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As per the link.

https://electrek.co/2021/04/06/gm-chevro........rado-electric-pickup-range-factory-zero/

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Unless someone invents trees that produce electricity when you're far away from charging stations, it will never be for me.

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I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.

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KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.


Do they do that with gas half tons?

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Reisender wrote:

KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.


Do they do that with gas half tons?

Do they need to? Isn't there a gas station virtually everywhere?


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Reisender wrote:

KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.


Do they do that with gas half tons?

Do they need to? Isn't there a gas station virtually everywhere?


Sure. But that’s just infrastructure. And that’s just a matter of time. Getting pretty good in the places where we travel. And I’m willing to bet there will be a lot less gas stations in 10 years than there is right now.

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Chevys press release.

https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/........mwPewxSTUhn-JljGOik8209wAQ0aXAXWFpSX_wU0

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Reisender wrote:

TurnThePage wrote:

Reisender wrote:

KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.


Do they do that with gas half tons?

Do they need to? Isn't there a gas station virtually everywhere?


Sure. But that’s just infrastructure. And that’s just a matter of time. Getting pretty good in the places where we travel. And I’m willing to bet there will be a lot less gas stations in 10 years than there is right now.

Jmho.


Now it takes me about 5 minutes to add another 400 miles of range. I'm not sure electric will be there in my lifetime....

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Mmwtdh wrote:

Reisender wrote:

TurnThePage wrote:

Reisender wrote:

KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.


Do they do that with gas half tons?

Do they need to? Isn't there a gas station virtually everywhere?


Sure. But that’s just infrastructure. And that’s just a matter of time. Getting pretty good in the places where we travel. And I’m willing to bet there will be a lot less gas stations in 10 years than there is right now.

Jmho.


Now it takes me about 5 minutes to add another 400 miles of range. I'm not sure electric will be there in my lifetime....


Meh. Depends how you travel. We always stop every few hours for a bio break, lunch etc. We just charge when we are stopped. Our travel day is no longer now than when we did the same trips with a grand Cherokee. The charging thing isn’t an issue for us.

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Posted: 04/06/21 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KD4UPL wrote:

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used.
What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks.
What about the other 90% that just needs a Home Depot run, commute to the office, groceries, or out to dinner on Friday? Can these be electric? Because there is a lot of them.

Some day there might be an electric for all uses and I think this is good for now.


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