Tesla Tru... What?

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...and here is a 'Famous Fan Video' from an Invitee who got the chance to Review the CyberTruck and show some personal Videos he shot as a Rear Seat Passenger of the Interior, the Windshield View and shots of what the Truck Bed looks like through that enormous chunk of Rear Window Glass while sharing the experience with (4) Occupants (Driver included) taking a short trip from the On Locale scene of this Debut. THIS was Pretty Cool:

 

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Check Out this 2020 Tesla CyberTruck at 7:50 into this Video as it is being Unloaded (probably to a Very Lucky New Buyer...and for LESS than the Price of a Fully Decked out 2020 Chevrolet Silverado):


...and again at 19:45 into THIS One... PULLING AWAY AT SPEED....

 
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Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I just can't stand that styling.
 
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Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I just can't stand that styling.
I think I would buy the Hummer EV first... But I am seriously looking at the Nikola Badger.

 
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Now that is interesting just as long as I can turn off those side LEDs (looks ricer to me). It has a towing capacity of 8000# but no numbers for how far you can tow, which is always the problem with any EV.
 

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I actually like it. Its just a rebadged, and slightly re-engineered, GMC Sierra as far as I can tell.
 

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Probably a good idea to read about what is happening now with Nikola via the Wiki on their situation with General Motors before making that leap... starting with most recent resignation of the Company Founder:


"On September 21, 2020, Trevor Milton announced his resignation.[67] Nikola shares fell by another 35% following his resignation. Stephen Girsky, former vice-chairman of General Motors and Nikola board member, replaced Milton as chairman in a non-executive capacity.[68][69]"

Check out CNBC today for the latest on this company...
 
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It was expected and anticipated. Which is why Nikola sold 80% of the company to GM. GM needs the EPA Credits.

EDIT: All except the sexual misconduct that is coming out presently.
 
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And then theres this one... EV trucks coming out of the woodwork everywhere..
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Is the windshield tinted? Geez, I guess you really don't want to be seen in it!
 

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Just a couple of Updates on the Tesla Cyber-Truck:


@Blckshdw might be interested in Elon & Munro discussing the "48 Volt" Phenomena involved in the Cyber-Truck's Engineering around 9:50 into this Video... Seems like we BOTH know what THIS is like from our use of the Ryobi Electric Riding Lawn Mower's Operational 48 Volt Electric Motor(s) Experience...

 
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CT is the new Aztek.jpg
 

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Well, EV trucks are tanking in general.

 

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This is one I didn't expect. The dealerships that invested in EVs are forked. The ones we have now will become like Trabants, littering the landscape.


Hydrogen is more the way to go however I can see one problem with them apart from those mentioned; as they produce water as their byproduct, it will freeze in cold climates.

I remember making hydrogen using electrolysis to separate the water molecules as a kid as a science experiment. Wonder why they're not looking at that method instead of using methane.
 

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I was reading the other day where Toyota has a way to make hydrogen on board the vehicle where you simply put water in the car's tank.

That would be a game changer because you wouldn't need to fill up with hydrogen, just water and the car makes it's own hydrogen.

This is probably where GM is heading
 
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This sums it up well...

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And now that it's out, the word on it isn't so good...

 

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I saw my FIRST One on the road...only yesterday... Hmmm... Looks a lot smaller than you might think.
 

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My biggest take on it is that it's dangerous to everybody else on the road, including pedestrians and cyclists. It's bad enough we have the environmental tree hugging cyclemaniacs that complain about regular trucks, I'm surprised they haven't gone after the Tesla slicer and dicer yet.

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They are still awesome. It's a ground breaking, first of a kind, type of thing. Of course it's not perfect.

Awesome, OK. The rest, not really. Electric has been around in many forms for a long time. Trying to make something practical with all of the modern demands, good luck.

If you get hit by a truck, it's not going to be good. Not sure the shape of the truck matters.

It's not that the wind was blowing 60 mph, it's what the wind was blowing 60 mph --Ron White
 

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