Tesla Fast Tracking Cybertruck Which is Prioritized Over Semi

Tesla is preparing the pilot Cybertruck production line and planning details for its production at the Fremont factory. Once all the equipment is installed at Giga Texas, a trained, ready-for-work team will immediately begin production from June 2021.

Trial production of Cybertruck can begin as early as June 2021, first deliveries could occur in Q32021 and mass production could be in Q42021.

Elon Musk had tweeted that the Semi truck might be delayed to 2022 because of battery constraints. Up to 10 Gigawatt hours of 4680 batteries should be produced at Kato Road in Fremont. Those batteries are first going to the trimotor Cybertruck and plaid versions of Model S and Model X.

“Semi would typically use five times the number of cells that a car would use, but it would not sell for five times what a car would sell for. So it kind of doesn’t make…it would not make sense for us to do the Semi right now,” Musk said.

The trimotor Cybertruck will use 200 kwh of batteries and sells for $69,900.

SOURCES- Tesmanian
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of Telsa)

17 thoughts on “Tesla Fast Tracking Cybertruck Which is Prioritized Over Semi”

  1. No…not a Semi. He should do a self-driving container with batteries under the frame. The container interior has rollers to slide the cargo outside and into a robotic warehouse. Between the frame rails, the batteries and diesel electric generators can slide like the rear tandem wheels and be replaced. The only Semi would be a repair truck to tow the trailer to its destination, or to slide out damaged modules and slide in replacements.

    The modules are repaired at the shop/base in short sleeve conditions

  2. Hydrogen combined with CO2 can be all synthetic fuel.

    Energy from nuclear waste in F-MSR CO2 from cement production.

    Ocean take up CO2 and create lime stone we burn and krush it when we produce cem,ent but then we create synthetic limestone Concret tyhat take up the same amount CO2.

    So it would be smart to have FS-MSR in cementproduction and combine it with producing of synthetic fuel.

  3. " Where does the energy come from that is to be delivered to the consumer attached to hydrogen?" from the first cite. Space Solar, the excess, up to 300%, extra Earth solar being common with cheap cells, wind, when it is strong. Easy!

  4. Ulf Bossel has a few interesting points on why the physics of hydrogen preclude it from being a significant part of the energy system.
    ( I don't accept that we'll go 80% renewable though. 80% nuclear makes much more sense, for reasons of energy density. As an example, since you're keen on rockets, check out the nuclear salt water rocket – only 2% of the fuel mass is uranium, and only 0.1% of it actually fissions, but it's still 900x the energy density of TNT. ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvZjhWE-3zM&ab_channel=ScottManley

  5. 200 KWh worth of batteries in a more aerodynamic and efficient design (not a truck) would yield eye- popping range capabilities.

  6. It's a really awful deal to triple the energy cost per vehicle mile to save a robot a few minutes during idle times. If you think every second is precious with a robotaxi, a 300mi robotaxi will tend to only need charging once per day, which can be done at 3 am when no one wants to use it anyway.

  7. Hydrogen for passenger vehicles is DOA. It costs the same as gasoline, why would you bother?

  8. As Musk perfects self driving, he is making cars and trucks that don't really have extra time to be recharged. If they used H instead, they would essentially be going all the time. Nah, no advantage. Unless maybe the grid is down? Sorry to bring up the grid. Makes me think of power beaming, another reason to not have so many batteries. At least Musk understands O'Neill. Or, does he?

  9. I'm just talking about making money here, nothing real important such as global weirding. And yes, after deciding to go with batteries, that is a good reason to call things names, short term thinking. Really bad if you are wrong, too.

  10. There is no reason for Tesla to ever sell anything but BEVs. There are good reasons for Elon to refer to Hydrogen fuel cells as fool cells.

  11. The 200kWh battery size is a good guesstimate, but I haven't found any references to confirm it.

    The top spec truck claims 500+ miles range. It'll be less efficient than a 3, definitely use more than 300Wh per mile. No idea exactly how much more.

    Light commercial box trucks use 500-1000 Wh per mile.

  12. So, you do not recommend making money with H? H pipelines OR power beaming will make batteries far less expensive, as the demand will drop. Same with troublesome grid conduction lines, called mistakenly "transmission" lines, an oxymoron. Transmission does not use wires! As to the problems that have been solved that you mention, ask those who have solved them, and copy that. edit: for example, Australian dirty coal to H with C capture cost included $1 per kg, no longer more expensive, still all the benefits. Or use the huge overbuild solar cells are making because they are cheaper than backup for clouds. Make H in the full sun. On and on. You can't fight the Physics advantage of H anymore. H powered microgrids supporting each other rather than multiple times more of the SOS grid we have now is alone reason to do H.

  13. hydrogen is a complete waste of time. it is not carbon neutral, nor is it more energy efficient.
    it is a slippery & more dangerous gas and requires dangerous levels of pressure to store a sufficient amount!

    never mind that it's colorless and odorless, so finding a dangerous gas leak is very difficult, oh and the embrittlement issues, hydrogen penetrating materials causing them to become more brittle.

    no with hydrogen you will take the worst of gasoline's problems and add to them.
    by the time you get people to switch to hydrogen, electrics will be more than just viable, but cheaper.

  14. As a big car company, Tesla will find it can make money selling more than a few models, more than one type of vehicle. Other big car companies sell ICE, EV, etc. Battery EV and H EV are so similar that Tesla can do H also, in addition to battery EV. I do not recommend ICE, however.

  15. not so sure the factory will be emitting anything this year. I'd love to see it, and it would represent an epic building project, perhaps at a scale never before achieved by a company.

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