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Posted 22 November 2019 - 09:46 AM

https://www.motortre...g-manufacturing

Not sure who's 4-year-old they had design the aesthetics. Also was pretty entertaining to see Elon Musk drop the f-bomb after they tried to demo the "armour-glass" by throwing a steel ball at it and it unintentionally cracking pretty bad.

Curious to see if this takes off like a few of Tesla's other vehicles, despite not following the previous naming convention of the Models S, 3, X, and Y.
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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

I'm thinking this isn't the final design, but we'll see. It kind of reminds me of the 'sport ute' trucks that you see in Australia - think modern version of an El-Camino.

Anyway, I won't be buying electric until they get the charging times down under 15 minutes for 250 miles of range. Right now, my truck is my long-distance vehicle.
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Posted 22 November 2019 - 04:17 PM

Had to double check the date and make sure it's not April.....
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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:35 PM

146,000 pre-orders yo
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:09 AM

My guess is the truck he demo'd was a prototype and did not have the armored side glass. Someone probably forgot they put in regular glass and never retrofitted it with the good stuff. If it was the armored side glass, that was pretty fucked up it broke so easily. The test guy, "Frans", barely lobbed it at the glass and it shattered. Looked like standard safety glass the way it broke.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:44 AM

View PostPOE, on 27 November 2019 - 08:09 AM, said:

My guess is the truck he demo'd was a prototype and did not have the armored side glass. Someone probably forgot they put in regular glass and never retrofitted it with the good stuff. If it was the armored side glass, that was pretty fucked up it broke so easily. The test guy, "Frans", barely lobbed it at the glass and it shattered. Looked like standard safety glass the way it broke.


Supposedly they tested whacking the door before going out the presentation, and that cracked the glass at the bottom.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

View Postantimatter, on 27 November 2019 - 08:44 AM, said:

Supposedly they tested whacking the door before going out the presentation, and that cracked the glass at the bottom.


That would have needed to happen on both doors/windows, then. It looks like they both broke equally as easy.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:02 PM

I drew better looking trucks when I was 7...
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

View PostTorchsport, on 27 November 2019 - 01:02 PM, said:

I drew better looking trucks when I was 7...



I am a Tesla fan boy that already drank the kool-aid and bought a model 3. I love the 3, and I need to drive a pickup truck for work. This seemed like a potentially great choice, but I just can't take the aesthetic. I am generally a function over form guy, but this one is just too much. I can't do it. A terrible pesudo space age cross between a Delorean and an early Chevy Avalanche. I can appreciate trying to swing the needle with radical departures from existing norms, but I am afraid this one is a swing and a miss. Some people like it evidently though. Even if every pre-order opts for the lowest trim level 146K * $40K = $5.8B

Maybe in 5-6 years Rivian will have a model in the $50K range that I can actually afford.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 01:27 PM

I'm curious if the design is based on ease of forming the cold rolled steel siding. I can't imagine it's an easy task to shape it like traditional car bodies.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:10 AM

I have a feeling that we are not the demographic Tesla is interested in. Like Honda NM4, Tesla has less interest in trying to convince a bunch of die-hard diesel/gas truck owners than working to appeal to future buyers who have no attachment to trucks of the past. Personally, if the thing has good performance and is comfortable to drive, I'll consider it. They've just got to crack the recharge time thing.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:51 AM

There are MANY battery technologies out there that have yet to hit the market, and many never will. But if the market can realize one new high-end battery tech, electric cars can move into that "no-brainer" category. I'm still hoping graphene(carbon) batteries can rise above the production difficulty and affordability barriers to become the next big thing.

Just this month:

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Samsung has managed to develop "graphene balls" that are capable of boosting the capacity of its current lithium-ion batteries by 45 per cent, and and recharging five times faster than current batteries.

Graphene Balls, lol


Here's a company that is pushing the way for Graphene battery tech: https://www.grabat.e...ne-cells/#cells
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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

I am just waiting for Toyota to mate an 8 or 10 speed to the 5.7 and a tundra will be my next truck. The dirtymax is great and all but fuck spending 400 dollars for an oil change and fuel filter change every 7k-10k. Plus the TUNDRA TRD PRO with fox shocks is pretty badass.

Fuck Tesla. Making all the parts and batteries for their cars is a bigger carbon foot print than driving a gas car for a number of years
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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

I just wish Toyota would sell a crew cab with a 6.5' box...
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:45 AM

View PostCBR600F4i, on 30 November 2019 - 05:44 PM, said:


Fuck Tesla. Making all the parts and batteries for their cars is a bigger carbon foot print than driving a gas car for a number of years

Shhhhh. The tree huggers turn a blind eye to that fact. :)

The same with wind turbines and solar arrays.
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