Tesla just wanted a weird truck, Elon Musk says

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“We’re really, fundamentally making this truck as a North American ass-kicker, basically,” he said. “The goal is to kick the most amount of ass possible with this truck. We want it to be something you could use to tow a boat, a horse trailer, pull tree stumps out of the ground, go off-roading and you don’t have to worry about scratching the paint because there is no paint. You could just be smashing boulders and be fine.”


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“We’re really, fundamentally making this truck as a North American ass-kicker, basically,” he said. “The goal is to kick the most amount of ass possible with this truck. We want it to be something you could use to tow a boat, a horse trailer, pull tree stumps out of the ground, go off-roading and you don’t have to worry about scratching the paint because there is no paint. You could just be smashing boulders and be fine.”


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Seems like the article is from a long time ago if Elon is talking about 200K reservations. Tesla hit that in the first week.
 

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I wonder if Elon (Tesla) would like to know what additional "ass" to kick with a CT. Beyond some playing in the mud capability I would like to see lower price, higher assembly quality and reliability as a design priority.
otherwise a SS exoskeleton with wheels?...
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I am curious if the Cybertruck will be using 8-lug wheels similar to a 3/4 ton domestic pickup...

But the Cybertruck is expected to be classified as a medium-duty pickup, putting it more on par with Ford’s Super Duty or Chevrolet’s Silverado HD. Musk told Automotive News the Cybertruck would not be sold globally.
 
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I am curious if the Cybertruck will be using 8-lug wheels similar to a 3/4 ton domestic pickup...

But the Cybertruck is expected to be classified as a medium-duty pickup, putting it more on par with Ford’s Super Duty or Chevrolet’s Silverado HD. Musk told Automotive News the Cybertruck would not be sold globally.
Except in China?
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Except in China?
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Well, when a reporter takes the quote from an offhanded parphrase, 'some places don't allow trucks like this' and 'we're focusing on the North American market' (something Tesla/Elon has said about every car they made so far) to mean 'none for the rest of the world', that's where you end up.

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