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Offline knorB

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the tech isnt ready.
« on: May 11, 2024, 11:05:32 AM »



not ready for primetime.

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Re: the tech isnt ready.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2024, 09:57:52 AM »
There were several tests done like this. One I saw tried to make as close a comparison as possible so they tested a gas F150 and a lightning F150 side by side with identical trailers. The EV failed spectacularly on miles per charge, less than 1/3 the mileage for non loaded / towing.
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Re: the tech isnt ready.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2024, 11:44:46 AM »
There were several tests done like this. One I saw tried to make as close a comparison as possible so they tested a gas F150 and a lightning F150 side by side with identical trailers. The EV failed spectacularly on miles per charge, less than 1/3 the mileage for non loaded / towing.
The one I watched on the lightning ran out at 75 miles.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2024, 11:54:20 AM »
I am sure campgrounds around the country want to install the charging systems these would need then either swallow or charge for the electricity costs...

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Re: the tech isnt ready.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2024, 10:57:06 AM »
I have get to see any successful EVs in the wild. Short runs. I see folks drop them off at Bucees and their friend pick them up in a gas car or truck to take them home while it charges.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2024, 09:55:51 AM »
Unless and or until the tech evolves to compete with ICE vehicles on an equal level the EV's will never be able to compete. The battery tech isn't there and the infrastructure to allow easy and convenient long distance also is not there.

IMO until the EV's have their own generator to power the car cleanly (ie mr fusion) it cannot be a viable alternative to ICE vehicles.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:29:28 AM »
They are still trying to perfect electric lawnmowers let alone a truck that is used as a truck and not a kids/grocery hauler...

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Re: the tech isnt ready.
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 08:23:00 AM »
One of the most efficient means of transportation is the diesel electric locomotive, so...