Pure Electric F-Series

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billiebob

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Oct 31, 2015
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Kootenays, BC, Canada
That was a big issue during the cold snap in the midwest I believe. All the Teslas wouldn't start!
Hell half the cars would not start either. My TJ gets about 12mpg at 40 below. And it won't start unless it is plugged in. Doom and gloom. But in reality there is little difference between gas and electric. But every day the electric concept improves.

Heres a product being tested by Parks Canada, an electric snowmobile. It out performs the gas sleds.

https://taigamotors.ca
 
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billiebob

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Oct 31, 2015
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Kootenays, BC, Canada
I doubt we will be able to buy one on roll out. The first customers will likely be municipalities and utility companies with predictable schedules. But no doubt, pure electric will become common.
 

danof76

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Nov 21, 2018
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San Antonio, TX
I'd be surprised to see many of those down here, and we're known for driving a ton of trucks. I mean, what's the point in a truck you have to charge for hours after just a drive over to Houston?

Sure, if electric cars could run for days on end I wouldn't have a thing against them, but Texas is a big state, a handful of hours of driving before needing hours of recharge just doesn't work.

I'll stick with my Eco Boost for now.
Ditto, I love my EcoBoost. As it is I own my two favorite vehicles I've ever owned, and I don't see either of them changing anytime soon (unless I manage to find myself into a King Ranch F150).
 
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DHunt

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I know there's some smart guys on here, so maybe here's a chance for me to learn something. My understanding of any battery is that they basically work by destroying themselves. Ions leave one plate and transfer to the other plate eating away at the losing side. Any battery will be less effective as time goes on. If it got 100 miles on a charge new, it will get fewer than 100 miles 5 years later. How much less is the problem. It doesn't seem practical to me to have a vehicle that you don't know what it's range is. Then you throw in variables like temperature and you're really gambling. If I could only afford one car, I can't see it being electric any time soon. Seems like a backup or toy. Like my TJ.
 
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billiebob

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Oct 31, 2015
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Kootenays, BC, Canada
Everything you just said, also applies to the gas engine. Temperature, ie 40 below affects my TJs mileage too. I'm on my second motor, I got 11 years out of the first. The 100 mile range is way below what is possible today. I've met several Tesla owners, they love 'em.

100 years ago the debate was gas, steam, electric. Mack trucks started building electric
trucks. Until Henry Ford and Texas Crude, electricity was on an equal footing. Today electric vehicles are inevitable. Range was a huge issue 100 years ago too when the horse was the alternative.

Here is the 1920? Walker Commercial Electric Truck

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TJ4Jim

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Everything you just said, also applies to the gas engine. Temperature, ie 40 below affects my TJs mileage too. I'm on my second motor, I got 11 years out of the first. The 100 mile range is way below what is possible today. I've met several Tesla owners, they love 'em.

100 years ago the debate was gas, steam, electric. Mack trucks started building electric
trucks. Until Henry Ford and Texas Crude, electricity was on an equal footing. Today electric vehicles are inevitable. Range was a huge issue 100 years ago too when the horse was the alternative.

Here is the 1920? Walker Commercial Electric Truck

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They still make great chocolate chip cookies.
 
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DHunt

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Jun 12, 2018
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Harbison Canyon
My understanding about Tesla is that the battery is custom. Quite a problem if Tesla folds and your battery needs replacing. Not as easy to manufacture an after market battery as say a bumper. The debate between gas, electric and steam was a debate for standardization, which was accomplished. Tesla's battery has no interchangeability, so no standardization. What the electric car industry needs is a new magic battery. Until one is developed, I don't think internal combustion verses electric is much of a fight without government intervention for electric. Sad state of affairs when a guy making 30k has to kick in for a 150k$ car.