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Why are they driving on the wrong side of the road?!
(Last visited New Zealand pre-Covid) Even the cheapest beer in
New Zealand is darn good! Spent time in Twizel and Dunedin.
There was already a Tesla charging station up and running on the
road in towards Twizel.
Because Merica! Oh wait, that doesn’t apply here.
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I don’t think they’re doing a 6-seater. They shrunk the CyberTruck by 5%, so it would fit in a standard US garage. The reduction in width negates a 3rd seat in the front. There’s also safety considerations. For example, no room for a 3rd airbag because that’s where the touchscreen goes. You wouldn‘t want to launch one of your kids into a touchscreen face first if you ever got into an accident.
There’s no reason why an airbag could not deploy from below, and cover the screen. But it is one of many challenges of a front middle seat.
 

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it must be in the pilot genes or something.
I’ll avoid the obvious comment about pilots getting into someone else’s jeans and having kids….

I’ll just say, maybe, but I think it‘s in a parents’ genes. I’ve got enough non-pilot friends.

But I’m all with ya Brother!
 

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I don’t think they’re doing a 6-seater. They shrunk the CyberTruck by 5%, so it would fit in a standard US garage. The reduction in width negates a 3rd seat in the front. There’s also safety considerations. For example, no room for a 3rd airbag because that’s where the touchscreen goes. You wouldn‘t want to launch one of your kids into a touchscreen face first if you ever got into an accident.
And yet there are EV vans that are as wide or narrower than a Cybertruck and with screens at the front, and which have a third seat in the front.
 

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And yet there are EV vans that are as wide or narrower than a Cybertruck and with screens at the front, and which have a third seat in the front.

In the US market??? I can’t think of one.

These don’t count…

Tesla Cybertruck Two Cybertrucks seen LEAVING New Zealand Winter Testing! IMG_2826
 


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Per @NZ_Tim93 on X, two Cybertrucks were seen loaded up on a carrier and leaving the New Zealand facility, presumably bound for the US. Might this meant that Winter Testing is complete, and we're getting even closer to the Delivery Day event?
While we are certainly getting closer to the Delivery Day Event, that's not what this means. What this means is the winter season is drawing to a close. You can't do winter testing without winter weather.
 

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In the US market??? I can’t think of one.

These don’t count…

IMG_2826.jpeg
The vans are in Europe. But I wouldn’t imagine the safety regulations being that different in that regard. Isn’t the VW ID.Buzz coming to the US? Will they be bringing the delivery van version at all with three front seats?
 


 


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