The Exoskeleton design is brilliant


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Apr 2, 2020
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The Exoskeleton construction concept is brilliant. The body is the most fascinating part of the truck to me. My guess is that Tesla will use industrial adhesives, similar to airplane construction, to assemble the unique monochrome exoskeleton of the Cybertruck. Or maybe it will be a combination of traditional welding and adhesives.

I have a strong suspicion that the Cybertruck will be a nightmare for the auto insurance companies. I see a lot a “total loss” statements by insurance adjusters after a minor collision due to expensive repairs. My bet is that CT auto insurance rates will be higher than average.

“We moved the mass to the outside. We’ve created an exoskeleton. The way that trucks are normally designed, you have a body-on-frame, a bed-on-frame. And the body and the bed don’t do anything useful. They are carried like cargo, like a sack of potatoes. It was the way that aircraft used to be designed when we had biplanes, basically. The key to creating an effective monoplane was a stressed-skin design. You move the stress to the outside skin. Allows you to do things you can’t do with body-on-frame.”

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