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Featured Tesla Cybertruck is here

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Gokhan, Dec 1, 2023.

  1. PriusCamper

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    I'm looking forward to buying a really cheap, beat up 20 year old Gen1 cybertruck in 2044. Then I'll install a Project Lithium upgrade pack and it'll be my favorite piece of equipment to get lots tree pruning & electric powered woodchipping work done!
     
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    I had similar thoughts when I bought my Nissan Leaf. But in the end, all replacement battery options only seemed to keep getting more expensive.
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Not getting one. As a TSLA owner, I have an interest.

    My requirements are cheap to drive with maximum driver assistance:
    1. 2019 Model 3 with FSD - best car for cross country yet good in City.
    2. 2017 BMW i3-REx, plain - best car for City, manual driving with highway capabilities.
    The cyber truck cost more per mile, $12,000 FSD, and more volume and load capacity than I need.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    48 volt - low voltage system - is it about time or only for electric vehicles ?

    Pros and Cons of 800 volts powering the 2 rear induction motors and 1 front permanent magnet motor.
     
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    “Bodes poorly” is code for ‘sell your Tesla stock so I can cash in’
     
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    Will the base model still be priced at 60, if and when it's rolled out with around 250 mi range?

    Tesla Cybertruck is here: electric truck will start at $60,990 and get up to 340 miles of range—The Verge

    What's the best deal on a current cybertruck / 340 mi range? If you can get one?
     
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    Why would you think there would be’deals’ on a new product?
     
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    Can't wait to see some of the mafhs shown by owners for final price paid. deal or no deal?
     
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    There’s not much to it. Tesla sets the price, add your options, add your order fee and delivery cost, and voila.
    It’s not like buying from a dealer.
    If they don’t sell fast enough for production, Tesla will lower the price.
    If they are hard to come by, early buyers will flip them at a profit
     
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    I've read there is some fine print in the cybertruck owner documentation that forbids owners from reselling the truck of a year or two.

    Cybertruck accessories so far look interesting. The camping kit is so cool, but it's not cheap either.

    Two 120 volt outlets and a 220-240 volt outlet in the back of the truck bed with a decent inverter powering them is a nice feature too.
     
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    Funny thing, I've only lost money on stock twice:
    1. Bought stock in Cessna not realizing they were in the cross-hairs of civil liability lawyers.
    2. Bought 'gold' stock to diversify and after losing a bit, moved what remained to TSLA.
    Did I mention rounding up my TSLA stock holding with shares on 11/16/23 at $239.44? Hope it goes up someday.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    With more than a 1k 4680 cells pushing 800 volts, I hope you'll have linemans gear to work on the electrical system and good documentation.
     
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    The typical threshold is 50 V which applied to even the 208 VDC Prius battery packs. It is not something unskilled people should work on.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Those poor slobs at seeking alpha. wondering how many of 'em have bet the farm w/ short sales - as in the past. That's what's great about stock manipulation - if you make the same bet enough times - eventually you may be right.
    especially if there are 1.5 million hand raise'ers in front of you. iirc from prior events - Tesla setup wait lists for the Y & the 3 & x, typically there will be ½ the people drop out of the line for one reason or another. So good news! .... you only have to wait for ¾ million buyers in front of you
    ;)

    That wouldn't legally be too hard to do. For example - if all of the new vehicles are leased ... then the lessor simply has a clause stating a buyout transaction can only be between the lessor & lessee - for at least the 1st 2yrs.
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    Professor Kelly mentioned both AC and DC safety limits in his Gen 4 Prius Prime traction pack deep dive.
    I think he mentioned that each 70 volt DC Prime bank was within the OSHA safety limit and 50 volts also sound correct of the AC rating.
     
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    It seems to have caught up to the Japanese Priuses which with an add-on can be used to power your house. The Japanese do it for earthquake readiness, Tesla I expect does it because Elon.