Cybertruck tow rating might increase too.I would think this would be the next level of development for 3/4 or 1 ton truck CT if Elon wants to continue to fill in the Heavy Duty line of consumer trucks. A four motor truck would have serious power to do work or tow. I am interested in a bigger truck from Tesla but so far I have not heard of any communications that indicate another new model. I source news from many other ev news establishments but please do tell.
Elon's & Tesla's strategy was purposely start with high premium end with best vehicle in class & work down. Every new model car/SUV so far has been to lower vehicle class.I dont see it being too much work to make this a very expensive, or limited edition option. Make the best ev truck with all the features the others have plus more.
I also think it's kinda pointless.
But companies always fight to be the "best" so I guess it might justify the costs, simple to advertise being better then everyone else. Range, speed, features. Tank turn, offroad ability, 4 wheel torque control. etc.
And I 100% think whatever the cost (withen reason) people would buy it. Because its tesla.seems like a win,win,win
There are several proposed schemes for gooseneck attachment to the CT.Cybertruck needs a way to support 5th-wheel/gooseneck hitches.
They use these hitch because the trailers sway less and excess sway is a cause of a lot of accidents by vehicles towing trailers.
5th-wheel/gooseneck hitches put the transferred trailer weight load between the tow vehicles wheels (before rear wheels) which puts much less stress on the tow vehicle than what rear ball hitch does.
One motor sufficient to meet the load draws one unit of current. Four motors sufficient to meet the load each draw 1/4 unit of current meaning 1/16th the I^2R losses in each but as there are 4 of them I^2R loss becomes 4/16 = 1/4 of what you have in a single motor implementation. Thus multiple motors are more efficient.Development would be better directed toward fewer hi-output motors that are more efficient. Less draw, less drain and ludicrous performance with simplification of the platform. There could be savings depending on the software/ battery life tradeoff.
Yes, it is true that you don't need 4 wheel drive except when you need it which isn't most of the time. I live in suburbia. I need it every time it snows.There really is less and less need for 4x4. It is a vestige of ICE to think in terms of a motor at every wheel. Electrons can do that work, be managed by software and innovation can overcome the ludicrous cost-curve.
Cars and trucks are not sold based on utility. They are sold based on consumer demand. The hottest selling motor vehicle in the US is and has been the pickup truck. How many of the buyers of those "need' a truck? Perhaps 10%?. A 4th motor in the CT doesn't add any utility to it except in rare applications. Should Tesla elect to offer a Quadmotor CT it will be for competitive reasons rather than utility driven ones.SO Tesla’s going ludicrously bonkers on 4 motors is simply selling to a few wealthy elite who have the bones to throw at ludicrous.
75-90% is 10-25% shy of anywhere. 4 wheel drive clearly has advantages in many applications and, as noted in the first paragroph, it comes as a side benefit of the higher efficiencies that stem from the use of multiple motors.It is no longer true that you need 4 wheels driving to go anywhere. Ninety percent of roads are maintained, paved and accessible by 2 wheel drive. Cars today can get to 75% of places as a result.
It is not just desirable. Many F-150/F250 buyers bought the truck solely for towing 5th wheel RV.Traditionally these torques are compensated for by weight transfer schemes, fifth wheel and pivot point projection hitches. In the TriMotor CT the sway torque can largely be neutralized by rear wheel torque vectoring. That doesn't mean that fifthwheel/gooseneck attachment isn't desirable.