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Old 11-17-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Tesla electric trucks

Tesla just announced today about a battery operated truck. Tesla says it can tow 80,000 lbs and go 500 miles without charging. Maybe it it won’t be long before I can buy a smaller truck to pull my camper, all with batteries. If course Tesla could put that power plant in a big class A now.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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I'd need to wait about 20 years for the price to come down to where I could afford one........... I bet the batteries(s) alone cost more than my truck.......



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Old 11-17-2017, 12:48 PM   #3
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I saw on the news that the batteries alone were over $100,000.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:22 PM   #4
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And on a standard RV outlet, only take a week to recharge. Over 1000000 watt hours, the equivalent of 1000 standard 12 volt deep cycles.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:33 PM   #5
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Been awhile but Walmart has been testing battery power trucks. Later RJD
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #6
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You're probably going to have to shut the microwave off when you charge the truck at a 30A pedestal.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:13 PM   #7
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I can't imagine the additional draw on the power grid with more than a handful of them around.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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It always takes decades for road infrastructure to catch up with the demand of the vehicle traffic... I wonder if the electrical grid will also take decades to be up to the task of powering a generation of "electric vehicles"... especially when it takes decades just to get approval of new power plants... Of course we could fill up the farm fields of OHIO with solar panels... and pray for sunshine
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:25 PM   #9
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It always takes decades for road infrastructure to catch up with the demand of the vehicle traffic... I wonder if the electrical grid will also take decades to be up to the task of powering a generation of "electric vehicles"... especially when it takes decades just to get approval of new power plants... Of course we could fill up the farm fields of OHIO with solar panels... and pray for sunshine
Don't say that with a mouth full of food lol
They aren't going to use my Ohio farm fields!!
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:06 PM   #10
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Don't say that with a mouth full of food lol
They aren't going to use my Ohio farm fields!!
just trying to show how ridiculous this whole electric car stuff is...

the electric grid in many areas is stretched to the limit
add hundreds of battery chargers per square mile in suburban areas and that should put us all back into the candle power age like the 1800's, especially with coal now just about locked out of the equation

don't start me on how much pollution is created in the manufacture of Li-Ion batteries...
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