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Old 10-05-2018, 01:50 PM   #41
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The green argument aside, I like the concept of charging at home, never pulling into a gas station. No oil changes. No transmission fluid. Brakes every 200,000 miles.
Or you can also keep it "topped off" by plugging it in at the customers house when you get to the job
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:14 PM   #42
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I'd like a plain ol gas truck for long trips (hunting, road trips, etc) and an electric van. I haven't driven over 80 miles on a work day in the last 4 years.
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Thatís why I really thought the concept of the Chevy volt was truly revolutionary however It never really took off

Itís basically an electric car with a gas back up motor


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And for anyone that hasnít seen this kid:



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Looks like he had a lot of fun.
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And for anyone that hasnít seen this kid:

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When I was his age I had a 20 year old Volkswagen that I worked my ass of to afford repairs gas and insurance. This kid just buys a P100D and guts it....

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When I was his age I had a 20 year old Volkswagen that I worked my ass of to afford repairs gas and insurance. This kid just buys a P100D and guts it....

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Maybe his dad doesn't know he's driving it....
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I think that by having this discussion on contractor talk without a majority of out-right dismissal we are well on our way all electric.


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I think that by having this discussion on contractor talk without a majority of out-right dismissal we are well on our way all electric.


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Everyone on this forum has gone from laughing at cordless tools to almost using them exclusively. I don't think anyone would have more faith in batteries than those who work in construction. It has outright changed the way we work.

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Everyone on this forum has gone from laughing at cordless tools to almost using them exclusively. I don't think anyone would have more faith in batteries than those who work in construction. It has outright changed the way we work.

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Thatís a good point

Things change quickly, look how advanced our phones have become in the past decade




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Interesting article about the effects of heat and cold on electric vehicles:

https://www.northernnewengland.aaa.c...120&jid=309341

I didn't realize there was such a penalty in cold weather. It gets a lot colder than 20 degrees here in the winter.
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That's a good point about the cold/hot weather penalty, but a lot of it also avoidable if you park in a garage or don't run the heater at 75+ degrees for the whole trip. The penalty isn't that bad if you don't factor running the heat/ac.
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Not sure if this has been brought up but some issues with electric.
#1 cold climate like Alberta.they are useless. was -40c and at 80km that's -67c with the wind chill. No friggin way an electric is going to last in that.
#2 majority of are electricity is from fuel sourced power plants. gotta get the power from some where and it ain't green.
#3 They can hardly keep up with the demand on rare elements in batterys. we don't have enough resources on the planet to make ever car electric. we just have to many.

in time... need more advances in batterys.
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as a hunter imagine being that quiet .no noise .i was thinking ATV cannot be far away .imagine popping in two dewalt batteries and racing off in a silent atv .

a use a box truck and i see they'll have vehicles like UPS use coming out late this year or next .this has potential .solar panels on top to catch a little extra juice .
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as a hunter imagine being that quiet .no noise .i was thinking ATV cannot be far away .imagine popping in two dewalt batteries and racing off in a silent atv .

a use a box truck and i see they'll have vehicles like UPS use coming out late this year or next .this has potential .solar panels on top to catch a little extra juice .
Fuso has the ECanter, the distance is pretty weak on a big truck but they are being used now for delivery trucks. I think they go 70 miles...
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https://workhorse.com/pickup/ and https://workhorse.com/ngen .the first link is the pickup .second is the smaller van . says 80 miles and something about on board generators ,what ever that means . guess we have a ways to go before they are worth the jump over .next is the cost of solar panels dropping down .
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Not sure if this has been brought up but some issues with electric.
#1 cold climate like Alberta.they are useless. was -40c and at 80km that's -67c with the wind chill. No friggin way an electric is going to last in that.
#2 majority of are electricity is from fuel sourced power plants. gotta get the power from some where and it ain't green.
#3 They can hardly keep up with the demand on rare elements in batterys. we don't have enough resources on the planet to make ever car electric. we just have to many.

in time... need more advances in batterys.
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Even if they solve the battery issues (a big one is just like tools... making it affordable to have back-up batteries already charged), I think there's going to have to be some major improvements to the electrical grid before it mainstreams...
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This reminds me. I bought one of those great LiIon jump packs. Forgot and left it in the car when it was double digit cold.

It makes a good paperweight now.

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