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RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

The article you linked to says 9%. You said 15%? 9% is a whole lot different than 15%. Which is it? As i mentioned the link provided is for 2019. Google the 2020 numbers and you’ll see the estimates for 2020.( the year isn’t over). Some higher than 15 some lower. Depends if they were written pre or post pandemic. Happy googling. So you're stating things that didn't even happen yet? :S :S :R :R From what I Googled EV sales have dropped in 2020 not increased. Heh heh. There ya go. Go with that. :).
Reisender 09/22/20 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Border closings

Allowing snowbirds across is a no brainer. Canadians still in Canada would not be affected in any way. When the snowbirds return they would self quarantine . Here's hoping. And to that end each country could set there own standards for quarantine. I doubt Americans would agree to any kind of quarantine, liberty, freedom etc etc, but Canada could continue to impose the quarantine and satisfy the public desire. Win win.
Reisender 09/22/20 04:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

The article you linked to says 9%. You said 15%? 9% is a whole lot different than 15%. Which is it? As i mentioned the link provided is for 2019. Google the 2020 numbers and you’ll see the estimates for 2020.( the year isn’t over). Some higher than 15 some lower. Depends if they were written pre or post pandemic. Happy googling.
Reisender 09/22/20 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

So yes. I am including fuel costs in operating costs. Our Jeep wasn’t that bad for maintenance costs. Pretty good vehicle overall. And yah, our usage needs changed so although the cargo room was great in the SUV it wasn’t needed anymore. A Tesla model 3 is not a compact car though. They are actually quite roomy. And has two trunks. More of a mid size. So keeping it real there is some apples to oranges comparisons. Having said that for us the fuel costs went from around 170 to 25 bucks per month. And a heck of a lot more convenient. So yah, it’s cheaper. Works for us. Not the right fit for everybody. One would have to analyze what they do and see what works. Obviously gas and electricity prices can move the needle a lot. Here it’s a no brainer. Which is why 15 percent of all new vehicles sold are Electric. When EV trucks are available that will easily double. If an SUV is needed the model Y is a nice alternative to something like the Grand Cherokee. Look it up, the Mod 3 is a compact car. That's not a bad thing if you need a compact car but it's wildly different from a full size SUV when you are doing a comparison. Particularly if you want to throw fuel costs into the mix. Grand Cherokee is looking at somewhere around 16mpg. Your typical compact car is somewhere on the order of 30-35 mpg and the more efficiency focused models can push north of 40 mpg. So re-run the numbers with a 40mpg car and that gap drops to more like $65 per month for fuel or about $40 savings...vs a substantial up front price difference to get the basic tesla. This is a good example of where EV proponents get it wrong. They push obviously misleading comparisons and then they are shocked when people assume anything they say is intended to be misleading. Fuel is cheaper for EVs, so there is no reason to mislead over it. PS: Where are you getting 15% of new car sales are battery EV's? I'm coming up with something like 1.9% (2019) in the US looking online at that's with heavy subsidization and they aren't providing details but articles say there has been a fall back in 2020 due to cheap gas prices I looked it up. You are right. It’s a compact. Definetly a big compact though. Or maybe my garage is just small. :) You misunderstood my post. I said that 15 percent of new car sales are electric in my province. Nothing about percentage of vehicles on the road. Last year it was 9 percent so it’s growing fast. Cheers. I didn't see where it mentioned province in your original comment...So it's a specific subset of data not representative of your country or larger market which is a much smaller percentage and largely still driven by govt support. Plus as others mentioned, even that is overstating when you are looking at battery only. PIH still makes far more sense for the vast majority of people unless you only need the car as a commuter car and have a full service vehicle for longer trips. There is no reason to believe this won't apply equally well if not more to pickups. Yah you are right. My mistake. I tend not to be well informed on foreign markets. However I will disagree on your comment on needing a different vehicle for longer trips. Many of the EV’s do quite well on trips from 500 to 800 km trips. But then again, that comes back to what I consider a long trip. LOL. :). But yah, with those kind of distances it takes us no longer or shorter than when we drove ICE. And that kind of distance is all we do in a day. But that’s just us. Of course this is all JMHO. :). Cheers.
Reisender 09/22/20 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Could you post a link for that 15% of the car sale......... I would like to read it. Sure. Here’s a link for 2019 9 percent I mentioned. You can google the expected 2020 results. Lots depends on Tesla’s ability to crank them out and allotment to Canada. About half of EV’s sold here are Tesla’s. Three things work for EV sales here. 1. Cheap and abundant power. 2. Expensive gas. 3. Federal and provincial incentives on cheaper models. https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/11/29/nine-percent-new-vehicles-sales-electric-b-c/ That article says 65% of the electric vehicle sales are battery-only. The others are plug-in hybrid. Also, Tesla is about half of that 65% not half of what the article is calling EV's. Still a pretty good chunk of the sales though. This thread, however, is about the Rivian. At least it got one page to itself. ;) Classic thread wander. :) It’ll be interesting to see if they hit the 15 percent they are talking about for 2020. The pandemic dried up access for a bit. There are a ton of people waiting for electric pickups here but I think the American market will get supplied first. 2022 should see a bunch available here though. The next few years will be interesting. Charging infrastructure is going up faster here as well and now the gas stations are getting it. We need it. Bring it on.
Reisender 09/22/20 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Could you post a link for that 15% of the car sale......... I would like to read it. Sure. Here’s a link for 2019 9 percent I mentioned. You can google the expected 2020 results. Lots depends on Tesla’s ability to crank them out and allotment to Canada. About half of EV’s sold here are Tesla’s. Three things work for EV sales here. 1. Cheap and abundant power. 2. Expensive gas. 3. Federal and provincial incentives on cheaper models. https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/11/29/nine-percent-new-vehicles-sales-electric-b-c/
Reisender 09/22/20 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

