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RE: Electric Pickup?

I wonder if they will start building in generator and fuel tank so you can recharge every 200 miles or so? Or maybe a towable solar array a 10000 lb capacity trailer should hold enough fold out panels to recharge the batteries in 8 hours. I wonder how many EVs are in use around Erie during snow season. Not many years ago a big snowstorm had traffic stopped for two days at least in I75 north of Atlanta. Semi Drivers were taking people from cars which had run out of fuel into their cabs. A lot more were very cold. How long can an EV heat the interior? Depends on the car and the temp you set it at I suppose. We find once the car is at temperature it doesn’t take much to keep it there. It’s a small cabin. My meter usually reads about 500 watts to keep it warm when it’s around minus 12. That includes the heated seats and steering wheel. We set it for 18 C as we usually have warm clothes on in winter. So maybe 12 kw per day. Ish. So something like an Eplus Leaf or Model 3 Tesla has about a 60 to 70 kw battery. Maybe 2 or 3 days depending on where you start etc. Something like a model S Tesla probably 4 or 5 days. An EV pickup truck will have a big a$$ battery so probably a week or more. A semi maybe a month. Like everything else depends on lots of conditions. Winter in an EV is sooo much nicer than a gas or diesel job. Preheat and defrost using the phone app or departure timers. Always ready, no scraping. Never filling up at a gas station and grabbing a cold pump handle. Always fueled every morning. Nice.
Reisender 11/14/19 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Towing 3 tons of trailer, or more, at 65 mph for 250 to 300 miles before a recharge is needed? This is an RV forum. If it can't do that under common towing conditions, then for us it can't do that. If you are expecting 15 minutes recharge cycle from a nearly fully drawn or drained battery, then this is not for you. There is nothing yet except speculation of a claim of 500 mile range. Again, it's not yet independently tested under towing conditions nor to verify the range under actual driving conditions. My own benchmark as I want a Tesla pick up mainly for my RV towing, is a range of 300 miles. I usually take my lunch coinciding with my gas up which takes me about 45 to 1 hour, then that's much I tolerate for the recharging. My other wish list is that campsites will have superchargers. Thank you. My point, exactly, is that an EV will not allow me to do what I do now with my ICE. Or, even get close. I don’t think I would need 300 miles if towing range as we would never travel that far without a substantial break. Maybe 400 kilometers max would work. Everyone's needs are different. Last September, we spent 5 weeks doing a leaf changing tour in the northeast US. It took us 4 days just to get to our starting point, driving 400 to 500 miles per day. At 250 to 300 miles per day, it would have taken us a week just to get to our starting point. Yep. Right tool for the right job.
Reisender 11/13/19 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

As EV'S become more popular it might be possible for gas stations to put in a charge area for electric vehicles to boost sales. That real estate is way too expensive to tie up space for a relatively low margin high time consuming endeavor. At 2cents per gallon margin, most gas stations are making more money on food and other items. The longer customer linger on the station, the more they buy. But I don't think Tesla and the EV owners are waiting for them to do that.A lot of gas stations have fast food restaurant's in them as well. Eat lunch and charge your vehicle. That’s what we do. But we don’t drive a Tesla. The average V3 Supercharger stop duration is around 16 minutes. So you better eat quick. Those suckers charge fast.
Reisender 11/13/19 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

As EV'S become more popular it might be possible for gas stations to put in a charge area for electric vehicles to boost sales. That real estate is way too expensive to tie up space for a relatively low margin high time consuming endeavor. Ah no. Its already happening. PetroCan, Shell, Canadian Tire, Common in Europe. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48390245551_b59ba61705_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/46056422964_78c2632059_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4908/45866374595_3673859c46_z.jpg
Reisender 11/13/19 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This goes back to convenience. Why should I have to worry is there is a charging station between me and my destination, or even if there is one at my destination. I know there is a gas station on the way, and a 99.99 percent chance there is one at my destination. I have been on islands where there was no gas station. You just get it before you cross the bridge. Exactly. Why worry about it. Just check your app or car software. Charge stations in Britain are plentiful. EV’s have gauges that indicate charge level no different than a gas gauge. If someone is unable to grasp the simple concept that vehicles need fuel then they should probably be denied a drivers license. As you said. If you are going somewhere that doesn’t have a fueling point or charging point then make alternative arrangements. This is a non issue. Thus I propose an IQ test prior to owning an EV.;) Thing is. I KNOW there is a gas station nearby. Here. there are no charging stations. Which is why I can't use a EV. Plug share shows about 80 charge stations within a 100 miles of your location including level 2 AC and DCFC of various networks. All of which would be useless to you if your home has electricity as you would do pretty much all your charging there. Generally speaking few people use charging stations anywhere around where they live. Unless you can’t charge at home of course.
Reisender 11/13/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

