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RE: Disney Says 10 Million Signed up for Streaming in One Day

I sold my stocks and already took profit. I should have bothered to find out what channels are included. My wife is addicted to MSNBC with Rachel Maddow as her political mentor.
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 12:35pm Technology Corner
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. And no danger in carbon monoxide poisoning when stuck overnight inside your car with engine running for the heater.
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Actually there are about two dozen ChargePoint charging stations around the area of Foothills NC as found by Google. And your home has electricity, Yes? https://www.google.com/maps/search/chargepoint/@35.8181737,-81.9816142,9z/data=!3m1!4b1 Two dozen. Wow. Just not close to me, or where I go. When they put one on every corner like gas stations. Then we will talk. Right now. I'm not real sure the factories would like for me to hookup to their company car charging stations.Ok so you will not have an EV any time soon. Still the EV will work for many. Be happy for those that can go first and blaze the trail for the rest. When the time is right it will be an easy choice. For some that time will be long in the future or possibly never. For some, never, because of political reasons. They think they are tree-hugger, climate change believer and libs mobile.;):D:B Others, they don't want their cars or truck smarter than them.:p
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Actually there are about two dozen ChargePoint charging stations around the area of Foothills NC as found by Google. And your home has electricity, Yes? https://www.google.com/maps/search/chargepoint/@35.8181737,-81.9816142,9z/data=!3m1!4b1 Two dozen. Wow. Just not close to me, or where I go. When they put one on every corner like gas stations. Then we will talk. Right now. I'm not real sure the factories would like for me to hookup to their company car charging stations. Don't you have electricity in your own home?
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 09:04am 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. And I'm pretty sure Tesla won't force you. ;):B
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Think about this! A World vehicle!! No need for a left hand and right hand model with the driver in the middle! And you can have your wife and girlfriend both riding shotgun -- no jealousy!:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/14/19 07:49am Tow Vehicles
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. That's what I need, no time for wifey to shop.;):D:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 08:37pm 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.
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 06:50pm 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. And where else that the gas (in case of EV power up) is brought into your home. Or where you can ask your car to text you when it's dome and fully charge. Or, calculate and map out for you the mileage into your next charging station (and currently, given out for free by the car manufacturer).
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

And some people said they have not seen much of these EV semis and pick ups on the road. Still posting their ignorance that car manufacturers actually want to keep secret their new models. Have you seen the new Suburban? Only covered in camouflage. Next month it will be revealed. And then it will probably be less than 6 months before it is at the dealer. Sounds like GM is keeping their new models secret. That is the difference between someone talking about what they think the standard operating procedures are in an industry and someone that is in the industry or has accurate facts. It is safe to say anyone stating that the auto manufactures want the new models to be seen unadulterated before an official reveal does not understand the SOP in the auto industry. Sorry, I dropped the "not". I meant that car manufacturers are keeping the new models top secret until the launch.
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 10:36am Tow Vehicles
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.
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 10:28am 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.;)
Yosemite Sam1 11/13/19 10:14am 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. Are there supposed to be a decimal point there somewhere?;)
Yosemite Sam1 11/11/19 02:06pm 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. Undisguised Rivian seen in BC And some people said they have not seen much of these EV semis and pick ups on the road. Still posting their ignorance that car manufacturers actually don't want to keep secret their new models.
Yosemite Sam1 11/11/19 02:05pm 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. :). True. So even huge F250s. Come on say it! To back fill their gargantuan inadequacies.;):B Used to just lease for 3 years and go complete replacement at the end. Also, my company'd practice of full replacement for equipment at exactly 5 years on the conventional wisdom that more expensive repairs and breakdowns after beyond that. Until I start owning Toyotas that seem to live forever -- trouble free.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift.You could be in the first community to eventually require a phase out of gasoline. They are doing that already in many countries in Europe. So even European car companies are scrambling to produce EVs.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

@Reisender -- that's a well-thought out facts based post. I think some around here confused concept cars, new model development cycle, actual launch, production and actual availability for consumers. Those concept cars being called faked, mainly rendered or in drawings, are car manufacturers marketing tool to show their creativity and foresight into modernity and their sight and view of the future. A few of them will be shelved in their libraries and a few with commercial viability will be further developed, prototyped, tested, launched and go into full mad production. This takes 5 to 10 years for traditional car manufacturers. Tesla, even with new technologies, takes about 3 to 5 years and in fact the fasted among the industry to-market -- also considered the most innovative with battery and on-board tech ahead of the competition by a decade.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:09pm 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.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

There is just two week to Tesla's pick-up introduction. Don't you think with our memories still fresh, we can still remember to embarrass you with your skepticism and crazy can't do speculations?Remember this next year when the pickup truck still isn't in even limited production. Showing a one-off means very little, it becomes real when they are actually available to purchase. Get yourself edumacated, that's how auto companies do it!;)Yeah, that was my point. When you can buy them, they become real. And that one on the stage and being tested for test for publication by Car & Driver are illusion? Dude, you need some stronger meds.;);)
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 05:37pm 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? Just told yah folks about not embarrassing yourselves. :o Those fake videos have already done 18 supply missions for NASA.:S:B What’s next Sam? Battery powered computer phones in our pockets? Anti lock brakes? Electric pickup trucks with payload and range? :) :) Mr Magoo says, it can't be done!:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 05:34pm Tow Vehicles
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