Tesla's Cybertruck Towing Stunt Was Pointless

Here's Why Tesla Cybertruck Towing A Ford F-150 Is Meaningless

1y ago

During the Tesla Cybertruck reveal Elon Musk showed the world that the Cybertruck can pull a Ford F-150, uphill! At initial glance, you might think wow, that's an impressive feat. Surely the Tesla's electric torque helps it rip the F-150 in this battle of "who's got the bigger driveshaft?" Unfortunately, physics informs us these kind of demonstrations are entirely pointless.

We'll discuss the actual wheel torque of the Tesla Cybertruck as well as the Ford F-150, we'll look into both vehicles weights, and we'll analyze the video to determine if the Ford is RWD or 4WD. Ultimately, we'll all land on the conclusion that everything we witnessed was pointless. That's the story of life. Enjoy!

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  • Kudos! This is one of the best analysis videos I have seen on this stupid test! It’s a shame Musk has to resort to these gimmicky tactics to try and give his triangle-truck some credibility....

      1 year ago
  • Tesla is best in making smokescreen YouTube and Twitter post and meanwhile they are snatching tax payers money worldwide


    1 billion $ just in NY state of yours money ...

      1 year ago
  • That thing still looks like a 5 year olds drawing of a car

      1 year ago
  • Honestly... I don`t think the cybertruck will reach wide use if they have bad aerodynamics, no matter how much power and torque you have to fight, the air is like a big cake you need to get trough and power/torque isn`t enough, you have also to penetrate that cake in a efficient way without using power & torque.

    I would sugest for the next test to put a Paramount Marauder against the cybertruck and have the tables turn in the most fun of manners as Tesla fanboys say it`s unfair because the Paramount Marauder is a military truck. when both vehicles could be considered Military grade vehicles.

    (well... the cybertruck wouldn`t hold up well against 8kg of plastic explosive)

      1 year ago
    • Someone did a quick CFD analysis using a model they built from pictures, and found cyber truck's aerodynamics are surprisingly and counterintuitively decent. See YouTube / think it was also featured here

        1 year ago
    • Likely a software error from the CFD, I used to be involved with a Ev racecar project and they shown me how it worked, the program shown me a square car packs a lot of air resistance, but sometimes it would fail when doing the testing on EXS-1 and...

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        1 year ago
  • Of course Elon was aware of this. The point is, most of the consumers are NOT aware of this fact. And that was what Elon was targeting.

      1 year ago