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#1301 jonny

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:56 PM

1.5M km with no oil change? Seriously though, I think 1.5M is on the very high end before you need a major engine work, I think it's closer to 800k.


So they will have service yards in every town and truck stop? Sounds expensive.

#1302 dasmo

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

What makes you think the batteries will need replacing after only 200000km? More likely the charge capacity will just be at 90% one could just as easily pull 800,000 km out of the air. The electric car is the platform of the future... Hating won’t stop it....

Plus the batteries will be recycled upon replacement.

#1303 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

So they will have service yards in every town and truck stop? Sounds expensive.


No just at major cities where the “corrals” are just off the freeway.

#1304 LeoVictoria

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:25 PM

I'm not so sure if there's a financial advantage here.

 

Those batteries are very expensive and have very short lifespans. Your average truck won't require an overhaul for 1.5 million kilometres. Those batteries will last at most 200,000 km and by that point the range will have been drastically reduced.

 

I like how you just make up total bullshit and pass it off as fact.   


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#1305 LeoVictoria

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:26 PM

I'm interested to see how that would work. Great candidate for reduced pollution and where it really would shine is the long haul.

 

The Porsche Cayenne hybrid that I drove last year had a battery that would work for the first 75-100km but it was more a hybrid, the part that jumped out was the notice that you could not tow anything as it would damage the electric drive.....I wonder how this differs?  What type of drive is in the rig that can allow big weight compared to cars as this is the concern about EV pickup trucks etc

 

The reason they can't tow is because of the very complex hybrid powertrain that isn't up to it.   No problem with pure electrics.   


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#1306 dasmo

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:50 AM

Hybrids are just plain wrong....
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