A certain manufacturing expert named Sandy Munro has been the talk of the town when it comes to electronic automotive manufacturing as of late. He goes into detail about the company that he once hated that we now love, Tesla. What’s funny, is now he loves and respects Tesla as well, after he had the opportunity to completely pull apart a Model 3. Munro however hasn’t had his hands on the Cybertruck yet, but has since analyzed its place in the lineup.
He goes into detail this time specifically about the Cybertruck which is Tesla’s most recent internet breaking vehicle. The cybertruck is an all electric battle machine that is reinforced with “Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin and Tesla armor glass. Its job in Tesla’s lineup is to penetrate the pickup truck market, but this truck does it in a rather obscure way. It is probably the ugliest vehicle ever designed but as Munro details, can be produced very cheaply. Elon is onto something here if his goal is the highest quality of practicality.
The Cybertruck features go beyond the armor glass and cold-rolled skin, its exoskeleton is built with an exterior shell that is designed for utmost durability and passenger protection, but it lacks a shiny gloss clean paint finish. Munro says that “combining the body with the platform and the lack of paint should result in a significant reduction in capital expenditure to bring the vehicle to production.
The numbers might not be accurate, but Munro speculates the cost to product 50,000 Cybertrucks would add up to around $30 million dollars versus the insane number that it would take to make 50,000 Ford F-150s, which would cost $210 million. If this is the case then Elon definitely knows what he’s doing. We are supposed to see the Cybertruck summer of 2020, so here’s to finding out if it actually exists or not.
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