So yes. I am including fuel costs in operating costs. Our Jeep wasn’t that bad for maintenance costs. Pretty good vehicle overall. And yah, our usage needs changed so although the cargo room was great in the SUV it wasn’t needed anymore. A Tesla model 3 is not a compact car though. They are actually quite roomy. And has two trunks. More of a mid size. So keeping it real there is some apples to oranges comparisons. Having said that for us the fuel costs went from around 170 to 25 bucks per month. And a heck of a lot more convenient. So yah, it’s cheaper. Works for us. Not the right fit for everybody. One would have to analyze what they do and see what works. Obviously gas and electricity prices can move the needle a lot. Here it’s a no brainer. Which is why 15 percent of all new vehicles sold are Electric. When EV trucks are available that will easily double. If an SUV is needed the model Y is a nice alternative to something like the Grand Cherokee. Look it up, the Mod 3 is a compact car. That's not a bad thing if you need a compact car but it's wildly different from a full size SUV when you are doing a comparison. Particularly if you want to throw fuel costs into the mix. Grand Cherokee is looking at somewhere around 16mpg. Your typical compact car is somewhere on the order of 30-35 mpg and the more efficiency focused models can push north of 40 mpg. So re-run the numbers with a 40mpg car and that gap drops to more like $65 per month for fuel or about $40 savings...vs a substantial up front price difference to get the basic tesla. This is a good example of where EV proponents get it wrong. They push obviously misleading comparisons and then they are shocked when people assume anything they say is intended to be misleading. Fuel is cheaper for EVs, so there is no reason to mislead over it. PS: Where are you getting 15% of new car sales are battery EV's? I'm coming up with something like 1.9% (2019) in the US looking online at that's with heavy subsidization and they aren't providing details but articles say there has been a fall back in 2020 due to cheap gas prices I looked it up. You are right. It’s a compact. Definetly a big compact though. Or maybe my garage is just small. :) You misunderstood my post. I said that 15 percent of new car sales are electric in my province. Nothing about percentage of vehicles on the road. Last year it was 9 percent so it’s growing fast. Cheers.
Reisender 09/22/20 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Re maintenance costs for hybrids. From what I gather they are pretty low. However when in gas mode their operating expenses are similar to an ICE car. Depending on where you live and what the gas and electricity prices are that can be quite high in comparison to a pure EV. Our total operating and maintenance costs were about 8 times higher with a Grand Cherokee than a model 3 Tesla. Both vehicles cost roughly the same. Grand Cherokee had great cargo room though. Meh. Pros and cons all around. I didn’t think we would want to go back to a premium high performance sports sedan...and yet here we are. LOL :). Who knows what it will be next time. :). Sure, comparing a compact car to a full size SUV, operating costs will be higher for the SUV. Also, how many years for each and how was each used? A 10yr old Cherokee used hard vs a 3yr old Mod 3 used mostly for light commuter work, sure maintenance costs will likely be higher but you are comparing apples to oranges. Of course, how much is 8 times higher...$10/yr vs $80/yr, 8 times is largely irrelevant to the average buyer. Or are you trying to slip fuel costs into the comparison...where again the apples to oranges comparison makes it a misleading comparison. So yes. I am including fuel costs in operating costs. Our Jeep wasn’t that bad for maintenance costs. Pretty good vehicle overall. And yah, our usage needs changed so although the cargo room was great in the SUV it wasn’t needed anymore. A Tesla model 3 is not a compact car though. They are actually quite roomy. And has two trunks. More of a mid size. So keeping it real there is some apples to oranges comparisons. Having said that for us the fuel costs went from around 170 to 25 bucks per month. And a heck of a lot more convenient. So yah, it’s cheaper. Works for us. Not the right fit for everybody. One would have to analyze what they do and see what works. Obviously gas and electricity prices can move the needle a lot. Here it’s a no brainer. Which is why 15 percent of all new vehicles sold are Electric. When EV trucks are available that will easily double. If an SUV is needed the model Y is a nice alternative to something like the Grand Cherokee.
Reisender 09/22/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Border closings

