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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher." For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. Yep, Tesla is still about to go broke! I think that prognosis has been passe' several quarters ago. Although at their level of building new facilities, new product introductions and innovations, it will be a struggle just to get even each of the quarters profit and cash flows wise.
Yosemite Sam1 07/03/20 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think at some point it will become a stretch to call it a car company. The growing amount of revenue coming from grid storage products, commercial and home solar and storage and of course the world wide Supercharger network differentiate Tesla from other automotive companies. Tesla sold a ton of software performance and feature enhancement updates to model 3 and y owners in the last quarter. I wonder how many software performance and feature enhancement updates Toyota sold. I’m not sure it’s a fair comparison. Completely different business model. Just sayin. D In the late 50's Ford and GM both tried to become all things to all people. I hope that Tesla learns from their mistakes. I don’t know much about car manufacturing but I think that is probably sage advice. I have mixed feelings about the plans for the model B entry level EV for the Asian market. Right now Tesla is considered a premium brand. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to jeapordize that. Leave that market to ford or GM....although they don’t seem to have much interest in it right now. I think Tesla’s entry into the truck market is a good idea. There is definetly a market for a premium high performance truck brand which is pretty much empty right now. JMHO I wasn't talking about just building cars. Both GM and Ford got into selling home appliances and radios. GM sold some motorhomes, Ford sold tractors, some campers and a lot of charcoal.. Yah I hear ya. Stay focused on the prime objective. I think that’s hard to do for Elon. The guy always has a gazillion ideas running around in his head. Most seem wacky...at first. Seriously, landing a rocket on a barge?? Yah that’ll work. :) And they say landing the space shuttle without propulsion on a yuuuge runway is like threading the needle from the 10th floor in a gusty wind.:E
Yosemite Sam1 07/02/20 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think at some point it will become a stretch to call it a car company. The growing amount of revenue coming from grid storage products, commercial and home solar and storage and of course the world wide Supercharger network differentiate Tesla from other automotive companies. Tesla sold a ton of software performance and feature enhancement updates to model 3 and y owners in the last quarter. I wonder how many software performance and feature enhancement updates Toyota sold. I’m not sure it’s a fair comparison. Completely different business model. Just sayin. D True! The software is Tesla's biggest area of monetization. Just like Apple, going from services in tandem with the hardware (iPhone).
Yosemite Sam1 07/02/20 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Had to share my wifes latest rock painting creation. Whadayathink. Did she get the pain matched? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50056373671_2724e97601_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49973622868_f47234c315_c.jpg It's overdue for taking the wifey out for some fancy something... Or, that artwork may land somewhere. you don't want, lol.
Yosemite Sam1 06/29/20 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Annyways GPS auto steering is the best thing ever on 6 - 10 mph farm equipment.Don't worry that will be next... Elon should be able to get those running at 15 to 30 mph ;) For Tesla semis, 30 mph will be putting a governor so drivers won't overspeed and increase range. :E
Yosemite Sam1 06/28/20 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

So 2022 or later for the Cybertruck, since the semi is slated, now, for 2021...or later. Kind of "Believe it when you see it" type of thing. What's a few years between friends? Don't know with their shutdown due to Covid-19, Tesla has not issued an update of the delayed full production and availability of semis to Oct 2020. In that case, Cybertruck is still scheduled for late 2021.From the article that was linked: "Tesla said during its Q1 earnings call that the Semi is set to begin deliveries in 2021." Sorry, I missed that update. Indeed it's a quarter of year's delay. Still, I hope Tesla, as promised, will put priority on Cybertruck after seeing the 650,000 surge of pre-orders (of course, this is my personal vested interest, lol). I'm so waiting for my lazy me self-driving vehicle.
Yosemite Sam1 06/28/20 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

