we got an eyeful of the Tesla Cyber truck a few days ago. Not pretty, but neither.is a tank. But then we got to thinking. What kind of vintage trailer would look best being towed by this behemoth? Painted? Polished? 1940s, 1950s? Ham, breadbox?
Any Vintage trailer and you could call the rig "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly). The trailer would be the good, the trucks performance would be the Bad (because of it's specs say it is bad a**) then last but not least the trucks appearance would be the UGLY.
We just thought of how ridiculous it would look pulling our 10 foot Compact. Yikes! Hmm, maybe an Aerocar? That being said, if I were in the behemoth market, the Cyber Truck would definitely be on the list.
Um, where's that "don't like" emoji we were talking about? I'm voting for converted 2030s dumpster. I wonder if the unbreakable windows and magic body skin both hold up the same. Ah, for the days of fender fins and hood ornaments.
I was never a fan of fender fins, but I still love hood ornaments. I also remember how the screams of “the ugliest car” rang out against the VW Beetle when it first came to the US. Then folks decided it was so ugly it was cute. This particular Tesla will never, never, never be called cute, or anything remotely like it, but since when I’m driving, I don’t see the outside of my car, I don’t worry too much about what it looks like anyway. I think it’s a kick and can’t wait to see the F-150 in production. Heck, if they got auto pilot perfected, i could just throw 1000 pounds of batteries underneath Hamlet, install another axle and a 15 inch computer screen under the front window and give up the tow vehicle altogether! ; - )
I think if Hamlet became 'auto'tonomous the little front wheel on your hitch definitely would need an upgrade. Other than that I like the idea. Scotty's front dinette would need revised too.. I don't like the idea of driving sidesaddle.
All new cars are designed to fold up in case of an accident allowing all or part of the energy to be absorbed by the vehicle instead of the passengers.So if this car/truck is unbendable what happens to the passengers in case of a collision. I guess by the design in the event of a head on collision it would just wedge the other vehicle up and over the top. If I was rich I would buy the top of line truck just to watch people look at it. I believe that as electric vehicles become more popular we will see a very expensive road tax applied to their use. It will be interesting to say the least.
Big Bill is right-Washington already taxes EVs. And the fees will only go up...
until the oil lobbyists are out bid by EVs and pollution from my beloved 24 year old truck is recognized as a participant in some of the nasty things happening to our planet... dang, guessed I just crossed the line of our bylaws.
Like Hamlet, I am very interested in both Ford and GM upcoming electric pick ups. Ford's already ahead with aluminum bodies. How cool would it be to have high efficiency solar panels plastered all over the roof of tow vehicle and camper, a virtual perpetual motion machine that you can live in while traveling? The performance and towing capacities projected are impressive. I'd be happy with 500 mile range because I don't really like going any further than that in a day. The thing I find so appealing is there are so many less moving parts to wear out, electric motors are pretty simple and can last for many years. That leaves brakes,shocks,wiper blades,tires, etc. that will need replacing from time to time. Cynic that I am,I wonder how they'll engineer the vehicles so they will not last?
I guess I’m an eternal optimist. Musk will have a battery in the next year or two that will last a million miles. When I think of how short the lifespan of the family car was when I was a kid, I have to laugh. Tires? 10-20 thousand miles. Radiators fell apart in just a few years. Engines often had to be rebuilt after 100k miles, brakes were terrible, carburetors also had to be built every 40 or 50k. This is no longer the case. The VW Eurovan we bought new in 1993 has nearly 500k miles on it. Original engine, original transmission, second clutch. We still drive it. ICE vehicles these days have become so complex that it’s nearly impossible for someone like me (an “elderly” lady) to do any of the routine maintenance on our X-e. I can’t even change the oil, let alone do a tune up like 8 used to do on my ‘86 Jeep. Of course, the Jeep was a true POS and I sold it after 55k miles. Despite that, cars are much better and more reliable these days. Not only is the first scheduled “maintenance” on our Model 3 not until 2024, we will save nearly $2k on fuel the first year, and that takes the cost of the electricity ($25/month) into consideration. Yup, I’d say cars are a lot better than 50 years ago.
The ELF by Organic Transit is an e powered vehicle (also pedal equipped) with a solar paneled roof with a quick recharge. Granted it weighs about as much as the tires on a standard car, but the technology exists, and despite petro giants, E proponents will not stop development. Formula E race cars are kicking butt against their internal combustion counterparts.
That said, they'll have to pry my '96 T-100 from my cold dead hands. I need it to haul my e-bike to warmer weather. Now back to vintage trailer talk.
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2019 18:04:43 GMT -8 by kirkadie