confidence comes from simple math and science. And Elon saying that it would cost over $125k to build the specification that was originally presented, so adjustments were being made. What adjustments are obvious. See Rivain's rolling train wreck of a business plan.I didn’t exactly intend to vouch for Tesla’s abilities to deliver a specific truck, but to just state Teslas consistent and current promise.
And while I share certain of your skepticisms, I’m not as confident as you in Tesla’s lack of seriousness in their promises.
Afterall, I live “down the street” from a gigafactory that at 60mph on the freeway takes a full 60 seconds to pass, which as recently as this week was having giga-press equipment delivered.
seems like if Tesla’s not building that truck eventually, nobody’s told them yet
obviously, “aerodynamic” is intended as a relative term. The CT is not the most aerodynamic truck (0.39 drag coefficient), compared to eg the Rivian (0.30), but the Rivian is a mid-sized truck and as a full-sized truck the CT is considerably more aerodynamic than the F150L (0.49).
All else equal, a vehicle with a dc of 0.39 will have materially better range than one with a dc of 0.49, especially at the speeds like the ones the EPA uses to arrive at the hwy ratings we’re all here using to compare.
at the end of the day you seem far more invested in whether or not Tesla ever delivers a CT, and I couldn’t really care less and happy to concede to your confidence