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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 09:17:35 PM »
Would anyone really want an all electric vehicle for their only vehicle?? I can see too many scenarios where I would not.
My friend here that has a tesla basically can not leave town, because it doesn't have the capacity to get to anchorage even if there was a charging station there. As far as I am concerned it is a high priced conversation piece. when it breaks he will also have to send it out to the lower 48 to get any repair done to it, making it an even bigger and higher priced conversation piece.
Maybe for folks in different areas, that never, ever have a need for a vehicle in an emergency it would be different.
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2017, 07:57:20 AM »
@Stamac    I agree a Tesla in Alsaka is illogical.    In the lower 48 not as much.   I am Thankful for theose who seek neighborhodstatus rather than frugality or otherwise known as early adopters.    Their varied and broad experiences are needed to work out the bugs of this new technology.

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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2017, 08:03:38 PM »
UPS orders 125 Tesla Big Rig Trucks
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2017, 10:14:46 PM »
I saw a analyst on TV talking about how Tesla is way behind the curve with electric trucks. Mercedes is already producing them.

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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2017, 11:48:36 PM »
The Mercedes trucks are smaller city trucks, heavier than diesel and have a payload of 12.8 tons.
120 miles is all they can do, so pretty much city half day trucks.

The tesla trucks run 200 grand a piece, maybe I should grab a handfull.
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2017, 02:33:40 AM »
I saw a analyst on TV talking about how Tesla is way behind the curve with electric trucks. Mercedes is already producing them.

To be fair Electric cars and trucks have been around for a LONG time (late 1800s?). According to Wikipedia in 1900 40% of the vehicles in the US were electric. Not to say they were very good, but that new fangled gas stuff was pretty unreliable, and gas stations weren't common.

It's just recently that with improved technology, they have become more practical, and have started to catch up with gas engine vehicles.

For a local delivery truck, a 200 mile range is probably plenty, especially if it's a lot of slow speed driving that electric vehicles are so good at. Neighbour delivers ice cream to local shops and supermarkets. His whole run might be 100 miles, but takes all day with all the stops at every corner store and unloading.  Now the "line haul" guys, who might drive 200 miles, swap trailers, and drive straight back? Not quite there yet for them. A hybrid truck might be more suited.
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2017, 01:21:00 PM »
referencing starmacs eld thread.

Our longhaul guys who can take a load anywhere from 1200 miles to 3600 miles (my longest run was from China Lake AFB to Goose Bay, Labrador) and fill an 11 hour work day need range in the 650 mile area in order to make best use of allowed hours. Then they'll need to plug in during their 10 hour rest period to be ready to do it again. We're not there yet but i see lots of opportunity on the eastern seaboard stateside.
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« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2017, 02:14:33 PM »
I guess my longest trip one way was Daytona beach Florida to Anchorage Ak. I do not recall the exact miles, but a tad over 5000 iirc. I won't say how long it took, but it would have shorted out an eld. lol
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« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2017, 02:54:49 PM »
We call those the good ol days starmac.  ;)
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2017, 05:04:26 PM »
In reference to less reliance on fossil fuels and more use of "renewables" in vehicles, HOW is it going to be done??  Here in Oregon it will rammed down your throat, no kidding, at taxpayers expense. By executive order (the governor - bless her >:() has mandated that in just a couple years, ALL new home construction WILL have a charging station (each home). Tremendous increase in housing costs at a time it's becoming less affordable for so many. And how do we increase the % of electric vehicles on the road?  State gov't orders 50,000 of them over the next decade (my/our money) and will construct a statewide grid (again my/our money) of charging stations to service them.  That isn't free enterprise at all and lends well to the "out of business in 24 hrs" without subsidies statement.  Oh, and you want to buy a new gasoline vehicle, come to Oregon and pay a "privilege" tax beginning Jan 1.   :new_year:

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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2017, 07:34:50 AM »
It is crazy. I feel that the government just continues to take take take. When are they going to give back? Or just stop taking more?
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2017, 03:07:20 PM »
https://www.plugshare.com

My good friend has a Chevy Volt.
Apps/sites like above are valuable for E-cars

In regard to the Tesla truck, Nicola released an actual working hybrid truck based on Hydrogen fuel.

https://nikolamotor.com

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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2018, 08:58:11 AM »
Smith has been making electric trucks for 75 years for short-haul deliveries. The market for them is infinitesimal. Look for the subsidies on the Tesla trucks. Musk's main business is mining subsidies from American taxpayers, not building cars or trucks. 
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2018, 09:31:28 AM »
Yes they will make charging stations all over the place. Then the gov will be able to set them up to add a road tax to that charging unit. Then the so call ed cheep fuel will be gone. This was what happened to propane in our neck of the woods. Killed it.
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Re: Tesla new Electric Truck
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2018, 03:08:47 PM »
DIND,DING, Florida nailed it.

rjwoelk, the goal has never been and never will be cheaper fuel to the green crowd, it just needs to be green  at any cost.
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« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
DIND,DING, Florida nailed it.

rjwoelk, the goal has never been and never will be cheaper fuel to the green crowd, it just needs to be green  at any cost.

I read somewhere that he is into the US taxpayer for between 4-5 billion $
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« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »
Like most green energy companies, I suspect that he one day will take the few million that he has squirreled away of taxpayers money, excluding the kickbacks to the right politicians and quietly disappear, and Tesla will just be a memory. That will not happen until the gov money dries up though.
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