Absolutely agree. I am amazed at the frozen "deer in the headlights" response of the existing pickup truck manufacturers. I am sure there are some very talented people within Ford/GM/Dodge, but apparently they are trapped within their own organizational constraints (from their organization / culture / way of doing things to their legacy factories, union agreements and dealership relationships). Technical challenges are easier to meet / overcome than business models.... which are the soul of the company!Agree or disagree with the predictions and forecasts in this video?
By then it will be too late. Tesla will dominate the market. The big 3 are probably already working on all-electric trucks, but we'll see if they can scale up their production and market in the face of an onslaught by Tesla.This new category of pickup falls more into the 3/4 ton segment. The payload capacity, exterior body durability and HP/torque numbers must have gotten the attention of the the Big 3. I predict that they will not take any action until they actually see significant sales of the Cybertruck once it’s released.
It's already too late. Even if a company decided they pretty much want to copy the Cybertruck exactly at this point, Tesla will beat them to market. And at a lower price point (with its battery cost advantages) and more range (with its battery tecGM hnology advantage). And with its supercharger network as extra benefit.By then it will be too late. Tesla will dominate the market. The big 3 are probably already working on all-electric trucks, but we'll see if they can scale up their production and market in the face of an onslaught by Tesla.
...eloquently put...I've seen little consideration of what I think will be an important market: little old ladies, like me. Having grown up in the '60s, our minds were opened to consider ways things might be done, not just going along with what the past offered us. Subsequent generations are almost laughably conservative in many ways. We grew up in a much more affluent era, and continue to enjoy its financial advantages. I'm glad for the stainless steel body because it won't rust. It's hard to accept that the '88 Isuzu Trooper II that took a bullet for me (sturdy bush bumper took the force when I hit a moose: Mountie said I probably would not have survived in a 'normal' car) is starting to show rust, and soon will have to be 'put out to pasture'. Even minor body work on 'conventional' is not cheap, body parts crumple, and paint chips and cracks. The Cybertruck avoids this 'planned obsolescence'. Imperfect performance notwithstanding, AutoPilot is still, on average, a much safer driver than human drivers. I've always been a timid driver; Cybertruck will be of great help on less-than-great mountain highways, particularly during the winter. (I saw video of a Tesla avoiding a pig on the road; I'd guess the Cybertruck would avoid moose, too.) And -- of vastly greater significance than has been appreciated -- AutoPilot will give assistance to aging drivers who otherwise might have to give up driving entirely, a terrible restriction, especially where there is no useful public transportation systems. That freedom is almost priceless. OK, jaws are going to drop when a grey-haired, little (5'2", 105 lb.) old (70) lady steps out. But I've ridden dragons ....
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