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Old Yesterday, 11:46 AM
 
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Looks like big boys are gonna come in and...

rely on Tesla to make the important parts of their trucks.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/12...la-powertrain/

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Old Yesterday, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Tesla moving back to making niche vehicles and selling tech/manufacturing capability to other makers has always been in the cards. It's not as sexy as dominating the front-line market, but it's probably the most valid middle-range strategy there is.

I mean, I drove a Volvo with spectacular Yamaha engine, and that's just one example among... many. It's a concept that works.
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Old Yesterday, 12:00 PM
 
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Tesla moving to dominating EV manufacturing has always been in the cards
Fixed that for you.
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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM
 
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Fixed that for you.
Congrats; you make Jehovah's Witnesses seem passive about their proselyting and insistence on holding the One Truth.

Oh, and editing quotes is somewhere between bad form, rude and (on some boards) a banning offense.
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Old Yesterday, 12:10 PM
 
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LOL

Hey aren't you the guy who thinks Tesla doesn't have any novel tech? Odd GM wouldn't just do it themselves...
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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Hey aren't you the guy who thinks Tesla doesn't have any novel tech? Odd GM wouldn't just do it themselves...
I never said anything of the kind, except with respect to the battery tech.

Volvo could well have built the V-8 that's in many models of the last ten years; it was a sensible decision to buy an exceptional, off-the-shelf solution from another maker. (A maker that couldn't build a Volvo if its corporate life depended on it.)

In all your kneejerk frothing and spitting and fuming here, you've overlooked that I am complimenting Tesla for having a mature technology worth selling to others. Your problem is that you think like Musk - tech uber alles - and throw your endless temper tantrums here because people just aren't smart enough to know how utterly superior Teslas are.

The article makes a good case for why Tesla will probably never build a pickup that has more than niche sales; for good or bad, pickup owners don't want a minimalist, uber-tech interior and console. Many of them don't even like the refined interior of a Ridgeline.

So yeah, a pickup maker with 100 years experience outsourcing the driveline to another maker with mature technology to sell: win-win. Except, of course, to you.
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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Looks like big boys are gonna come in and...

rely on Tesla to make the important parts of their trucks.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/02/12...la-powertrain/

Fake news, GM has the ability and resources to do it on their own and btw Tesla denies it also.
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Old Yesterday, 02:45 PM
 
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Fake news, GM has the ability and resources to do it on their own and btw Tesla denies it also.
What, one EV-fanboi blog overhearing this in the men's room isn't enough for you? It sure is for some.
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM
 
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I never said anything of the kind, except with respect to the battery tech.

Volvo could well have built the V-8 that's in many models of the last ten years; it was a sensible decision to buy an exceptional, off-the-shelf solution from another maker. (A maker that couldn't build a Volvo if its corporate life depended on it.)

In all your kneejerk frothing and spitting and fuming here, you've overlooked that I am complimenting Tesla for having a mature technology worth selling to others. Your problem is that you think like Musk - tech uber alles - and throw your endless temper tantrums here because people just aren't smart enough to know how utterly superior Teslas are.

The article makes a good case for why Tesla will probably never build a pickup that has more than niche sales; for good or bad, pickup owners don't want a minimalist, uber-tech interior and console. Many of them don't even like the refined interior of a Ridgeline.

So yeah, a pickup maker with 100 years experience outsourcing the driveline to another maker with mature technology to sell: win-win. Except, of course, to you.
I'm fine with it

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Fake news, GM has the ability and resources to do it on their own and btw Tesla denies it also.

Just like with the Bolt, right?
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Old Yesterday, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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What, one EV-fanboi blog overhearing this in the men's room isn't enough for you? It sure is for some.
Not till i hear it on my local Detroit news stations after all this is we’re GM and Ford and Chrysler call home.
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