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As a side note, Outokumpu means ‘Odd hill’. I believe this may be referring to the hill that started it all for them, a copper mine that was discovered and around which the company was formed.
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Apparently, there are many features of the prototype CT that didn't make it into the production vehicle. The unbreakable glass, the gate ramp, a built-in light bar, three person front seat, compressed air supply, solar roof, presenting door handles, 16" ground clearance, and full width bed. I'm also predicting thinner stainless steel skins :( . But there are other features included in the production vehicle not seen in the prototype: wiper blade, side mirrors, all-wheel steering, front bumper camera, interior ambient lighting, rear seat display, almost round steering wheel, powered frunk lid, garage-able size, bed liner, and things that haven't yet been leaked. Many will be disappointed. Not me. It will still be a wonder to behold.
Just to nitpick but a solar roof was never shown as a feature of the prototype.
 

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Apparently, there are many features of the prototype CT that didn't make it into the production vehicle. The unbreakable glass, solar roof, ....
Many will be disappointed. Not me. It will still be a wonder to behold.

The glass was never "unbreakable" as even the 2019 demo showed.

The glass was supposed to be much more difficult to break than regular laminate auto glass, "break resistant", as the 2019 demo showed it failed at being.

Hopefully on next Cybertruck demo day, the glass when actually used/mounted in the Cybertruck, it will be shown to be much more difficult to break than regular laminate auto glass, "break resistant".

Solar roof was never shown or promised.
 

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Solar roof was never shown or promised.
There have been some interviews where people have asked Elon about using solar on the CT roof. Generally his answer has been that solar on the roof is possible but that even in locals with lots of bright sunlight, there would only be a few miles of range gained per day. Because of the small benefit, the costs involved would not be worth it in his opinion. In order to get more range, there would need to be something like a fold-out structure to provide more area for solar collection. But this gets heavy and very bulky so again, this is not worth the cost involved.

That's not to say solar on the vehicle would never be offered by Tesla. Just that Elon doesn't see it as practical or worthy. Given the current focus of the company though, it seems unlikely to be offered on the CT in the immediate future.

Now, there was a Tesla internal effort using interns to build a towable trailer with fold-out solar panels that could be used to charge the CT. We saw some pictures of the resulting trailer that was at 1 or 2 events. This does give some credence to the idea that one could build their own solar infrastructure that could be used to charge the CT directly from solar.
 


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The glass was never "unbreakable" as even the 2019 demo showed.

The glass was supposed to be much more difficult to break than regular laminate auto glass, "break resistant", as the 2019 demo showed it failed at being.

Hopefully on next Cybertruck demo day, the glass when actually used/mounted in the Cybertruck, it will be shown to be much more difficult to break than regular laminate auto glass, "break resistant".

Solar roof was never shown or promised.
https://electrek.co/2019/11/22/tesla-cybertruck-solar-roof-option-add-range/
 


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well, that info is *sort of* correct-ish, filtered through a game of telephone
As I listen to the information, and ignoring who was tweeting/x-ing the information, what was actually said was; The display will show the actual height, not just high/med/low. "As an example..." This is about the UI, not the limitations of the vehicle. If the CT still goes to 16", then at 14.5' would you classify that as High or Medium? And remember, he only lists H-M-L as the other option. (That doesn't exactly instill confidence in the intel to me) If we are talking literally, for that to be a M setting, you'd be looking at 29" of clearance. That's crazy. 14.5 is just over 90% of 16, so to me that would still be in the "H" range. But again, it was just an example, not a feature or limitation. The more valuable intel (if true) is that it displays the actual height.
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