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    CyberCab / Tesla Robotaxi Discussion

    INTRO DELAYED Tesla plans to delay the reveal event for its robotaxi to October, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the decision. https://insideevs.com/news/726290/tesla-robotaxi-delayed-october/
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    CyberCab / Tesla Robotaxi Discussion

    The CyberCab is suspiciously looking like a robotized Model 3. Question is: what happened to the SWB 2-seater that most artist impressions have shown us thus far? https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-mule-spotted-with-interesting-cameras-obotaxi-unveil/
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    Fisker Inc. co-founders Henrik Fisker and his wife Geeta Gupta-Fisker are lowering their salaries to $1 in order to keep their failed EV startup’s bankruptcy proceedings funded, as lawyers work to complete a sale of its remaining inventory...
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    CyberCab / Tesla Robotaxi Discussion

    Cybercab sanitation system:
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    Are very small EVs the future?

    Small EVs needn't be IMO. But EV makers need to think in different design parameters. After all, the average car trip consists of 1.2-1.4 person. Many households have two (or more) cars. Generally, people don't like small cars, so bring something else. Lit Motors does for example...
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    Ford CEO Discusses The Rapid Evolution of EVs

    NBC should provide a condensed edition. I mean a 50 minutes interview takes forever these times. Intesting viewpoints from a (former) traditional American automaker though.
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    Elon “We got some new products we’re working on"

    Not strictly relevant here, but still... it's a quote by Tesla himself that was on twitter yesterday:
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    Rivian

    German automaker Volkswagen Group will invest up to $5 billion in U.S. electric-vehicle maker Rivian. Shares of Rivian surged about 50% in extended trade after the announcement. It is the sort of investment that Fisker would have liked...
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    Smaller Cybertruck

    Something Chevy SSR like?
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    Some Ocean owners are taking matters into their own hands by forming the Fisker Owners Association, which launched on Thursday. The nonprofit's mission: "To connect and empower Fisker Ocean owners worldwide, building a community that helps owners navigate present-day challenges and advocates...
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    Cybertruck in Accident in Olathe, KS

    Here's another one:
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    CyberCab / Tesla Robotaxi Discussion

    Hm, what initially looked like a SWB four-wheeler.... may well be a three-wheeler. Notice its pointy rear. That's to say, if it will ever look like this. IMO, there are several reasons why it could be a SWB (short wheelbase) two-seater: 1. average cab ride carries 1.4 person 2. cheaper to...
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    If Tesla's initially looking like a four-wheeler RT turns out to be an inferior 'copy' from an older semi three-wheel design, then any OEM that wants to compete with this specific Tesla RT will have a head start if it has that better design to work with...
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    Since the average car occupancy (driven yourself or taxi) is 1.3 – 1.4 person, a Tesla two-seater would suffice 90 percent of the time. Need to carry more people, THEN use a Tesla Model Y. This means that the standard Tesla RT can be made cheap and used cost-efficiently. The smaller the RT, the...
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    A shift in Tesla earnings? No longer from producing ownership cars, but RTs... Tesla Likely to Launch Robotaxi Service in Next 5 Years, May Account for 90% of Future Profit More and more commentators mention that the cab concept in the Walter Isaacson biogtraphy is probably close to what Musk...
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    EV industry

    China-built Teslas excluded from the higher tariffs? Really?
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    https://insideevs.com/reviews/722798/tesla-robotaxi-cybercab-explainer/
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    EV industry

    U.S. import tariffs on China-built EVs 100%. The EU about to raise tariffs on Chinese EVs from 10 to 25%.
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    Americans Do Not Trust Self-Driving Cars Self-driving vehicles are involved in double the number of accidents per mile driven as traditional vehicles 93% of Americans have concerns about some aspect of self-driving cars, with safety and technology malfunctions topping the list Consumer concern...
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    Tesla won't let you sell the Cybertruck but won't purchase it back

    There is one offered for sale in the Netherlands. An All-Wheel Drive Foundation Series. Asking price: 356,950 euro. Or $384,000. Which is peculiar since the CT is not streetlegal to use in the EU. https://www.autotrack.nl/a/tesla-cybertruck-elektriciteit-2024-55609239
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    Elon Musk Discussion - Tesla Brand Damage

    Latest Musk tweet: Fauci Lied. People Died. Well, who knows Musk is already working on the treatment that Nobel Prize winner MD D.Trump had in mind, as a special adviser to the president.
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    Elon Musk Discussion - Tesla Brand Damage

    enough to start his own planet...
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    Elon Musk Discussion - Tesla Brand Damage

