Reserve your TESLA ELECTRIC 500 mile range Semi today $150-$200k

Discussion in 'Other News' started by RussianBearTruckeR, Mar 13, 2019.

Small fleet owners, O/O's, Mega's - just for the fuel savings alone, would you take a chance on it?

  1. Gamechanger, Hell Yea - looks sweet too!

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  2. Gimme my Pete ######, get the hell outta here with your tech Horse****!

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  1. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    The megachargers are rated in megawatts. You're probably going to need a new substation installed on the property in order to power these things.
     
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  3. Dino soar

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    It takes fossil fuel to make electricity.

    Multiply supercharging by massive # of trucks...

    Increased fossil fuel consumtion + can the electric grid handle it?
     
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  4. RussianBearTruckeR

    RussianBearTruckeR Medium Load Member

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    Walmart and Electrify America team up on 100 EV charging stations Not for trucks, I know, but it's showing initiative & Walmart knows if they can get you charging there & that charge takes some time, more than likely, you will be going through their doors to shop!
     
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  5. Armatus

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    #### yes I'm thinking of ordering one. I haul local, under 300 miles a day. And I live 10 minutes away from Tesla.
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

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    Likely yes, but they also give up the truck engine too. That block is a beast. Between engine, engine peripherals and fluids, and the fuel and fuel tanks, there's plenty of room and weight for a LOT of batteries.

    I will say, however, that the only way I would run one of these would be if I had a 53' trailer, and dedicated the first 5 feet of it to a generator and fuel. Might as well make it a reefer and add a heating and cooling system.

    Run the generator during downtime to charge the batteries. Might even be able to get by with tax-free fuel, since the engine is a charging engine, not a physical drive engine.
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

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    Those big electric engines aren't going to be light though, and last I heard they were putting one on each wheelend at least for the drives.
     
  8. Farmerbob1

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    I'd be willing to put money on the electric drive assembly being in the same weight range as the mechanical drive assembly of a standard drive truck. Transmission, two drive shafts, two differentials exchanged for 4 electric motors and differentials..

    Take a look here. They are using 4 of their model 3 roadster motors.

    Here are some specs on Model 3 roadster component weights.
     
  9. rabbiporkchop

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    Off the line, nothing would beat it. Some Tesla's do 7 second quarter miles.
     
  10. RussianBearTruckeR

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    please consider starting a thread & updating us popcorn eaters! If not go after Elon Musk - legally of course
     
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