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Tesla Semi Unveil and Test Rides - Oct. 26

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by BluestarE3, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. BluestarE3

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    I am looking forward to this. Recapping all the other threads the large truck business is screaming for an electric solution for various parts of the truck fleet. Could be very good for economy and environment.

    As a recent owner of a large diesel truck (Hino) I've become much more sensitized to trucks in general, i see them, look at them, notice differences, etc.
     
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    I can't wait for the charge/battery swap numbers
     
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    300 miles range is not going to cut it but they did a study with Ryder and came up with optimal range. For city driving, it should be OK but for long haul, its a little less.. 600 miles would be optimal.
     
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  5. EVSteve

    EVSteve 110% Solar Powered

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    Local store delivery fleets that run class 8 & 9 daycab tractors are perfect for conversion.

    We rarely run more than 500 miles a day and always have multiple stops unloading for roughly 1-2 hours per stop. All of the stores have 3 phase commercial power perfect for some sort of D.C. fast charging would unloading.
     
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    That dump truck doesn't need that giant battery. They just need superchargers spaced every 150 feet.
     
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    700kW isn't even that much, a model 3 got a 80kW already right? Cars have up to 80 ish liters of diesel, trucks have up to 1200 liters of diesel. Back in the days these dumper trucks probably had... Well I have no clue how big their tanks were at the time.
     
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    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    I wonder who will get invited to the event. Would love to drive out and see the semi unveiling / get a ride
     
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    Can anyone who’s been to a previous unveil comment on what the day is like? Is it an all day affair? Evening event? Might be able to go myself but need to plan my travel. thanks!!
     
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    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.42

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    Just got this email. We'll know more once they send the actual invitations.
     
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    Sorry the OP deleted all her stuff...but others saved the original and added a cropped version zoomed in.

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    Not gonna lie, this looks totally Photoshopped to me. That fence post shadow is all wrong.
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    The amazing thing in that Epic picture is comparing the Tesla Truck with the technology of the Diesel truck that is hauling it in.

    Those two upright diesel exhaust stacks of the transportation cab tell the whole story of the need for electric trucks.
     
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    "Now you know" did a feature on a huge dump truck, owned by a cement company.

    That truck is totally recharged by gravity.

    The dump truck depletes it's battery when going up the hill, empty. Much lighter going up as it has no load in it's bed.

    When filled up at the top of the hill it uses regenerative braking on the way down to recharge the batteries.

    The truck weighs so much more, filled up on the way down, that it generates more energy on the down hill than it uses on it's empty uphill journey.

    Very little, or no charging needed for the specific way that truck is being used....clever.
     
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    We need a web page with a timer clock !
    Like for the first Model 3 Event!
     
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    I'm sure that there will be some additional fairing...
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