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    Default Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    CNET is a pretty reliable source

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    Default Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    That is one ugly truck.

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    Ted's new camper


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    Default Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    It's a great way to haul batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    It's a great way to haul batteries.
    Did you see the 95% efficiency math breakdown in the last video I posted ?
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    “wild”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Did you see the 95% efficiency math breakdown in the last video I posted ?
    What is math when it is 95% efficient?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    CNET is a pretty reliable source

    Did he really say a max weight of 82,000lbs?
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Did he really say a max weight of 82,000lbs?
    Thats what the regulations say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Thats what the regulations say
    That's not even 38 tons.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    I think it is handsome. A whole hell of a lot better than their absurd fugly Cybertruck pickup design.

    However, I read a while back that they tried to get cute and the driver's seat is centered in the cab, which is dumb as you can't easily get to the window for tolls, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    I think it is handsome. A whole hell of a lot better than their absurd fugly Cybertruck pickup design.

    However, I read a while back that they tried to get cute and the driver's seat is centered in the cab, which is dumb as you can't easily get to the window for tolls, etc.
    Toll booths how 19th century By the time it actually hits the market no one will be reaching out to pay a toll by hand, it will all be auto billed based on taking photos of your license plate. Here in SoCal I have 6 Vehicles the drive on all the toll roads daily and have yet to see a toll booth in 6.5 years.
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    ^ I'm an analog guy in a digital world, Joe. What can I tell ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    ^ I'm an analog guy in a digital world, Joe. What can I tell ya.
    Well if its any consolation you are one of my favorite digital friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Ted's new camper

    Imagine how many Groom Service franchises i am going to have to sell to get that.


    I think i need to start with a cool electric bike.

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    Ted we are in the marketing phase, and already have two possible franchises coming to fruition Do you want me to put you on the list and have my sales team reach out ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Imagine how many Groom Service franchises i am going to have to sell to get that.


    I think i need to start with a cool electric bike.

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    suspension is nice when going faster than 20mph but that thing just needs foot pegs as the saddle to pedal height aint right.

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    Progress is being made.
    i expect in the next decade or two the majority of short haul trucks / ferries / flights will be electric and the long haul of the same as well as big ships and trains will be hydrogen powered with hydrogen produced by wind. The is perhaps some hope for our grandchildren. I recently looked up know world oil reserves and current world consumption. It works out to 47 years if we suck every drop out of the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    That's not even 38 tons.
    Isn’t that enough?

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    I watched the video. My take is that Tesla (airquotes) SAYS (/airquotes) it has 500 miles. I'll hold my praise till Jason Torchinsky at Autopian.com gets in one with an experienced CDL driver and heads up I-5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve McMahon View Post
    Progress is being made.
    i expect in the next decade or two the majority of short haul trucks / ferries / flights will be electric and the long haul of the same as well as big ships and trains will be hydrogen powered with hydrogen produced by wind. The is perhaps some hope for our grandchildren. I recently looked up know world oil reserves and current world consumption. It works out to 47 years if we suck every drop out of the ground.
    Don’t worry, we’ll get those drops but it’ll be stretched out over a longer time as consumption declines. But I doubt diesel will be eclipsed by EVs in the next 20 yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Isn’t that enough?
    Europe (inc GBR) runs 44 tons as standard and much heavier as STGO....

    Special Types General Orders or STGOs are a set of regulations which allow unusual vehicles to be driven on UK highways. An STGO will indicate which category a vehicle is licenced to operate within. It also will identify the weight of a vehicle and will be clearly visible on the front of a vehicle.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    I watched the video. My take is that Tesla (airquotes) SAYS (/airquotes) it has 500 miles. I'll hold my praise till Jason Torchinsky at Autopian.com gets in one with an experienced CDL driver and heads up I-5.
    Tesla Semi driving 500 miles, fully loaded, on a single charge




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    yeah well it’s all downhill!








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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Did he really say a max weight of 82,000lbs?
    Electric vehicles get an extra 2000lbs.

    And there are a lot of routes of less than 500 miles. LA ports to Phoenix distribution centers is 400 miles.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Don’t worry, we’ll get those drops but it’ll be stretched out over a longer time as consumption declines. But I doubt diesel will be eclipsed by EVs in the next 20 yrs.
    I agree. Diesel will not be eclipsed bu EV’s, but it will be eclipsed by hydrogen IMO. Rolls Royce is in the testing phase with turbines, I understand there already exist large ships running it, and there are a number of companies with hydrogen fueled trucks. I also believe the hydrogen will be produced by on shore and offshore wind.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Tesla Semi Delivery Event 2 days ago

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