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Posted: 11/02/19 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reisender wrote:

mich800 wrote:

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Tesla has released no images of the pickup. Everybody is just guessing.

The semi will probably be similar to the two prototypes driving around.


I missed that. Where are the pics, are they somewhere in this thread?


YouTube is a good source. Just search Tesla semi on the YouTube site.


Miss-read...Thought you were referring to the pickup in Ben's post.

* This post was edited 11/02/19 03:39pm by mich800 *

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And in other news

Tesla beats Porsche Toycan by 29 seconds around Nurburing, new record [emoticon]

https://insideevs.com/news/380247/tesla-model-s-plaid-beat-taycan/

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free radical wrote:

And in other news

Tesla beats Porsche Toycan by 29 seconds around Nurburing, new record [emoticon]

https://insideevs.com/news/380247/tesla-model-s-plaid-beat-taycan/


LOL I can say I unofficially beat John Force in Vegas too.

LOL you guys crack me up.


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Posted: 11/04/19 10:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

free radical wrote:

And in other news

Tesla beats Porsche Toycan by 29 seconds around Nurburing, new record [emoticon]

https://insideevs.com/news/380247/tesla-model-s-plaid-beat-taycan/
A few seconds here and there does not really sway me on the better car. I just like to see the continuing improvements that racing brings. Does not really determine the best vehicle unless this specific data point is your top priority.

Of course Tesla has much to improve on and this is just one step in that journey.


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Posted: 11/05/19 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surprised that he couldn't manhandke the steering wheel...nor allowed to work the brake pedal


https://insideevs.com/news/380193/tesla-model-s-took-control/


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BenK wrote:

Surprised that he couldn't manhandke the steering wheel...nor allowed to work the brake pedal


https://insideevs.com/news/380193/tesla-model-s-took-control/


The folks who try this route to cover up their own mistake usually don’t know about the vehicle data logs....which always prove them wrong. Lots of things have to go wrong for something like this to happen.

How would autopilot even engage when not on a road. The software specifically written to prevent it.

All the torque sensors on the steering wheel would have to fail so he couldn’t override the steering input...which can be done with your baby finger.

Brake systym would have to have a complete and total failure. They are mechanical.

And all (and a bunch of other things) would have to fail at the same time.

Toyota had a run on this kind of thing until people figured out that the black box records all inputs.

On edit. Typo.

* This post was edited 11/05/19 11:07am by Reisender *

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I don't buy the story either. Tesla is not a golf cart. These people need a driving lesson and a course in ethics.

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Would love to test drive this but for sure won't afford this haha

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starhunt wrote:

Would love to test drive this but for sure won't afford this haha


I’m not sure they have put a price on a plaid model S but I’m thinking around 120 -130 grand. Still 20 - 30 grand cheaper than a Taycan but 40 grand more than a standard model S.

Just a guess. Big car though. The sucker would barely fit in my garage.

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Posted: 11/06/19 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too funny, but sad at the same time...

https://electrek.co/2019/11/06/elon-musk........tesla-electric-pickup-truck-us-military/

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As for the specs, Musk has also been hyping those up for the pickup truck.

Tesla’s CEO has previously sought suggestions for features to add to the Tesla truck under development, and he revealed some planned features, like an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain with dynamic suspension, as well as “300,000 lbs of towing capacity.”

Earlier this summer, he said that the Tesla Pickup truck will cost less than $50,000 and “be better than a Ford F150.”

Musk said that Tesla plans to unveil the “Cybertruck” later this month.



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