.... We really do not want to be trapped up here for the winter. Our hospitals are already at catastrophic overflow (huge waits across all hospitals in Quebec, as I type). For us, our particular Florida destination will be a much safer place this winter, case and health-care wise compared with our horrible collapsed health care system, here (just check our covid stats and track record). Caveat: traveling, of course, under a covid inclusive travel insurance, and practicing hard distancing/mask behavior. Wow, are you serious? I have not heard about Canada being in that bad shape?? It’s not. It’s an opinion. Certainly nothing like that where we are.
Reisender 09/22/20 07:06am Snowbirds
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Both Ford and GM have been doing some development in the hybrid truck market although it’s not clear if they’ll actually enter into serious production. For cars, in developed countries it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go hybrid. Hybrids still have high maintenance and operating costs and none of the performance advantages. Hybrid cars tend to be doggy things in comparison to electrics. Hybrid sales have been falling for a few years although Toyota is still committed to making a comeback. The next few years will be telling. Old style hybrids don't make a lot of sense. Plug-In-Hybrids make a ton of sense. None of the range issues of pure EVs and for most buyers who do mostly commuting, you can get 80-99% of miles of electric. Honestly, it makes no sense why the EV proponents aren't pushing them hard as they answer 99% of the complaints for passenger car buyers. PS: The maintenance cost thing is way overstated. Modern ICE are incredibly reliable and typically require little more than an annual oil change for $25. Vast majority of repair costs are for things like tires, suspension, brakes...which are present in all cars. You might save a little on brakes but PIH often do regenerative braking and if you aren't abusive, it's not hard to get 30-50k miles out of a set of brakes, so that's not a big issue. Im sure plug in hybrids will continue to find a market and they probably suit some people’s driving needs quite well right now. But they are more complex and really not any cheaper. As well the range on many of the full EV’s sold now combined with good charging infrastructure (read Tesla) is sufficient for road trips of 600 to 800 km assuming a lunch break charge. Toyota’s Prius prime seems to be hanging in there though so there is still a market for plug in hybrids. Nice car. Hate the goofy looking front end. It has a good reputation though. Re maintenance costs for hybrids. From what I gather they are pretty low. However when in gas mode their operating expenses are similar to an ICE car. Depending on where you live and what the gas and electricity prices are that can be quite high in comparison to a pure EV. Our total operating and maintenance costs were about 8 times higher with a Grand Cherokee than a model 3 Tesla. Both vehicles cost roughly the same. Grand Cherokee had great cargo room though. Meh. Pros and cons all around. I didn’t think we would want to go back to a premium high performance sports sedan...and yet here we are. LOL :). Who knows what it will be next time. :).
Reisender 09/21/20 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Also not a engineer. How would regeneration fit into this. A model 3 see’s regen rates north of 70 KW and that’s a two motor system. I can see regen rates north of 200 KW for 4 motor trucks. I have read some speculative numbers on the Tesla semi of 800 KW regen rates. This would also play into brake life. One pedal driving is an interesting experience. I go days at a time without ever touching the brake pedal. I can see this being the same in bigger applications. Cheers. While there are limits with the motors & charging systems, regenerative braking is not limited so much by motor size but how hard you want to brake and the weight of the car. Mod 3's have way more than 70kw of electric motor but they likely cap it at 70kw as the maximum reasonable amount of deceleration and most of the time, it doesn't draw anything close to that. If you applied 200kw in reverse at 60mph, anything lose in the car would go flying due to the extreme deceleration...or more likely the wheels would start spinning in reverse and the vehicle would lose control. An 80,000lb semi needs far more power to slow down as it's around 25 times the weight of a passenger car, so they can extract greater power thru the regenerative braking without causing other issues. Yah that makes sense. The regen in the model 3 is selectable but your right in the sense that on the highest setting you wouldn’t really want any more regen as it would get jerky.
Reisender 09/21/20 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