So 2022 or later for the Cybertruck, since the semi is slated, now, for 2021...or later. Kind of "Believe it when you see it" type of thing. What's a few years between friends? Don't know with their shutdown due to Covid-19, Tesla has not issued an update of the delayed full production and availability of semis to Oct 2020. In that case, Cybertruck is still scheduled for late 2021.
Yosemite Sam1 06/27/20 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Now we are talking. Tesla Semi seen loading Tesla model 3's at the factory. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50051843796_383399672f_c.jpg Here is the link on TMC. https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2020/06/27/tesla-semi-loaded-with-cars-spotted-at-tesla-factory/https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2020/06/27/tesla-semi-loaded-with-cars-spotted-at-tesla-factory/ That's good news. Elon said he'll prioritize Cybertruck once production of semis stabilized.
Yosemite Sam1 06/27/20 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

If you are on public park, bring it up to the park ranger. I found them would act promptly. My kids almost got kicked out of a national park just because they must be giggling too loudly past quiet time.
Yosemite Sam1 06/26/20 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Awww crapppp. I think I got my edits confluberated. Double post. I’ll try and delete one. Very interesting! How does it handle the sequence of the 4-way stop?
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think I would prefer a half size screen. I would check the box if it was an option. Similar I much prefer my small screen Apple SE phone. Ahh yes, but when I am killing time waiting for my wife in one of her art supplies stores I am on Youtube surfing the world. :) Seriously though, the monitor size is nice for traffic visualizations etc. It is nice to be able to glance over and confirm that the car has seen the stop sign or stoplight or whatever. Great for backing up etc, easy to see sentry mode video. The model 3 and Y actually has the smallest screens. Model S and X are much bigger. They are oriented the other way as well. There is a software update coming down in the next week or so that will change the rear view somewhat and add two more side camera views for more of a surround view. Should be interesting. I have never seen it miss a stop sign yet and no it doesn't rely just on a GPS overlay. We were in an RV park recently that added a whole whack of little stop signs. No stop lines and not proper sized but the car saw them regardless. Kinda freaked me out. We drive on TACC a lot just to lessen the chance of rear ending someone so I had TACC on in the RV park. Took me a minute to figure out why the car stopped. Someone had put a little stop sign on the curb. We have driven past that spot a thousand times so I wasn't used to stopping there. I should have been paying closer attention, but its nice to know the car saw it even if I didn't. My dream driving, I can do sightseeing while on the driver's seat -- without being nagged into paying attention by the wifey or the kids. I wonder though how it will handle those hairpin curves with trailer on tow. If the lines on the road are clear solid lines our Tesla has no problem with hairpin turns. Proper speeds etc. If the lines are not good it will give loud visual and audible warnings and you better be ready to take over. It is level 2 autonomy. California must be the most receptive state for EVs and autonomous vehicles. They are now ensuring new road constructions and highway rebuilding have clearer signs and lines. They even planned before for magnets along the roads and highways for they thought development will be along the lines of cars following series of magnets they'll follow as a guide.
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think I would prefer a half size screen. I would check the box if it was an option. Similar I much prefer my small screen Apple SE phone. Ahh yes, but when I am killing time waiting for my wife in one of her art supplies stores I am on Youtube surfing the world. :) Seriously though, the monitor size is nice for traffic visualizations etc. It is nice to be able to glance over and confirm that the car has seen the stop sign or stoplight or whatever. Great for backing up etc, easy to see sentry mode video. The model 3 and Y actually has the smallest screens. Model S and X are much bigger. They are oriented the other way as well. There is a software update coming down in the next week or so that will change the rear view somewhat and add two more side camera views for more of a surround view. Should be interesting. I have never seen it miss a stop sign yet and no it doesn't rely just on a GPS overlay. We were in an RV park recently that added a whole whack of little stop signs. No stop lines and not proper sized but the car saw them regardless. Kinda freaked me out. We drive on TACC a lot just to lessen the chance of rear ending someone so I had TACC on in the RV park. Took me a minute to figure out why the car stopped. Someone had put a little stop sign on the curb. We have driven past that spot a thousand times so I wasn't used to stopping there. I should have been paying closer attention, but its nice to know the car saw it even if I didn't. My dream driving, I can do sightseeing while on the driver's seat -- without being nagged into paying attention by the wifey or the kids. I wonder though how it will handle those hairpin curves with trailer on tow.
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Eliminate the expensive infotainment system in vehicles today and you reduce 25 percent of the issues reported... And they've not been used to their high-end laptops freezing and having to be re-booted twice a day, lol. I thought Apple Mac for all those years have perfected it yet.:E
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Toyota and Yanmar have a working prototype fuel cell boat using Marai components. As a 40 year airplane guy the E Beaver and Harbor Airs short routes are perfect for existing technology. The motor developer flew an E Caravan the other day as well. How long is short for these EV airplanes? In my bucket list is being able to fly ultra lights on lawn mower engines.:E Sorry guys for the left turn of the thread. Topic deviation makes forums interesting. Otherwise they are a snore fest. Indeed but there are sensitive souls out there that's easily got offended.:W
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Waiting for EV boat from Tesla, lol. Why are you waiting? Plenty of electric trolling motors and battery choices have been available for years. My bucket list is 335 hp cruiser. Are there already electric or battery run motors on this class with enough range to carry us between ports for recharging? Sorry, I have not looked yet since we are yet to check our list for all national parks and we've not checked anything on the East, NorthEast, Southeast. and Mid-west yet, lol.
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Toyota and Yanmar have a working prototype fuel cell boat using Marai components. As a 40 year airplane guy the E Beaver and Harbor Airs short routes are perfect for existing technology. The motor developer flew an E Caravan the other day as well. How long is short for these EV airplanes? In my bucket list is being able to fly ultra lights on lawn mower engines.:E Sorry guys for the left turn of the thread.
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

