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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 03:11 PM
Rivian R1t electric truck is awesome


https://www.autoweek.com/news/trucks/a32999529/watch-the-riv...

Now they gotta figure out how to make it go 800 miles and it will be a real addition to SCORE racing in Baja.....
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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 03:32 PM


It looks a whole lot more useful that the Tesla Cyber truck to me!



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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 03:56 PM


Amazon has invested 700 million in Rivian. Electric delivery trucks I guess.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2020 at 08:36 PM


400 miles advertised with the most expensive big battery. Of course that means no towing, or high speeds, or no drag racing, or no payload.
Chalk me up as no thanks.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 04:43 PM


Electric delivery trucks make sense. You got to start somewhere. CA is on track to take the diesel trucks off the highways in 15 to 20 years. That probably means big exchange ports at the CA state line.
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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 05:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
CA is on track to take the diesel trucks off the highways in 15 to 20 years.
Electric semis would be awesome.

But where are they going to get the electric power for those puppies? That's a lot different picture than a bunch of Prius plugging in at night.

I hope this isn't heading back towards nuclear power plants... :o


I'm guessing but I think the current grid has the juice to charge batteries at night when we're all asleep, lights off, businesses closed. But you're right more generating plants may have to be built and they would most likely be fossil-fueled.




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[*] posted on 7-2-2020 at 05:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
CA is on track to take the diesel trucks off the highways in 15 to 20 years.
Electric semis would be awesome.

But where are they going to get the electric power for those puppies? That's a lot different picture than a bunch of Prius plugging in at night.

I hope this isn't heading back towards nuclear power plants... :o


I'm guessing but I think the current grid has the juice to charge batteries at night when we're all asleep, lights off, businesses closed. But you're right more generating plants may have to be built and they would most likely be fossil-fueled.

Solar power could be an elegant solution for charging at night. Seriously! PHES utilizes solar power to pump water uphill to a holding reservoir during the day. The water is released back downhill to generate hydroelectric power when it is needed.

Here is one such proposal for northern Baja California, south of La Rumorosa. There is no argument that Laguna Salada desert has sunlight. The Sierra de Juarez plateau is 5,000' elev.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/pumped-storage-lake-b...
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[*] posted on 7-3-2020 at 07:42 AM


Battery powered vehicles are a great concept for short range - like city travel. Also long range for the 18 wheelers from charging site to charging site along the interstate highways.

For Baja the electric vehicles are not common, but hybrids have promise.

Not much in Baja where the resource for renewable power is excellent.
Baja sources:
Desert with many hours of solar along with steady wind.
Sea of Cortez with very high tides.
A great place for a battery mega factory with low labor cost
Roomer of lithium mine noted.
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