    Let's face it: Musk has put all established carmakers to shame, especialy those beancounters at GM that for goodness sake brought an EV1. Put differently, had Musk been at the helm 2 decades ago, he would have made GM King of the World. Having said that, Tesla will never reach producing 20...
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    EPA and "rolling coal"

    I see a resemblance with how other platforms are treated by the government. For instance, Google can no longer unconditionally behind its policy that it is merely a provider and not responsible for what 3rd parties offer through Google. "Overreach"? What's the point of having costly...
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    European Ford Explorer E around the world

    Ford's Rivian-flavored Explorer already on sale in Europe, now taken into mass-production. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/ford-kicks-off-the-mass-market-production-of-its-all-electric-explorer-in-cologne-234911.html
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    What commentators do, is immediately come up with quite sizable van-like vehicles. Makes no business sense. Too much rolling hardware for the average 1.3 passenger cab ride. Therefore too costly. Also: the bigger the RT, the less smooth the self-driving process will be. When 4-5 people do...
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    EPA and "rolling coal"

    Ebay may have to cough up as much as $2 billion in fines for allegedly allowing the distribution and sale of hundreds of thousands of products that significantly increase pollution spewing from diesel pickup trucks. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebay-rolling-coal-devices-epa-justice-department/
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    EPA and "rolling coal"

    Can you go to the police if you have a recording of a truck doing this, with the license playte clearly visible?
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    Are very small EVs the future?

    Anyone?
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    Are very small EVs the future?

    Am I missing previous pages? And why does this topic not show up on the normal threads list?
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    As Fisker became inundated with customer service requests, the employees found themselves struggling to provide the right replacement parts thanks to the lack of a service stockpile. In an attempt to alleviate this, Fisker started “pinching” parts from Magna’s production line in Austria...
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    Make your robotaxi predictions for the 8/8 reveal

    I'd say three rules of experience are relevant: 1. Average cab ride consists of carrying 1.3 person 2. Regulators' biggest concern: RTs running into other road users, expecially the more vulnerable ones 3. The smaller the RT, the more economical (also in terms of charging), the more nimble to...
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    FSD on Cybertruck

    Hardly the vehicle to start experimenting with autonomously, because of its sharp edges and unforgiving steel structure.
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    Robotaxi : The business of competing with human drivers

    Last week I attended a webinar on robo taxis and safety. I asked the Waymo representative how Waymo expects to make money from the Jaguar iPace turned robo taxi when the average cab ride consists of carrying 1.3 passenger.... A deafening silence. My question was completely ignored.
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    Top Gear Cybertruck off road test

    From the time that the car had to prove itself offroad as an alternative to the horse:
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    Autopilot is useless on non-highway roads.

    Authorities and regulators have a treasure trove of valuable feedback in forums like this one. Would anyone of them regularly study what's being written here?
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    Robotaxi : The business of competing with human drivers

    There is also the rolling hardware to consider, particularly since the average cab ride consists of carrying 1.3 person. Waymo's Jaguar iPace is an expensive EV to ferry people with. My guess is that a sleek and way cheaper 3-seater would suffice 99% of the times. Need to transport more people...
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    FSD on Cybertruck

    Full Self-Driving’s release on the Cybertruck will be a major test for the automaker as it will be the first rollout on this type of vehicle. This presents an interesting challenge, but it is likely something Tesla will navigate through in time. As Tesla could potentially expand into other...
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    Waymo

    Not only Waymo under investigation... "News of the investigation comes hot on the heels of a separate review of Zoox’s autonomous driving technology. In that case, two autonomous Toyota Highlanders were involved in collisions after they “unexpectedly braked suddenly” and were rear-ended by...
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    Cyberbeast Fail

    What happened to the exo-skeleton construction?
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    Cyberbeast Fail

    Tesla’s head of Cybertruck manufacturing has left the company. It’s unclear if he was involved in yet another round of layoffs or if he left on his own accord. https://electrek.co/2024/05/13/tesla-head-of-cybertruck-manufacturing-out/
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    The anti-Tesla EV lovers

    1. People having a much wider choice than 5-10 years ago may be the most important factor in Tesla facing difficulty gaining new customers. 2. EVs may instill less brand loyalty in general than ICE cars 3. Musk's politcal affiliation
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    That was mentioned in the youtube video.
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    I thought that bankruptcy frees an OEM of its obligation to ensure spare parts for another decade. Correct me if I am wrong. Didn't know that Arcimoto went that bad...
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    EV maker Fisker says it may go out of business

    Magna International, the contract auto manufacturer that builds the Fisker Ocean, doesn’t expect to build the electric crossover anymore this year. https://insideevs.com/news/718548/magna-ends-fisker-ocean-production/
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    Ice vehicles in ev spots

    and vice versa:
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    Twitter and the Chief Twit

    For real??