Brand New CyberTruck - Rusting!

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Not to mention its over 3.5 tonne so, if you passed your test after 96, you could not drive it without passing your C1 test.... and who's going to do that? Oldies like me could drive it.......but I'm stopped by something else....good taste and not being blind....its an ugly monstrosity!

The weight limit is 4.25 tonne for EVs so a B1 license would be fine. :)

Source: https://assets.publishing.service.g...uidance-category-b-licence-requirements-1.pdf
 
Where did you get that?....the DVLA says you can only drive an EV over3.5 tonne with training. I think you are confusing gross train weight with kerb weight which is a 3.5 ton car and a 750kg trailer.

Why are electric vans/cars heavier than petrol and diesel vans?

In short, the batteries that power electric vehicles are heavy.

Due to the battery weight – and size of battery needed to power a van – it’s difficult for manufacturers to fit them to LCVs and keep the weight beneath the traditional 3.5 tonne level.

Is a normal driving licence all I need to drive an electric van?

If the electric or alternative fuel van is over 3.5 tonnes, there are some conditions you’ll need to adhere to in order to drive one with a normal Category B licence.

Category B licence holders are not automatically allowed to drive electric vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes. They must first complete a minimum of five hours’ training behind the wheel of such a vehicle with a registered instructor.

Anyone caught driving an alternative fuel vehicle over 3500 kg with a standard Category B licence that hasn’t completed the training, or flouts any of the other rules, could be subject to a level three fine of £1,000.


EDIT....found it in your link.....but that's only commercial vehicles....and a suppose the Cyber truck is that just!!!
 
Where did you get that?....the DVLA says you can only drive an EV over3.5 tonne with training. I think you are confusing gross train weight with kerb weight which is a 3.5 ton car and a 750kg trailer.

Why are electric vans/cars heavier than petrol and diesel vans?

In short, the batteries that power electric vehicles are heavy.

Due to the battery weight – and size of battery needed to power a van – it’s difficult for manufacturers to fit them to LCVs and keep the weight beneath the traditional 3.5 tonne level.

Is a normal driving licence all I need to drive an electric van?

If the electric or alternative fuel van is over 3.5 tonnes, there are some conditions you’ll need to adhere to in order to drive one with a normal Category B licence.

Category B licence holders are not automatically allowed to drive electric vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes. They must first complete a minimum of five hours’ training behind the wheel of such a vehicle with a registered instructor.

Anyone caught driving an alternative fuel vehicle over 3500 kg with a standard Category B licence that hasn’t completed the training, or flouts any of the other rules, could be subject to a level three fine of £1,000.


EDIT....found it in your link.....but that's only commercial vehicles....and a suppose the Cyber truck is that just!!!

Is there currently a non-commercial EV that weighs more than 3.5t? Apart for the Cybertruck, that is not sold outside the US.
 
One 'benefit' of driving a private commercial vehicle over 3.5 tons in weight is you get the cheap private HGV road tax rate. £190 a year last time i checked.
 
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Interesting video on the Cybertruck and the woeful handover process which Tesla has become in the states:

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At least the W210/W208/W202 waited a couple of years before the rot kicked in :D
Random question, were you on the A14 today towards M1/M6? Car looked (and sounded) great 👌
 
Random question, were you on the A14 today towards M1/M6? Car looked (and sounded) great 👌


Yes about 3:30/4ish :) :) :)

What were you in?
 
Yes about 3:30/4ish :) :) :)

What were you in?
I was passenger in a black E Class. :)

Saw the car & thought it may have been you. The plate is great by the way. 👌
 
I was passenger in a black E Class. :)

Saw the car & thought it may have been you. The plate is great by the way. 👌
Im getting exhaust modified next week as I feel it's too quiet, didn't know you can hear it from other cars - I was driving somewhat 'swiftly' along there today, with all that said 😂
 
Im getting exhaust modified next week as I feel it's too quiet, didn't know you can hear it from other cars - I was driving somewhat 'swiftly' along there today, with all that said 😂
Heard it loud and clear when you floored it. :D

Make sure you keep an eye out on that section of the A14 through Northamptonshire though as it’s a common speed-van spot especially on sunny days. 😊
 
...and the earlier Mk 2 Golfs had LHD wipers on RHD cars.... and a few others.
Zafira A is one. Wipers (and A pillar design) leave a MASSIVE blind spot on the (RHD) drivers side but the left hand blade goes all the way to the very edge of the screen . Clearly (see what I did there ) Designed only for LHD .

Plenty stuff on many RHD cars is 'leftover' from LHD design.
 
Zafira A is one. Wipers (and A pillar design) leave a MASSIVE blind spot on the (RHD) drivers side but the left hand blade goes all the way to the very edge of the screen . Clearly (see what I did there ) Designed only for LHD .

Plenty stuff on many RHD cars is 'leftover' from LHD design.

Zafira? The spontaneously combusting Zafira? That one......?
 

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