Power liftgate and power ramp? Yay or nay?

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"Because it's badass and super cool." -Elon Musk from Jay Leno video

I think that as realistic and everyday workhorse as we all want the Cybertruck to be, it's also okay to dream about even more cool features. Not having to get off your CyberQuad to load it up is pretty badass and would blow people's minds even more beyond the truck itself.
It would be impressive and cool.
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"Because it's badass and super cool." -Elon Musk from Jay Leno video

I think that as realistic and everyday workhorse as we all want the Cybertruck to be, it's also okay to dream about even more cool features. Not having to get off your CyberQuad to load it up is pretty badass and would blow people's minds even more beyond the truck itself.
Especially if the truck is self driving and you drive up to it while it’s moving, maybe a speed limit of 50mph for this trick.
 

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I understand the want to add all this cool stuff, but isnt the purpose of the CT to make it cheap, fast, and easy?
that being said I do think its a cool option, and since the age group of people who can afford a 70k$+ vehicle is pretty high, it makes sense
 

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My initial thought was "nay" and I agree with the previous post about "cheap, fast, and easy", however it would be a super cool option on the CT worth paying extra for. I just wouldn't expect it to be standard.

So "yay" as an upgrade.
 

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Absolutely should be available. All of the trucks now in the US are turning to luxury vehicles to compete. The CT should be no different. Also, if I recall the statistic correct, trucks are now the number one family vehicle in America. Even if the CT gets mainly used as a mall crawler you don’t want your 105 pound wife not able to lift the tailgate.
 

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That would be a great thing to have as standard on the tri-Motor and an option for the lower priced trims. The backside of the CT appears to be quite large and with a pullout ramp it has got to be fairly heavy. It appears even the guy on the quad during the reveal struggled with it a bit.
 

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I hear and understand all of the reasons for the "nay"'s. But.... Wouldn't it be SUPER cool if as you pulled up to the CT on your Cyberquad and the tonneau cover opened, the tailgate lowered, the ramp extended while the suspension lowered in the back?
while the CT was moving?!!! "because that is supercool"
 

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is the tailgate removable? I have only done it a few times with my truck but I think I had a good reason.

There is a lot of moment at the tailgate hinge but small winches and cables accessories for the CT could be nice. (aftermarket?)

if you had a mobility cart or two(for the disabled) a winch at the back of the vault could be helpful.
 
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I'm a yay as an option. Probably can't afford to add it but wondering how heavy and hard to use manually it might be.
 

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I think dampening/springed is a given for the frunk. Possibly powered. The tail should be dampened imo at a minimum, powered as an option (maybe std on trimotor).

I hear the concerns of some with the gravel/dirt issues on the tail...one easy solution would be to make it so powerful it crushed those rocks 😁. But not so great a solution if it’s your hand...maybe a sensor that feels resistance and stops/beeps so it can be cleared.

The “more to break” argument is a bit off imo...this vehicle will have virtually nothing on it you can fix yourself. We’ll be beholden to Tesla service - which will be interesting when it comes to vehicles used hard commercially. Not exactly a Tesla service station on every block. Mine will be used as an SUV replacement so no concerns about adding gizmos here.

Thought - one cool thing that I hope I live to see: when your CT needs servicing and self drive is perfected, you wake up and see your loaner CT is parked outside your front door, you press a button on your phone to complete the handoff, and your own CT drives off by itself to get serviced. You get into the loaner, and everything is set up exactly like your own.
 
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