Tesla trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Jwhis, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. peterd

    peterd Medium Load Member

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    The white elephant in the room that no one, including Elon Musk wants to talk about is the weight of the batteries.
     
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  3. benjamin260_6

    benjamin260_6 Medium Load Member

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    I'll talk about them with you. How much to they weigh?
     
  4. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

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    Its cute you think your opinion means something
     
  5. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    Your joking right... 8 moving parts! I count six wheelends, so only two other parts in the four traction motors. They are using traction motors from a car... don't see where that would be a problem. This whole truck is unproven and yes it will break down. Not my opinion, just common sense.
     
  6. AModelCat

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    Its funny that everyone just assumes that everyone else on this site is a company driver and nothing more. There are a ton of us on here who have many years of experience wrenching professionally. We know everything breaks. We see the poor designs manufacturers come up with even when they're touted as the latest and greatest.
     
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  7. NightWind

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    How do you keep warm in ANY truck that's broke down on a cold highway
     
  8. NightWind

    NightWind Road Train Member

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    ALMOST all new trucks are ugly.
     
  9. Bakerman

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    How many times have you seen a truck with bashed in fenders or bumpers? That single piece front end looks like it would be a very expensive fix, especially if it is a local daycab truck that gets beat to crap.
     
  10. mpd240

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    get a sleeping bag and have enough winter clothes to survive the night. Have some food that won't freeze. Or don't come north to work in the winter. Just like not having water in the truck to stay hydrated when working in the heat.
     
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