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For Electric Trucks, 500-Mile Range Seems To Be The Sweet Spot

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TMC Staff, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. TMC Staff

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    We like big trucks and we cannot lie. Dimensions…hmm. Probably quite a bit more than Sir Mix-A-Lot says. Ain’t no 24 here. Unless we’re talking feet of cargo-hauling capability. Those small, consumer-grade electric pickup trucks need not apply to this discussion. We’ve got nothing against the like of the Rivian R1T electric truck or the upcoming...
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    That doesn't make sense. Where are all these
    excess batteries going?

    and so I have a hard time of making sense of the following


    OK, we have cells/pouches and modules and packs ... don't confuse these three different things. Could be 3 different places making these three different parts.

    And growth of electric truck market when most everyone is testing prototypes.
    And it is no doubt that FUEL SAVINGS is the biggest driver of demand. Right?
     
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    Electric trucks could be transformational to society and climate change on a larger scale, actually, than passenger cars. I'm hopeful on this.

    There's a sweet spot on battery pack size vs. distance. It's not clear to me that "longer range is better" .. we need to analyze the # of trips taken at each distance, and the cost, weight, durability, and charge times of different pack sizes. Tesla has probably already done this analysis, but until we have it, we can't have an intelligent discussion around potential products. It's not clear that 500+ mile range is the "sweet spot", IMHO.
     
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