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    Tesla challenges Detroit 3 with pickup; launch marred by cracked windows





    After years of promising an electric pickup that could outperform offerings from the Detroit 3, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk on Thursday revealed an angular vehicle that failed to withstand a 25-minute presentation.

    Musk promised exhilarating performance out of the so-called Cybertruck, with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.

    But the pickup could use some more testing before production is slated to begin in late 2021: The truck was described as having windows made from armored glass. But its side window broke twice during an on-stage strength demonstration when chief designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at it to test its durability.

    The four-door, six-seat pickup starts at $39,900 with a base range of more than 250 miles. The most expensive variant starts at $69,900 and will get more than 500 miles range, Tesla said. By comparison, the current maximum range of a Tesla car is 370 miles for its long-range Model S sedan.
    It has a towing capacity of more than 14,000 lbs and a payload of up to 3,500 lbs.

    Following the reveal, Tesla immediately began taking online pre-orders for a deposit of just $100.
    "We need sustainable energy now. If we don't have a pickup truck, we can't solve it. The top 3 selling vehicles in America are pickup trucks. To solve sustainable energy, we have to have a pickup truck," Musk said at a launch event in Los Angeles.


    Polarizing looks
    The pickup looks unlike anything on the market today. With sharp lines and a sloping front end, the pickup resembles a futuristic concept vehicle more than anything close to an existing production model.
    "Trucks have been the same for a very long time, like 100 years," Musk said, as an audience watched a slideshow of pickup designs throughout the decades. "We need something different."
    "The looks are polarizing, but the performance and pricing specs are undeniable," Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, said in a statement.

    "There will be plenty of demand for the cyber truck, even if only current Tesla fans want one. How far beyond Tesla’s customer base will the cyber truck reach? I suspect current pickup truck buyers will find its exterior design and electric drivetrain too far of a leap for most of them to make," he said.

    Brauer, however, didn't write off its chances. "If Tesla can produce a sufficient number of cyber trucks, and if the early adopters are fully satisfied, the cyber truck could cross into traditional truck markets, and that’s a massive segment if Tesla can tap into it,” he said.

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    Tesla is hoping to continue its history of industry disruption with the pickup, which it thinks can find a niche in a profitable segment the Detroit 3 have dominated for decades.

    Musk repeatedly referenced the Ford F-150, which has been best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the past 42 years. He showed a video of the Cybertruck allegedly beating an F-50 in a tug-of-war contest.

    The Cybertruck's body is made of "ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel," according to Tesla.

    In another dig at the F-150 and its aluminum body, Tesla said Thursday that "if there was something better, we’d use it."






    A pick-up that only Musks mother could ever love, Elon has been on the wacky bakkie with a ruler. This is one bakkie truck as they are known in South Africa that l won't ever be buying!
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    Re: Tesla Micky Mouse cyber pick-up truck LOL

    I watched the reveal online last night. It was the first time I've watched a Tesla announcement and it was a complete train wreck. Musk, at least last night, is not a very good presenter. The electric ATV was cool.

    Their approach to building the fuselage, erm, body is very interesting. I'd like to see some interior shots as well as how their approach affects packaging.
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    MASSIVE, MASSIVE fail! I really thought Elon had a better eye for design than this. The Model S sold so well because it's gorgeous. The Model 3 did well because it's a scaled down version of the Model S. This is downright ugly, worse than the much maligned Aztek.

    GM and Ford have nothing to worry about.

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    So, what to make of it?
    Rivian needs to get the R1T into production ASAP because last night Elon handed the EV pickup business to them on a silver platter.
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    LOL it makes the Aztek look good 4gm, it has DeLorean type big fail written all over it.
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    Re: Tesla Micky Mouse cyber pick-up truck LOL

    Massive fail by Tesla...it looks like a scaled up battlebot. Almost as of it were designed by nerds who have no idea about what makes a pickup appealing. Hopefully they have a plan b with no solid commitment to the current design.
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    Re: Tesla Micky Mouse cyber pick-up truck LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Massive fail by Tesla...it looks like a scaled up battlebot. Almost as of it were designed by nerds who have no idea about what makes a pickup appealing. Hopefully they have a plan b with no solid commitment to the current design.
    There needs to have a second presentation.
    At this one Elon pushes this thing off a cliff (to thunderous applause) and rolls out Plan B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    There needs to have a second presentation.
    At this one Elon pushes this thing off a cliff (to thunderous applause) and rolls out Plan B.

    Plan B - Scrap it.
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    I really hate how this looks did they hire a 4 year old to draw it? Sad thing is I have checked other places like reddit and they are in love with it for some reason
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    Re: Tesla Micky Mouse cyber pick-up truck LOL

    And we thought the GM's 2019s were bad. Looks like something from the Flintstones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    I really hate how this looks did they hire a 4 year old to draw it?
    No need to insult 4 year olds now...
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    It looks more like a modern tiny house on wheels. Just park it sideways in the yard, block the wheels with some large shrubbery and wha-la, instant Tesla tiny house. Just needs Solar City roof panels.
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    Certainly different looking....

    The windows cracking were funny as all hell.


    But I still hope Tesla succeeds.

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    Tesla is an American company, building vehicles in America, for Americans.

    GM is an American company, building vehicles is Mexico and South Korea, for Americans.

    I wish Tesla luck.

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