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Like the look, like the E-truck instead of gas. I suspect we might have a few more charging stations around by then - and maybe a Quick-Charge when on the road.

But my question would still remain - where do the batteries store, and from what I've seen in other test designs, you lose the bed for all intents and purposes. So, how will Hummer install batteries in an area that allows storage and passengers - will be interesting to see it with that in mind ... [emoticon] [emoticon]


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They are talking a skateboard battery layout so the batteries would be down low. It would be a great vehicle for the rver that takes it on short trips pulling on the weekend and then commutes to work during the week on 1/4 the fuel cost.

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Looks like an FJ Cruiser with the back trimmed down. I'll be interested to see if they can bring it to market.

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3 years of driving a Volt now into 5 years driving Caddy ELR. Both cars yield about 50 miles electric range with careful driving, more than enough for our daily driving now that we are retired. Consequently it is rare for the backup gas engine to run. We've had solar panels on our house over 2 years now. In effect, we charge for free. Would never go back to gas. If the carbon industry would stop spreading lies, more people would realized what a no-brainer electric vehicles have become. They bear the responsibilty why we don't have electric RVs at this point. Once Tesla's semis hit the road, it will only be a matter of time before DPs will go away. The bigger the vehicle, the greater the fuel savings. That, plus the high routine maintainence cost of DPs will doom them. The high cost of DPs will make them the low hanging fruit for displacement with gas rigs to follow as batteries continue to fall in price and increase in capacity.

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Watching that referenced video, I get a kick out of certain medias making a big deal over the failure of Tesla's window when hit by the bowling ball. It broke but the bowling ball did not go through it. If you were sitting in a normal truck when that bowling ball hit, you'd be dead.

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I think EV tow vehicles and commuter vehicles are much different in application and needs. I have a friend who has a long drive and has 2 Volts in the family. He very much likes them. We will see where it all goes, much depends on how fast technology advances. The Hummer brand will be interesting to watch. GM is certainly throwing money at it, of course that doesn't mean they will have something to really show for that, but the effort is there to make it work.

I am not sure I get the window thing. I have been driving for a long time and I have not had anyone throw a bowling ball or a brick at my window. Maybe its just all my clean living paying off...


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The old Hummer plant in Shreveport La. Is available again. It belongs to the state or local government. Hummer could probably save millions by not having to buy land and building a facility.

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bgum wrote:

The old Hummer plant in Shreveport La. Is available again. It belongs to the state or local government. Hummer could probably save millions by not having to buy land and building a facility.


That actually makes too much sense for GM (Government Motors)...lol

The Hummer was known as a gas guzzler. Wonder if this reincarnation will become known as the 'Electric Meter Guzzler'?[emoticon]


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garyemunson wrote:

3 years of driving a Volt now into 5 years driving Caddy ELR. Both cars yield about 50 miles electric range with careful driving, more than enough for our daily driving now that we are retired. Consequently it is rare for the backup gas engine to run. We've had solar panels on our house over 2 years now. In effect, we charge for free. Would never go back to gas. If the carbon industry would stop spreading lies, more people would realized what a no-brainer electric vehicles have become. They bear the responsibilty why we don't have electric RVs at this point. Once Tesla's semis hit the road, it will only be a matter of time before DPs will go away. The bigger the vehicle, the greater the fuel savings. That, plus the high routine maintainence cost of DPs will doom them. The high cost of DPs will make them the low hanging fruit for displacement with gas rigs to follow as batteries continue to fall in price and increase in capacity.


I don't think he likes DP's [emoticon]
Just kidding of course.

My opinion is most folks who spends $400,000 on a diesel pusher don't really care about fuel mileage or maintenance cost. If they do then they didn't do their homework.

* This post was edited 01/13/20 12:24pm by Mote *


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