I think the existing 50 amp outlet will serve nicely to charge and camp with any RV for at least another decade. Plenty of time to upgrade infrastructure as needed. For sure. But a longer term outlook to a 100 amp site would be reasonable. All this takes time.
Reisender 11/13/19 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

No response to this post I made several days ago? And the recharge I was talking about should take no longer than 15 minutes. Towing 3 tons of trailer, or more, at 65 mph for 250 to 300 miles before a recharge is needed? This is an RV forum. If it can't do that under common towing conditions, then for us it can't do that. If you are expecting 15 minutes recharge cycle from a nearly fully drawn or drained battery, then this is not for you. There is nothing yet except speculation of a claim of 500 mile range. Again, it's not yet independently tested under towing conditions nor to verify the range under actual driving conditions. My own benchmark as I want a Tesla pick up mainly for my RV towing, is a range of 300 miles. I usually take my lunch coinciding with my gas up which takes me about 45 to 1 hour, then that's much I tolerate for the recharging. My other wish list is that campsites will have superchargers. I don’t think I would need 300 miles if towing range as we would never travel that far without a substantial break. Maybe 400 kilometers max would work. The truck will almost certainly have something like a 19 kw internal or dual 10 kw chargers so I don’t think DC fast charging would be required at a campground. A 100 amp service on site and a 14.4 kW EVSE would probably serve most peoples needs. Something like a clipper creek 60 amp unit on the campground post would be a good compromise. The campground could contract it out to a company like ChargePoint and have a profit sharing agreement.
Reisender 11/13/19 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

