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mich800

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Posted: 12/14/19 10:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Someone should remind him to turn on the locker next time.


Yeah, he was only spinning one wheel in the rear. Many people don't realize that a vehicle tug of war is all about traction, not power. The first to break their traction is generally one who loses.


That, and the fact he installed a poser mall queen tire/wheel combo on a Raptor I am guessing not the best quality traction tire.

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Posted: 12/16/19 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last auto news feeds found this:

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/16/tesl........uropean-safety-regulations/#slide-endcap

Knew a danger to pedestrians or anyone hit by Tusk's Cybertruck, but the passengers ?!?...of course, no crumple zone to decelerate passengers...full speed wham into the seat belts and air bags

autoblog wrote:

The problem is the "nearly impenetrable exoskeleton" made of ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel that gives the Cybertruck its shape, sheen, and sledgehammer-defying strength.

Teller said the super-hard bodywork "contradicts the common European security philosophy" concerning vehicle occupants and pedestrians.

He believes the toughened shell endangers passengers because, in an accident, "There are enormous forces acting on the occupants" such that "airbags no longer help there either." We haven't seen a Cybertruck in a crash test, so we don't know if or how Tesla's addressed this concern, but Teller believes, "The occupants feel safe, but they are not."



As for the butt to butt pull off...yup, traction is king

I'd check that they didn't cheat by airing "UP" the opposition's tire pressure

Air them down and keep it high enough to not spin the tire on the rim...


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Freight Waves has announced its pick for FreightTech 25, which “highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry.” Tesla, of course, made the list. The freight industry is just another one of the industries that Tesla is disrupting.

Tesla #7 On FreightTech 25 List
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Full size Tesla blows the doors off a Mustag GT in a 1/4 mile drag race !


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AWD Tesla against 2WD Mustang. Sounds even.


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Posted: 12/17/19 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need a Semi and Shelby at the track to make it relevant.


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"The freight industry is just another one of the industries that Tesla is disrupting."

Yeah, well haven't seen any of that yet. Maybe at some point in the future, if Tesla actually puts the semi into production, but not yet.


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I think the word disrupting is overused in this context. But what Tesla is doing is forcing other manufacturers to look into or develop EV vehicles. Simply out of fear of losing market share. Next year Tesla will sell more than half a million vehicles without a gas tank. Not a huge number. But that is half a million vehicles that BMW, Mercedes, Audi, GM, Ford etc etc lost sales to. There is a market. It’s up to the manufacturer if they feel it is important or not.

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I think the word disrupting is overused in this context. But what Tesla is doing is forcing other manufacturers to look into or develop EV vehicles. Simply out of fear of losing market share. Next year Tesla will sell more than half a million vehicles without a gas tank. Not a huge number. But that is half a million vehicles that BMW, Mercedes, Audi, GM, Ford etc etc lost sales to. There is a market. It’s up to the manufacturer if they feel it is important or not.


Yes, disrupting is the thinking outside the box contributing to the paradigm shift in the core competency we are looking for. Of course Tesla's laser focused game plan is a real game changer. Causing the automotive executives to take a deep dive approach to alternative energy that is directionally accurate. These are really exciting times. [emoticon] [emoticon]

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mich800 wrote:

Reisender wrote:

I think the word disrupting is overused in this context. But what Tesla is doing is forcing other manufacturers to look into or develop EV vehicles. Simply out of fear of losing market share. Next year Tesla will sell more than half a million vehicles without a gas tank. Not a huge number. But that is half a million vehicles that BMW, Mercedes, Audi, GM, Ford etc etc lost sales to. There is a market. It’s up to the manufacturer if they feel it is important or not.


Yes, disrupting is the thinking outside the box contributing to the paradigm shift in the core competency we are looking for. Of course Tesla's laser focused game plan is a real game changer. Causing the automotive executives to take a deep dive approach to alternative energy that is directionally accurate. These are really exciting times. [emoticon] [emoticon]


That they are.

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Tesla is not the only self driving semi....

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technol........196644/self-driving-truck-cross-country/

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