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Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? #4625270
01/05/18 07:26 PM
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/car...-one/983694001/

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When asked if the pickup would be comparable in size to Ford's F-150 line of trucks, Musk said it would have a "similar total size." He added that the Tesla truck may be slightly bigger, saying it he wants it to account "for a really game-changing" feature.

For now, Tesla is focusing on ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 car. The company posted a wider-than-expected loss in the third quarter of 2017 as it produced very few of the Model 3 cars. Tesla has had a number of problems with the production of the Model 3.


Cool, an F150 sized vehicle that provides it's own cargo.

Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4625280
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Could be cool

A car replacement is one thing - tow vehicle replacement requires much more energy.

If by cargo you mean batteries yeah ....for sure..


The 200KWH battery pack in that roadster might be s starting point.

Will predict it will be a much longer tougher road displacing the dino half tons.

Superchargers arent set up for pull throughs or 200 KWH batts- complete infrastructure overhaul needed.

Its almost easier to do the short range semis than half ton and up trucks.

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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4625365
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Why fix current production problems when a new vehicle can be added to the lineup?

Where's the motorcycle?

Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4625372
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Itís a pickup. Probably will have limited box space unless they put the batteries elsewhere.


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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4625382
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Space will not be an issue.

Weight is another matter entirely.

Sounds like another made-up part of the shell game.

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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4625613
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Ahh.. to you a Ute is a truck, to us a Ute could be an SUV or more likely a side by side UTV like a Rhino. Care to guess what the "game changing feature" of his truck would be?

Heck, why not a Tesla UTV in the mix? Wait, that's a golf cart.


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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: AZjeff] #4625740
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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: AZjeff] #4625779
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Ahh.. to you a Ute is a truck, to us a Ute could be an SUV or more likely a side by side UTV like a Rhino. Care to guess what the "game changing feature" of his truck would be?

Heck, why not a Tesla UTV in the mix? Wait, that's a golf cart.


Pickup, or SUV - if they call it a UTE it has to be able to tow unless its made for off-roading primarily.

A V6 jeep can tow 5K.

game changing feature? Well see. I'm breathless with anticipation.


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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: AZjeff] #4626140
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Ahh.. to you a Ute is a truck, to us a Ute could be an SUV or more likely a side by side UTV like a Rhino.


A ute is a tray backed...well ute...

El Camino
Colorado
Commodore

Mercedes now
https://www.mercedes-benz.com/x-class/en...cxoCyzMQAvD_BwE

Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4626414
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Can't believe GM didn't bring that Commodore ute to the states...

Are they popular?


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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4626477
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Tesla Model U banana

Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: AZjeff] #4626488
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Can't believe GM didn't bring that Commodore ute to the states...

Are they popular?



Nearly as popular as bum-holes...them and the Falcons.

Could get them in tricked up "SS" trim, V-8 six speed. Turbo straight 6 for the Falcon.

Alas with the loss of the Oz car manufacturing industry, there's no more of them being made.

Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: Shannow] #4626494
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Ford Falcon ute.. never heard of it..that's just crazy.

Sorry to hijack your Tesla thread.


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Re: Tesla Ute just around the corner ??? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4627462
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Where's the motorcycle?

Better yet, their airplane or cargo ship. whistle

Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Heck, why not a Tesla UTV in the mix? Wait, that's a golf cart.

Yes, that's already been done, and it might be hard to bamboozle money for that.


Plain, simple Garak.

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