When I look at a map of charge stations in our province there seems to be a reasonable number in many areas but when I look at them individually, many have just one outlet. There was a segment on the news a week or so ago about charger rage becoming an issue. People deliberately unplugging vehicles that were already charging or plugging their vehicle in then walking away and leaving it for extended periods. True dat. The rage generally is caused by bad etiquette on the part of drivers. Some EV drivers will just park at a charger and not even plug in. Others bugger off and leave it connected for 8 hours when all they need is 2 hours to full charge (talking level 2 here). Tesla doesn't have as much of a problem on their superchargers as the driver gets charged idle fees once it is full. As well, people need to be reminded that is at all possible you charge at home. This will get sorted out with software and billing eventually but there is a learning curve for drivers as well. BC is doing well with their infrastructure buildout. Next summer should see the corridor to Bellacoola completed as then the province is mostly covered for the short term. After that it is a matter of twinning a lot of the sites. There hasn't been anywhere we haven't been able to go yet but we have a trip planned up through Bella Coola and the north west section of the province for 2021. The kootenays group has done a real good job over the last year. BC hydro has also been pretty good with outages. Lots of new DCFC stations coming on line between now and next summer. The worst ones are the ICE vehicles that park at charge points. Germany has much stricter laws than we presently do. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057839151_b2aa293311_z.jpg
Reisender 11/13/19 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the railsWould that be electric rails? Watched Top Gear tonight. They had a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. They ran out of range in a town that did not have a recharge station. They ended up pushing the car to a university for a 13 hour charge trying to make it to a beach town. They were not favorable to electric cars. This kinda thing I find funny. Why would somebody start a trip without checking their software to see if there was infrastructure. People are funny...or just stupid. LOL. And what the heck is a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. And if it was a Nissan Leaf they charge in 30 minutes at any modern DCFC. LOLShould be a Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot electric car in Britain. I believe that was the point the town didn't have a charge station and they didn't have the battery capacity to make it to the next town 32km away that did. They tested the Lamborghini Aventador and found issue as well. It's entertainment more then anything So they deliberately set out on a trip to a place they knew had no infrastructure. LOL they were either mental midgets or looking to write a click bate article. LOL. Too funny. What year was this test? Britain has pretty good infrastructure. Even a base leaf has 250 km of range. They must have worked pretty hard to find an area without charge infrastructure. CCS and Chademo This goes back to convenience. Why should I have to worry is there is a charging station between me and my destination, or even if there is one at my destination. I know there is a gas station on the way, and a 99.99 percent chance there is one at my destination. I have been on islands where there was no gas station. You just get it before you cross the bridge. Exactly. Why worry about it. Just check your app or car software. Charge stations in Britain are plentiful. EV’s have gauges that indicate charge level no different than a gas gauge. If someone is unable to grasp the simple concept that vehicles need fuel then they should probably be denied a drivers license. As you said. If you are going somewhere that doesn’t have a fueling point or charging point then make alternative arrangements. This is a non issue.
Reisender 11/13/19 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Good day for Tesla. Gigafactory 4 in Germany is a go. https://electrek.co/2019/11/12/tesla-gigafactory-4-berlin-germany/ Final approval to make and sell cars at Gigafactory 3 in China received. https://electrek.co/2019/11/13/tesla-manufacturing-license-gigafactory-3-production-is-imminent/ Pickup unveil this week as well.
Reisender 11/13/19 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the railsWould that be electric rails? Watched Top Gear tonight. They had a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. They ran out of range in a town that did not have a recharge station. They ended up pushing the car to a university for a 13 hour charge trying to make it to a beach town. They were not favorable to electric cars. This kinda thing I find funny. Why would somebody start a trip without checking their software to see if there was infrastructure. People are funny...or just stupid. LOL. And what the heck is a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. And if it was a Nissan Leaf they charge in 30 minutes at any modern DCFC. LOLShould be a Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot electric car in Britain. I believe that was the point the town didn't have a charge station and they didn't have the battery capacity to make it to the next town 32km away that did. They tested the Lamborghini Aventador and found issue as well. It's entertainment more then anything So they deliberately set out on a trip to a place they knew had no infrastructure. LOL they were either mental midgets or looking to write a click bate article. LOL. Too funny. What year was this test? Britain has pretty good infrastructure. Even a base leaf has 250 km of range. They must have worked pretty hard to find an area without charge infrastructure. CCS and Chademo This is what Wikipedia says about that episode under "cpntroversies" Quite the tabloid they got going there. \ "A later scene showed people pushing the electric Nissan Leaf up a street while Clarkson made jokes about it having run out of charge. Nissan later discovered from onboard data logging that before the "test drive" its charge had been run down to only 40% capacity. Since then Top Gear has received criticism from electric car enthusiasts, newspapers, celebrities, and Nissan in response to their view on electric cars" They must have worked hard to make it fail. This is Britains Chademo DCFC coverage. Uh huh, they couldn't find a DCFC station. LOL. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49057328828_3d5b155b4b_z.jpg
Reisender 11/12/19 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the railsWould that be electric rails? Watched Top Gear tonight. They had a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. They ran out of range in a town that did not have a recharge station. They ended up pushing the car to a university for a 13 hour charge trying to make it to a beach town. They were not favorable to electric cars. This kinda thing I find funny. Why would somebody start a trip without checking their software to see if there was infrastructure. People are funny...or just stupid. LOL. And what the heck is a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. And if it was a Nissan Leaf they charge in 30 minutes at any modern DCFC. LOLShould be a Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot electric car in Britain. I believe that was the point the town didn't have a charge station and they didn't have the battery capacity to make it to the next town 32km away that did. They tested the Lamborghini Aventador and found issue as well. It's entertainment more then anything So they deliberately set out on a trip to a place they knew had no infrastructure. LOL they were either mental midgets or looking to write a click bate article. LOL. Too funny. What year was this test? Britain has pretty good infrastructure. Even a base leaf has 250 km of range. They must have worked pretty hard to find an area without charge infrastructure. CCS and Chademo
Reisender 11/12/19 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the railsWould that be electric rails? Watched Top Gear tonight. They had a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. They ran out of range in a town that did not have a recharge station. They ended up pushing the car to a university for a 13 hour charge trying to make it to a beach town. They were not favorable to electric cars. This kinda thing I find funny. Why would somebody start a trip without checking their software to see if there was infrastructure. People are funny...or just stupid. LOL. And what the heck is a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. And if it was a Nissan Leaf they charge in 30 minutes at any modern DCFC. LOL
Reisender 11/12/19 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figureImagine getting a solid 50 to 80 MPGe with more usable power. With today's technology, imagining is all you will do. Yah no. An EV car gets north of 100 mpg/e with a lot more power and torque than a gasser or diesel equivalent. Even if a truck is half that.....
Reisender 11/11/19 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

BTW there is a separate thread on the Semi. All this has been discussed. TEN more days to the scheduled release of the Tesla consumer pick-up truck. Then the sparks can really fly ;)Or it could be a real dud, and nobody will be interested. Sneak pictures I've seen seem to show a really ugly, non-useful truck. Maybe they got their styling cues from the Aztec. There was a crash course in ugly. Without knowing what the Tesla will look like I think Rivian has done a decent job with theirs. Not ugly but also not conventional. It would be nice to see Rivian make a go of it. Right now Tesla has no competition which is not necessarily a good thing. I hope they do well as well...but competition is good.
Reisender 11/11/19 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

