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Old 02-16-2020, 09:16 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by franklyfrank View Post
I did not complain simply interject some balance.

It gets a bit ridiculous reading nonsensical promotion of the EV which inevidable always gets down to the political narrative.

Stop promoting it as some kind of panacea when it is not.

It is a long long way from being mainstream if ever.

It is neither more eco friendly than the ICE and it certainly is no where as convinient to own and operate.

95 percent of the market is not interested in it and 75 percent can't afford one.

You want one buy one I could care less.

You just added nonsensical in your own post. To suggest 95 percent arenít interested and 75 percent canít afford one is just not true.

If and when an EV is made that matches or nearly matches the capabilities of an ICE tow vehicle, and does so for a similar cost, then much of the market will be very interested. Given the top of line Tesla Cybertruck will match the capabilities of the 250/2500 ICE vehicles, and do so at or below the price of those vehicles (depending on trim chosen), the timeframe for that change is now 2-3 years away.

The real decision people will face is whether they are willing to spend more time recharging than they would filling up with fuel. If that doesnít bother the buyer, then the decision gets very easy.

For me, I donít mind the extra wait, and if I am at a campground, donít mind recharging at the post.

They are a real option, and people will buy and use them in large numbers. Likely not you, but I know you will have a hard time arguing that they donít work once they are on the market.
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:34 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by markdoane View Post
Who came first - Nikola or Tesla?
Who came first? Nikola Tesla did.

Sorry Edison.

A pickup that can pull 11,000 lbs with 400+ mile range? Rivian.

Ford will use their platform for its EVís, they are supplying Amazon EV Delivery trucks. Both Ford and Amazon have invested significantly in Rivian and production is underway for delivery beginning this year.
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:56 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by DewTheDew View Post
If by "balance" you mean "things that are not facts" then sure, you are doing great. Most of the discussions here are just because people are interested. These threads rarely enter the "save the world" realm. If you do not care, then why post?
Why? Politics, thatís why. Itís too bad really. You can post all the pictures of windmill blades going into the landfill, all the ďTesla on fireĒ memes, and all the BS about how much pollution is created building this or that you want. Itís not gonna change a darn thing. Even if youíre in your 70s you will probably live long enough to see a real change in vehicle technology. You can crab about it all you want in your final years. It wonít change a thing.
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:51 PM   #44
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Hello everyone, I’ve been reading the threads for a few years now, not sure if I’ve ever posted before.

I think if we would all think about the advantages of an electric truck for RV‘ing we might be able to look past the traditional ways of how things are done right now and think of new ways.

So an EV is basically a big BIG battery. Our RV‘s run on batteries. Batteries need to be charged. Of course you can charge your RV or EV at a charging station or campground or at home. Many people utilize solar to charge their rigs. Many people spend a ton of money on Lithium batteries to compliment a large solar array. What if you just spared yourself the large battery bank in your RV to use your EV battery. What if your RV has a roof full of solar and is able to charge your EV while driving. Now your range could be more than 300 miles. EV’s and RV’s could totally compliment each other.

I think we’ll see a lot of changes as battery tech and solar tech advances. It has already advanced a lot in the last decade. A solar RV and EV combo might very well be what we have all been waiting for. We just need to be a little open minded and understand that the EV industry is at the very beginning of what will be possible.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:43 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by CampCatskill View Post
What if you just spared yourself the large battery bank in your RV to use your EV battery.
I'm only going to address this one point. You will want at least SOME battery capacity in the RV itself so it is not dead in the water when you take your BEV out sightseeing. Yes, I know you will say it is plugged into the post, but there are power failures. Also, the trailer needs a battery for the breakaway brake. If the only power available to the trailer is the BEV, then a trailer broken free can't activate its brakes.
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Old 02-17-2020, 06:43 AM   #46
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This sums it up. Real world towing with an EV
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:31 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by JonDNC View Post
This sums it up. Real world towing with an EV
Actually this sums up real world towing with an EV

During the trip we were on the same ferry to Newfoundland as the Airstream Viking Caravan. We didn't travel with them in Newfoundland, but crossed paths with them on multiple occasions. Our itineraries were very similar. Seven weeks later we left on the ferry a day or two ahead of them.

My point...real world towing with an EV was essentially the same as with an ICE vehicle.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:40 AM   #48
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This to me looks like a REAL TRUCK and with real world semi truck testing a possibility.

Sorry Tesla. Cyber Truck I’m not feeling the love.Thats my way of saying WTH we’re you thinking with the slanted bed design?

A Badger Hydrogen or battery electric leaves options as the infrastructure expands to support.

Now I’m not drinking the koolaide yet but the auto tech in me finds this an alternative in the next 20 years. Until then A Diesel will tow our trailer

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