Cybertruck Camper Fits in the Truck’s Bed, Sets Up in Minutes, but Doesn’t Come Cheap

By Kevin Armstrong
The Camp365 Model T camper unfolds in minutes
The Camp365 Model T camper unfolds in minutes
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Tesla is gearing up for the Cybertruck's first delivery event on November 30, but it isn't the only company stirring excitement. The stainless steel beast is set to open up a new frontier for camping enthusiasts, with third-party manufacturers already crafting gear to turn this futuristic vehicle into the ultimate adventure companion.

The Advent of Cybertruck Camping Gear

With its robust and versatile design, the Cybertruck is an ideal candidate for outdoor escapades. Tesla's emphasis on the truck's adaptability was showcased through a custom-made tool rack at a recent Tesla event. Though this rack was specifically designed for the occasion, it gave a glimpse into the Cybertruck's potential as a base for various accessories, including camping gear.

Third-party manufacturers are creating an array of accessories tailored for the Cybertruck. These range from lightweight and aerodynamic truck bed campers to solar-powered charging stations, all designed to complement the electric vehicle's aesthetics and performance while ensuring that adventurers can venture out without worrying about their carbon footprint or the nearest charging station.

One such pioneering addition is the CAMP365 T Model truck bed camper, explicitly engineered with the Cybertruck in mind. This innovative camper is a game-changer for Tesla enthusiasts looking to meld the thrill of exploration with the sustainability and performance of their electric vehicles.

The Cybertruck's anticipated accessory mounting points will allow for easy installation of third-party gear, ensuring that enthusiasts can personalize their vehicles for their individual adventure needs. This feature promises a seamless integration of camping modules, further solidifying the Cybertruck's position as a versatile electric utility vehicle.

Elevating the Camping Experience

CAMP365 aligns perfectly with Tesla's ethos of innovation and sustainability. The T Model camper is a testament to this synergy, offering a travel solution that promises minimal impact on the Cybertruck's range — a crucial feature for the electric adventurer. Weighing in at just 700-800 lbs, the T Model's aerodynamic design ensures that range anxiety doesn't hinder the call of the wild.

Designed to complement the Cybertruck's aesthetic and functionality, the T Model expands from a sleek 4' x 7' size in the truck bed to a spacious 9' x 7' living area. This expansion reveals a 63 sq ft interior that comfortably sleeps four to five people, all while maintaining an impressive 6' 8" headroom that mirrors the Cybertruck's spacious feel.

The T Model is not just a camper; it's a mobile high-tech haven. Equipped with amenities that make camping feel luxurious, it includes a hot water shower, a kitchenette with an induction cooktop, electric heat, air conditioning, and even Starlink internet connectivity. It integrates seamlessly with the Cybertruck, promising to be a head-turner at campsites and a topic of conversation among Tesla enthusiasts.

The camper includes a sleep and work area, as well as a place to cook
The camper includes a sleep and work area, as well as a place to cook
Camp365

As the Cybertruck rolls out, so does the T Model from CAMP365, heralding a new wave of Tesla-compatible gear designed for the discerning, eco-minded traveler. With a starting price of $25,000 and production slated for the summer of 2024, this camper invites Cybertruck owners to venture beyond the beaten path without leaving a carbon footprint.

Tesla's Supercharger Team Shakeup: Firings, Rehiring, and Future Prospects

By Karan Singh
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Tesla recently fired the entire Supercharger team, including Tesla’s head of charging – Rebecca Tinucci, after she pushed back on the extreme layoffs that took place right before the cut.

The Supercharger team consisted of over 500 employees, at least after the initial layoffs. In the following days and weeks, Tesla began to rehire some of the employees that it had fired.

Some Damage Done

In the immediate aftermath of the firing of the Supercharger team, contractors and site planners were left bewildered, with no contact from the Supercharger team that was responsible for payment, planning, and decision-making.

As this has played out, new Supercharger deployments have been reduced – stations that were already being built are being completed, but no new announcements have been made since t

It was dire news at the time - but it isn’t all bad.

Returning Employees

Now, more and more of the employees that were fired are beginning to return to Tesla, some of whom are announcing that they were asked to return to Tesla in their previous capacities.

George Bahadue, Senior Manager of Site Acquisition and Business Development commented on LinkedIn:

“Two weeks ago, I was asked to return to Tesla in my previous capacity heading up the business development and site acquisition for Tesla charging – I accepted.”

His reasoning to accept the position was a quote from Rebecca Tinucci:

“You work at Tesla because you hope to have at least a small impact on our collective future – aspirationally, to leave the world better for our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren – by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. And that mission is too important to allow any distractions.”

New Stations Could be Coming Soon

With the restaffing of the Supercharger team, especially with the return of George Bahadue, we can expect that new Supercharger sites may be announced in the coming weeks, as the ripple effect from the layoffs begins to settle.

The rehiring of experienced staff suggests that Tesla and Elon Musk are still committed to the vision of maintaining and expanding its Supercharger network – the largest and most reliable charging network in North America, which is crucial for the mission to move the world to renewable energy.

Tesla Cuts Model Y Output in China – Economic Slowdown and Anticipated Project Juniper Launch

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Tesla recently cut Model Y output in China, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), Tesla’s production of the Model Y in China experienced a decline of approximately 18% in March, and 33% in April, versus the same time last year.

Output Cuts

These output cuts can be attributed to Tesla’s recent decision to reduce production of the Model Y at Giga Shanghai by at least 20% from March to June 2024. This was attributed to an unnamed Spokesperson by Reuters last week.

This decision could be multifaceted – the primary reason being an economic slowdown in China as price wars continue to be waged between EV manufacturers, including Tesla. On the flipside, Tesla has continued its production of the updated 2024 Model 3, colloquially referred to as the Highland, with an increase of 10%.

Project Juniper?

The second reason for this slowdown could be the incoming arrival of the Model Y refresh – also known as Project Juniper. Tesla China has already introduced an updated Model Y with a unique cloth dash with similar ambient lighting as the Model 3.

The Model 3 Highland was also introduced in China before its introduction to other markets, including North America and Europe.

Juniper Upgrade Speculation

Not much has been seen about Project Juniper at this time, but we can expect a similar suite of upgrades that match the updated 2024 Model 3 Highland – including a new front fascia design, updated doors and dynamics, steering updates, improved control arms, ambient lighting, new seats, and improved range.

There is a continued expectation that Tesla is pushing back its Model Y refresh – its best-selling vehicle – to make a bigger splash. This could include newer features – like the Cybertruck’s Steer-by-Wire, front camera, or other upgrades and changes – like the lack of stalks on the rest of the Tesla line-up.

Tesla previously confirmed we’re not seeing the Juniper Y this year, this could be the time needed to retool and upgrade lines to prepare for its introduction sometime next year.

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