2022 Tesla Cybertruck

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jedi:

    I would be very interested in your experiences once it arrives on your doorstep!

    Rumors on the net are running in all directions.

    Some Pro Tesla operatives have posted that the Cyber will have a lower TCO than the F-150 similarly equipped. That is feasible if the SuperCharger network were opened up to them for free.

    Another one is that it costs $5k for DRCC on the F-150 vs $7k for Tesla auto pilot. Well, it sort of does but that means buying 2 unique packages loaded with all kinds of other stuff.

    From the anti-Tesla operatives, rumor has it that the uno motor has 60 to 80-miles of range when towing close to the tow cap and the Tri motor is down to just 125 miles. On gas engine vehicles, achieving half is not out of the question and that is in slow moving traffic but 1/4 with an all-electric drivetrain? That does not appear to be a truthful spec but one someone conjured up out of thin air? Tesla's 30 percent range reduction while towing seems to be incongruousness at best but a lighter aero load, sure.

    Wayne
     
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  2. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    There should be some reliable estimates on range reduction while towing from the Model X and S.
     
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  3. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Basically, you tow much of anything and you're looking at range getting cut in 1/2. camper trailers, horse trailers etc. heavy and not too aero

    Fast discharge and batteries get hot, ..lots of frequent supercharging -- batteries get hotter. Tow too often, and the BMS software is going to start doing things you don't like. (lowering the max voltage (capping) , lowering your supercharge rate)

    Now, if your idea of tow/haul is putting a couple of surfboards, or a kayak or a couple bicycles in the bed, .. then yah, ..
     
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  4. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

    All Tesla models come standard with Auto Pilot, extra $7k is Full Self Driving package
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can think of better things to do with seven large. I will drive , thank you.
     
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  6. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Dimensions for the Cybertruck look within an inch or two of the typical F-150 crew cab: 232" long, 80" wide, 75" high.
     
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  7. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    None of those specs are going to matter to the actual Cybertruck buyer.

    What really matters is "does the horn sound regal enough?" when signalling for the valet as you pull into the Bushwood country club.
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I was at a Christmas party last night at a very very wealthy individuals home. 5 + million for the home alone kind of place. He has a number of cars and SUVs in the massive 6-car garage but leased a Fusion Energi which will run its course in just 5-months. He wants a Tesla Model S or 3 in the worst way and was asking me about the Model3 and Y in particular plus a lot of questions about the CyberTruck. I spoke about the Titan and how the cutaway prototype was a mess for a number of simple things for trailering that they missed. I said the Tesla guys do not know $*** about trucks and would surely screw up in a number of areas albit the specs will rock any other OEM to the core. I mentioned the Fit and Finish plus drivetrain quality issues that have plagued the Tesla moniker for the past few years and if wants a Model 3, year 2 about 6-months out would be a better bet than today. I also said if it were me, I would wait for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E and he said he is now looking forward to test driving that too. I did mention that it will not be out for at least 6-months after his Fusion Energi lease runs out unfortunately. :(

    Wayne
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    So upper middle class Californian. :D

    Right, because he won't be able to survive on his other vehicles alone. :)
     
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  10. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    If he test drives a Model 3 he'll want one. Hands down the best car I've ever driven. Spend a few minutes behind the wheel and you'll be convinced this is the future , .. But, .......
     
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  11. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

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  12. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Do I like it? No. Am I skeptical? Yup.

    But Tesla has done a lot more than I thought they could, and done it better than I thought they would. I am not a big fan of their business model, which seems to be like the typical hype machine ramp-up so that investors will make it rain at HQ model that Silicon Valley thrives on, but something tells me that although what they showed is laughably unsuitable for production, they will have a truck, it will be impressive, and it will still be dramatic.

    Tesla has humbled me in that they always seem to deliver more than my skepticism says they should.
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Pre-orders for the CyberTruck have now exceeded 550,000! Damn!!!

    Wayne
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ya mean ya missed Number 1?
     
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  15. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Over half the price we paid for our 2016 manual Elantra......
     
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