I just read that article earlier this morning and was shocked they did not say how much battery power the climbs used. Without that information it is all fluff. Guess they didn't want to say. Watching the video I was able to glean some data that gave me an idea of how much power that thing was using- at one point in the video the engineers were mentioning that they might be pulling 1200 amps for a minute or two at at time. At another point it was mentioned that they were charging to a max voltage of 440. That works out to 528 kw. Assuming they were running 60 mph, that's 8.8 kwh per mile. The maximum range Rivian truck has a 180 kwh battery. So at the flat out maximum towing power draw you are depleting your battery in just 20 miles. By comparison, take a Ford Ecoboost powered F150. Say running flat out in a hard loaded climb it gets 3 mpg. So, it's fuel lasts about 100 miles at the fuel consumption rate. Disclaimer- I'm not an engineer, so if anyone sees an obvious flaw in my math, call it out and my feelings won't be hurt. Also not a engineer. How would regeneration fit into this. A model 3 see’s regen rates north of 70 KW and that’s a two motor system. I can see regen rates north of 200 KW for 4 motor trucks. I have read some speculative numbers on the Tesla semi of 800 KW regen rates. This would also play into brake life. One pedal driving is an interesting experience. I go days at a time without ever touching the brake pedal. I can see this being the same in bigger applications. Cheers. In normal driving, especially stop and go, regenerative braking would be a huge factor. Going up hill or even on the flat while towing a high profile trailer at highway speeds, there's no regenerative braking at all. Towing tests with EVs on Eisenhower Pass show some battery capacity regained on the way down, but not nearly as much energy as was consumed on the way up. Yes of course. You never get it all back. But I would think it would make a difference. It certainly does in our Tesla sedan. Coming down from our local ski hill we can literally watch the range tick back up. It’s why EV drivers tend to only charge to 90 percent so there is a place to put the regen power. But yah. We’ll all have to wait and see.
Reisender 09/20/20 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

I just read that article earlier this morning and was shocked they did not say how much battery power the climbs used. Without that information it is all fluff. Guess they didn't want to say. Watching the video I was able to glean some data that gave me an idea of how much power that thing was using- at one point in the video the engineers were mentioning that they might be pulling 1200 amps for a minute or two at at time. At another point it was mentioned that they were charging to a max voltage of 440. That works out to 528 kw. Assuming they were running 60 mph, that's 8.8 kwh per mile. The maximum range Rivian truck has a 180 kwh battery. So at the flat out maximum towing power draw you are depleting your battery in just 20 miles. By comparison, take a Ford Ecoboost powered F150. Say running flat out in a hard loaded climb it gets 3 mpg. So, it's fuel lasts about 100 miles at the fuel consumption rate. Disclaimer- I'm not an engineer, so if anyone sees an obvious flaw in my math, call it out and my feelings won't be hurt. Also not a engineer. How would regeneration fit into this. A model 3 see’s regen rates north of 70 KW and that’s a two motor system. I can see regen rates north of 200 KW for 4 motor trucks. I have read some speculative numbers on the Tesla semi of 800 KW regen rates. This would also play into brake life. One pedal driving is an interesting experience. I go days at a time without ever touching the brake pedal. I can see this being the same in bigger applications. Cheers.
Reisender 09/20/20 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage? Yes, the gas stations use generators. Speaking of which... That is something to plan for, if you have a home generator or are thinking of getting one (seems like everyone in Connecticut the last few years has gotten home generators). Make sure it can safely charge everything (including a car if you have an electric) safely. If you have solar, you should be okay once the storm passes, IF you have a solar system that your house can use. Some of those solar panel lease programs don't actually let you use the power directly, it goes into the grid -- which may be knocked out. I believe if you are grid tied and no battery bank. You are SOL in a power outage with solar. It will be deactivated. I remember this discussion awhile ago about the blackouts on perfectly sunny days and those with solar had zero advantage. Hence the advantage of having a power wall or two installed In the house. It comes with switch gear. Interesting to see the the non Tesla charge networks including Volkswagen’s Electrify America network start to use on site Tesla grid storage to take advantage of lower power rates at certain hours. Tesla does this as well but generally only on the new V3 stations and to reduce the maximum peak total input to their large Superchargers. It will be interesting to see how this is incorporated into escape route plans at provincial and state government levels. I think Australia is already looking at integrating diesel backed up charge stations as well as portable deportable charge units for emergency operations.
Reisender 09/20/20 11:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

