Where does Elon take it from here?

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The CT design is so futuristic that it may change the truck design landscape of the big 3. However it has a long way to go in providing The needed features that truck owners are gong to want. The prototype is lacking so many Design things yet be released before they start production.





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What I expect to see from Tesla in the coming years is a proliferation of Cyber-platform vehicles in different sizes and shapes -- to address the needs of different customers.
@Luke42 nails where the automotive direction is aimed.
S3XY each have decade ahead in production. Model S and Y more decades.
kev is Tesla Subaru killer EV for $25000
kev enables International models
Cyber-as-platform enables:
CyberTrk
Van ( hi-cube)( flat bed)
SUV (2door Sport UTILITY Veh)

Elon wants out of building 3 Tera Factories every year. Tesla will be aggressively over-delivering in the EV market, building co-development EV(i.e.Toyota) and selling Tesla AIRobotics to co-development partners. Mass market economies of scale as fast as robotically possible is Elon’s goal. Cost, cost, cost reduction drives EV transition not $100k EV’s.

Over the horizon, Tesla looks like a small volume car builder by choice. Suppling AI, robotics, software and using integrated solutions to manufacturers, infrastrucure(Grid) and VPP systems to 3X available electricity for EV transition.

Tesla battery is the new V8. PoE the next change in EV manufacture. AI, Tesla have options none of which have determinable shape. But robotics Elon likes taxi, fleet and energy mass markets for achieving economies of scale.

TSLA will build depth as Elon turns! TSLA is heading Tesla into AIRobotics. Tesla Energy IPO, Tesla Battery IPO, Tesla Motors IPO could all stand on their own.

What will be the next 10X paradigm shift? IDK Elon likes AI scared AI could jump exponentially.
 

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But as we all know, after a few years, every car/truck manufacturer has to change the design to update it and keep it from getting boring. So, after five or so years of production, it's only logical that Elon will think about changing things up.
I think that is an unnecessary assumption. The reason to change things cosmetically is if sales are in need of a boost. So far Tesla has been able to sell everything they build without resorting to change for the sake of change, or massive advertising blitzes, or 0% finance deals, or any of the usual car sales tricks. Model S has looked essentially the same for nearly a decade. If you are already selling them as fast as you can make them why spend the money to give it a new look?
 

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I'd like to see the continuation of the Cyber theme across other vehicle classes. The CT is significantly bigger than what I currently drive - and I'm ok with the increase, but I'm also aware it's going to be harder to park. If Tesla makes something in the same style a bit closer to the size of the vehicle I currently have, then I'll be all over that.
 

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Tesla has changed styles as needed, see also chrome deletes and whatnot.

But they're a long way off of needing more sales from style over function.

-Crissa
 

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I think that is an unnecessary assumption. The reason to change things cosmetically is if sales are in need of a boost. So far Tesla has been able to sell everything they build without resorting to change for the sake of change, or massive advertising blitzes, or 0% finance deals, or any of the usual car sales tricks. Model S has looked essentially the same for nearly a decade. If you are already selling them as fast as you can make them why spend the money to give it a new look?
Keeping things the same is good for parts availability and price too. In fact change for the sake of change has been such a pain in the rear;

After a decade of limping in bad shoes, I hit the jackpot and find one that is perfect in every respect. I wear it out just to find out the company has discontinued it and has already had several revisions none of which is as good as original. Can't even find it on ebay. Back to limping for another decade.

Operating systems, electronic devices, .... change everything so often that with every revision, you get something that you wanted bad but lose two other things that is a must have for you. It is almost impossible to get everything you want in one product so you always have to settle for the best compromise.

With cars my preference is usually opposite of where the industry goes so I am doubly screwed. CT is as close as it gets to what I am looking for. Only if it was in my driveway instead of in some bunker in California.
 

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I'd like to see the continuation of the Cyber theme across other vehicle classes. The CT is significantly bigger than what I currently drive - and I'm ok with the increase, but I'm also aware it's going to be harder to park. If Tesla makes something in the same style a bit closer to the size of the vehicle I currently have, then I'll be all over that.
Let it park itself, can’t wait for the truck to drive me around.
 

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