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How Much Can the Tesla Cybertruck Tow

One of the most anticipated questions before last night’s Tesla Cybertruck unveiling was: How Much Can the Tesla Cybertruck Tow? We now know there are three answers. The single motor RWD variant of the truck can tow 7,500 pounds. The dual motor AWD version can tow 10,000 pounds and the beast of the bunch – the tri motor AWD build – can tow 14,000 pounds. But what does all this mean? What weighs that much? How does the Tesla Cybertruck tow capacity compare to today’s best selling pickup trucks? Let’s explore. Background The Society of Automotive Engineers International, SAE International for short, is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries, according to the...

Can Your Household Go Fully Electric?

If you’ve ever assumed that you “need” a gasoline powered car in your household for things an electric vehicle just can’t do, think again. Maybe you only have one car and wonder whether an electric would work for you. Or perhaps you’re already enjoying an electric vehicle but have a secondary vehicle, or spouse’s vehicle that relies on fossil fuels just in case. I’m here to tell you that for most of us, an electric vehicles meets all driving needs. The Federal Highway Administration publishes the average annual mileage that drivers drive per year by age. The aggregate amount (that is, both males and females) driven by both the 20-34 and 35-54 age groups is about 15,000 miles per year. A study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that...