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      12-15-2019, 10:57 PM   #155
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The point of the test was to prove that Tesla Cybertruck is heavy. LOL


I love Jason's video on the towing capacity of the Cybertruck as well.

Tesla Model X can only tow 65 miles on a full charge at load capacity. How is the Cybertruck going to pull 14K pounds and be useful on a 500 miles camping trip?

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      12-18-2019, 03:57 AM   #157
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How is the Cybertruck going to pull 14K pounds and be useful on a 500 miles camping trip?
Via the generator it's towing
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      12-18-2019, 06:23 AM   #158
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Prediction - the cybertruck never makes it to production due to it failing to meet crash standards.
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Via the generator it's towing
All owners will just carry a tow rope and tie themselves up to the back of a class 8 truck and stay connected until they've fully re-gened the battery.

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      12-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #160
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All owners will just carry a tow rope and tie themselves up to the back of a class 8 truck and stay connected until they've fully re-gened the battery.

That's what hybrid cars do.
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Prediction - the cybertruck never makes it to production due to it failing to meet crash standards.
Are you aware that every other car Tesla makes is safest in class, and by a wide margin?
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      12-18-2019, 05:04 PM   #162
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Are you aware that every other car Tesla makes is safest in class, and by a wide margin?

I think that post is hinting at the "exoskeleton" design of the truck not being able to meet crash safety standards compared to modern cars with "crumple zones" that are intended to absorb energy from an impact. While the exoskeleton is incredibly strong, I believe the issue is that it will transfer the energy of an impact to the occupants inside instead of absorb it.
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I think that post is hinting at the "exoskeleton" design of the truck not being able to meet crash safety standards compared to modern cars with "crumple zones" that are intended to absorb energy from an impact. While the exoskeleton is incredibly strong, I believe the issue is that it will transfer the energy of an impact to the occupants inside instead of absorb it.
Plus, pedestrians have to be taking into account. Not sure how a stainless steel vehicle with sharp corners will pass.
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Plus, pedestrians have to be taking into account. Not sure how a stainless steel vehicle with sharp corners will pass.

Post 2008, Tesla is America's darling automobile mfg right now. It can do no wrong.
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I think that post is hinting at the "exoskeleton" design of the truck not being able to meet crash safety standards compared to modern cars with "crumple zones" that are intended to absorb energy from an impact. While the exoskeleton is incredibly strong, I believe the issue is that it will transfer the energy of an impact to the occupants inside instead of absorb it.
Yes exactly. Also how would it fair in a collision with another cybertruck?
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Yes exactly. Also how would it fair in a collision with another cybertruck?
The only difference would be that in a normal Tesla crash only one battery catches on fire for hours, then again in a week's time when it is at the tow yard. With two of them crashing together you'll have twice as many batteries on fire.
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Elon musk originally designed this for SpaceX use on the moon. It was supposed to be a lunar vehicle. Hence the design.
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I think that post is hinting at the "exoskeleton" design of the truck not being able to meet crash safety standards compared to modern cars with "crumple zones" that are intended to absorb energy from an impact. While the exoskeleton is incredibly strong, I believe the issue is that it will transfer the energy of an impact to the occupants inside instead of absorb it.
baseless speculation
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      12-24-2019, 12:21 PM   #169
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Not baseless at all. It's based off of Musk's own speech during the reveal.
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Google "Rivian Tank Turn".
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Google "Rivian Tank Turn".

That's cool, and can be a useful feature on the trail.
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Apparently Cybertrucks are already available in Russia.

https://youtu.be/9wz24a_KU0M
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Google "Rivian Tank Turn".
I can't find the video where they do that on pavement. Mind forwarding it?
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