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4 hours ago, balthazar said:

Weird; it looks like a truck.

Still has very narrow functionality though, being an EV.

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5 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Still has very narrow functionality though, being an EV.

We do not know that, there is nothing that says this is a limited truck. Ford has proven that their EV truck is not limited in hauling or towing. 1.2 million pounds of trailer pulling is not limited.

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^ There's no evidence to the contrary.
There's no price-competitive, capacity-competitive, range-competitive, functionality-competitive EV truck out there. Yet.
While it may be blissful to accept every start-up OEM's marketing claims at face value, I for one need to see some objective testing and hard data.

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Seem CEO Mary of GM and Ford have both confirmed updated time lines in which both companies plan to have their full Electric Pickups out by Fall 2021 at the latest.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1126167_gm-electric-truck-due-fall-2021-aiming-for-traditional-and-lifestyle-buyers

Makes me think that in winter auto show season, aka Jan to March 2020 we might see a concept EV truck, for sure by fall / winter 2020.

Mary says their global modular skateboard platform will underpin the EV auto's in China and North America as GM plans a global roll out of EVs.

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Love all the new stuff from SEMA. Gotta love this V8 swap ready Electric crate motor. 240hp / 340 lb-ft of torque.

https://www.thedrive.com/tech/30431/electric-v-8-crate-motor-from-electric-gt-is-sema-swap-ready

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8 hours ago, dfelt said:

Love all the new stuff from SEMA. Gotta love this V8 swap ready Electric crate motor. 240hp / 340 lb-ft of torque.

https://www.thedrive.com/tech/30431/electric-v-8-crate-motor-from-electric-gt-is-sema-swap-ready

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That's interesting because that's just under the spec of the old LT1 in the '96 Chevy Impala. 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

That's interesting because that's just under the spec of the old LT1 in the '96 Chevy Impala. 

Agree, great option for older auto's.

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Electric GT created a drop-in electric motor that resembles the gas-guzzling V-8s enthusiasts will likely have to remove from their car’s engine bay soon.

Cluelessidioticwritersayswhat?

Future safety/MPG/emission laws do not effect already-existing autos. There's literally no need to use fear-mongering tactics about legalities in order to push a discretionary consumer product.

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3 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Cluelessidioticwritersayswhat?

Future safety/MPG/emission laws do not effect already-existing autos. There's literally no need to use fear-mongering tactics about legalities in order to push a discretionary consumer product.

So true and totally agree with you, that is an idiot writer.

The comment section is so Funny. :rofl:

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...Electric GT created a drop-in electric motor that resembles the gas-guzzling V-8s enthusiasts will likely have to remove from their car’s engine bay soon

Bro, herb may be legal in some states, but please do not write while engaging in recreational activities, and leave wishful thinking for op-eds.

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16 hours ago, dfelt said:

Love all the new stuff from SEMA. Gotta love this V8 swap ready Electric crate motor. 240hp / 340 lb-ft of torque.

https://www.thedrive.com/tech/30431/electric-v-8-crate-motor-from-electric-gt-is-sema-swap-ready

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Looks great but who would buy it and remove and replace their current V8 with this EV engine?  I personally do not see much of a market for this engine.

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2 hours ago, riviera74 said:

Looks great but who would buy it and remove and replace their current V8 with this EV engine?  I personally do not see much of a market for this engine.

Simple, someone who has a dead V8 and would like to convert to EV, this hooks up to their existing Transmission. As a conversion package, for those that love their old auto but need a new motor and have thought about buying an EV, this is an option.

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How about the Neuron EV T-One?  Yet another EV truck concept.  Very different from the Cybertruck.   Interesting cab forward front, kind of like older vans.

https://www.autoblog.com/photos/neuron-ev-t-one-electric-pickup/

 

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^ Maybe they also can help the newly-rudderless Musk and offer him their design, like Nikola did. Thats 89 billion times more appealing.

1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Simple, someone who has a dead V8 and would like to convert to EV, this hooks up to their existing Transmission. As a conversion package, for those that love their old auto but need a new motor and have thought about buying an EV, this is an option.

We can hardly find people who are in the new car market to go BE, how many vintage vehicle customers would there be? Would also like to know how they allow for bolting up to dozens of different transmissions?

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3 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

How about the Neuron EV T-One?  Yet another EV truck concept.  Very different from the Cybertruck.   Interesting cab forward front, kind of like older vans.

https://www.autoblog.com/photos/neuron-ev-t-one-electric-pickup/

 

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Love it, so much better than the Cyber Truck as @balthazar stated, 89 billion times better than the Cyber Truck.

 

3 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ Maybe they also can help the newly-rudderless Musk and offer him their design, like Nikola did. Thats 89 billion times more appealing.

We can hardly find people who are in the new car market to go BE, how many vintage vehicle customers would there be? Would also like to know how they allow for bolting up to dozens of different transmissions?

