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Tesla Pickup <yikes>

OK again nothing to do with the PS4, but since the site still hasn't got an EV section I thought I would post news of Tesla's latest offering an electric pIckup truck, and see what people think.

It is different I will give him that.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/22/20976539/tesla-cybertruck-test-drive-electric-truck-pickup-video-features-price-elon-musk

posted on 28/11/19

Tesla literally dragging Pickups into the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29_QtnMt0X0

Traditional pickups look boring in comparison..

posted on 28/11/19

comment by Amigawolf no longer MIA (U18508)
posted 39 minutes ago
Tesla literally dragging Pickups into the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29_QtnMt0X0

Traditional pickups look boring in comparison..
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Engineering Explained did a good breakdown as to why that video proves absolutely nothing: https://youtu.be/jzKCJsou10w

TL;DW: the Cybertruck is very heavy and has 4-wheel-drive.

This seems to be such a weird step for Tesla. The total lack of styling, the relatively expensive nature of the truck, the glass smashing, the misleading marketing gimmicks, plus unlike the Model 3 which cost $1000 to pre-order, this is a $100 dollar fully-refundable pre-order. The numbers aren't so impressive in that context.

I just wonder why in making such a name for themselves in producing nice but incredibly normal cars that just happen to be electric, why on Earth they'd go down this route. Many people still think it's all just a prank!

posted on 29/11/19

Yes I saw that Hobo, and as you say it's a publicity stunt.
What hit me most when I watched the tug of war was how old fashioned the Tesla made the F150 look.

That was what I was trying to show.

posted on 29/11/19

Oh as for the rest of your post Hobo, It's simple marketing, The truck market is huge in America, If Tesla had followed the normal route, other than being electric, it wouldn't have stood out.

It's fair to say the truck went viral, and everyone who is interested knows about it, including the glass etc. A lot of people have come to love the look, and one thing is for sure it will turn heads.

Basically they wanted to build a tough electric truck, The Stainless steel alloy they are using to make it tough, also rules out complex shapes, hence the straight lines, and styling.

The pre orders simply show a demand, If even half of those come to pass, then it would have been a successful launch.

posted on 29/11/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0-F8C9angI

Some more colours, done a little bit better.

posted on 29/11/19

This video is doing the rounds, many saying it's fake, but either way it does show how different it would look on the road, compared to anything else we have out there.https://www.instagram.com/p/B5UMXRygdL0/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

posted on 17/12/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMjqu1zELQ

Some custom possibilities.

This Truck is a customisers dream.

posted on 5/1/20

Does anyone think it looks a bit daft? A little bit like the Dream car Homer Simpson came up with. I'm wondering how it made it off the drawing board if I'm honest.

posted on 5/1/20

Does anyone think it looks a bit daft? A little bit like the Dream car Homer Simpson came up with. I'm wondering how it made it off the drawing board if I'm honest.

posted on 6/1/20

Council, My first thought was what the hell are Tesla thinking. But now I think it is a brilliant design.

The shape might seem basic, but that is a consequence of utilising Stainless Steel for the main body. The disadvantage it cannot be moulded into complex shapes (hence the design) The advantage it is very strong and durable, two very desirable properties for a truck.

I have actually grown to really appreciate this truck, Tesla are thinking outside the box, and have created something not just unique, but very practical. It won't be for everyone, but I'm sure it will sell very well and take a fair share of the truck market.

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