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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

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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
     
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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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    I’ve not been enjoying watching the kms rack up on my truck since I started using it for both work and pleasure. Also what I’m spending on fuel is more than what the payments were.

    I’ve been doing a little looking around, Ford now makes an electric transit van which would be ideal for the business, but it’s still rear wheel drive which is disappointing since most of everything electric I see is either AWD or 4x4

    Hopefully we get something like that available soon
     
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    it’s also like 73k

    i have a rwd transit in our fleet here at work and It has zero issues in the snow. The weight of what you’ll carry will keep it pretty solid on the road, and get some good dedicated snow tires.
    That being said the same weight will make it chew through those tires so what I do is buy a brand new set every October. By the time the winter comes back around two of them are fried and I’m not a big fan of replacing 2 so I just run them through the summer. Rinse and repeat. Ours is a 2019 with 120k on it.
     
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    I had a 2019 Transit as a work vehicle at my previous employer….the base model one not the little tiny transit or the larger ones. It just had the gas motor, not the ecoboost

    That, by far, was the worst vehicle I’ve ever driven in the snow. Winter service calls were a nightmare. Brand new winter tires made no difference. If I ever get another one, AWD or nothing
     
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    Mine is a lwb with medium height roof, transit 350. I’ve never spent a dime on it outside of oil changes and tires until this week when it needed an abs sensor. And it has a ROUGH life.
     
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    This is the review I was waiting for, basically my personal use case: towing a RV.

    TL;DR: 150km range with the extended battery pack.

     
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  19. Grifter

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    Tfl is one of my favorite YouTube channels. They have TFL off-road, Tfl truck... They are actually honest and non biased. Great reviews!
     
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  20. Scott

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    Same. Big Ike towing fan. Love me a good tow rig!

    stopped at the Cobequid tolls for a bathroom break, waiting for a few friends

    [​IMG]
     
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