They offer a complete series of connection plates that align the shaft of the tranny to the output shaft of the electric motor.

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^ I read the link. Highly under-developed at this point. No word on cost. You have to source (and incorporate into the vehicle) your own batteries. And only hooks up to manual trans cars; that's not going to fly.

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ I read the link. Highly under-developed at this point. No word on cost. You have to source (and incorporate into the vehicle) your own batteries. And only hooks up to manual trans cars; that's not going to fly.

HUSH... there IS NO DOWNSIDE to EV life.  You WILL be assimilated!

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5 hours ago, ocnblu said:

HUSH... there IS NO DOWNSIDE to EV life.  You WILL be assimilated!

There IS no downside...

Even if range will NEVER be improved to what we got today, which is almost 300 miles. Not quite 300...its still NOT a deterrent for a lot of folk. 

In Greece, on the island where my momma grew up, even up until the 1990s...AD... there was not many gasoline stations around. And as we all know, Europe and Greece limit engine displacement, plus its an island where thousands of years  have gone by where donkey and horses were the main transport, so even a Chevrolet Sonic would have a hard time to get around let alone a full sized, big blocked American V8 land yacht would be possible to be  driven in,  would be a downside.

Here in America, we dont think twice about that...right?

So, it be a downside to own a 427 Impala SS in Kefalonia, right?   Or even a 350 cubic inch LT1 1996 Impala SS, right?

The downside of owning an EV in Lancaster, might be a downside for you...but for you, in Lancaster, its a 1st world problem...

Unless of course Lancaster, in 2020, is still like my mom's Greek village from like, the 1990s...BC. As in BEFORE CHRIST...

If, in Greece, on that stupid island where my momma came from, there are people that consider buying EVs, why in the phoque would someone from the good 'ole USofA find it such a thorn on their side is beyond my comprehension?

As you may or may not know, 2 summers ago I took the family to Greece, and yes, I talked to local yocals about EVs, I did NOT meet one sumbitch that was against EVs... anecdotal, sure, but maybe its the dumb Greek way of life that does not limit their spirits and their progress...I dont know...

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

I dont know...

Someone please provide cliff notes.   Thanks.

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Very cool conversion. We will get a new EV microbus in 2021 as a 2022 model and yet VW supplied a very clean old VW Microbus to EV West https://evwest.com/catalog/ which is well known for their EV conversions and they even kept the manual shifter for those wanting to row but gave a all original interior with an EV power train.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1126223_vw-project-e-bus-electric-microbus-builds-buzz-with-e-golf-transplant

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Seems FCA has joined up with Faraday Future to produce a Jeep Renegade 4x4e.

https://electrek.co/2019/12/02/strange-bedfellows-fiat-chrysler-and-faraday-future-working-together-on-electric-vehicles/

Plu-in Jeep Renegade

Interesting question to ponder, how much more empty assembly plants will North America have by 2025 with the growth of EV startups? 🤔

Lucid finally has financing as they start actual construction on their huge $700 million dollar factory in Arizona.

https://electrek.co/2019/12/02/lucid-first-image-ev-factory/

With a secure $1 billion from Saudi Arabia, they seem to have the money to move forward with building their wicked fast 4 door sedan.

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Only in Canada would this happen or would it?

Seems a very long dedicated Infiniti buyer, aka mayor of the city wanted to go EV and yet Infiniti does not have an EV yet till 2021 as a 2022 model. Local Infiniti dealer who always sold to him got a used Tesla 3 in trade. The mayor bought it till Infiniti has their EVs.

https://electrek.co/2019/12/09/infiniti-delivers-tesla-model-3-loyal-customer/

VW Congratulates Tesla for Swiss Car of the Year, Challenges them with the ID 3 that will be out next year in a Paid AD by VW.

https://electrek.co/2019/12/09/tesla-vw-kudo-ad-car-of-the-year-award-challenges-id3/#more-114331

Gotta hand it to VW, this is smart marketing.

The message in the ad is in German and roughly translates to this (via Google Translate):

“Swiss car of the year 2020 Was it too easy, Tesla?

Dear Tesla Model 3, I congratulate you on winning. Next year’s competition will be stronger. See you next year.

Greetings from the ID.3”

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So we have Tesla 3 smashing into Police car in Connecticut in Autopilot mode. OUCH Idiot owner was Checking on his dog in the back seat when the auto hit the police car dealing with a disabled auto on the side of the road and hit the disabled auto before stopping with hitting the second police car there too. 🙄 IDIOTS, Driving is your only responsibility, not the damn dog.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-model-3-autopilot-crash-police-car/

Yet now Mercedes-Benz is talking up their self driving S-Class cars in California.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/mercedes-benz-bosch-self-driving-s-class-san-jose/

🤔 This does make one want to think twice.

Seems Musk is out driving the Cybertruck and cannot help but drive over stuff. I can honestly say I hate it, the rear seats have head room below the front so your always blocked from any view. Clearly he cannot drive something so big.

 

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