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Cybertruck is butt ugly. I doubt it will ever overtake F-150 sales.

It's funny. Almost everybody who saw its reveal thought that at first. "Okay, that's funny. Now bring out the real truck." But by the next day people were starting to think it was interesting. And a bit later most Tesla truck fans seem to think it is amazing. Maybe they're just suckers.

I'm not a truck fan, and I don't much care about looks -- it's functionality that makes my engineer's heart go pitter-pat. But what I think is that soon after it's been on the road a while, the conventional design of light trucks will start to look so last century. Aesthetics and popularity are weird that way. We shall see.

In any case, it will be so much superior to the F-150 (gas or EV) that people will find any excuse to buy it. Faster, stronger, tows more, more payload, more functional, safer, an off-road beast, more range, and cheaper -- what's not to like? The only reason it won't outsell the F-150 for a few years is that Tesla won't be able to make enough of them.

Tesla still has not come out with an affordable mid-size SUV.

There are lots of other manufacturers who can succeed if they build EVs that aren't crap. In what way is a Model Y insufficient? I'm really not up on what a "mid-size SUV" means. I think in terms of passenger space, cargo space, and various capabilities.

-IGU-
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