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Since the entire automotive industry is heading towards an all-electric future, they also have to pack zero-emission motors, fed by electrons, and they need to be stuffed with lots of technology gear in order to appeal to the younger crowd. Thus, as ridiculous as it may sound, we do think that aversion of the Tesla Cybertruck would have the potential of becoming a huge hit.No, Musk hasn’t turned to his social media network to tweet about it while you were asleep, as what we’re dealing with here are computer-generated images. The clip embedded at the bottom of the page, and the screenshots taken from it and shared in our image gallery above, came from rotislav_prokop and hotcars.official on Instagram, and they put the spotlight on a hypothetical version of the battery-electric truck, with six wheels.You don’t have to be a Tesla connoisseur to tell what is different about it, as first and most important, it has an extra axle for increased traction , and added coolness. In order to fit two more wheels to it, the rendering artist had to extend the rear quarter panels and, inevitably, the bed. The vehicle has much bigger cladding on the lower parts of the body, for a more utilitarian stance, and actual headlights below the front light strip. We can see skid plates at the front and rear too, a spare wheel mounted in the open bed, a tweaked tailgate design, and a few other things that contribute to the virtual makeover.Now, while you may want Tesla to make a 6x6 version of the Cybertruck, first of all they have to start assembling the four-wheel model. Recent data indicates that the production kickoff at Giga Texas, with the battery pack coming from the Fremont factory in California, was pushed back again, this time to the end of 2023, subsequent to delaying it a few more times, from the initial date in 2021, to late 2022, and early 2023.When they unveiled it back in 2019, it didn’t have any direct rivals in the segment. However, since then, a few mainstream companies have launched similar products, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, and the Rivian R1T, and chances are that by the time it starts making its way to dealers, it will have to deal with other models too. And maybe, just maybe, a 6x6 variant would be just what the doctor ordered in order to rejuvenate it.
Today, we’re continuing our investment in California with our new Engineering HQ in Palo Alto ?? pic.twitter.com/FvQyRtgNrg — Tesla (@Tesla) February 23, 2023Elon Musk may have turned from left to right in the past year, but he still closely relates to both sides of the political spectrum. On Wednesday, Musk and California Governor Gavin Newsom jointly announced Tesla’s global engineering headquarters in Palo Alto. This is a notable change of strategy for Tesla, which moved its headquarters from California to Texas in 2021 . Musk didn’t say what prompted the decision to return to the state and set up Tesla’s engineering headquarters in Palo Alto.1 month ago AutoEvolution
We’ve been talking about the HW4 computer and the new sensors that accompany it for a while. According to a document Tesla filed with the FCC, Tesla was readying a high-definition radar expected to improve safety in low visibility. Nevertheless, we now know that the Cybertruck would not be the first Tesla model with this technology. Instead, it’s the refreshed Model S and Model X, based on the recent type approval granted in Europe on January 20. Nevertheless, this change doesn’t affect the Plaid versions, which will continue with existing inverters.Other changes concern the Automatic Dipped and Main Beam Sensor, “unification of Model X brake system application,” and a new rear-view mirror arm for the Model X.1 month ago AutoEvolution
FSDEVAccording to the post, Tesla’s “exponential growth” was only possible due to several factors, including “climate policy leadership in California.” More than praising the state for helping it, the company stresses how it is relevant to the Golden State. It is a rather long text about all benefits it offers California. After all, these names are on its U.S. website, which is the same for all American states. Whatever themaker attempted to achieve with it, we’ll only understand it some time from now if we ever get there. As we mentioned at the beginning of this text, Tesla is not very fond of communication – even when it seems to have something to say.2 months ago AutoEvolution
AWDCongrats to the 4680 cell team on achieving 868k cells built in the last 7 days—equal to 1k+ cars! pic.twitter.com/CaC7Js9aEL — Tesla (@Tesla) December 25, 2022The 4680 battery cell technology is an advancement on the 2170 technology that was being manufactured at Giga Nevada under an agreement with Panasonic. You see, while Tesla owns the giant facility just east of Reno, it is Panasonic who leases space and owns and operates the battery making machines. An early morning holiday tweet indicated the facility had produced 868,000 4680 cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells over the last seven days.Currently only used in Texas-made Tesla Model Ycars, that quantity of 4680-type battery cells would outfit 1,000 electric cars. "Congrats to the 4680 cell team on achieving 868k cells built in the last 7 days—equal to 1k+ cars!3 months ago AutoEvolution