000 lb towing capacity and was a 6 seater.

Maybe Tesla will build one in the future. 😎
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I’d rather see them develop a Cybervan . But you’ve gotten the height about right, something about 8 feet tall with the same wheelbase and drive train as the plaid CT at the same price as a Standard roof Daimler Sprinter van.
 

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I remember that truck, I thought it was awesome. I knew the scale was a little too big but the concept, I wanted one and still do. A serious piece of equipment that would have a better rating than the average 1 ton truck. Commanding view of the road to see over everyone else. More than a full size bed plus a capacity to rival in the 5,000 lbs bed capacity class. Plus battery size could be very large in dimension with all the space between the axles. I think the Cybertruck Elon showed is very capable truck but, not like the original concept. Just a bigger truck and that's what I am looking for in a pickup. I would like to replace my diesel dually with a E-truck dually that has Tesla's flare for power and safety features plus now much better range.
 

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Cool! I don’t remember that.
Seems like the semi could be the head of a sprinter van, a bus, a dump truck or a large pick-up truck like the old International Powerwagon.
 

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Any body remember this truck at Tesla Semi reveal in 2017?

I think it had a 500 mile range and 300,000 lb towing capacity and was a 6 seater.

Maybe Tesla will build one in the future. 😎
truck922-696x355.jpg
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I'd forgotten all about that. It's still pretty nice. I think Elon figured he had to come up with something revolutionary, and this was the first mockup that was released. I think this has great potential too; Handy Artie is hoping for the Cybervan, and I'd really like to see a dually flatbed with a 14 foot bed for work (I welded in SS sheet metal on the flatbed I have now, no rust 20 years on. This is why I love SS). The rest of the F550, not doing so well, rust is starting on the roof. But gimme that truck right here, I will put that bitch to work today! 🛠
 
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I remember that truck, I thought it was awesome. I knew the scale was a little too big but the concept, I wanted one and still do. A serious piece of equipment that would have a better rating than the average 1 ton truck. Commanding view of the road to see over everyone else. More than a full size bed plus a capacity to rival in the 5,000 lbs bed capacity class. Plus battery size could be very large in dimension with all the space between the axles. I think the Cybertruck Elon showed is very capable truck but, not like the original concept. Just a bigger truck and that's what I am looking for in a pickup. I would like to replace my diesel dually with a E-truck dually that has Tesla's flare for power and safety features plus now much better range.

I'd forgotten all about that. It's still pretty nice. I think Elon figured he had to come up with something revolutionary, and this was the first mockup that was released. I think this has great potential too; Handy Artie is hoping for the Cybervan, and I'd really like to see a dually flatbed with a 14 foot bed for work (I welded in SS sheet metal on the flatbed I have now, no rust 20 years on. This is why I love SS). The rest of the F550, not doing so well, rust is starting on the roof. But gimme that truck right here, I will put that bitch to work today! 🛠
For BEV's trucks to replace ICE trucks there will need to be a broader range available.

Between the Tesla Semi and the Cybertruck there is a gap that needs to filled. I suspect that Tesla is well aware of this and their engineers are hard at work developing more trucks and vans.

Tesla will have at least one more truck that will fill the gap between the Semi and the CT in the near future and it will probably be something close to this truck. There is a need for something bigger than the CT to haul larger loads than what the CT is capable of and with dual rear wheels. The current Ford F-450/550, Dodge Ram 4500/5500, GMC and Chevrolet 4500/5500 HD users need more towing capacity and 5th wheel/Gooseneck hookups.

This is coming and Tesla will be the first!
 

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Tesla did an excellent job of keeping the CT tightly under wraps before the November event. There were no leaked spy spots from what I can remember. I am sure that all of the employees involved in developing the prototype had to sign a NDA agreement.

Cybervan!

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Tesla did an excellent job of keeping the CT tightly under wraps before the November event. There were no leaked spy spots from what I can remember. I am sure that all of the employees involved in developing the prototype had to sign a NDA agreement.

Cybervan!

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The big question is will the next truck offered by Tesla be SS or the same as the Original Concept and Semi? Or a bit of both!
 

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Given the overwhelmingly positive response to the CT it's a good bet that Franz will take the Stainless Steel exoskeleton form further.
 
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Given the overwhelmingly positive response to the CT it's a good bet that Franz will take the Stainless Steel exoskeleton form further.
Only problem I see is weight. A bigger truck with SS will have more weight which is what EV designers look to reduce.
 

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It seems that the original would be best suited for a motor home, coach operations and the like. Way down on their list of things to do to get more people away from ICE and into BEV.
 

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It seems that the original would be best suited for a motor home, coach operations and the like. Way down on their list of things to do to get more people away from ICE and into BEV.
Oh i dunno about that. There is a large commercial market for "chassis cab" vehicles that aftermarket companies put all kinds of things on. RVs, Work Trucks, Tow Trucks, Ambulances, Box Vans, Flatbed Trucks, Dump Trucks, Spray Trucks, utility Boom trucks, etc.
 

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Any body remember this truck at Tesla Semi reveal in 2017?

I think it had a 500 mile range and 300,000 lb towing capacity and was a 6 seater.

Maybe Tesla will build one in the future. 😎
truck922-696x355.jpg
I was thinking flat bed
 

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I thought this was just a reconfiguration of the Semi. I’m sure some YouTuber with too much money will convert their semi to look like this with minimal difficulty.

Any body remember this truck at Tesla Semi reveal in 2017?

I think it had a 500 mile range and 300,000 lb towing capacity and was a 6 seater.

Maybe Tesla will build one in the future. 😎
truck922-696x355.jpg
 
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