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Posted: 11/16/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tesla Cyber Truck Predictions! In Depth

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Or did he design his own ?


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Not to be outdone SEA- Electric from the State of Victoria, was at a Los Angeles Show, got 200 orders, Ford F59 has a walk in body built on it. First Australian EV builder in the US
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SEA ELECTRIC TO LAUNCH IN THE UNITED STATES
2/20/19

SEA Electric (Los Angeles, California) is set to launch in the United States in coming weeks, showcasing two trucks at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2019, while also attending California’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in April 2019.

The display vehicles are based on popular Ford and Isuzu platforms and are at an advanced build stage, with assembly of the Ford F-59 stripped chassis taking place at Ford’s DCP assembly facility in Detroit and the Isuzu NRR being assembled nearby at a third-party plant.

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First 100% Electric Ford F-59 in Production for SEA Electric

SEA Electric has marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100% electric van in production at Ford’s Detroit Chassis Plant, Detroit, Michigan.

SEA Electric CEO, Tony Fairweather said “this is an exciting step forward for SEA Electric’s global footprint and a positive result for our USA operations who are currently working towards fulfilling several orders in the pipeline”.

The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson Walk-in Van body and will be deployed in Fall, 2019 for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading package delivery company.

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The mustang Mach E reveal will be live on YouTube in 62 minutes. This has got to be a little exciting for Mexico as well. Quite literally the first mass produced EV built in Mexico.

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Wow, it got so quiet in here after the Ford reveal.

Personal opinion - it only resembles a mustang, and a couple of my friends hate the shape already.

But it's electric, 200 plus miles on the base model. Only problem is the base model sounds more expensive than the Model 3 base [emoticon]

370 mile range on the mach-E sounds great. Price is getting up there too.

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There are many more links coming.

Can we all at least agree that more competitors are good. And Ford getting into the game will hopefully make everyone notice.

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MNGeeks61 wrote:

Wow, it got so quiet in here after the Ford reveal.

Personal opinion - it only resembles a mustang, and a couple of my friends hate the shape already.

But it's electric, 200 plus miles on the base model. Only problem is the base model sounds more expensive than the Model 3 base [emoticon]

370 mile range on the mach-E sounds great. Price is getting up there too.

click

click2

click3

There are many more links coming.

Can we all at least agree that more competitors are good. And Ford getting into the game will hopefully make everyone notice.


Totally agree. Choice is good. I kinda like the side and rear look. Not so much the front. Interior looks nice.

And a score for Mexico as this will surely bring industry knowledge up in the automotive sector there. Not a 100 percent sure but I think it is their first mass produced EV.

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I hope the EV Mustang sells well. Same for the Tesla Semi.


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MNGeeks61 wrote:

Can we all at least agree that more competitors are good. And Ford getting into the game will hopefully make everyone notice.

There are a lot more coming... i don't believe the market is ready for the number of competitors that are coming in the next couple of years. I receive a daily industry report, and literally can't keep up anymore.

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Twice the towing capacity of the Model X

The Tesla Model X is incredible and by most measures, the fastest production SUV available. But it cannot tow much. That’s not because of the powertrain but rather the vehicle platform. A Tesla pickup needs to be able to tow and haul.

According to the Model X owners manual, the vehicle can tow 5,000 pounds. That’s good enough for a couple of jet skis or a tiny trailer, but not much else. For comparison, most Ford F-150 models can tow over 10,000 pounds with some models topping off at 13,000 lbs. Rivian projects its electric pickup can tow over 11,000 pounds. The difference comes from the frame design and vehicle length.

The design of the vehicle often limits towing. The rear suspension needs to be able to support the weight, and the vehicle needs to be long enough to reduce trailer sway. Short vehicles have a hard time towing trailers, and the Model X, built on a version of the Model S, is a compact vehicle. There’s nothing worse than looking out the driver-side window and seeing your trailer racing you down the hill.

In the name of safety alone, a Tesla pickup must have improved towing capacity over the Model X. It should have an integrated trailer brake controller, too — something missing from the Model X.

The Model X platform is not built for hauling either. According to the owner’s manual, when two passengers are in the vehicle, it can only hold an additional 654 lbs. That’s just eight bags of Quickrete cement. To make matters worse, the rear deck of the Model X can only support 285 lbs somewhat saying the rear axle cannot hold that much weight, and the additional weight needs to be spread between the two axles.

A pickup needs to be able to take a load of wood mulch or a couple of major appliances, and Tesla’s current platforms are not designed for such.

Most light-duty pickups, from the Honda Ridgeline to the F-150, can support from 1,500 lbs to 2,000 lbs in the bed. And it’s easy to exceed that rating, too. An open truck bed is an invitation to load it up, but unless you’re using a heavy-duty pickup, don’t get a pallet of landscaping bricks.


https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/19/four-must-haves-for-the-tesla-cybertruck-all-electric-pickup-truck/

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Posted: 11/20/19 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So... after two years, has Tesla actually "unveiled" anything? According to the original post, a new truck was supposed to be unveiled in October, 2017.


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