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Trump VP Pick Honors Elon Musk's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Trump VP Pick Praises Elon Musk: A Throwback to an Older Generation of American Entrepreneur In an era where innovation is often eclipsed by political theatrics, the recent remarks from Ohio Senator J.D. Vance, Donald Trump’s running mate for Vice President, shimmer like a beacon of nostalgia for the golden age of American entrepreneurship. Musk, the maverick behind Tesla and SpaceX, has not only redefined industries but also ignited a movement that resonates with the audacity and spirit reminiscent of the titans of industry from yesteryears. A Nostalgic Acknowledgment Vance’s comments were not mere platitudes; they were a clarion call to recognize the entrepreneurial grit that Musk embodies. He referred to Musk as a “throwback to an older generation of American entrepreneur,” evoking images of innovators like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, whose visions transformed our world. This perspective is particularly poignant as we navigate a world where the landscape is often dominated b

Tesla Issues Two Cybertruck Recalls

Tesla has long been a company that pushes boundaries, but recently they’ve been pushing the boundaries of their own vehicles, issuing two separate recalls for the much-anticipated Cybertruck. These aren’t software issues, mind you, that can be fixed with an over-the-air update. Nope, these are real, physical recalls that require owners to bring their futuristic chariots in for service. It’s a bit of a blow for Tesla, a company known for its cutting-edge technology, to be dealing with seemingly mundane issues like wiper motors and trim pieces.

Wiper Motor Recall

The first recall involves the wiper motor, a crucial component for driving in inclement weather, especially considering the Cybertruck’s unconventional design. It turns out a gate driver component in the motor has a build defect, impacting roughly 2% of the trucks that have rolled off the production line, a grand total of 11,688 vehicles. The solution? Replacing the entire wiper motor assembly.

Now, you might be picturing a Cybertruck owner begrudgingly hauling their beast back to the service center, but fear not! According to the Cybertruck Service Manual, a lone Mobile Service Technician should be able to handle this refit, bringing the repair shop to the owner’s doorstep.

Cybertruck Trivia: The Cybertruck’s single, massive wiper blade was initially a point of contention for some, but Tesla insists it’s the optimal design for the truck’s unique aerodynamic profile.

Sail Trim Recall

The second recall targets the Cybertruck’s distinctive “sails” – those sleek, triangular panels bridging the truck bed and the roof. The trim pieces adorning these sails are apparently prone to detachment, especially at speed, as the wind can catch the leading edge of the trim, peeling it away like a stubborn sticker.

To combat this aerodynamic annoyance, Tesla plans to replace or rework these cosmetic trim pieces, aiming to enhance their adhesion. This involves applying a new adhesion promoter and pressure-sensitive tape, hopefully keeping those trim pieces firmly in place, even when battling a headwind.

Did you know? Those “sails” on the Cybertruck aren’t just for show. They contribute to the truck’s overall structural integrity and aerodynamic performance, helping it achieve a surprisingly low drag coefficient for a vehicle of its size.

And just like the wiper motor fix, early reports from Cybertruck owners on social media suggest that this trim replacement can also be handled by a Mobile Service Technician. So, no need to interrupt your Cybertruck adventures for long.

These recalls, while a slight hiccup for Tesla, underscore the complexities of automotive manufacturing, even in the age of electric vehicles and self-driving software. It’s a reminder that even the most advanced machines are still susceptible to the occasional mechanical gremlin.

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