Cybertruck captured the imagination of millions, and in just days, a quarter million pre-ordered.
It’s an amazing machine for the money, that’ll spawn all kinds of imaginative applications, beyond just driving it.
If you park it at your off-grid ranch, you’ve got like 100-200 kWh of energy storage.
That’s like 10+ powerwalls, for less money, plus you get a bulletproof, ai-robot, 6-passenger hauler - all included.
This new machine is a very big deal. More than their other vehicles, it multiplies Tesla’s impact on society.
Effectively, drive it up to your homestead, and you have you own power plant, with self-propelled installation.
So how much on-board solar should you be able to order, integrated with the vehicle?
Elon’s quick calculus is that the vault cover surface area is good for 15 miles/day. More, with fold-out wings.
If you study the angle of the tail of the truck, it’s already perfect for solar.
Just park the rear facing south. It’s crazy-good.
This thread can give crowd-sourced input to Elon on the specs that matter to us.
1. How much solar generating capacity is the sweet spot to aim for? (Say, in miles per day)
2. For fold-out wings, what’s the best config you can imagine? (How it deploys)
The thing already looks like a spaceship has landed, it should automatically deploy and start soaking up sunwatts when you arrive.
Pretty awesome what’s happening now.
Weigh in with your suggestions, and give Elon a strong tailwind to wish him Godspeed.