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Electric Vehicle News Items
« on: January 07, 2022, 12:27:05 PM »
FedEx, Walmart Ink Deals for GM BrightDrop Electric Delivery Vans (motortrend.com)



I think this, with trucks and SUVs, is where the money will be for automakers, more than sedans etc.

I also am coming to realize it's coming faster than I figured.  We may hit 50% new sales by 2030.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 12:36:02 PM »
if GM can make then fast enough

saw a truckload of new Vettes in Chamberlain, SD yesterday morning.  All wrapped in while plastic.  It was 12 below zero.
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2022, 07:57:16 AM »


Imagine.......if all the cars stranded on I-95 had been electric…🤔
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2022, 03:28:55 PM »
what's the difference if a stranded vehicle runs out of battery or gasoline?

perhaps a 5 gallon gas can is easier and quicker to resolve the issue???
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2022, 03:36:11 PM »
I'm guessing there weren't many EVs in this group...................

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 22 people, including 10 children, died in a popular mountain resort town in Pakistan after being stuck in their vehicles overnight during a heavy snowstorm as temperatures plummeted, officials said Saturday.

Most of the victims died of hypothermia, officials said. Among them was an Islamabad police officer and seven other members of his family, fellow police officer Atiq Ahmed said.

More than 4 feet (1 meter) of snow fell in the area of the Murree Hills resort overnight Friday and early Saturday, trapping thousands of cars on roadways, said Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. The snow was so severe that heavy equipment brought in to clear it initially got stuck during the night, said Umar Maqbool, assistant commissioner for the town of Murree. Temperatures fell to minus 8 degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 03:40:16 PM »
what's the difference if a stranded vehicle runs out of battery or gasoline?

perhaps a 5 gallon gas can is easier and quicker to resolve the issue???
You can heat your car by running your engine periodically with an ICE, but with a battery, when it runs out, which would be fairly soon, you are toast.  Or an icicle.

I am guessing the battery would run down much faster than a gasoline tank if both are half full.

And if a slew of cars were out of battery power, you'd need a "wrecker" with a generator to service them all.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 03:47:04 PM »
I'm guessing that the battery doesn't run down quickly if the vehicle isn't moving, but I'm just guessing

you also don't need to clear the tail pipe for fear of carbon monoxide poisoning
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 03:48:41 PM »
They use a heat pump for heat (and AC).  It will drain the battery, I'm not sure how fast.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2022, 10:08:20 AM »
what's the difference if a stranded vehicle runs out of battery or gasoline?

perhaps a 5 gallon gas can is easier and quicker to resolve the issue???
pretty easy to get gas to a car how many charging vehicles are availible - not a normal jump start




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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2022, 02:54:47 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/31/tech/alice-eviation-test-flight/index.html

Alice, the first all-electric passenger airplane, prepares to fly


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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2022, 03:32:04 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/31/tech/alice-eviation-test-flight/index.html
Pretty damn cool but according to the article it can only fly for about 1 hr and hit top speeds of 287mph. 

Need more of both. 

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2022, 05:15:10 PM »



Thor Industries, an RV manufacturing company that owns several brands including Airstream, is showing a concept electric camper van with range of 300 miles:

https://www.motortrend.com/news/thor-vision-vehicle-concept-electric-rv-van/





And an Electrified Airstream Concept:



https://www.airstream.com/estream/

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2022, 05:51:01 PM »
Delivery vans make sense to me as EVs perhaps over anything else.  RVs being an EV is a kind of cool concept, campgrounds could be equipped with FCs.  But delivery vans are where it's at, along with work pickups.  Where will we get the additional electricity on the grid?

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2022, 05:58:52 PM »
Delivery vans make sense to me as EVs perhaps over anything else.  RVs being an EV is a kind of cool concept, campgrounds could be equipped with FCs.  But delivery vans are where it's at, along with work pickups.  Where will we get the additional electricity on the grid?
It's already quite common for campgrounds to have 30A and 50A hookups.  State parks, national parks, municipal campgrounds, and private RV lots all over the country are already equipped to handle delivering power at those currents.

300 miles is less range than I'd want in an RV, it's not uncommon for me to travel 400-450 miles in a day for camping.  But there's a decent sized market segment that this would probably work for.  


 

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