Lordstown Endurance Electric Truck: Is This What the Tesla Cybertruck Should Have Been?
The newly unveiled Tesla Cybertruck is the number one trend this month, but many truck enthusiasts aren’t exactly happy with its unconventional design. It trumps the competition (including those the all-electric segment) in just about every department, but it doesn’t really look like a truck. The Lordstown Endurance, on the other hand, a truck that’s supposed to hit the market before the Cybertruck, boasts a much more appealing and "normal" design. But is it a better option than Tesla’s polygonal contraption?
How Much Power Does the Tesla Cybertruck Have?
The Tesla Cybertruck broke cover with a big bang. A strange-looking truck on the outside, Tesla’s howler promises to tear down the competition and Elon Musk claims that pricing will start below the $40,000 mark. If you dig the design, the Cybertruck sounds like a dream come true. But there’s at least one mystery surrounding this vehicle: how much power output will it actually offer? Well, rumor has it that the range-topping Cybertruck might have around 800 horsepower and could even feature the same technology as the Model S Plaid - that will make it the most powerful Tesla in production.
Is Tesla building an amphibious version of the Cybertruck?
The Tesla Cybertruck might be one of the weirdest production vehicles when it comes to exterior design, but it doesn’t look that strange when compared to concept or movie cars. I mean, I could definitely see Dr. Brown drive one in a new instalment of the Back to the Future film. I could also see James Bond drive under water into a Cybertruck, but that’s mostly because Elon Musk said that the truck’s design was influenced by the amphibious Lotus Esprit built specially for the James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me movie. And Tesla might actually build one.
How Will the Tesla Cybertruck Behave in a Crash?
Tesla’s first pickup truck, the quirky and futuristic Cybertruck, could be the stepping stone into a new world. With an ultra-tough unibody construction, it ditches the dogma that’s been at the foundation of truck building for decades. In the process, it must also prove to be safe. Very safe. Not only for the 146,000 people that’ve already wired cash for a build slot (the number keeps on growing) but for Tesla as a brand and for the future of the concept itself in a world where safety is a top priority.
Since Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first truly utilitarian vehicle, the press as a whole, let alone the automotive one, has been looking at the Cybertruck from every angle, asking every possible question and looking at all sorts of markers to try and foresee whether it’ll succeed or fail. Well, frankly, the failure of such a product can hide behind a multitude of elements and one of them is the way people perceive it. We already know it has pretty much divided people into two camps based on the way it looks, but we think it’s key to earn people’s trust when it comes to how safe it is - and this may not be easy given its appearance.
The Bollinger B2 Pickup Truck Looks to Have Avoided the Wrath of the Tesla Cybertruck
As expected, the launch of the Cybertruck shook the automotive industry for a lot of reasons. Amongst them was the one where Tesla’s latest offspring was pitted against its rivals; primarily from Ford and Rivian. But when you have a handful of electric trucks in the segment, you ought to compare it with even the most unlikely competitors.
The Bollinger B2, for is the best example here. Both Tesla and Bollinger have tapped the same market, at roughly he same time, but with completely different approaches. The Cybertruck comparisons being made to Rivian’s R1T and Ford’s F-150 may have sidelined Bollinger for the time being, but it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the latter. Do you think that when the dust settles, Bollinger could be the only one still living inside its comfort zone, away from the rat race?
BMW Tried To Cast Shade on the Ford Mustang Mach-E By Unveiling Information About the 2021 BMW i4
BMW is set on keeping up with the electric car wave that is currently flooding the car industry and now that it has tested the waters with the i3, Munich will unleash its meat-and-potatoes electric car under the i4 nameplate sometime next year, probably at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
The i4 will take the shape of a sedan and will look a lot like the current BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. In our book, the 4er GC is one of the sleekest cars in Munich’s present lineup, by the way. Looks aside, two questions arise: will the i4 pack the desired amount of power and long-range capabilities sought after by today’s clientele? Furthermore, how will it fare against some of its potential competition out there?
The Tesla Cybertruck’s polygonal design may be weird, but it’s not the first EV with this shape
The Tesla Cybertruck seems to be a revolutionary pickup at first glance. It features a unibody construction, a tri-motor drivetrain option, and a really awkward polygonal exterior design. The Cybertruck looks more like a UFO than a truck, but it’s not the first electric vehicle to feature this shape. In 1967, American Motors Corporation (AMC) unveiled the Amitron concept, a subcompact car that looks like a miniature Cybertruck.
Is It Possible to Like This Custom LEGO Tesla Cybertruck More Than the Real Thing?
The Tesla Cybertruck has now been immortalized in LEGO form, except that it’s not an official LEGO creation. The custom LEGO build comes to us by way of Peter Blackert, and the details involved in this build are nothing short of impressive. Using only his creativity, Blackert was able to recreate a scaled version of the Cybertruck, complete with the Cyberquad and what we only assume to be a LEGO version of no less than Elon Musk himself.
There are a lot of things that are cool about this LEGO version of the Tesla Cybertruck, and while we don’t know if LEGO will actually offer an official version of the truck, we’re more than happy to use Blackert’s version as a peg to create our own LEGO Cybertrucks.
Tesla’s "Plaid Mode" T-Shirt is Actually Pretty Cool
Tesla’s ability to monetize just about anything under the sun is back in the news. As if flamethrowers, tequilas, and branded hats aren’t enough, the Tesla is now offering a “Plaid Mode” t-shirt to commemorate the arrival of the new range-topping version of the Model S. The shirt, which is literally available in Tesla’s online shop was designed to, according to the company, “celebrate Tesla’s incredible performance mode.” It’s made from 100% cotton, and, apparently, it’s also the “next best thing to riding shotgun at the Nurburgring.” The Tesla “Plaid Mode” t-shirt is available for $35 at sizes ranging from “XS” to “XXL.” At this point, if you haven’t bought one yet, we don’t know what you’re waiting for.
The Audi E-Tron Sportback - Just the Latest Coupe SUV
Audi introduced its second all-electric crossover at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s called the 2021 e-tron Sportback and it’s essentially a sportier looking version of the e-tron SUV introduced in 2018. While the SUV looks like an electric version of the Q7, the e-tron Sportback is essentially an EV variant of the Q8.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Just Introduced the Ford Sync 4 Infotainment System
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E might be famous for being the first Mustang with an SUV body, but it’s much more than that. On top of being the most efficient electric car created by Ford so far, it also introduces a brand-new version of the company’s SYNC infotainment system, which comes with a massive 15.5-inch touchscreen. If you want to find out how future Fords will look inside the cabin, take a good peek inside the 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Is More Efficient Than Ever, Nearly As Fast as a Toyota Supra to 60 MPH
Toyota is going rampant with the RAV4 lately. After launching the fifth-gen of the beloved crossover last year, the company launched the TRD Off-Road model, and now, it is being offered with a plug-in hybrid system. We’re talking about the RAV4 Prime, a fuel-efficient version of the crossover that can deliver a combined fuel economy of 90 MPGe. Surprisingly, it also happens to be the most powerful version of the RAV4 yet. Toyota sure knows how to keep a 25-year-old nameplate fresh and running.