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Old 11-27-2019, 01:59 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Trucks are classified by GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) which is the maximum allowed weight of the vehicle, passengers and cargo. We don’t know the Tesla’s GVWR so it is hard to know which class it falls into.

The relevant classes are:
2A 6,001 – 8,500 lbs
2B 8,501 – 10,000 lbs
3 10,001 – 14,000
The Tesla Cybertruck will be at least a class 2B if we assume:
Payload will be 3,500 lbs as claimed
The Cybertruck weighs as least as much as a Model X 100D (5,421 lbs)
(Which is reasonable as the Model X is 34 inches shorter than the Cybertruck and has an aluminum unibody instead of steel)

My guess is standard Cybertruck will be on the high side of Class 2B and the top trim will be a Class 3 due to the 17% larger size and steel construction.


So Musk is punching below his weight class when he compares the Cybertruck to a F-150

Ford’s offerings for 2B through 3 are:
F-150: Class 2A
The highest GVWR is 7,850 lbs. The highest payload is 3,270 lbs. The highest towing is 13,200 lbs. The starting price is $28,155

F-250: Class 2B
The highest GVWR is 10,000 lbs. The highest payload is 3,840 lbs. The highest towing is 18,500 lbs. The starting price is $33,150

F-350: Class 3
The highest GVWR is 14,000 lbs. The highest payload is 7,640 lbs. The highest towing is 21,000 lbs. The starting price is $34,320

F-450: Class 3
The highest GVWR is 14,000 lbs, The highest payload is 6,190 lbs. The highest towing is 35,000 lbs. The starting price is $47,375
*All Ford number are for 2019 models.

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