• bjorney
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    2 months ago

    they did reproduce Tesla’s claim in 2 of their 1/8 mile runs.

    Their claim was that it would win on the 1/4 mile

    Electric vehicles have no/single speed transmissions. Of course they can accelerate faster, because they don’t have to have the driver operating the clutch and cycling through all the gears before they get up to pace.

    What they did is basically say Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest marathon runner by filming his 100m race and “extrapolating”

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      2 months ago

      But “debunking” that claim by pointing out that “he’s not the fastest he’s ackshually just a little bit slower than the fastest” is doing musk’s work for him.

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      2 months ago

      Is the Cybertruck the Usain Bolt of 1/8 mile races? From the article it sounds like they compared a mid 1/8 miler with a massive launch advantage to a mid marathoner.