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The last sentence of that article is most telling: "Or, should Tesla be building an RV to go with its Semi?". Don't they realize that Tesla isn't building semis yet. How can you build something to go with something that isn't even being produced? I guess you just ignore what's real and focus on what you wish would be real.


Unless this is photo (err, video) shopped fake news, Tesla has already built one and now in the process of prototyping -- this one was actually hauling 75,000 lbs load (I don't know in haul-speak if this is typical, standard or above average).

Maybe, the right term is that Tesla is not running this yet in their automated production lines. But certainly, it's out there because it's been produced (or, made, or whatever you want to call it on how they did it).

Tesla semis seen hauling 75,000 lbs load

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The last sentence of that article is most telling: "Or, should Tesla be building an RV to go with its Semi?". Don't they realize that Tesla isn't building semis yet. How can you build something to go with something that isn't even being produced? I guess you just ignore what's real and focus on what you wish would be real.


Unless this is photo (err, video) shopped fake news, Tesla has already built one and now in the process of prototyping -- this one was actually hauling 75,000 lbs load (I don't know in haul-speak if this is typical, standard or above average).

Maybe, the right term is that Tesla is not running this yet in their automated production lines. But certainly, it's out there because it's been produced (or, made, or whatever you want to call it on how they did it).

Tesla semis seen hauling 75,000 lbs load


Funny? Wonder why they don't have an uncut movie of it going from point A to point B with a bunch of Tesla cars on a trailer?

Weird nobody sees it going down the road with a load on it for hours on end? "They" said it can go 500 miles. So why not show it going 500 miles?

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The last sentence of that article is most telling: "Or, should Tesla be building an RV to go with its Semi?". Don't they realize that Tesla isn't building semis yet. How can you build something to go with something that isn't even being produced? I guess you just ignore what's real and focus on what you wish would be real.


Unless this is photo (err, video) shopped fake news, Tesla has already built one and now in the process of prototyping -- this one was actually hauling 75,000 lbs load (I don't know in haul-speak if this is typical, standard or above average).

Maybe, the right term is that Tesla is not running this yet in their automated production lines. But certainly, it's out there because it's been produced (or, made, or whatever you want to call it on how they did it).

Tesla semis seen hauling 75,000 lbs load
That's pretty old news, that clip was out a few months back, early spring I believe. And that is a prototype, the semi is not in production, which is what I said. A test mule isn't production.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The last sentence of that article is most telling: "Or, should Tesla be building an RV to go with its Semi?". Don't they realize that Tesla isn't building semis yet. How can you build something to go with something that isn't even being produced? I guess you just ignore what's real and focus on what you wish would be real.


Unless this is photo (err, video) shopped fake news, Tesla has already built one and now in the process of prototyping -- this one was actually hauling 75,000 lbs load (I don't know in haul-speak if this is typical, standard or above average).

Maybe, the right term is that Tesla is not running this yet in their automated production lines. But certainly, it's out there because it's been produced (or, made, or whatever you want to call it on how they did it).

Tesla semis seen hauling 75,000 lbs load
That's pretty old news, that clip was out a few months back, early spring I believe. And that is a prototype, the semi is not in production, which is what I said. A test mule isn't production.


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Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news?

I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck


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Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news?

I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck


Not even news that they are on development for one.

I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV.

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time2roll wrote:

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news?

I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck


Not even news that they are on development for one.

I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV.


They announced recently they will be staying with hydrogen fuel cell development.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news?

I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck


Not even news that they are on development for one.

I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV.


They announced recently they will be staying with hydrogen fuel cell development.


How the review on their hydrogen fuel cell cars?

It's more than one year in the market and must have some customer-user's feedback by now.

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Toyota does have some hydrogen fleet trucks hauling containers around port of Los Angeles.
Would like to see a consumer truck and see how that is received.
Mirai is a slow seller. Very few fueling stations so that cuts into range a bit also.

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Reisender wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Semi has its own thread. Is there any GM or RAM news?

I think RAM or Toyota will be last to have an EV truck


Not even news that they are on development for one.

I wonder for Toyota, they were ahead on hybrid -- and suddenly, have had no entry on full EV.


They announced recently they will be staying with hydrogen fuel cell development.


How the review on their hydrogen fuel cell cars?

It's more than one year in the market and must have some customer-user's feedback by now.


From what I read the car is fine. It’s the refueling that is the problem. Few and far in between. Expensive. Energy intense to make. Hard to transport. There have been a couple incidents and since then many of the refueling spots have been closed. They have actually been in production for a few years. They are competing against electric which can be fuelled at literally billions of electrical outlets in the world. A home fueling station takes about 3 minutes to setup in its simplest form on a 120 volts plug. Even 240 is pretty easy in most houses. This was our outside charge station for the first three years of EV driving. That’s our Christmas light soffit plug that the EVSE is plugged into. Kinda tough to set up home fueling with hydrogen, and 95 percent of all the charging EV drivers do is at home.

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