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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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Brando

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Further, the battery manufacturing industry is growing much faster than the battery demand,...
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
... which has led to economies of scale benefiting the advancement of the industry. Moreover, technological advancements achieved in battery development over the past decade helped to bring down the price of battery packs. This leads to the growth of the electric truck market.


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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