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Old 05-18-2024, 11:18 AM   #1
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Real life towing comparison: Diesel vs Cybertruck

Offered without comment except...worth a watch.

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Old 05-18-2024, 01:27 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Very informative and entertaining. Otherwise, no comment!
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Interesting! I was surprised that the energy cost for the diesel was less than electric.

I don't see a Cybertruck in my future!
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Old 05-18-2024, 03:10 PM   #4
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Ditto. I am surprised at the cost for electric -vs- diesel.
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It works out fine as long as you only want to tow from Boulder to Buc-ee's. When it's relatively warm.
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Old 05-20-2024, 06:49 AM   #6
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Electric vehicles will never take the place of gas or diesel engines unless you never go more than 40 miles in any direction.
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In our area, electric cars make sense with our gas prices near $8/gal.

My wife's car will go ~300 miles on $6 worth or charge.

For towing, we need the manufacturers to make a more efficient electric motor or look at something like the E-stream if one wants to go electric.

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Electric vehicles will never take the place of gas or diesel engines unless you never go more than 40 miles in any direction.
I assume you mean for towing. And even that doesnt play out for smaller aerodynamic trailers. At least for us. .

But yah, if I was pulling a medium or larger sized travel trailer I would go back to a diesel.
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I didn't intend to restart the EV debate. The FLT video was the first I'd seen with some real-life towing info on the CT and since there has been a lot of previous speculation about its capabilities in that area, I thought it might be of interest.

I agree with a statement made in the video...it's about having the right tool for the job. My personal experience is that an EV is a great tool for most general transportation. One can even tow with one and there may be advantages IF you are also willing to accept that there are certain compromises and limitations. Those compromises and limitations mean that a different tool will do the job much better...for me. Still, everyone's situation is different and it's good to have choices.
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