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Such a shame we won't get this in the UK. It looks amazing. Incredible for the money I would buy one tommorow if it was available in the UK.
 

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We all know it’d be £60k over here.
 
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That article went on and on a bit didn’t it!
Also noticed the claim about an included home charger installation which surely has to be wrong:

Customers will be offered a home charging station as standard when they buy the truck that will be capable of 150kW DC fast-charging. Owners will be able to boost the battery from 15 per cent to 80 per cent charge in just 41 minutes.
Am thinking they mixed up the home charger stats (likely a standard 7.4 or at most 22kW on 3 phase surely) with the rapid charging capability? A domestic setup surely couldn’t sustain 150kW!
 

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That article went on and on a bit didn’t it!
Also noticed the claim about an included home charger installation which surely has to be wrong:

Am thinking they mixed up the home charger stats (likely a standard 7.4 or at most 22kW on 3 phase surely) with the rapid charging capability? A domestic setup surely couldn’t sustain 150kW!
Yes it's obviously a typo. In the US they can get up to 48-60A feed for a charging unit which is normally around 11-13kW
 

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I'd want one ... like I want a Cybertruck or a Rivian, even if it too large and impracticable most of the time.

Best we can hope for in the UK is a Raptor sized Pickup EV from Ford.
When it comes down to it, many people might say they "want" an Aston Martin but the chance of them buying one is virtually nil.
 

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When it comes down to it, many people might say they "want" an Aston Martin but the chance of them buying one is virtually nil.
Well that's some people or many people.

Not all people and definitely not me.

Ohh and when I retire I will be getting a Aston Martin!
 

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Just as a general statement, wanting something you can't afford is a common human trait which only leads to frustration.
OK ... I have a 50k Car ... I used to have a 62k car ... I could afford 100k car .. I choose not for now. Even then I could always buy a second hand version to reduce the car's cost to a level I can afford.

I'm not frustrated because I can't afford a Bugatti Chiron - even though I'd love one ... although I'd need a really big house and garage too, which again I'm not unhappy or frustrated I don't own.

Just accept that £100k for a car is expensive but it's not outside the realms of possibility, so yeah if I REALLY wanted a F-150 Extended Range top of the line model, that's still only $90k .... so I'm sure I could get for £100k.

I still have my CyberTruck reservation ... if Musk can ever find a way to release it in the UK meeting all the regulations etc.. without making it into something I don't like the looks of, I'll still buy it ... until then Musk can keep my £100!
 

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I think it's great. I would buy one at £45 - £50k that's the same sort of price as my Mercedes estate. I need something that can tow.

It's not stupidly huge it's a van size sort of vehicle. Perfectly useable in the UK not in city centre obviously we are not talking daily driver. The cybertruck Is amazing but we will never see that in Europe. The design will never meet safety standards (no bumpers, angular dedign etc)
 

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The innovation of EV vehicles with utility built into them, such as battery backup, onsite power etc, is just an incredible development for an industry which has largely resigned itself to designing better cup holders for the last couple of decades. It's brilliant...

(Although yes they are the size of a van but they are still huge - from living in America, I used to see a Ranger and think "wow that's small" compared to an F150 - then I moved back to UK and couldn't believe how big Rangers looked here. I almost bought a Ranger as a little runaround there!!!
 

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I would legit buy one for £40k, assuming I moved somewhere with a charge point.
 
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