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Electric trucks

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by billybob, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Boots

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    Lithium batteries are no joke. I treat all my flashlight batteries with extreme caution.
     
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    I was talking about the Prince George comment :lol: But yeah they should be able to build a system that will lay down enough foam to keep pumping the cargo hull with foam until the fire is out but maybe it's cheaper to just claim the insurance and jack up everyone's premiums...
     
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    I wonder if they’re shipping the EV batteries fully charged


    Any commercial lithium’s need to be nearly fully discharged to ship or transport Canada will fuck your face
     
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  4. Grifter

    Bluh?

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    Hahaha sorry dude. Didn't even notice that. But 100% accurate I'd say! Definitely concur.
     
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  5. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    the cultural shift and ripple affect everyone hanging out at charging stations is real. you'll start to see real postives and negatives come from that.
     
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  6. RoryTate

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    I'm interested to see how the F150 does.

     
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  7. Wayne

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    Not an electric truck but seen a Kia EV6 at a charge station today...really sharp. Liked it more than the Model S
     
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    There is an ionic 5 at my local dealer too. Frig they are sharp.
     
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    Anyone know anybody in NS that charges their vehicle at home? I’m curious as to what impact it has on the power bill
     
  10. Gerald

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    :hello:

    It's totally dependant on your situation. I've been running my Tesla Model 3 for about 2 months now and average just under 100kms a day. In the last 31 days, I've used 491kWh at a rate of $80. That would have cost me about $550 in gas in the SUV I was driving before. If you're driving more, you'll save more. Drive less and save less. But if gas gets any higher, I'll be saving more in gas than my car payment is. Total no brainer for us to make the switch.

    Now, actually getting your hands on an electric vehicle right now is another story.
     
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  11. Matt30

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    That’s impressive!

    Another question, if you don’t mind.

    On top of the price of the car, how much were other expenses like getting the charging station hooked up to your house?
     
  12. Gerald

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    It's likely cheaper for us since we did it as part of our new build. It was $650 for the wiring and $500 for the charger. Some manufacturers give an installation credit when you buy.
     
  13. RoryTate

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    For shits & giggles I priced up a XLT Lightning with an extended battery pack today: 100k

    Then I priced up a comparable F150 hybrid: 76k.

    Trucks be stupid expensive, yo.
     

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