⚡ EV Tesla Cybertruck

Mike K

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So I watched the Jason Camissa video on this, completely ready to hate it. And I found myself actually appreciating the truck the more I watched the video. The problem is I still hate it. It's ugly. It's hubris. It's ego. It embodies the whimsies of a billionaire man-child and I don't think he has enough Stans out there to buy it.

But Elon aside, I have to applaud Tesla's engineers who appear to have genuinely tried to make a great product in spite of itself. The variable full steer by wire steering, 48 volt architecture, 800 volt battery (VAG did it first I know). This is all good stuff. I also love that their engineers sent a binder to every other manufacturer detailing best practices for designing a car with 48v architecture. It's that kind of silly stuff that used to make Tesla fun back in the day.

The problem: all this cool stuff is in a product I don't want. They put all these advances in a car I (and I think most) have nearly no interest in buying, doubled the price, cut the range and said "Good enough".

So I'll say that from an engineering standpoint, Tesla's guys seemed to have nailed it. From a product standpoint, still trash.
 

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sO mUcH bEtTeR tHaN aN iCe TrUcK. MuCh FeAtUrEs AnD pRaCTiCaL. cUtTiNg EdGe TeChNoLoGiEs!


can it make it up a snowy incline?

i mean, whatever mouth breathers were out there doing this marketing stunt obviously don't know what they were doing to begin with because it looks as if though the tires are hard as fucking rocks too. just mindblowing it couldn't have the traction/drive mode to get itself out of that situation.
 

Jimy Bilmo

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can it make it up a snowy incline?

i mean, whatever mouth breathers were out there doing this marketing stunt obviously don't know what they were doing to begin with because it looks as if though the tires are hard as fucking rocks too. just mindblowing it couldn't have the traction/drive mode to get itself out of that situation.
Oh deflate for sure. But yeah, you'd have to assume there'd be some type of rock crawl/snow/ice mode so the thing wouldn't just make ice divots. Oh whale....

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Independent suspension, rigid frame and shitty tires does not make an off-roader. A million fucking pound vehicle also doesn’t help


i also felt like being able to apply, literally any amount of power/torque to any tire specifically regardless of anything the other tires are doing, has to be beneficial.

if it was programmed right i guess
 
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Spending years, and of recent, months beating your chest and telling the world how you're reinvented the truck, everything else is obsolete and this is the new reality....

... Having to be pulled out by one of those "old school" truck with an ICE... Priceless.

I will say, those tires... I think our van has better tread on them... No way would I be trying to go off-roading in snow/ice with those.
 
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