I still think hybrid technology is the way to go for long distance travel vs all electric vehicles. Both Ford and GM have been doing some development in the hybrid truck market although it’s not clear if they’ll actually enter into serious production. For cars, in developed countries it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go hybrid. Hybrids still have high maintenance and operating costs and none of the performance advantages. Hybrid cars tend to be doggy things in comparison to electrics. Hybrid sales have been falling for a few years although Toyota is still committed to making a comeback. The next few years will be telling.
Reisender 09/19/20 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

Yah. Comparative testing would be nice. Side by side tables are easy to follow and make decisions accordingly. However I would think that towing range is not that big a deal for most F150 owners. Or at least around here. Most F150 owners here never tow anything, or if they do it is a 6000 pound travel trailer or 4000 boat they use on the weekend. Comparative testing will get more important when one of the manufactures gets interested in the 3/4 ton or 1 ton market someday. And when that happens I wouldn’t be surprised if ford is first to the plate. Yes, most 1/2 tons don't do a lot of towing but a significant percentage do some (I'm betting in raw numbers more 1/2 tons tow RVs than 3/4 and 1 ton combined)...and since 1/2 tons is where they are going electric first, it is absolutely a critical criteria to establish the capability. Even if it's a 3000lb trailer, it's wind resistance that really eats up range. I have a small enclosed utility trailer and even empty, there is a noticeable drop in MPG. A 6000lb trailer is right in the ideal range for a typical 1/2 ton truck. 10,000lb trailers, really most are moving up to 3/4 ton anyway. But a typical travel trailer in each of those weight ranges wouldn't be hard to run the test and would give a very good idea of the impacts of towing on range since that's what it's all about if they are talking battery powered tow vehicles. Ifs probably safer to test at the max expected tow capacity in terms of cooling and heating performance on grades etc. Gives them some wiggle room as far as the engineering goes. I think ford tests the same way with their gassers. Looking at the Ford F-150 truck forums the general consensus seems to be a 1/2 ton gasser ford loses have its range when towing. Which is kind of what the Rivian guts are finding on their tests. Our dually with the 7.3 Powerstroke lost about a third of its range when towing but that was 18 years ago. Contractors and contractor fleet owners will love the reduced operating costs of electric. That and no more idling to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer. Even just as ordinary EV drivers that has been a huge plus for us over the last 5 years of EV driving.
Reisender 09/19/20 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

X2 with Philh Ravian's pickup towing test link below https://electrek.co/2020/09/18/rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-towing-testing-footage-heat/amp/ Tusk is going to be putting on a mine is bigger test ASAP... Arill think recharging on board is not the way to go. Refueling via battery switch makes the most sense for both cars/pickups/etc and semi's China has a national EV Battery exchange refueling standards program and most of the major electric players have signed on...including Tusk But...industry standard specifications and most important...form factor the key This has been done for racing and should be the model for street vehicles I think it will be a mix someday. Busy locations and routes could benefit from battery switching, and certainly on the cargo side. For the passenger vehicle side and users like us charging at home and at fast chargers is much easier and with much less dependence on “a service”.
Reisender 09/19/20 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian 1/2 ton high temp, grade test. Good read/video

And when that happens I wouldn’t be surprised if ford is first to the plate. You mean the ElecBoost Ford power train. I think we need a electrified 3rd rail or over head lines like trolleys use! Charge as you go! I had to google that electric power boost thingy. Interesting stuff. Thanks. I haven’t been following hybrid tech although I know Toyota is concentrating on it instead of pre electric vehicles.
Reisender 09/19/20 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts. True. But those are regional issues. Most utilities in the world are not foreseeing issues with the shift to electric vehicles on a large scale.
Reisender 09/19/20 08:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords turn. Electric F150 info and video.

looks good ,but I,ll wait about five years, till all the bugs are worked out. I hear ya. We did that with our Tesla model 3 and are glad we did. At the time we said something to the effect of “let’s wait till the first 1/2 million are on the road”. I think we came in around 700,000. Lol. :). So far so good. :).
Reisender 09/19/20 07:51am Towing
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