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Posted: 05/19/20 06:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those semi's travel over 100,000 miles a year, their lifetime is still measured in 10 years or so. A million miles on a POV will take 50 years at a 20,000 mile a year rate. And by that time, your back to a Mr Fusion being the better choice.

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For the sake of conversation, battery life is a function of charge cycles. At an average of say 300 miles per charge that’s 3333 cycles. So they have something up their sleeve as current batteries aren’t up to that level.

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The Fast Lane Truck podcast had the chief of Atlis electric trucks on the show. Interesting conversation about battery technology.

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For inexpensive cars electric or otherwise it’s probably just cheaper to replace it at the 12 or 15 year point. For higher end high performance cars like the model S it’s probably worth replacing suspension components, steering, seats etc. Brakes are probably good for the life of the car. I doubt that I touch my brake pedal more than once a week...if that. The cybertruck is stainless steel so less things to rust but the cars are just as susceptible to rust as any vehicle. My wife’s Tesla and my leaf are completely smooth underneath but suspension components are still exposed to road salt etc. The car seems pretty well screwed together. We usually keep our cars for about 7 years. There will still be warranty left on it then. My guess is we’ll have less than 120,000 km on it by then...at least at the rate we are going. [emoticon]. Maintenance is dirt cheap though. We are in year 5 with our leaf and have gone thru a couple jugs of washer fluid. That’s it. Nada más. Cheap cheap. No oil, no oil filters, no air filters, wires, plugs, hoses, brakes. Woohoo.

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With the general population usage of trucks, this sounds like a winner.....if they can keep the price within reason.

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Whole lot of hype here for a truck they don't even have a plant to build it in yet.


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Bird Freak wrote:

Whole lot of hype here for a truck they don't even have a plant to build it in yet.


Tesla has a tendency to “eventually” produce what they say they will. And the products tend to be pretty impressive. So yah, there is an expectation that they will probably produce a nice and versatile light truck. We have hedged our bets with a reservation but not sure we’ll go back to pulling a little trailer so time will tell. If we do the cybertruck would be a much better fit for us than the conventional trucks from the big three.

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For inexpensive cars electric or otherwise it’s probably just cheaper to replace it at the 12 or 15 year point. For higher end high performance cars like the model S it’s probably worth replacing suspension components, steering, seats etc. Brakes are probably good for the life of the car. I doubt that I touch my brake pedal more than once a week...if that. The cybertruck is stainless steel so less things to rust but the cars are just as susceptible to rust as any vehicle. My wife’s Tesla and my leaf are completely smooth underneath but suspension components are still exposed to road salt etc. The car seems pretty well screwed together. We usually keep our cars for about 7 years. There will still be warranty left on it then. My guess is we’ll have less than 120,000 km on it by then...at least at the rate we are going. [emoticon]. Maintenance is dirt cheap though. We are in year 5 with our leaf and have gone thru a couple jugs of washer fluid. That’s it. Nada más. Cheap cheap. No oil, no oil filters, no air filters, wires, plugs, hoses, brakes. Woohoo.


Average car goes to the junk yard at around 20yrs. Go check the prices on 12-15yr old high end sedans...just for fun, I plugged in BMW and at 8-10yr old, you are looking at $8-15k for the higher end models.

As you say, you keep your car around 7yrs...that's probably not far from average for new car buyers, so you just proved the point that battery that's good for 50-70yrs (assuming they don't age out before wearing out), doesn't offer much attraction other than hype.

Maintenance on modern new cars isn't much either. Oil changes are typically $25 once a year. Wires, plugs, hoses, brakes...40-100k miles before most of those need changing. So while there is a little maintenance savings, it's not a lot especially when talking about cars that cost $50-100k.


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Reisender wrote:

Bird Freak wrote:

Whole lot of hype here for a truck they don't even have a plant to build it in yet.


Tesla has a tendency to “eventually” produce what they say they will. And the products tend to be pretty impressive. So yah, there is an expectation that they will probably produce a nice and versatile light truck. We have hedged our bets with a reservation but not sure we’ll go back to pulling a little trailer so time will tell. If we do the cybertruck would be a much better fit for us than the conventional trucks from the big three.


Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL!

Not only does Tesla produce what they say they will, they'll even upgrade it's software with little or no charge.

They miss the point. I sell my car after 3 to 5 years and I never neglect regular maintenance and always gets excellent price on the resell.

So imagine the value retentions of a no rust Cybertruck with 750,000 miles to go. Or a truck not dying on you and having you stocked not he freeways on it's 10th year while you are pulling your new $300K trailer.

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"Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL!"

How far, and how quickly? How many stops along the way? How easily will it be to get to a charger with a 14,000 lb. trailer attached?

Inquiring minds want to know.


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