Here's our latest look at the Cybertruck in production spec at Gigafactory Texas!
It does have one advantage. Proposed (prototype) 500 + miles. That bone thing is way better than Rivian.CONFIRMED (again).
Still FUGLY as hell.
Every time I see this, the R1T looks even better (both inside and out)...
So much more refinement and features with the R1T.
If it actually has 500 mile range.It does have one advantage. Proposed (prototype) 500 + miles. That bone thing is way better than Rivian.
Except you can't say anything Tesla Prototypes is actually better than Rivian until we see EPA estimates and VIN numbers from Tesla. Period.It does have one advantage. Proposed (prototype) 500 + miles. That bone thing is way better than Rivian.
Nobody really knows the actual range of the CT. I think crazy Elon is well….. crazy. He’s working on new battery tech that will allow more range and faster charging, yet he comes out says 300 miles is enough range but only after canceled one vehicle due to lack of range. He’s crazy folks. Crazy.If it actually has 500 mile range.
My first thought a few months ago when Elon came out talking about 500 mile range not being needed was to soften the impact of the Lucid that had a couple of people do 500 miles in real world and pulling back on what the max range that the CT would end up with.
He also canceled the 500 mile Model S version.
you like making a lot of assumptions. How nice.Leaving aside environmental differences and different driving styles .... range is determined largely by these vehicle-intrinsic factors:
1. Physics: Weight (and related parameters like wheel/tire size and tread)
2. Physics: Vehicle shape and size (drag)
3. Chemistry: Battery size (larger battery => more weight, so not totally independent), design, and chemistry
4. Software: Battery management software (cold temp management, power draw curves etc)
So I don't see how cybertruck's range can possibly be so much better than the competition; even 400 miles seems ambitious for that sort of vehicle:
1. Can Cybertruck be much lighter than competitors and run on much lighter wheels/tires? No
2. Supposedly it has a favorable drag coefficient of 0.3, but it can't escape the large cross section of a truck, so drag will be similar to Rivian
3. That's just current state of the art
4. By now we know Tesla's software; it's very good but can't work magic where the Cybertruck suddenly gets more miles just because of software.