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Posted: 04/02/22 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL. [emoticon]. I love carbuzz. Funny guys.

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BenK wrote:

Wonder what is next on Tusk's chopping block...semi ???


CANCELED! Tesla Cybertruck Is Dead


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CANCELED! Tesla Cybertruck Is Dead
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CANCELED! Tesla Cybertruck Is Dead
All pre-orders will be refunded.

In what must be the most shocking news story of the year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed production of the long-awaited Cybertruck has been canceled. The reason? Ongoing development costs have far exceeded the original budget. The controversial-looking EV truck is no longer a viable business case. "Very sad to say we've made the tough decision to cancel our Cybertruck," Musk wrote. "I know there will be plenty of disappointed customers and all pre-orders will be promptly refunded. The decision was made in the best interest of Tesla and its future."

Despite lacking a PR department, inside sources at the California-based automaker are quietly saying Musk studied the numbers and ultimately determined that the currently under construction Gigafactory in Austin, Texas will be better suited for only Model Y and Model 3 production.

Originally, Austin was tasked with building both the Cybertruck and Model Y, but demand for the Model 3 continues to rapidly increase. Furthermore, the Cybertruck's delayed launch and behind-the-scenes issues would have resulted in a much higher price tag than initially announced.

When the Cybertruck concept debuted back in 2019, Musk promised a base price starting at $39,900 for the rear-wheel-drive model. The all-wheel drive version would begin at exactly $10k more. Material costs, in general throughout the auto industry, have increased over the past couple of years since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing war in Ukraine is not helping matters.

Tesla very recently increased the Model Y's price tag (the cheapest Long Range begins at $62,990 - a $20k increase over the Standard Range) and now needs to redirect the Cybertruck's development budget to avoid additional price hikes for its bread and butter vehicles.

Another reality we think might have factored into Tesla's decision is that legacy OEMs like Ford and GM have beaten it to the EV truck market. The F-150 Lightning's downright affordable starting price is something Tesla can no longer match. Tesla is also anxious to enter the delivery business with vans, a market segment analysts predict will explode by the decade's end. A Tesla source later admitted that this entire article is utter nonsense.


Did you ever hear of April Fools' Day ? [emoticon]

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Another April Fools that Elon laughs at:
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CyberTruck themed planters :
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Gotcha...


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So the Ponzi scheme continues? [emoticon]


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time2roll wrote:

So the Ponzi scheme continues? [emoticon]


Yes Tesla beats all time delivery record


https://electrek.co/2022/04/02/tesla-tsl........-beats-all-time-delivery-record-q1-2022/

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shocking working conditions in china car factory finaly revealed

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Ahhh, April Fools Day, the one day where (most) people actually are suspicious of what they read on the internet... Some of the points of the article made sense though. If and when the Cybertruck is going to be produced, it's going to be a lot more than 39,900. You can't even touch a Model 3 for $40K new. It's a shame that these otherwise terrific cars are so expensive.

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Gotcha...


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As part of April Fools’, you’ll come across a variety of strange statements till the end of the month. As a result, we advise that you always double-check your sources before believing any breaking news. “I am ashamed to admit I fell for this April fools!” one Twitter user remarked in response to the Tesla Cybertruck scam. “Carbuzz is stating Cybertruck has been scrapped and will not come to market?” stated another. Could you please confirm? This is going to ruin my life.” “I recently read an item in Carbuzz magazine that said the Cybertruck had been cancelled. One tweeted, “I don’t believe it.”

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Prices right now are heavily influenced by the supply vs demand issue. I recently read that 82% of new vehicle sales are priced over sticker in spite of factory price increases. In normal times I expect at least a 15% discount. Since Tesla sells at sticker price they go ahead and share the true price before you even leave home while the rest ambush you with it after you get to the dealership. If you prefer that go buy from those guys.

Even at the high prices and 60% output increase Tesla is still sold out for months to come. However, when they get caught up I expect to see some big reductions. That is called free market capitalism.

What is really going to get a lot of people screaming is the recent increase in the required average fuel economy just a few years out. I expect Tesla to be selling a bunch of carbon credits after that takes effect. I don't like it but that is the way our current management wants things to happen.

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