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- Oct 3, 2020
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- 2010 Ford F-150, 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Wow! I'm baffled that you think it's even possible that Tesla does not intend to mass produce the Cybertruck. It shows a disconnect from the history of Elon Musk. He does not announce products he doesn't intend to produce. We are waiting on the Cybertruck, the Roadster and the semi. The Roadster is a lower priority because it was always intended as a "halo" vehicle and will never move the carbon needle much, if at all. The Cybertruck and Semi will both hit the market soon.This is all good. Hopefully lightening will reduces the weight time for CT. It will get us a CT update soon. After a year and a half of silence, Tesla must have a ton of shock and awe news to share. If I get more science treatment from Tesla, I will start to think, there were never a plan to mass produce and the whole thing was just to light a fire under Ford and GM booty.
I think Ford is going to make a lot of things that are standard on CT as option which makes CT a better value. I definitely like the look of CT a whole lot more however if Tesla keeps me hanging and Ford can get me an EV truck two years earlier than CT, I may settle for less and live with being smoked by your CT at the light. For now I am crossing my fingers Tesla will communicate a bit better.
If I was worried about any truck becoming reality in a reasonable timeframe it would be the e F-150. Because Ford first announced it at SEMA in 2008. And we are still waiting. The design and engineering of the e F-150 is still not nailed down while the final production Cybertruck is due to be revealed any day now. The other reason to be wary of the e F-150 is because it's very inefficient with a large battery and will not be profitable for Ford, except perhaps for the few they are able to sell for over $80K. So, while I do think they will start selling it next year, I expect extremely low volumes. And they will have a convenient excuse why they are not producing it in larger quantities. Mark my words! This is something we can re-visit as 2022 draws to a close. I bet Ford delivers less than 8,000 of them by the end of the year. In contrast, Ford sells around a million F-series trucks per year. 8,000 is not even a drop in the bucket. Even if they triple that (24,000) it will not amount to much.
The Cybertruck is not only about raw acceleration and power, it will handle in a different league compared to any F-series truck. Closer to a sportscar than a truck. Unless I'm wrong about this, and I seriously doubt I am, only a person with more money than brains would buy the e F-150 rather than a Cybertruck. The e F-150 only has a 5.5 foot bed! Of course, demand is so high for the Cybertruck it could take Tesla years to work through the reservation book because tons of people will be piling on before all the original orders can be filled.
I'm glad I have three reservations in!