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Old 11-22-2019, 12:47 PM   #1
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Tesla Truck Just Revealed



Tesla just announced their first truck reveal.
Searching online can find you all kinds of information, including a possible towaing capacity that is beyond belief. 300,000 pounds is not a typo! But it may apply to a model that's not yet available or be some marketing ploy I don't know the trick to.

Said to have a million-mile battery system, a 220-mile driving range before recharging, six-person capacity inside, accommodating people as large as Andre the Giant at 7'4"...costing roughly $50,000.

Other sites will give you a slide show of concept models plus the actual revealed truck...

Here is a link; hope it works:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...5221385&sim=11

Have fun looking!

Incredible!

Clearly, Elon Musk and his designers were having a blast with these designs.

Even a normal towing capacity of 6,000 pounds or 3600 could mean the difference between being able to continue camping and not, as we move away from fossil fuels in the future. <3 <3 <3

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Old 11-22-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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From New Atlas an article on the debut:
https://newatlas.com/automotive/tesl...awkward-debut/

Over 7500 lb towing capacity
$39,900 for 250 mile range
$69,900 for 500 mile range
0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds
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Tesla just announced their first truck reveal.
Searching online can find you all kinds of information, including a possible towaing capacity that is beyond belief. 300,000 pounds is not a typo! But it may apply to a model that's not yet available or be some marketing ploy I don't know the trick to.

Said to have a million-mile battery system, a 220-mile driving range before recharging, six-person capacity inside, accommodating people as large as Andre the Giant at 7'4"...costing roughly $50,000.

Other sites will give you a slide show of concept models plus the actual revealed truck...

Here is a link; hope it works:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...5221385&sim=11

Have fun looking!

Incredible!

Clearly, Elon Musk and his designers were having a blast with these designs.

Even a normal towing capacity of 6,000 pounds or 3600 could mean the difference between being able to continue camping and not, as we move away from fossil fuels in the future. <3 <3 <3

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I expect to have fuel available for the rest of my life and certainly for the life of my new truck.
I know that the refinery with which I was associated has announced plans which involve continual improvements reaching out as far as 2050.
We don't yet have a Tax in place which will require Electric vehicles to pay equivalent road use taxes.
Electric vehicles are still mostly "coal powered" or "natural gas powered" or what ever the electricity is made from.


Problem is, the CO2 hoax may well destroy the prosperity which supports travel of any kind. As for camping... maybe there will be an app for that!
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I expect to have fuel available for the rest of my life and certainly for the life of my new truck.
I know that the refinery with which I was associated has announced plans which involve continual improvements reaching out as far as 2050.
We don't yet have a Tax in place which will require Electric vehicles to pay equivalent road use taxes.
Electric vehicles are still mostly "coal powered" or "natural gas powered" or what ever the electricity is made from.


Problem is, the CO2 hoax may well destroy the prosperity which supports travel of any kind. As for camping... maybe there will be an app for that!
Did you also decry the downfall of the horse and the rise of the horseless carriage?
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If your local utility uses natural gas to generate power, the efficiency is at best 60% (40% loss). Meanwhile, a natural gas furnace for the home can be purchased with 95% efficiency.

Its all about how the power is generated, along with the efficiency of the electric motor.

Coal is MUCH worse. On power generation, its only about 35% efficient. Tremendous loss means you have to burn more to generate the same amount of power.

Hydo power in the PNW has been green for decades.
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Justus C: 2050 is within the lifetimes of many of us (not us, personally); the future is coming, though. Thanks; I agree, it's fun to look ahead.

This is indeed the model that was revealed, but if you can to go my link above, there are dozens more they're working on. They have considered far prettier trucks, many painted. 7,500 towing capacity is great. I didn't "think" this particular one was the one with that lauded, ridiculous towing capacity.


Alex Adams: thanks for that specific link! Glad to know more about it. The things we found this AM were a mélange of press releases, some obviously not accurate.

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In our area, it's hydroelectric. I agree, there are other issues with electric power; batteries, for one.

BUT. I have often wondered how camping will look in the (far) future when fossil fuels are gone, and electric cars can barely haul themselves and their batteries. I can see Tesla is coming right along with innovations. Doesn't mean we're lining up to buy one right now.

We like our Dodge Grand Caravan just fine.
But at least I can look ahead 46 years to when Peanut is twice as old as it is now, and know that someone will be able to tow it anyway, with or without fossil fuels.

I know, it's stupid to worry about such things. Thanks to all who point that out.

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Glenn Baglo: go to my link if it works and it shows you many angles on this and so many other concept designs/vehicles. The thing is bizarre looking, isn't it?

In the slideshow link I sent, if you go far enough, they show a shot of inside--you think the outside looks strange!?

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Anybody know which way it is facing?
The white light is in the front and the red is in the rear.
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Sad to say that is one ugly truck
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Full reveal here:



note the glass breakage at 7:35... funny stuff.
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Did you also decry the downfall of the horse and the rise of the horseless carriage?

Nope.

Asked and answered, smarty pants!

Speaking of horses... Have you seen the new Mustang E?
Check it out there will likely be a truck soon as well.


Anyway Mr. Luddite... just how is it I who has the desire for retrograde technology?....


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Sad to say that is one ugly truck
I am all for going electric, but I have to concur that it is really ugly, kind of like a Back to the Future version of a pickup.

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Certainly electric vehicles have many advantages. Primarily, simplicity and reliability. Motors and electronic power conversion technology, electronics in general all have proven very high reliability. For me, I am waiting for a hybrid Tacoma, or Tundra.


This is a great concept for a contractor that does not have to travel great distances. I have the following.



1. What is the range when towing a 5000 pound trailer?
2. How does this work with a ladder rack?
3. How does it accommodate a tool box in the back?
4. A cap would surely be an unusual shape!
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Problem is, the CO2 hoax may well destroy the prosperity which supports travel of any kind. As for camping... maybe there will be an app for that!
Always fun to watch you try to bait people with your controversial views.
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Going all-electric for transportation would require, among other things, a complete overhaul of the national power grid. It’s already fragile and near capacity in many regions.

There’s no free lunch, and the real issue is demand.
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For seventy years, I've been of the opinion "There's no such thing as an ugly vehicle. Some are just a little prettier than others." I may have been wrong.
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Any Superman Comics fans from wayback?
Some of these Teslas would look at home on Bizarro World.

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