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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.


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.


Meh, most people don't want to stop every two hours and set for a while. You're a pretty small sample set.....

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Mmwtdh wrote:

Reisender wrote:

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.


Meh, most people don't want to stop every two hours and set for a while. You're a pretty small sample set.....


Usually about every three hours and a bio break is no more than about 10 minutes...assuming the plumbing is all working right. [emoticon]. We don’t stop to charge, we just charge while we are stopped. I would think you driving 400 miles at a shot is a super small sample set.

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It is really kinda cool Ford already has the best name ever for an electric pickup - Ranger

When E- Ranger comes to market the internet will have a main bus B undervolt for sure...

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Oh Goody, anothre EV thread LOL.....

What happens when you get your future electric bill.

Come on man!

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Oh Goody, anothre EV thread LOL.....

What happens when you get your future electric bill.

Come on man!

I'm not opposed to EV's. We (usually) do most of our driving within 80 miles of home.
If the range increases and the price drops maybe I'll consider one.
My concern is the affect it will have on electricity. I'm sure we will start with a mileage tax, which would be fair for EV's.
But, I'm also sure, it will quickly evolve to all vehicles regardless of fuel type in addition to the current gas tax.

Then the politicians will realize they can get more money by taxing everyone on electricity for EV's. That way everyone can pay for the road maintenance.
So, your electric bills will go up even if you don't drive or own a vehicle.
JMO

I've often wondered it back in 1900 when electric cars were common, where we would be if the battery technology advanced as quickly as ICE's?

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We have 2 cars and a RV dedicated dually. An EV would certainly work for us just in our grand baby 100 mile round trip circle. We would use one of the others for long distance.
EVs are coming fast, there is no doubt of that. We might as well accept it, they aren't going away.


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My concern with electric vehicles is how they will perform in the cold. We are five miles from Canada in northern NY State. It's not uncommon for us to see -20F in the winter, with days that it doesn't warm up to 0F.

In that kind of weather, you quickly learn when you need a new starting battery! I am assuming the ranges they are estimating is for a vehicle with new batteries? What happens a couple years down the road?


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Thousands of electricians, masons, landscapers, carpenters, farmers, commuters, use their trucks for thirty forty miles a day. Florists, bakeries ,Diaper services,also operate locally.
I can gauranranfrickentee you that the people who use trucks for long distance hauling are the tiny minority of truck owners.
Other than vacation use,very few trucks ever would run up against the battery limit.
And as for the foolishness of the idiot memes, technology and infrastructure will catch up!

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curt12914 wrote:

My concern with electric vehicles is how they will perform in the cold. We are five miles from Canada in northern NY State. It's not uncommon for us to see -20F in the winter, with days that it doesn't warm up to 0F.

In that kind of weather, you quickly learn when you need a new starting battery! I am assuming the ranges they are estimating is for a vehicle with new batteries? What happens a couple years down the road?


Technology is a wonderful thing. It always progresses! When the need is acute it progresses faster!

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