What is the likelihood that the first CT deliveries will be the Tri-CT with FSD option enabled?

Jhodgesatmb

Well-known member
First Name
Jack
Joined
Dec 1, 2019
Messages
1,315
Reaction score
1,576
Location
San Francisco Bay area
Vehicles
Lexus Rx450H Tesla Model 3
Occupation
Researcher
Country flag
I will be extremely surprised if the first run of CTs are tri-motor. Dual motor has been Tesla's bread and butter. They can make dual motors vehicles in their sleep. They have yet to produce a tri-motor anything aside from a prototype Model S. I think they will stick with what they know at first.

Regarding FSD... I recently was in line to buy a Model Y. People tracking those sales did not notice any sort of bias toward people with FSD. But Tesla can certainly start doing that at any time.
Tesla said tri would be first. What is your source?
Advertisement

 
OP
OP

GnarlyDudeLive

Well-known member
First Name
Darin
Joined
Aug 26, 2020
Messages
134
Reaction score
237
Location
Chicago
Vehicles
2004 F350 Dually (Tri-CT reservation)
Occupation
Database Administrator
Country flag
Assuming the CT production constraint is *specifically* tied to battery production as some have suggested: I would believe the most profitable CT to release would then be the Dual CT w/FSD. With requiring ~1/2 the batteries as the Tri Motor, Tesla could pump out nearly 2x as many Dual vs Tri configurations. Now if the constraint of production is somewhere else then that changes the dynamics likely. I could be wrong though and the Tri model has a much larger profit margin than I think it would be but it would need to be almost double that of the Single/Dual models....
 
Last edited:

Jhodgesatmb

Well-known member
First Name
Jack
Joined
Dec 1, 2019
Messages
1,315
Reaction score
1,576
Location
San Francisco Bay area
Vehicles
Lexus Rx450H Tesla Model 3
Occupation
Researcher
Country flag
Tesla says a lot of things. I have no source, it should have been clear I was speculating.

What is you source?
Tesla does say a lot of things and we can take most everything they say with a grain of salt. That said, Tesla announced it themselves, and reiterated on several occasions publicly. You can even go back through the threads here to find it. Here are two:


https://insideevs.com/news/446222/video-tesla-cybertruck-battery-tech-launch-date/
https://www.businessinsider.com/tes...me-models-coming-sooner-than-expected-2019-12

Originally single motor was going to be made first, but within a couple weeks it became apparent that the tri motor was the most popular so Tesla swapped the order.
 
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top