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danrclem

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Posted: 12/18/19 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure that not too many truck drivers from other states are going to buy an electric truck just to deliver goods to California. Things had better advance a whole lot in the next 10 years for them to be useable. How long would it take to charge a battery big enough to carry those huge loads.

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I haven’t been to California since 1986. Id like to visit again before it all dries up and falls into the ocean, but my passport has expired


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Posted: 12/18/19 09:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

More than a quarter of Kali's power comes from outside the state.
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And with this proposal, needs would jump drastically, since they dont allow new Nuke plants for environmental fears, and existing ones now supply less than 10% of their needs. New Hydro is unlikely due to habitat effects, get ready for more windmills near you. OR a whole lot more coal, gas, and oil burning plants just outside your border being fired up.

Just west of Kingman, Az are two power plants that send 100% of their power to California. Why because California Enviros wouldn't let dirty power generation plants be built in California.
There are four more south of here and 90% of their energy production goes to California. They will demand another two or three electrical generation plants in Az, no doubt to fuel all those electrical new vehicles including trucks. The Californians figure electrical power comes from Sacramento connected wall plugs.

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I thi k we have a sensitive moderator from Cali on here!


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down home wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

More than a quarter of Kali's power comes from outside the state.
Energy

And with this proposal, needs would jump drastically, since they dont allow new Nuke plants for environmental fears, and existing ones now supply less than 10% of their needs. New Hydro is unlikely due to habitat effects, get ready for more windmills near you. OR a whole lot more coal, gas, and oil burning plants just outside your border being fired up.

Just west of Kingman, Az are two power plants that send 100% of their power to California. Why because California Enviros wouldn't let dirty power generation plants be built in California.
There are four more south of here and 90% of their energy production goes to California. They will demand another two or three electrical generation plants in Az, no doubt to fuel all those electrical new vehicles including trucks. The Californians figure electrical power comes from Sacramento connected wall plugs.


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So theoretically we could pull the plug on Cali, remotely?

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Posted: 12/19/19 04:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They're making it harder and harder to pretend that the problem does not exist. But, IMO history will repeated.


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California is making their own rope.

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I would think you will see many autonomous trucks on the interstates in the very near future and most of those will be electric. Probable in caravans with one backup driver for every 4 double trailer trucks.
The cost saving to the big trucking outfits just cannot be ignored. Like some trucks that haul 3 trailers today go from on yard to another yard mils and miles away.
I think we an hide and watch on these electrics and so many others. The future is here like it or not.


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"The future is here like it or not."

Well, not quite yet. Getting closer, maybe, but still a ways off.


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We see the electric semis several times in the Detroit area and of course several disguised electric vehicles. If you think the electric future is far off just wait about 3 yeaars and this will not be a topic.

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