Tesla are they backing out of agreement to sell 2 motor cyber truck first

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I can’t believe it Tesla is just doing it for the rich. To hell with the common people. I didn’t think he was that kind of person. Looks like I will being driving a gas ride till I die. Did not want it to be that way but looking like it.
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I can’t believe it Tesla is just doing it for the rich. To hell with the common people. I didn’t think he was that kind of person.
It's just Tesla reacting to market realities.

Originally with the single, dual, and triple motor versions with the 2019 announcement, Tesla had stated that they would produce the dual-motor first. But with the huge surge of triple motor orders, they decided to change that up and produce the tri-motor first.

You can read about that initial situation here.

Now with the announcement of the quad-motor version, it looks like the tri-motor orders precedence has just been upped to the quad-motor. It's possible that the tri-motor version will just get auto-upgraded to be quad-motor and nothing about the production order will change.

For now though, I would say that your take on this above is a little judgemental and needlessly derogatory. We don't even know if there will be a price change to the top line model (was tri-motor, now quad-motor).
 

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Edit: didn't know about Elon's announcement off the quad-motor Cybertruck. Oh snap! But things can still change, so wait for a detailed roadmap. Tesla can possibly produce multiple trims simultaneously and might not have to phase them in . Keep that in mind when reading my comment.

We don't know what they will be building and delivering first yet. You will have to wait for the 1st deliveries to be scheduled to know for sure. With Model 3, they did not build and sell the higher priced AWD and Performance models until a year after the first Model 3 were built and delivered. The only Model made and sold for a year was the LR RWD (I have one). Part of the reason might have been that they didn't have enough supplies for the 2nd drive unit that was needed for the AWD and Performance models, and they were going through "production hell". Later they offered a midrange (MR RWD) for a very limited time because they had cell production constrains and wanted to be able to ship more cars using less battery cells. The MR RWD was exactly the same as the LR RWD except for some empty space in the battery pack. So the LR RWD and MR RWD were more of the mid-priced cars because the SR+ RWD did not come out until 1.75 years after first production. It is possible that the same could happen with Cybertruck in that Tesla could have a limitation in the number of motors or cells and start building and delivering lower or mid trims in order to work through the backlog of orders. But it is also possible for Tesla to focus on higher trims at first that may have a higher profit margin and just sell less vehicles until component availability increases. Like I said, nobody knows what they will do yet. It's too early to be up in arms already. Just remember that one of Tesla's goals is to work its way down to less expensive EVs that are affordable to more consumers. But they are a business and need to make a profit and be successful.
 
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We don't know what they will be building and delivering first yet.
Elon said specifically that the quad motor config would be shipping first.

I have heard that the dual motor would be shipping early as well, but its likely at least the first batch will be quad motoR.
 

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The reservation tracker suggests the single-motor is only about 15% of the orders.

There is dissension on how your trim will affect your place in line; the general consensus is that people will be contacted in order, and given the choice to take the available trim level or wait for their preferred choice.
 

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EV are for those who can afford and or take second mortgage out on their home? It is sad Tesla doesn’t have a $35k basic model. This leaves normal people taking their chances with a Burning Bolt, or battery failing Volt to drive an EV. Some lucked out and found a $32K Tesla or similar on Carvana or Vroom last year before the big EV demand craze. Prices were dropping once the Tax credit went away. Now a used 2015-2018 cost $45k $plus with too many miles?! Lol. Take care.
Have you seen the price of ICE vehicles? Especially trucks? Except for stripped down versions almost all trucks of any value start in the $40-$50K range.
 

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I reserved a 2-motor version. I have to wonder if Tesla will drop the price of the 2-motor down to the 1-motor version. That would be nice. I don't see a reason why Tesla would automatically upgrade all 3-motor reservations to 4-motor unless the price was the same. Will we end up reserving again? That only seems proper.
 

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I reserved a 2-motor version. I have to wonder if Tesla will drop the price of the 2-motor down to the 1-motor version. That would be nice. I don't see a reason why Tesla would automatically upgrade all 3-motor reservations to 4-motor unless the price was the same. Will we end up reserving again? That only seems proper.
People are making a lot of assumptions about pricing and configurations.

Aside from the fact that they are adding a quad motor truck to the lineup, we really don’t know a whole lot.

I suspect the configuration changes will be pretty broad, but it’s really hard to say until they roll them out… whenever.
 

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I can’t believe it Tesla is just doing it for the rich. To hell with the common people. I didn’t think he was that kind of person. Looks like I will being driving a gas ride till I die. Did not want it to be that way but looking like it.
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Have you seen the price of ICE vehicles? Especially trucks? Except for stripped down versions almost all trucks of any value start in the $40-$50K range.
I just plopped down 73K for a 2022 Dodge 3500 Dually diesel with custom flatbed.
That was the Tradesman (bottom line version) and I paid MSRP due to the shortage.
The O4 it replaced was on a death spiral and in need of constant repair. Had to have it for the farm and no comparable EV is available.
It looks like I'll opt for the four motor since I want maximum performance (and prob range) and the four wheel steering.
I'll bite the bullet and kick in a few more thousand to get what I want.
By the time mine gets built I'll have a big down payment and some Tesla stock to sell.
Since this will be the last vehicle I ever buy might as well get exactly what I want.
Also a good way to make sure all my heirs cry at the funeral.
 

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No, we don't know that Tesla has given up on any of the versions of the Cybertruck. Don't give into speculation and disinfo.

The reservation tracker suggests the single-motor is only about 15% of the orders.

There is dissension on how your trim will affect your place in line; the general consensus is that people will be contacted in order, and given the choice to take the available trim level or wait for their preferred choice.
Another estimate has it at 8%. Even at that, with over a million and a quarter of orders, that's a hundred thousand. You know, almost how many Lightning orders Ford was happy about.

-Crissa
 

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No, we don't know that Tesla has given up on any of the versions of the Cybertruck. Don't give into speculation and disinfo.


Another estimate has it at 8%. Even at that, with over a million and a quarter of orders, that's a hundred thousand. You know, almost how many Lightning orders Ford was happy about.

-Crissa
Yeah, if tesla drops a single motor CT it could double orders for Lightening ( if Fords keeps the price and will be able to produce in high volume withing 2022)
 
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