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JimBollman

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This should be an interesting series to watch. The easy part of the trip, the first 1,082.4 miles they only stoped to charge 9 times. They are traveling with an F-150 hybrid with a built-in generator that can charge the Lightning if they get in a pinch. Of course it took an hour and thirty-eight minutes for the Lightning to charge 8-percent and used a gallon of fuel.
https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camp........0-and-four-wheel-camper-make-alaska-run/

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It’s a start. Similar to the infancy of gasoline powered vehicles. Our family fortune was in buggy whips. . Grandparents held on to their stock regretfully.


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So in other words they put a "heavy hard sided tent" in the box and attempted to call it a camper. What a joke.

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Slowly getting better. But they need a significant breakthrough in technology before they will really be ready to be workhorses.

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If it’s about emissions reduction and the environment why even leave home? It’s running on coal and natural gas

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Here is their original Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/TFLtruck

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Great article. Overwhelming majority of trucks and autos on the road are ICE.

Beware of buying a used EV. Can be super expensive. Here is the story sports fans.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/tesla-cuts-car-s-range-by-30-demands-4-500-to-get-it-back/ar-AA100kbL?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=2e96e4272772445db6a95b8de2f86383

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Of course, TFL proved another way that F150s EVs aren't a practical vehicle for anything other than commuting or local driving.


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BB_TX wrote:

Slowly getting better. But they need a significant breakthrough in technology before they will really be ready to be workhorses.


To say nothing of the improvements that will be needed in the electrical grid and the technology used to put energy into that grid.

Making the trip up or down the Alaska Highway today with a diesel powered vehicle can be "challenging" due to the spacing of diesel fueling stations, especially for those who never learned about "driving on the top half of the tank". And that's during the summer tourist season - making the trip in the winter is even harder as many stations are closed then.

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bob_nestor wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

Slowly getting better. But they need a significant breakthrough in technology before they will really be ready to be workhorses.


To say nothing of the improvements that will be needed in the electrical grid and the technology used to put energy into that grid.

Making the trip up or down the Alaska Highway today with a diesel powered vehicle can be "challenging" due to the spacing of diesel fueling stations, especially for those who never learned about "driving on the top half of the tank". And that's during the summer tourist season - making the trip in the winter is even harder as many stations are closed then.


Yep. Done that.

I took a look at BC hydros map though. Looks pretty comprehensive. It’s kind of a 30 month projection. Kinda hard to count on a little map but I would say probably 40 fast chargers locations connecting 16 to both the Yukon side and the Alaska side. That’s not including what the Yukon has already installed and will be installing to meet them. Big project. Not much info on what they are using for chargers. I would think they”ll start with the 50 KW units and upgrade to a 100 or 150’s later.

I’ll try and put the map up later.

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