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It looks like the recess you see is simply to provide hand clearance so the lid to the basement in the bottom of the vault can be grabbed. It looks to me like if you wanted to, you could stand on the rear bumper and reach over the closed tailgate to open the basement lid.
It is a shame that no one in the video was curious enough to investigate this.
Yeah sorry 😣
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Exactly… the cool thing was seeing the excitement of all the other people that gathered around quickly. Some were Tesla owners that were there charging. others just stopped to see what the commotion was. Without sounding sexist I have to say I was a little bit surprised to see the excitement even among the women, some of whom were excitedly calling their husbands. I think this thing’s gonna cause quite a buzz when we start seeing them regularly out on the streets.
 

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Everybody saw the "RC", right? So, no guarantee the noise will be the same. Or that there will be no midgate. Or no powered tailgate, etc.
that’s not how ‘RCs’ work, especially with respect to items that are fundamental to structure

RCs are built at first almost entirely by hand but using production/intended parts, then as the process progresses ultimately still somewhat by hand but with some line construction - through still with production parts

while there can still be moving targets regarding mechanical components (eg turns out we need an even stronger version of the BAW motor), there aren’t fundamental functionality *additions*

the time for the hopium of “maybe they’ll add a midgate still” was at best back in in the alpha/beta days, not RCs
 


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How much do I have to spend to own this cad program?
I'm not sure if there's a subscription fee but...
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Actually, being one who posts from work on occasion and having no good drawing app here, I commend his effort.
 

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Tonneau cover on the beta trucks did not seem as loud, that is for sure. May have to do with stowing vs. deploying.

 

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that’s not how ‘RCs’ work, especially with respect to items that are fundamental to structure

RCs are built at first almost entirely by hand but using production/intended parts, then as the process progresses ultimately still somewhat by hand but with some line construction - through still with production parts

while there can still be moving targets regarding mechanical components (eg turns out we need an even stronger version of the BAW motor), there aren’t fundamental functionality *additions*

the time for the hopium of “maybe they’ll add a midgate still” was at best back in in the alpha/beta days, not RCs
On the "invoice" I saw posted here, there was an option for a midgate. For Tesla with CT, I think RC's are units they build to get the kinks out of the assembly line. For instance, some of the early RC's have fit and finish problems that are not in the newer ones.

At this point, I agree with you. Tesla has probably decided what will be standard and what will be optional. If they have that information, why not do a new web page detailing what is firm? They know the prices already, post them with the options list. They don't have to allow orders, but you should be able to build your own and get a price so you can budget.
 

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On the "invoice" I saw posted here, there was an option for a midgate.
yeah, which is how we know that invoice was faked by someone who isn’t as enlightened as those in this forum


If they have that information, why not do a new web page detailing what is firm?
Simple - because they haven’t had an unveiling yet

Your question could be fairly restated as: “I wish the unveiling was sooner” - fair enough and many here would share that wish, but it’s a wish that doesn’t drive Tesla’s marketing rollout
 

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On the "invoice" I saw posted here, there was an option for a midgate.
Don't mess with me man. Avalanche is expired. Bollinger, Silverado RS and Fisker Alaska are out of reach for now. I believe in tooth ferry, and Nigerian Prince but I can't get my hopes up about Mid-Gate or I will crack.

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I searched the computer code of the CyberTruck U.I. and found an image titled "Midgate Key" and an indication that it's 240v powered. It confirms both midgate AND 240v outlet in the bed. 😃




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I have one of the "highest-end" aftermarket rolling tonneau covers in the market on my truck. I can tell you that they all make that noise, and that mine is WAYYYY louder than what you heard in the video.
 

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I have one of the "highest-end" aftermarket rolling tonneau covers in the market on my truck. I can tell you that they all make that noise, and that mine is WAYYYY louder than what you heard in the video.
Can a 230 lb. man walk on it when it's deployed? We saw Elon walk on an early prototype vault cover when he was with Jay Leno.
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