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Tesla unveil "CyberTruck" at ClusterFuck event

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]


    It has some deloreany styling, which is not coincidental - it is necessitated by the difficulty associated with moulding stainless steel.

    OTOH no paint to scratch, which is awesome.



    They broke two windows with heavy steel balls at the launch, while trying to show off how unbreakable the windows were. Apparently it worked in rehearsal.

    I've seen multiple people on Twitter do that exact photoshop, usually with Halo characters ;) Twitter's been having a blast with it. One person described it as "Dubstep in truck form". Another as "Robocop's redneck cousin's truck". Another as "When a DeLorean and an El Camino love each other very much…" ;) Lots of people also making jokes about it being so fast because there's so few polygons to render, or staring at their screen thinking that the truck hadn't finished loading yet.

    I think one person summed up the event the best: "Ok, did I just see @elonmusk bring out a triangle on wheels called a #Cybertruck filled with Mad Max cosplay dudes, beat it with sledgehammers, break it's windows, drag around an F150, race a Porsche and then stick an ATV up it's ass and then say 'good night!'?"
    https://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=15259078&cid=59442172
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    Sudo Space Nigga [my hereto riemannian peach]
    whats the base retail price and why dont I have one already?
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    does anyone have stainless steel fetish ?
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Sudo whats the base retail price and why dont I have one already?

    That might depend on what way trucks are taxed in Canadia, and whether or not you have a business that can claim VAT back on the purchase of a motor vehicle.

    Apparently they will start at $53,000 Canadian Dollars for a model with one electric motor which has a battery capable of 400 kilometers per charge. They approximately double in all respects from there.

    Personally I'll be OK keeping my old diesel volkswagens for now.
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Not gonna lie, i enjoyed the Halo shoop.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny does anyone have stainless steel fetish ?

    DeLoreans turn heads, Hummers turn heads, Teslas turn heads.

    A Tesla DeLorean Hummer will own the streets, no doubt.

    OTOH both DeLorean and GM/Hummer went broke.
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country DeLoreans turn heads, Hummers turn heads, Teslas turn heads.

    A Tesla DeLorean Hummer will own the streets, no doubt.

    OTOH both DeLorean and GM/Hummer went broke.

    As long as SpaceX doesn't go broke i'm okay with that. Even though Teslas are generally the more superior mode of transport compared to other cars.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Sophie As long as SpaceX doesn't go broke i'm okay with that. Even though Teslas are generally the more superior mode of transport compared to other cars.

    I don't think anyone who matters wants Tesla or SpaceX to go out of business.

    They are both incredibly innovative companies pioneering amazing new technologies. One of my cousins (a jedi, lol) works for SpaceX.

    OTOH if I'm looking for a reliable runaround, I won't invest in a Tesla.
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    G Tuskegee Airman
    How original ?!



    Bertone

    https://twitter.com/masonmaelstrom/status/1197735866514280448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197735866514280448&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fstanding69.com%2Fforum%2Fmain-forum%2Fgeneral%2F674209-meet-the-tesla-cybertruck

    I get the whole new technology shit but why do they all have to look like ass ?!
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    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    39.9k american I believe

    Don't know if it will make waves or not, anyone who really needs a pickup for anything serious will likely have needs better met by something else, but weekend warrior yuppies may have a field day with it, they could break into the yuppie/greta market with no green alternative to compete with them which will work for a hot minute

    It's probabaly too weird for a lot of people though, it's not like the model 3 or S even where they're very normal and attractive ooking overall. The weird look thing could make it a target for hooligans to come mess with your truck.

    Also 40 grand is really cheap for anything bulletproof.
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    ORACLE Tuskegee Airman
    Space X is going to be obsolete when the Navy releases their inertial mass reduction device.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    I would absolutely drive it if Tesla's systems weren't all closed to the end user
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    ORACLE Tuskegee Airman
    The problem is that literally 0 people who actually need a pickup truck will use this. I really can't picture someone driving this shit around in the Florida country hauling construction materials or something. Other pickup trucks are open to repair and service, and you can get them worked on anywhere.
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    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by ORACLE The problem is that literally 0 people who actually need a pickup truck will use this. I really can't picture someone driving this shit around in the Florida country hauling construction materials or something. Other pickup trucks are open to repair and service, and you can get them worked on anywhere.

    Nobody is thinking that will happen
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    ORACLE Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by DietPiano Nobody is thinking that will happen

    No shit. I'm saying there is no real point to this thing as a pickup truck. It is a minivan.
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    MexicanMasterRace African Astronaut
    It looks like a low poly version of the warthogs from Halo
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    AngryIVer Houston [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    It has some deloreany styling, which is not coincidental - it is necessitated by the difficulty associated with moulding stainless steel.

    OTOH no paint to scratch, which is awesome.



    They broke two windows with heavy steel balls at the launch, while trying to show off how unbreakable the windows were. Apparently it worked in rehearsal.


    https://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=15259078&cid=59442172

    Do NOT compare this SNES 3D looking ass garbage with a fucking Delorean DMC-12
  18. #18
    A College Professor victim of incest [your moreover breastless limestone]
    tesla models s,3,x,y hur good one it spells sexy yes yes we all get it elon with your false outrage. that truck is not sexy it looks like something made by a hobbyist. if someone on here built that to take to burning man it would be epic, if that passes muster as a tesla that nigga must be hitting the joint weed again none of it makes any sense really.

    elon has been through a lot of trauma this year i get it really i do, but that thing looks gay and the wheels too.

    an electric truck concept that also is square/boxy with straight body lines that actually looks good;


    Electric trucks are still a little ways off, the fast lane truck showed how they don't have the battery capacity to pull any real weight yet
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    ORACLE Tuskegee Airman
    Electric will be the future when compact nuclear has been mastered, until then good ol' dinosaur juice can't be beat for energy density, it's just not gonna happen with chemical cells.

    The only route I see for dominance by current electrics is fast battery swapping. Pull into an EV station, swap your battery for an already charged one, and you're off. I cannot see the economics of that ever working out for domestic vehicles unless the manufacturers agree on standards.

    For commercial vehicles like trucks and self driving taxis, it is possible though since there are less variables and everything is controlled. Just swap batteries, there's no issue with setting up the infrastructure and keeping batteries up to certain standards etc.

    One thing is getting the load up to high speed. That takes a lot of energy just from a physics perspective. Either that will have to come from somewhere else or be made negligible in effect.
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    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    no, they just need to make these current electric cars be able to recharge while driving. yes, to a degree some do, but they also are combined with fuel like the toyota highlander. but that reserve charges while fuel is being used as the source of energy.

    if they made it to where it's all electric, but also rechargeable, then you have a solution to this problem.

    but, knowing how manufacturing practices align with government protocol, we might never see this become a reality.

    like oil, between the companies and the governments, there is an assurance we will never advance in society as long as money talks!!
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