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Tesla EV pickup truck #2715475
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https://www.popularmechanics.com/ca...ruck-electric-pickup-truck-what-we-know/

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Breathless gushing aside, on a purely practical level, the arrival of the Cybertruck—alternatively called the Model B—will round out the company’s lineup and potentially lure a segment that has long been generally EV-resistant.
While there’s no guarantee that Musk will successfully change most of those stalwart minds, the specs that have been speculated upon are fairly compelling:
a range between 400 and 500 miles, declared in 2018;
power outlets for heavy-duty tools, no generator required—something sure to appeal to the more hardcore truck users;
and an equally appealing price below $50,000.
Presumably, that would be for the base model, at least in terms of battery size, and more powerful versions will likely go significantly higher.

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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: 360view] #2715484
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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: larrymopar360] #2715625
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Proven choice, and you can purchase several for $50,000

Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: 360view] #2715643
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How much will it tow? That is the only reason to own a truck AFAIAC. I don't think it would have a very long range towing a 10K lb trailer...


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: larrymopar360] #2715869
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Still a good choice though.


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: altair18] #2715881
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Why is it a good choice? I'd bet using the truck to run power tools will kill it's range in a hurry.

Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: altair18] #2715894
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Originally Posted by altair18
Still a good choice though.
For whom?


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: larrymopar360] #2715968
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I'm just amazed that there have been zero leaks about anything related to it. The only picture we have was released by them. No spy shots or anything.

Until the presentation, literally everything is speculation laugh2


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: altair18] #2715983
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Originally Posted by altair18
Still a good choice though.


No.

Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: 360view] #2718304
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...tric-pickup-starting-at-39900-2019-11-22

I would not buy that
despite being a enthusiastic aerodynamics mechanical engineer
and long time pickup owner.

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Uh, wow, GM has nothing on Tesla! Damn that thing is hideous.


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: Guitar Jones] #2718342
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I had a feeling it was going to be ugly, but I wasn't ready for that. I can't imagine them ever selling one.


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He's been saying for a while now that it looks like something out of Blade Runner, and that not everyone would like it... but yea eek laugh2

The specs were more interesting to me. 250mi range in the base, for $39,900, and 500mi range on the top end? Not too bad... And a 14,000# tow rating on the dual/tri motor configs.

Test ride video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZHR6CXFp8

If they could put those specs in something that looks like this fan render, I think it would be a lot more... palatable laugh2
https://i1.wp.com/electrek.co/wp-co...8909965.5cb31a63b99d8-e1556123509115.jpg


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: rickseeman] #2718449
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Originally Posted by rickseeman
I had a feeling it was going to be ugly, but I wasn't ready for that. I can't imagine them ever selling one.


Not quite the mall crawler poser I was expecting. I haven't decided yet if I find it more ugly or boring. I was going with ugly until I watched the test drive video and the interior made me lean toward boring.

If a contractor showed up at my house driving one of these (yeah, that's gonna happen) I'd tell him to turn around and get the f outta my driveway.

Please, somebody with photoshop skills whip up an image of a Tesla Super Charger charging station out in the middle of a desert. Maybe 1/2 buried in a dune?


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: hooziewhatsit] #2718455
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Originally Posted by hooziewhatsit
He's been saying for a while now that it looks like something out of Blade Runner, and that not everyone would like it... but yea eek laugh2

The specs were more interesting to me. 250mi range in the base, for $39,900, and 500mi range on the top end? Not too bad... And a 14,000# tow rating on the dual/tri motor configs.

Test ride video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZHR6CXFp8

If they could put those specs in something that looks like this fan render, I think it would be a lot more... palatable laugh2
https://i1.wp.com/electrek.co/wp-co...8909965.5cb31a63b99d8-e1556123509115.jpg


So what is the range towing a 14K lb load? work


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Re: Tesla EV pickup truck [Re: Rhinodart] #2718458
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That looks like the Avalanche and the Azteck had a baby, and that's no compliment!


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Originally Posted by Rhinodart
So what is the range towing a 14K lb load? work


Good question. They haven't released any details about that, possibly because it's still at least a year out from production, so things could change between now and then.


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Using their numbers, the standard version CAN get UP TO 250 miles per charge. We know how the "can get up to" goes.
But you can get a 2x motor version, and a 3x motor version CAN haul UP TO 14,000 lbs.
A single motor gets 250 miles from a charge.
Then a 2x motor should get 125 miles from a charge.
And so a 3x motor should be able to get 83.33 miles from a charge.
I suspect there is probably a speed limitation to get the full range of mileage from the charge, I wonder what that might be? 30 mph? If its 30 mph, would 60 mph cut the distance in 1/2?
Rhinodart, maybe you could get from your home to the Rockford shop before you needed to sit 8 hours for the recharge.... I can see you now standing in line to get your hands on one of these babies! devil haha (We need a rolling on the floor laughing smiley) Gene

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in the race to ugliest truck ever they really took it up a notch


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