What is your biggest Cybertruck question you'd like answered by Tesla before committing to purchase?

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Please never ever expect to go the full range of your battery. There needs to be some buffer above and below. Never ever assume you will ever go 500 miles when the rating is for 500.
That's part of my problem right now. The range isn't 500. It's 500+...and we don't know what that means. I don't assume I'll ever drive from 100% capacity to 0 and coast to a charger.

And just to clarify the last couple of posts, the rated range is battery at 100% under ideal conditions.
OK...so the EPA driving range will not say 500 miles...unless the + means 500+56...then at 90% under ideal conditions it could say 500 miles. But we still don't know what the + means. Which is why I'm asking for it. The EPA stated range needs to be close to 500 for me to keep my reservation, because I know that under way less then ideal conditions I'm going to NEED it to get me 200 miles and the dual motor 300+ mile variant probably won't cut it.

And I couldn't tell if you meant TCO or whatever.
I meant purchase cost and I'm mostly concerned with the wheel package "options". It debuted with 35s. That's what I have on my truck now and what I'd like on the CT, but the current spec list doesn't say if those are an option or standard equipment (already baked into the 500+ range). If they are an option, then I'm sure 500 miles of range is out the window when rolling on 35s. In which case, I'd probably also cancel my reservation.
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I recently started part full with 205 miles of estimated range, drove 136 miles to the next chargers, and had only 3 miles remaining, at reduced speeds! It was cold and raining so the car quickly told me my watts usage was too high to make that distance at that speed. I slowed to what it said and made it.
So given my NEED statement of 200 miles, I also know I'd be starting that 200 miles at about 85% (of an assumed 500 mile max range)...so 425. Given that you got about 67% of your starting range. I could assume 67% of 425 would get me 284.

Unless the + in the Dual motor 300+ means 300+99, then that version definitely will not cut it, or would cut it way to close. 399*.85=340. 340*.67=227...if + equals 99, which I'm sure it doesn't.
 

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Will cybertruck owners be first to go to Mars?
 

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What is the number one question you have about Cybertruck that could influence your purchase decision depending on the answer you get from Tesla (or Musk)?
Are you ready to build my CT3?

Really at this point I’m all in. I’ll live with whatever deficiencies I find as there are no other vehicles that even approach the base functionality of the CT. I’ll certainly be looking into the accessories market too though.
 

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Still waiting on word of a snow plow prep package (frame support up front). I am anxiously awaiting word of when production will start. I mean really it is middle of April and they are working like honey bees around the clock on the facility. I would think by end October- mid November they will roll the first wave of CT off the line for employees and test drivers. Then full bore. I am over anxious.
 
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I am all in with our first reservation of a 3/motor. For the rest that I ordered for the Robo Taxi network I would want at a minimum full autonomous FSD with a turn key maintenance support system.
 

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This may sound strange, but my final purchase decision was completely based on a successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon. I figure if they can build a space craft that puts people in space....imagine what the Cybertruck will be like and how well it will be put together. I pulled the trigger like the next day or two.
that connection is valid.... I’ve heard the only way (as an engineer) to get employed at SpaceX is through Tesla.
 

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I would like to know the safety and repair stats for this. It would be much more expensive to repair an exoskeleton than body panels and a dented frame. Also, how would crumple zones work with CT? If it can't be dented with a sledgehammer, then it wouldn't absorb the impact forces that well in an accident.
The external panels on a regular vehicle are not significant component in crumple zones; it’s the stuff underneath that forms the main crumple zones. In Cybertruck that is now the outside. Small overlap and side impact are going to likely be best in Automotive industry. Spreading the loads over large surfaces like the wheel wells and “grille” is going to lengthen the deceleration time and repairs will involve cut an shut repairs. These parts will either come from the factory or ordered from laser cut places like sendcutsend.com
 

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that connection is valid.... I’ve heard the only way (as an engineer) to get employed at SpaceX is through Tesla.
Nope. That could be one way, but while automotive and aerospace engineering have some things in common, they are fundamentally different.

SpaceX typically steals the best and brightest directly out of undergrad and graduate engineering and aerospace programs, or directly from competitors and legacy aerospace companies, and from NASA.
 

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Is there going to be a Cybertruck in the nose of the Starship test launch? I guess it's returning to earth so probably not. But who knows, maybe they release it while in orbit.
 

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Is there going to be a Cybertruck in the nose of the Starship test launch? I guess it's returning to earth so probably not. But who knows, maybe they release it while in orbit.
I was thinking they might do that but then it hit me... It can’t be within the first few launches because they haven’t designed a cargo door yet so no way to release it. I bet it happens at some point though.
 

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Nope. That could be one way, but while automotive and aerospace engineering have some things in common, they are fundamentally different.

SpaceX typically steals the best and brightest directly out of undergrad and graduate engineering and aerospace programs, or directly from competitors and legacy aerospace companies, and from NASA.
II guess these two companies do have some things in common. CT and starship made out of stainless, the flaps on starship controlled by Tesla M3 motors and battery, some new roadsters planned to be equipped with copd and cold gas thrusters, super cool stuff.
 

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I was thinking they might do that but then it hit me... It can’t be within the first few launches because they haven’t designed a cargo door yet so no way to release it. I bet it happens at some point though.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure this launch is returning to earth so if they can't release it into space, it's likely they won't have anything important inside it.

Related... was just reading a bit more about Blue Origin's complaints about SpaceX getting the Moon deal with NASA. They complained to the NASA, the CBO, congress... anyone and everyone about how SpaceX got special treatment. The CBO replied and basically trashed Blue Origin on every front. Pointing out how SpaceX's bid came in at **Half** the cost of Blue Origins and how NASA's evaluation suggested SpaceX was more likely to be successful regardless.

This paragraph shows how nonsensical Blue Origin's complaint was:

Blue Origin groused that SpaceX got extra points for a design that focused on the crew's safety, health and comfort, despite many of the design choices not being explicitly required. The GAO says NASA is well within its discretion as an expert agency to consider these as meritorious — in fact, they call it a "representative example of why discretion is due" in such cases — and really, if you're objecting on the grounds that the competition's capsule was too nice , it may be advisable to reconsider your priorities.
Blue Origin complained that SpaceX got lauded for taking the crew's comfort and safety in mind...

Anyhow... TechCrunch did a really good breakdown of the GAO's comments, it's almost funny how terrible it is. I respect Blue Origin's efforts, but this is just bad.
 

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I was thinking they might do that but then it hit me... It can’t be within the first few launches because they haven’t designed a cargo door yet so no way to release it. I bet it happens at some point though.
They're working on it.


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