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Old 12-12-2018, 07:58 PM   #21
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Yes! I like the looks of that truck. But it's not an RV. Might make a good pulling iption for a 5th Wheel setup.

But one must wonder how long it will be before we start seeing fees at campgrounds for recharging an electric vehicle.

The surprising thing to me is the cost of running anything electric is nearly the same as a gas-powered option. Or, I should say, NOT "free".
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:07 PM   #22
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Yes! I like the looks of that truck. But it's not an RV. Might make a good pulling iption for a 5th Wheel setup.

But one must wonder how long it will be before we start seeing fees at campgrounds for recharging an electric vehicle.

The surprising thing to me is the cost of running anything electric is nearly the same as a gas-powered option. Or, I should say, NOT "free".
I know that the truck is not an RV but the drive looks like it could work in an RV.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:16 PM   #23
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The state with the most registered all electric vehicles is Washington followed by Hawaii then California. .


Hummm....

In 2016 more electric vehicles were sold in California than all other states combined, almost 74,000. Washington was 5,400 and Hawaii was 1,200.



As of July, 2018 California had over 350,000 electric vehicles registered.


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Old 12-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #24
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I stand corrected. Looking back, my facts were from 2014. Californians are buying half of what Tesla builds. An all electric RV might work as long as you stay close in California with that many EVs registered.



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In 2016 more electric vehicles were sold in California than all other states combined, almost 74,000. Washington was 5,400 and Hawaii was 1,200.



As of July, 2018 California had over 350,000 electric vehicles registered.


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Old 12-12-2018, 10:48 PM   #25
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https://www.viamotors.com/

These guys have been selling trucks for more than 5 years. I drove one once and it was impressive.



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Old 12-15-2018, 04:52 PM   #26
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In 2016 more electric vehicles were sold in California than all other states combined, almost 74,000. Washington was 5,400 and Hawaii was 1,200.



As of July, 2018 California had over 350,000 electric vehicles registered.


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Old 12-15-2018, 10:06 PM   #27
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And partially paid for by all of us whether we drive them or not...
...and helping to save the planet whether we live there or not.
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The surprising thing to me is the cost of running anything electric is nearly the same as a gas-powered option. Or, I should say, NOT "free".
A friend in the Bay Area tells me that his Volt is delivering about 250mpg equivalent.
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The surprising thing to me is the cost of running anything electric is nearly the same as a gas-powered option. Or, I should say, NOT "free".
The 2019 Nissan Leaf has a 40 KWh battery ... so at (let's say) 15 cents per KWh that's $6 to go 150 miles (at best)

At $3 per gallon, you'd have to be getting 75 mpg to match that.

--dick (who pays 13.5 cents per KWh for the second tier of power)
p.s. a 2018 Tesla Model 3 has a 75 KWh battery. Theoretically 300 mile range.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:33 AM   #30
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I'm not clear on exactly how electric cars are helping to save the planet at this moment in time. Electricity for charging cars is only as clean as the fuel that’s used to produce it. We don't have the electrical grid to support any rapid transition to electric cars. Uncle Sam has basically subsidized fossil fuel-powered electric cars in terms of where the power from charging comes from.

Electric-vehicle makers have done something clever and interesting:. They have replaced visible carbon emissions with carbon emissions that you can’t see, at least not coming out of the tailpipe. In fact, if an electric vehicle is charged with electricity from a coal-fired power plant, it emits 15 ounces of carbon per mile, a full 3 ounces per mile more than a similar gasoline-powered vehicle. Nickel or lithium mining results in greenhouse-gas emissions, environmental pollution, and human-health impacts. Manufacturing emissions for electric cars are 68 percent higher than for conventional cars.
Why should government subsidies for electric cars have no end point in mind? Should they go on forever?

Electric cars are not yet the nirvana solution that some people think. We desperately need new, cheaper battery technology and power production methods.
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