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Old 11-22-2018, 11:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tesla Pickup Truck

I thought I'd start a thread for those of us looking forward to a Tesla pickup truck as a Airstream tow vehicle.





Supposedly out around 2020, but Tesla routinely misses target dates.

The Tesla Pickup Truck, described by CEO Elon Musk as the project “that I am personally most fired up about,” could be a bigger project than expected. Musk revealed on his Twitter page Monday that the company has a general priority list, and the as-yet-unrevealed Pickup Truck ranks higher than two projects set to hit the roads in the coming years.

Musk talked about it being a 6-seater “big truck” with an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, “maybe higher”.

With most RV parks having un-metered electrical hookups, will the advent of electric vehicle change that?
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:03 AM   #2
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Nice thread, thanks!

"Tesla pickup truck" -- https://www.google.com/search?q=Tesl...nt=firefox-b-1

This concept drawing of a regular pickup in the bed of the Tesla gives a sense of scale.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/2/1...ner-futuristic

This Tesla "pickup truck" is a behemoth! And AWD?

Yes, campgrounds will have to change their pricing schedules!

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PS -- FYI -- other EV threads here:

EV tow vehicle: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...le-169483.html
Tesla X as TV: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...-x-160951.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=elec...=airforums.com

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Old 11-23-2018, 06:38 AM   #3
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Just make an offer on the Semi from a few years back. 😳👍

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Ugh. Why not more of a towing machine - say a station wagon with space for people, dogs and stuff without the pickímíup look? He has a chance to do something amazing here....hold the cartoons, give me something practical!
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Ugh. Why not more of a towing machine - say a station wagon with space for people, dogs and stuff without the pick’m’up look? He has a chance to do something amazing here....hold the cartoons, give me something practical!
On one hand, that monstrosity won't fit in the underground tube superhighway that Musk keeps telling everyone will be open uh... real soon! On the other hand with a couple minor modifications it will make an excellent daily driver once he colonizes Mars... real soon!
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We are waiting for Hydrogen power. The making of batteries and disposal of, toxic.


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We are waiting for Hydrogen power. The making of batteries and disposal of, toxic.


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The making of everything is toxic in some way. Metal in and of itself requires huge energy to produce.
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Interesting conversation after TGD. The older S is now getting some love as being cost effective. The battery packs are degraded, but still good enough for what a lot of folks need on a daily basis and the price point is less than a 3. Pat
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Nice thread, thanks!

"Tesla pickup truck" -- https://www.google.com/search?q=Tesl...nt=firefox-b-1

This concept drawing of a regular pickup in the bed of the Tesla gives a sense of scale.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/2/1...ner-futuristic

This Tesla "pickup truck" is a behemoth! And AWD?

Yes, campgrounds will have to change their pricing schedules!

Peter

PS -- FYI -- other EV threads here:

EV tow vehicle: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...le-169483.html
Tesla X as TV: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...-x-160951.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=elec...=airforums.com

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With a slight bed extension I can put my 25' in the bed. Why tow?
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:25 AM   #10
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. . . or an Avion C-10 camper?





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Way off topic but how awesome would it be to have that puppy in your truck bed while also towing your favorite AS? Dang!!
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The making of everything is toxic in some way. Metal in and of itself requires huge energy to produce.


Agree, however some are much greater than others. Kind of like risk. If you have a choice between high risk and low risk, which would you choose? Me I am of low risk if possible person. However I guess if you are not living on the edge then you are taking up to much space? Still not going to buy an electric vehicle to tow our AS.



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Way off topic but how awesome would it be to have that puppy in your truck bed while also towing your favorite AS? Dang!!
Iíve passed on a few of those. And the even more rare Silver Streak models.

COG problems are unreal.

DRW pickups are a joke. Okay for a gooseneck livestock trailer.

But to use one of those campers you need to move to a medium duty truck, not these little light duty jobs. If also towing the trailer is the plan. In which case itíd be a helluva rig.



Does the latest TESLA TOASTER enable occupants to exit the burning vehicle? And will it exist without government subsidy?

Elon is a crook. Just more twisted than others of his ilk.

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Does the latest TESLA TOASTER enable occupants to exit the burning vehicle?
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That was exactly my immediate first reaction, when I got in to test drive a Model X a couple of years ago.

No thanks!

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