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  • Good. I never want to see a vehicle with a hard exo-skeleton on the road. We have crumble zones for a reason. I do not know how this does not violate regulations.
  • That's the truck that looks like some 12 year old kid built it in Minecraft, right?
  • (sigh) I placed an order for a tri-motor with all the bells and whistles literally the second the order site went live way back in November 21st 2019.  My intention was to limp along my Dodge Ram 1500 'Universal Generic Single Cab Pickup Truck' I've owned since I bought it new in 2006.

    But, the CT has been delayed so long at this point that I went ahead and refurbished the RAM myself.  So it's sitting on new tires, brakes, suspension, and I swapped in a rebuilt transmission not too long ago after losing reverse in the original at 175k miles.

    As it sits the RAM is running great with nearly 200k on the clock at this point, is still getting the job done, and has been paid off for years, so I can wait.

    Funky styling aside, the feature set on the CT checked all my boxes for an electric pickup truck, adjustable ride height for easy bed loading/unloading, massive towing capacity to pull the enclosed trailer with the race car / spares.  110v and 220v outlets in the bed to run my MIG/TIG MP welder, tire blankets, tools, compressor, etc at the track. Lockable tonneau cover on the bed, excellent range, etc.  The self-driving stuff was going to be a bonus.

    (shrug) We'll see what happens.
  • FarkingChas: crumble zones


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    MMMMMMMM, crumbles.....
  • moike: (sigh) I placed an order for a tri-motor with all the bells and whistles literally the second the order site went live way back in November 21st 2019.  My intention was to limp along my Dodge Ram 1500 'Universal Generic Single Cab Pickup Truck' I've owned since I bought it new in 2006.

    But, the CT has been delayed so long at this point that I went ahead and refurbished the RAM myself.  So it's sitting on new tires, brakes, suspension, and I swapped in a rebuilt transmission not too long ago after losing reverse in the original at 175k miles.

    As it sits the RAM is running great with nearly 200k on the clock at this point, is still getting the job done, and has been paid off for years, so I can wait.

    Funky styling aside, the feature set on the CT checked all my boxes for an electric pickup truck, adjustable ride height for easy bed loading/unloading, massive towing capacity to pull the enclosed trailer with the race car / spares.  110v and 220v outlets in the bed to run my MIG/TIG MP welder, tire blankets, tools, compressor, etc at the track. Lockable tonneau cover on the bed, excellent range, etc.  The self-driving stuff was going to be a bonus.

    (shrug) We'll see what happens.


    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.
  • markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.
  • Apple will have a truck out before they do
  • Bslim: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x377]


    You like to post this ... but ... there has been no weird nerds deflecting valid criticism in this thread.
    Looks like YOU are the only weird nerd here.
  • Huh heatpumps failing in extreme cold weather in Canada.

    It's almost like there's a reason for that..
  • FarkingChas: Good. I never want to see a vehicle with a hard exo-skeleton on the road. We have crumble zones for a reason. I do not know how this does not violate regulations.


    Likely an undocumented reason for the delays
  • FarkingChas: Bslim: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x377]

    You like to post this ... but ... there has been no weird nerds deflecting valid criticism in this thread.
    Looks like YOU are the only weird nerd here.


    This.

    Don't assume I'm a fanboy just because I placed an order. I think Musk has degenerated into a looney tune judging by his online persona the last few years.

    But luckily Tesla isn't Musk, and I have several friends that are happy with their vehicles. That's what I'm basing the purchase on, not the edgelord figurehead everybody associates with the brand.
  • moike: markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.


    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.
  • Representative of the unwashed masses: moike: markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.

    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.


    The Silverado will only be good if GM gets their crap together with the battery. So far, their solution to everything is to reduce the max charge. My Bolt now only charges up to 80%.
  • FarkingChas: Good. I never want to see a vehicle with a hard exo-skeleton on the road. We have crumble zones for a reason. I do not know how this does not violate regulations.


    It definitely violates regulations.  But, Musk doesn't care and the government won't enforce it.
  • Axeofjudgement: Huh heatpumps failing in extreme cold weather in Canada.

    It's almost like there's a reason for that..


    But first, we'll need to take a look at latent heat and the refrigeration cycle.

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  • Jumpthruhoops: Representative of the unwashed masses: moike: markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.

    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.

    The Silverado will only be good if GM gets their crap together with the battery. So far, their solution to everything is to reduce the max charge. My Bolt now only charges up to 80%.


