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Posted: 05/03/19 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We seem to be living in a fast changing world...vehicle wise anyways. Lot of talk about how there will be no internal combustion engines available within the next 10-15 years or so, they all be zero emission electrical powered.

At this point I really don't know what is going to be available vehicle wise and although when we bought it new, we intended to trade in our 2015 gas engined vehicle in a new 2020 gas vehicle...at this point we've decided to keep what we have for a few years past 2020...just to see what shakes out in the vehicle market.

Given GM says they will introduce 20 new EV platforms in 2023 and I'm sure Ford will be there too...who knows what is going to be on the market.

I'm said to see Internal Combustion engines go...as I'm a enthusiast...but...

So my question for the day is what do you think your new tow vehicle you buy in 2030 or so...is going to be like and what will it's powerplant be ?

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For me it will be an electric scooter.
Take a look at my profile.


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Posted: 05/03/19 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have know idea what the future holds, to many variables.

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If you reside in an urban or suburban environment, chances are your daily transportation will be electric, but if you are rural, you will likely be in some hybridized form of vehicle if your not still in something akin to our trucks/cars of today.
Long distance travel will still necessitate some form of fuel which can rapidly and economically be added to vehicles not parked at a power station every 50-100 miles. Yes I know some can go farther, but the cost skyrocket faster than the readouts on the local Pilot diesel pump.

Being able to refuel will still be seen as a valuable commodity to much of the country, but the city dwellers will try their hardest to snuff out the internal combustion engine.

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A hearse perhaps.


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Even if we are driving electric trucks there will have to be some mobile method to recharge these trucks . What will that be , solar , wind , large petro fired generators , Diesel/electric today powers trains and ships .
My self I believe that there will be infernal combustion engines on the road for many , many years to come . I do not see large construction equipment stopping to recharge or farmers with acres of beans to pick stopping to recharge . I wonder what kind of truck will deliver your new Prius !

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Posted: 05/03/19 04:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I plan to keep driving my F150 until a viable EV truck or MH becomes available.
Not sure I will see it in my lifetime.


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I like how electric vehicles are referred to as “zero emission”. It’s like electricity grows on trees to some.

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10-15 years? Internal combustion engines aren't going anywhere. The oil industry is too big and the longevity of electric cars (both in terms of the vehicles themselves and the business model) is yet to be proven. I predict in 10 years I'll be driving something that runs on gasoline just like I have now, albeit perhaps a bit more fuel efficient.


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Posted: 05/03/19 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think viable EV tow vehicles are going to be a little further out than regular EVs, barring some kind of breakthrough. Towing burns a ton of energy and a lot of campers in my part of country get towed out to primitive areas in the mountains with no services. I suppose you could put out a solar panel and exercise a great deal more patience than 5 gallon cans of extra diesel would take, but I don't know how viable that is.

As to the question of the thread, with any luck I'll still be using the Ram in my sig.


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