That was a big issue during the cold snap in the midwest I believe. All the Teslas wouldn't start!https://www.foxnews.com/auto/cold-weather-driving-can-reduce-electric-car-range-over-40-percent-aaa-study-finds
Not something you can count on. Which is the whole point of a truck.
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.That was a big issue during the cold snap in the midwest I believe. All the Teslas wouldn't start!
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).I'll stick with my Eco Boost for now.
They still make great chocolate chip cookies.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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I think dams and oil sands both use traditional fossil fuels to generate energy.Where does the electricity and the battery materials come from . . . . ?
If it is hydro electric dams, coal fired turbines, etc. . . . do you think that coal, dam, mine, etc were built with diesel burning machinery.
Betting the electric vehicles with their aluminum bodies have put a larger load on resources than that gas-pot truck you drive.
Yuppie - shit.
Solar powered earth movers, solar powered freight trains . . . .
I think there's an opportunity for electric vehicles in some applications, but living in a rural area where travel distances are farther, and there are few recharging stations is not one of them.I think dams and oil sands both use traditional fossil fuels to generate energy.
BUT there is a mine which moves material with electric dump trucks. They come down the mountain using the electric motor to hold the truck back and use the generated electricity to power the truck back up the mountain to reload.
Kinda cool when you free yer mind to look at the possibilities eh.
Tesla is working on that. I think their Super Charger Stations give 80% in 15 minutes, and they are putting them in with Starbucks so you can plug in, buy a coffee, check mail, texts, twitter..... and drive. Since you cannot drive and text anymore.... and you cannot gas up with a cell in yer hand.... those making the jump are luvin' it.Stopping and waiting an hour to recharge your car to finish the trip is not saving time.