    If I remember right the Ultium battery architecture is the new system that GM is using going ahead and not related to what is in the Bolt. It's too bad for that car. I'm driving an 2014 Buick Encore these days and have gotten used to the small size. If electric was a viable alternative up here in northern Alberta I'd consider one of them or something similar.
  • Representative of the unwashed masses: Jumpthruhoops: Representative of the unwashed masses: moike: markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.

    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.

    The Silverado will only be good if GM gets their crap together with the battery. So far, their solution to everything is to reduce the max charge. My Bolt now only charges up to 80%.

    If I remember right the Ultium battery architecture is the new system that GM is using going ahead and not related to what is in the Bolt. It's too bad for that car. I'm driving an 2014 Buick Encore these days and have gotten used to the small size. If electric was a viable alternative up here in northern Alberta I'd consider one of them or something similar.


    I hope this new system works out. I salivate over the Silverado.
  • Jumpthruhoops: Representative of the unwashed masses: Jumpthruhoops: Representative of the unwashed masses: moike: markie_farkie:
    At this point, cancel it and get a Rivian.  They're shipping now, and have some amazing tech at a reasonable price.

    I want nothing to do with Rivian after watching Ewan McGregor's team fight with the two they used as support vehicles in 'Long Way Up', and that was with Rivian support staff along for the ride.  No thanks, maybe after 10 more years of development.

    Even if I decide to go a different route for an electric truck, I'm right up at the front of the line for CT order fulfillment, which means since I have the money for the purchase already sitting aside I can buy the truck in full and immediately flip it for an incredible markup to one of those people who have to have the New Latest Thing before everybody else as a status symbol, you know... cryptobros and social media influencers.

    Again (shrug) we'll see what happens.

    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.

    The Silverado will only be good if GM gets their crap together with the battery. So far, their solution to everything is to reduce the max charge. My Bolt now only charges up to 80%.

    If I remember right the Ultium battery architecture is the new system that GM is using going ahead and not related to what is in the Bolt. It's too bad for that car. I'm driving an 2014 Buick Encore these days and have gotten used to the small size. If electric was a viable alternative up here in northern Alberta I'd consider one of them or something similar.

    I hope this new system works out. I salivate over the Silverado.


    It definitely makes the Ford look like a compromise between older ideas like a traditional body of frame design and the reality of how a vehicle can be made now.  Plus the return of the midgate a la Avalanche is a good move.
  • The Cybertruck was dead to me the moment noone was able to answer my question: "How do I carry around my two kayaks?"

    Sure there probably would've been hacks or modifications required to carry two kayaks on a Cybertruck, but that would've been in spite of the CT's design, not because of it. And why should I buy a CT only to immediately need to correct it?

    So it's not surprising to me that the CT keeps getting delayed as it keeps running into reality.
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    Jack Sabbath: That's the truck that looks like some 12 year old kid built it in Minecraft, right?


    I thought they meant the driverless semi's from Logan.
  • BlackPete: And why should I buy a CT only to immediately need to correct it?


    I ask myself the same question about people who buy cars with noncompliant headlights then never fix them.  Like, if you weren't going to replace those "track use only" blue headlights with something that isn't glaring and is actually road legal, why the fark did you buy that car?
  • I had maintained that would never see the road as was presented to us originally.  I just couldn't fathom it meeting safety requirements nor aesthetic standards of the market.  I figured one, the other or both would result in notable changes.  Now I'm thinking it'll never see the road at all.  No way it can beat Ford's e-truck to market now and that'll damn near doom it.
  • Representative of the unwashed masses:
    The EV Silverado, once they produce the non-top of the line units would fill your needs too. Plus it actually resembles a truck and isn't going to be vaporware.

    The last time I bought the first generation of a motor vehicle it ended up in a lawsuit and a 32 thousand dollar check cut to me by Ducati North America.

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    I'd prefer not to go through that hassle again, so I'll let the rest of you beta test the new electric trucks from the existing pickup mfgrs both domestic and foreign.  I don't have time for that shiat.

    I can already hear from the peanut gallery, "But you'll be getting the first gen of the CT you idiot." to which I respond the battery tech, onboard electronics package, and drivetrain / running gear are established and proven tech from Tesla.  With the exception of the funky roll-top bed cover and body, nothing in the CT is new to Tesla's manufacturing and component assembly process.

    (shrug) At this rate I'll still be driving the RAM 1500 in 2030.
  • Jack Sabbath: That's the truck that looks like some 12 year old kid built it in Minecraft, right?


    No no that must be something else. The Cybertruck is the one that was stolen from an MGM storage lot full of 1980s near-future dystopia props.
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