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FishOnOne

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Posted: 02/06/22 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So TFL tests the Rivian vs a Tundra on a tow test loop towing a 2,000lb trailer for 153 miles.

Results:

Rivian: Consumed 91% of battery capacity

Tundra: Consumed 32% of fuel tank capacity.

Add in the refuel and recharge time of these two trucks, the Tundra for any towing application is the clear winner hands down.

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cost of fuel was?


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I see no winner or looser. Without additional information as in fuel and maintenance cost you have reached a premature conclusion.

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For reliability the horse was the clear winner in the horseless carriages’ early days.


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EV's are in their infancy. By 2030, they will be outselling ICE vehicles easily. Solid state batteries will allow 1,000+ miles of driving without a recharge, and that recharge will take less than 10 minutes at 1/3 the cost of petroleum powered vehicles.

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Depends on the use. Could be a landscape trailer and only driven 120 miles in the day (or much less).
How well does that Tundra recharge the mandated no gasoline landscape tools between jobs?

There are so many applications of towing that does not include a 10 hour marathon.


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pianotuna wrote:

cost of fuel was?
For 153 miles the Tundra gas cost was $40.35. At $0.15/kWh the Rivian cost is $18.43.

I didn't see his actual electric cost. My house cost is $0.12/kWh and a recent CG charged $0.17/kWh.


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CA Traveler wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

cost of fuel was?
For 153 miles the Tundra gas cost was $40.35. At $0.15/kWh the Rivian cost is $18.43.

I didn't see his actual electric cost. My house cost is $0.12/kWh and a recent CG charged $0.17/kWh.


My personal experience is that DC fast charging costs typically 3 to 5 times the cost of charging at home...which is kinda why nobody charges at fast chargers unless they are on a road trip.

JMHO. Not an expert.

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jdc1 wrote:

By 2030, they will be outselling ICE vehicles easily. Solid state batteries will allow 1,000+ miles of driving without a recharge, and that recharge will take less than 10 minutes


I seriously doubt that.

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The big difference, plain and simple, is that I can actually go out and BUY a Tundra. That being said, IMO, no contest who the winner is.


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