It'll NEVER fly!! No, wait.... 1950's DeHavilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, complete with electric power: Harbour Air electric DHC-2 ...them Canucks and Aussies And then thick clouds coming in!:E Waiting for EV boat from Tesla, lol.
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Dead last in the 2020 JD Powers ratings https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/06/teslas-are-the-most-unreliable-new-cars-in-the-us-survey-finds/ Yah I saw this last night. Kinda glad to see Tesla finally participating in these surveys. If you want to play with the big boys..... Attention to detail needs to be a priority going forward for Tesla. We had an annoying occasional squeak in our dash. Tesla ranger came out and fixed it in our driveway in about 15 minutes but still, it’s the kind of thing that shouldn’t be common in a high performance premium sedan. Lots of bugs showing up with the first model Y’s coming off the line as well. I’m sure it will get worked out but still shows some improvement needed in QC. And having said that, we Tesla owners can be a picky bunch. :). When wife picked up her Tesla she had a three page printed checklist. Probably 2/3 of the other new owners also had lists. Kind of funny to watch. I just played with the sound systym and let her run. :). And you all can stop laughing and mocking Dodge owners already.:B I better hide this from my friend.:)
Yosemite Sam1 06/25/20 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Think they just gave more of them -- although studies showed that it didn't help the economy. Tax breaks puts the govt in the position of deciding winners and losers. Corporate taxes just get passed on to consumers. Yes, in economics that would best create more economic activities, production and employment.
Yosemite Sam1 06/24/20 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

OK time to hit the reset button, this is a towing forum, so: 1. How much will it tow under SAE J2807? (modified for EVs) 2. How far will it tow it, before recharging? The two most important questions!! The rest is all fru fru. I think everyone is going to have to wait awhile for real numbers. This goes for all the manufacturers. It’s going to be interesting though as at least four manufacturers will be coming out with E trucks all at the same time. My personal feeling is that all will shoot for that F150 tow range. None are shooting for the big numbers from the Cummins or ford diesels. That will probably come later. Still, lots of market room for a truck that can competently tow 8000 pounds 500 or 600 km. Jmho. Heres a vid of Tesla semi testing I count 9 concrete blocks,no idea what each weighs https://youtu.be/8DCjy5P53ns Don't know how accurate the estimate but the report says it's 75,000 lbs. total.
Yosemite Sam1 06/24/20 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
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