For us RVers, pick up or a an SUV is a must to tow our RVs. And EV makes sense for our long travel miles. Right now I can imagine a big percentage of us will be opting for EV trucks when available and makes economic sense. I agree...except maybe the economic sense part. People buy 60,000 half tons...as grocery getters. :). I’m willing to bet that a LOT of people will spend 70 or 80,000 dollars on a Tesla high performance truck...on payments...spread over 8 years. :) Just sayin. We replace our vehicles about every 5 years just because we like new tech, safety features etc.....and that makes absolutely no economic sense. :). Life is short, death is long. You can’t take it with you. :).
Reisender 11/10/19 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Well, technically yah. YouTube is full of videos of them going down the road hauling various loads. Pretty much all over the country. But they are prototypes and there are only two of them. Well if youtube is full of them it should be real easy for you to link 5 or 6 of them. I say you won't be able to. The clock starts now. Here are a few "fake" cars by GM. https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-vehicle-collection/index.html Since they weren't available to buy they must be fakes. I just went to YouTube and typed Tesla semi truck. I stopped counting after a dozen. Lots of videos of the prototypes hauling various types of loads...including new Tesla’s. :)
Reisender 11/10/19 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Gee, 2 years ago he was unveiling the semi truck that would change everything, anyone seen one going down the road? Fool me once.... Well, technically yah. YouTube is full of videos of them going down the road hauling various loads. Pretty much all over the country. But they are prototypes and there are only two of them. This will be the same with the pickup. The unveil is next week. Probably a couple years to production. It was the same with the model 3. Model y was unveiled last year and goes into production next spring. Tesla always seems to come thru. Usually with delays but they eventually get out there. VW said they would have a million EV’s on the road by 2020. We can all see how that went. Tesla is still the only mass producer of EV’s although Nissan could be arguably included in that category albeit at a much slower rate. GM, Ford, FCA are still no shows. European manufacturers are starting to produce now. But still quite far back from Tesla. Tesla remains the only long range EV manufacturer and the only manufacturer with a comprehensive charging network. People like to dis Tesla because it’s an American company (especially Americans which is weird) but Tesla has been, is and continues to be the world leader in EV’s and grid and off grid energy production and storage.
Reisender 11/10/19 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

This outfit shows fake videos of their booster rockets landing themselves. Now they are talking electric vehicles with useful range? This okboomer does has a question: how is enough AC electricity going to be generated to power the world motor vehicle fleet? Utilities expect to see a total grid load increase of about 20 percent to power the private vehicle fleet. The average daily consumption of a commuter vehicle is 6 to 8 kWh. Meh. Most Utilities are welcoming the customers. They have 30 years to figure it out. It doesn’t happen overnight.
Reisender 11/09/19 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many. I do. If you own a house, you need and use a truck. From hauling mulch, sand, pavers for side walks, lawnmowers, gravel, bikes, plywood, fire wood. The list is endless. And yeah. even groceries. Also need the bed to put suitcases in while traveling. thing is. when you go get sand, gravel, or mulch. A truck is the perfect thing for them to use the front end loader to dump what ever you are buying in the bed. Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. Our extended family bought one about 10 years ago as none of us own trucks but all own houses. It has done a lot of work over the years. We all pull it with hatchbacks or SUV’s. I have no problem with people owning trucks if that’s what they like but suggesting that a truck is a requirement if one owns a house is a huge stretch. We do have a neighbour with a truck that borrows our trailer whenever there is s dirty job. Doesn’t want to scratch his truck box. :). Scratches? I always thought that's what bed covers were for. But in truth. If I am at the hardware store, and see something I want. I just load it. I don't have to go get the trailer. and unless the trailer has solid sides, bottom, and tailgate. sand, gravel, and mulch runs out. I've seen people leave a trail all the way home from the mulch yard. Unless you put a tarp in it. I don't have to put a tarp in the truck. and I'm not sure I'd want to put 2 scoops of sand, or mulch, in one of those little trailers. It may not be a requirement. But it sure is a handy thing to have. especially if you do a lot of stuff to the house, and lawn. plus, I don't have to find a place to park a trailer. I would, and did have a truck if I had or didn't have a camper. Always did. I hear ya on the storage. Luckily one of the family members has a small acreage. Can't store anything in our Townhouse community. Ours is a solid bottom. Looking kinda rough after 10 years of shared use. :)
Reisender 11/08/19 05:17pm General RVing Issues
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