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Old 06-08-2019, 04:40 AM
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https://electrek.co/2019/06/02/tesla...Xk0_HmX9IiNYUg

Iím holding out for the dually version.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
https://electrek.co/2019/06/02/tesla...Xk0_HmX9IiNYUg

Iím holding out for the dually version.
Electric vehicles are great tow vehicles. I can tow a boat with my golf cart, all the way from one side of my driveway to the other....
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:20 AM
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That's a huge bed! Bet you can get 3 pot plants in there!
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"an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain with dynamic suspension, as well as ‘300,000 lbs of towing capacity’."
The space shuttle towing option? What's the tongue weight for that, 30k #'s?
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
That's a huge bed! Bet you can get 3 pot plants in there!
that sketch is not what it will look like. Tesla hasnít even released an image of it other than a quick blur of the front end. Very likely to have a more traditional pickup look and bed.

Personally I am excited about it as I have a Duramax pickup for hauling and towing and drive a Tesla model S daily.
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Teslaís CEO has previously sought suggestions for features to add to the Tesla truck under development and he revealed some planned features, like an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain with dynamic suspension, as well as Ď300,000 lbs of towing capacityí.


" The space shuttle towing option? What's the tongue weight for that, 30k #'s? " - hahaha , that's a crazy thought
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I wonder what he means by "better than the F-150". Just from reading the article, I see nothing about it being better than an F-150, or any other typical pickup. The only thing "better" that I see is the astronomical tow rating, which lets be honest, in the real world they are all the same when it comes to whats comfortable to tow with a vehicle that size. Otherwise, the fuel range is the same as any other pickup, but with a higher cost than all the other pickups.
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If you buy a 4x8 sheet of plywood, no worries just pice up a few tapcon’s and anchor it to the roof for the drive home.


When Ford Cones out with a F-150 electric I’ll lease one and see how it works out. It would be awesome to replace my three service trucks with electric. End of night my guys just okug them in and leave. No more $3.75/gal fill ups at some mom and pop station because they waited till it was on E. Norma day is 50-100 miles so a range of 300 or more would be fine.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
"an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain with dynamic suspension, as well as Ď300,000 lbs of towing capacityí."
The space shuttle towing option? What's the tongue weight for that, 30k #'s?
400-500 mile range? Where the hell is a downhill slope that long??
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:24 AM
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400-500 mile range? Where the hell is a downhill slope that long??
Another thought is what is the range when towing a decent load? We know the Tesla couldn't make it around the 13 miles of the Nurburgring under full power so will the truck tow 10k pounds, but only for 12 miles? Electric vehicles are a great concept, but the product just isn't ready for the real world in my opinion. Range anxiety is real.
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Coming to an I95 near you... teenage son in Tesla towing dad's flybridge bc the hitch is rated for it papa and THT said all you needs is 4 flags and a banner.

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Coming to an I95 near you... teenage son in Tesla towing dad's flybridge bc the hitch is rated for it papa and THT said all you needs is 4 flags and a banner.

I'd be mad as Fuch if I got caught behind that. You better splash that and keep it off the roads
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Another thought is what is the range when towing a decent load? We know the Tesla couldn't make it around the 13 miles of the Nurburgring under full power so will the truck tow 10k pounds, but only for 12 miles? Electric vehicles are a great concept, but the product just isn't ready for the real world in my opinion. Range anxiety is real.
From what Iíve seen people towing with the Model X (5000 lb tow rating) a trailer cuts range by approximately half. So the Tesla pickup probably wonít be the best for a cross country haul, but for construction work and people that pull their boat up to a few hundred miles to the boat ramp, itís going to be pretty compelling once people see the operating cost per mile and the power.
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If they can seriously get 500 miles of range electric trucks would start to make sense. I still think even with that range it would be nice if it were a hybrid; just in case.
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For me (and everyone is different), a 500 mile elec truck would work for 90% of the miles I drive. The biggest is trips to the deer lease. It is a 600ish mile round trip with ac on. No electricity when I get to the lease. So I would have to run a generator to make the trip. Or I can keep my Power Wagon and the $40k additional for a battery powered truck. I do like my PW.
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We know the Tesla couldn't make it around the 13 miles of the Nurburgring under full power
Really? Dam. I've driven it, and it seemed to take forever. Do they have regenerative braking??
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Really? Dam. I've driven it, and it seemed to take forever. Do they have regenerative braking??
This issue dates back to the original Model S performance cars where the cooling system couldnít keep up and power would be gradually reduced to prevent overheating. The Model 3 has more than twice the cooling capacity of the S, so the problem has largely been resolved in the 3. This was also required to keep the battery cool with the new third gen superchargers pushing out 250 kilowatts of charging power. Now the Performance Model 3s can maintain a faster pace than a BMW M3 around the track for as long as the battery lasts.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:32 PM
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"As long as the battery lasts".

One of the essential elements of motor racing is SOUND. Kinda like that open wheel electric cars racing..the only sound is gear whine from straight cut gears. Same with turbines..nothing but tire noise and air noise.

But that is interesting. Thanks.
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So a trip to FL would take 3 days - cross-country a week. May need to think about bring back the horse - doesn't need gas either.
So drop $50k and it meets 90% of the trips one would take? Would you buy a computer that only runs 90% of the time you turn it on? (Well, with Windows you may already be there).
An alarm clock that didn't wake you up once a week when you need to get to work? Buy a gun that only fire 90% of the time?
Elon as great salesman - not so much the forward thinking engineer the press makes him out to be
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
"As long as the battery lasts".

One of the essential elements of motor racing is SOUND. Kinda like that open wheel electric cars racing..the only sound is gear whine from straight cut gears. Same with turbines..nothing but tire noise and air noise.

But that is interesting. Thanks.
Agreed, though even today's modern day cars with more than capable sounding engines have engine sounds plumbed into the cabin to recreate/enhance engine sounds. Can probably get an electric Tesla then use the 72 inch in dash tablet to select "Ferrari 275 GTB/4 mode" now that'd be something I'll listen to all day.
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