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TESLA Cyber Truck

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The Americans love their pick ups. TESLA's take on the pick-up is definitely a head turner and looks nothing like a Ford Ranger. Interesting or awful?




Rival Rivian's Electric Pickup looks a bit more conventional, but will buyers prepared to spend large sums on such a vehicle be looking for the TESLA edge-i-ness literally to stand out from the crowd :-D




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They broke it!


Spaceship didn't go well either.

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Of course everyone needs armoured glass for protection from 9mm bullets as they are an everyday occurrence.

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Looks as though there are as many charging points in Dubai as in the UK.

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Doesn't seem very practical not much room in back, this is a good selling point for truck but what do I know?

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And I thought there were regulations about bumper heights and shapes, pedestrian protection . . .
Musk just gets more and more weird.

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white exec wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 22:18
And I thought there were regulations about bumper heights and shapes, pedestrian protection . . .
Musk just gets more and more weird.
There used to be but that was abandoned a few years back as being unworkable. Like their silly sealed beam nonsense.

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So you can now have a sharp-edged front end (bumper) at "knee height".....? Does that apply to EU as well?

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myglaren wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 22:57
white exec wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 22:18
And I thought there were regulations about bumper heights and shapes, pedestrian protection . . .
Musk just gets more and more weird.
There used to be but that was abandoned a few years back as being unworkable. Like their silly sealed beam nonsense.
Sealed beam nonsense? I haven't seen sealed beams in a long time.

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Everyone here knows I like Tesla's however I have to say when I saw the reveal my reaction was "What has Elon been smoking?" :roll: Not just during the design phase, but also just prior to the event as he seemed to be literally high on something.... :lol:

Hideously ugly and I can't see who it will appeal to except perhaps Arnold Schwarzenegger who currently drives a Hummer and an electric conversion of a Mercedes G-Wagon. :rofl2:

I'm not a truck person anyway but I just don't get it... The Rivian and even the (somewhat expensive) Bollinger trucks look much more practical. Maybe the US military will be interested in it as the basis of an armoured combat vehicle ? :lol:

As for the smashing windows - I've seen a clip on twitter that showed them doing the exact same test back stage a few hours earlier and the ball bounced off the window without breaking it. The window also "bounced" a lot as the ball hit it so my theory is that the edge of the glass was unsupported (window down slightly or not fully fitted into the car) during the initial testing giving it some flexibility on impact but when they tried it on stage the window may have been securely attached to the rigid door frame and so wasn't able to absorb any shock by flexing, thus cracked. There didn't seem to be any "give" in the window during the onstage smash.

Thumbs down from me and they're right to be ridiculed over this one.... :lol: It's literally just an Elon Musk fever dream made real with nobody apparently able to say no to him or talk him down from it...

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Cybertruck: Tesla truck gets 150,000 orders despite launch gaffe

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

Plenty publicity on the back of the gaffe, even on our humble forum :-D

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doctle wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 10:23
myglaren wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 22:57
white exec wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 22:18
And I thought there were regulations about bumper heights and shapes, pedestrian protection . . .
Musk just gets more and more weird.
There used to be but that was abandoned a few years back as being unworkable. Like their silly sealed beam nonsense.
Sealed beam nonsense? I haven't seen sealed beams in a long time.
Abandoned long ago but all cars had to have sealed beams there.

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myglaren wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 12:42
Abandoned long ago but all cars had to have sealed beams there.
That's correct. They even made a special sealed beam headlamp into which was fitted a replaceable halogen bulb!

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Apparently the sledgehammer hit cracked the bottom of the glass inside the door frame hence why the ball cracked it, as they didn't do the sledgehammer hit in the test before the event. In the words of Elon in the tweet above:

"Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time …" :lol:

Here was the before test where it didn't break:


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As said, there's no such thing as bad publicity. (Although ask gadabout Andrew... :cry: )
For me, it remains a film-set monstrosity.