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Redcatcher70

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Posted: 06/29/21 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, saw the ad on television for the Electric F-150, not really impressed. 300 mile average distance traveled on a charge, then charge overnight and ready for another 300 miles. I live in Central Arkansas, my son lives in Rockwall, Texas, I calculated my mileage and come up with total distance of 327 miles. Not counting off and ons for potty breaks and he lives a few miles off I-30, I rounded it up to 350 miles.
Now if I drove the elec. truck, I would have to find a place between Greenville and Rowlett to charge and spend the night. Why would I want one of these trucks?


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Posted: 06/29/21 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Charge during lunch and bathroom stops and you can make it in one day.

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Well, generally speaking you're probably in the minority. Most people probably drive much less than 300 miles in a day on average. But, in reality, electric vehicles are still mostly a niche market, with commuter and urban vehicles mostly making up the numbers.


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I guess you haven't done any research on electric vehicles. They only take overnight to charge if you plug them into a standard outlet. Commercial fast chargers take far less time- an hour or so. Still much longer than filling up with gas, of course. If you had an electric truck, you would only need to make a lunch stop to charge up, not an overnight stop. If you were towing your trailer it would be a different story- you would have to charge every 100 miles or thereabouts.

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Posted: 06/29/21 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bgum wrote:

Charge during lunch and bathroom stops and you can make it in one day.
Provided there is a charging station along the route, and at the proper distance.

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fj12ryder wrote:

bgum wrote:

Charge during lunch and bathroom stops and you can make it in one day.
Provided there is a charging station along the route, and at the proper distance.


The administration's infrastructure bill plans to build 500,000 of them. Bet it will be in every corner considering there are just 168,000 gas stations in the country..

And charging overnight is needed if you are starting from zero charge.

If you are pulling an RV, most conservative is about 150 miles. That's about the same mileage with my gasser for bathroom,stretch and lunch breaks.

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Sounds like you don't want one so you've answered your own question. As far as why people do, I would guess that population won't commute 300 miles on a regular basis. Unless I am travelling I rarely run my truck more than 15 miles in a day. 50 if I am really running around. Initially I was scratching my head about an EV truck. But I am sure I am like a lot of people in that I am within 20 miles of a HD or Lowes. I could use this truck to get building materials etc, groceries, to the beach ( I live near the beach), pretty much all my usual running around. Once the light bulb went off that very few people travel an EV's range on most if not every day of the year, it starts to make sense. Being an RV'er, we look at it through the lens of the long distance travel. But we are a minority. An EV truck would probably suffice for 90% of the people who own an F150 today.

As a footnote, the 300 mile range is optimum conditions. Weather, terrain, running the heat or AC etc will all impact MPW (miles per watts). I suspect real world conditions the range is less.

And as others have said, the overnight charge is a worse case scenario on a standard outlet. Chargers made for EV's would charge at a much faster rate.

* This post was edited 06/29/21 12:48pm by way2roll *


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Posted: 06/29/21 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not many people do 300 miles on an average day.

So the question is how often do you travel 300 miles or more in a day.
- If it's 2-3 times per year planning a stop to do a high speed charge is probably viable.
- If it's 2-3 times per week, that's probably a deal breaker.

Of course, in terms of RVs...you aren't getting anything close to 300 miles while towing.


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Posted: 06/29/21 12:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curious
What if I carried my 200lb, 7200W, 240V/30A generator in the truck bed. Taking that same 350 mile trip, and say a realistic distance is 250 miles per charge. Let's say I travel 200 miles and stop at an out of the way location to take a lunch break. Out of the way meaning generator noise doesn't offend anyone. How long will I need to recharge at 7200W before I can reliably make the last 150 miles?


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Level 3 recharging time is 40 to 50 minutes. Level 2 is 10 to 14 hours.

https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/product/2022/f-150-lightning/pdf/F-150_Lightning_Tech_Specs.pdf


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