EV Road Test

With an electric truck, you can take a family vacation all the way from just north of Denver to just south of Denver, a distance of 54 miles.

h/t Pierre Gosselin.

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7 Responses to EV Road Test

  1. Disillusioned says:

    All-electric vehicles are The Never Ready for Prime Time Players

  2. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    Have a friend that got his long awaited Rivian electric truck which boasted over 300 miles per charge. He put a load of AC equipment of 600 pounds in the bed and drove the 75 miles from Memphis to Jackson Tn. And used up nearly 80% of the charge by the time he got to the job site to unload. With the load and himself, that’s 800 pounds or like having 4 adult males riding in the truck and getting about 1/3 the mileage of what is advertised.
    He can’t use the truck for work. Only short runs in town.
    Who’s going to drive 75 miles to the job then have to recharge to make it the 75 miles back?
    It is fast though😵‍💫😂
    Luckily he kept his 12 year old f150 with 250,000 miles on it for making the long hauls

    • arn says:

      Car batteries are good to provide a small house with electricity for a few days.

      But for everything else they are pretty much useless and need a capacity increase of minimum 400% to be cosidered an alternative on the basic lavel.

  3. william says:

    Funniest thing I ever read about wind turbines which kind of gave the game away.

    “Trident Energy has spotted an opportunity to reduce the risks and costs of providing offshore power. Offshore wind farms are being built in ever deeper, harsher waters. Diesel generators are used to provide power when these are without grid connection – but access for refuelling in this challenging environment is increasingly uncertain. Turbines without power are not an option. Turbine warranties are invalidated, with major implications for insurance and financing. Diesel refuelling costs are very high because of the costs of getting the fuel to the wind farm.”

  4. GWS says:

    Since WWII children have grown up believing that anything they want to happen can happen — “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys-R-Us kid.” — then they grow up blaming Putin for reality not cooperating.

  5. czechlist says:

    just another object lesson in the abundance of stupidity and gullibilty in the world. I have a relative who pays a higher electric rate for “green” energy and actually believes every electron arriving at her meter came from a green source because, by golly, that’s what she is paying for – no arguing it!
    I am all for clean renewable energy and when it is real and abundant enough to meet the needs of civilization as I know it then count me in.
    Meanwhile it is 103 and I am on the patio with fan and misters and quite comfortable, thx.

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