TL;DR: The Cybertruck (CT) is not a cab-on-frame vehicle and has both an exoskeleton and an internal skeleton. This design reduces weight while providing ruggedness and strength. The production line may be similar to the Model Y’s, with seats and flooring attached to the battery pack before being inserted into the CT body. The CT is expected to use 4860 batteries, potentially with around 1,600 cells and a capacity of about 157 kWh. Based on energy consumption, the estimated range could be over 500 miles at 300 watts per mile, around 450 miles at 350 watts per mile, or about 392 miles at 400 watts per mile. Sandy Munro is excited to meet May Musk and looks forward to off-road testing the CT. Monroe and Associates have ordered five CTs for reverse-engineering tear-down and off-road testing as soon as possible.
Sandy Munro is meeting May Musk soon and is looking forward to that.
The CT, Rivian, Ford Lightning, and electric Silverado might appeal to different buyers. The Rivian is Sandy’s current pick for the most off-road capability, but the CT is as-of-yet untested in that area. Sandy cannot wait to off-road test the CT.
EVBASE will be developing Tesla Cybertruck Aftermarket Wheels, Accessories and Upgrades. Custom Services will be offered from Interior Upgrades to Window Tinting.
Mercedes-Benz recently expressed concerns about the financial viability of electric trucks, stating they're far from matching diesel truck costs. Karin Rådström, the company's head, called for government interventions, such as subsidies and specialized charging infrastructure, to address these challenges. In contrast, Tesla's Semi trucks have already demonstrated their cost-efficiency and impressive capabilities in the "Run on Less" event. Tesla Semis offer significant savings in fuel and maintenance over their lifespan, potentially reaching up to $528,000 over 16 years. While Mercedes is still focusing on hydrogen-powered trucks, Tesla's all-inclusive approach, from product to infrastructure, positions them as leaders in the electric trucking revolution.
Volkswagen's (VW) journey towards electric vehicle (EV) production faces hurdles as a recent IT glitch halts production, adding to previous challenges of part shortages and transport issues. While Tesla thrives, reducing debt and increasing production, VW's debt surges and its EV production lags behind targets. The delay of VW's Trinity platform and a new factory till 2029 further hampers its progress in the EV race against Tesla, reflecting a contrast in operational efficiency and fulfillment of promises between the two automakers.
Tesla's dominance in the US electric vehicle (EV) market remains unrivaled as it outsells its closest competitors by a staggering margin. With over 325,000 vehicles sold in the first half of this year, Tesla holds nearly two-thirds of all EV sales. As other automakers struggle to catch up, the question lingers: can they break Tesla's hold and establish their own presence in this booming market?