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  • How much diesal was comsumed to make one electric truck? Where did all the matterials to make it come from? How much money does an open cut mine cost? Lithium batterys will destroy the world.
    • Roaring
      I see you haven't really done your homework. Think about it; you extract we're fine transport burn and then repeat for every ice car and diesel truck for the life of that car and truck. For the old electric it's made, the battery is made, the old electric drive trane is made, and as your power source of electricity gets cleaner, the vehicle gets cleaner. And as far as the battery, look up redwood materials. They fully recycle all types of batteries. Which goes into making new batteries.
    • 11stevo73
      as your power source of electricity gets cleaner??? In my country we will end up freezing cold in the dark. Use the fuel for trucking opposed to mines for lithium and other rare earth metals Waste of time single trailer over 500 miles compared to Double B. How did the pepsi truck go? Unfortanatly Its useless compaired to diesal.
    • Linda Joy
      That's uncalled for, stevo. He's entitled to his opinion just like everyone else.
  • I think ***for certain types of "runs"*** - yes, all-electric semis make sense. I think ***for the typical type of "run"*** that the all-electric semi is NOT ready. Why? *** (1) Not enough charging stations nationwide. Diesel pumps are "ubiquitous" on any significant highway...but charging stations are not. *** (2) Charging even a econobox all-electric car at a roadside recharging station takes a LOT longer than it does to refuel. One can imagine that recharging a semi - which probably has MUCH larger battery capacity - at a roadside recharging station will take A MINIMUM OF SEVERAL HOURS. I quote: "It takes 11 mins 36 s to 2 hrs 42 mins to charge an electric car at a public charging station, with 27 mins 12 s being the most common and 1 hour 17 minutes being the average charging times." The average semi has a gas tank about 15-20 times larger than the average car. If the all-electric semi has batteries 15-20 times larger, then you should expect a MINIMUM of 2 HOURS to recharge the semi, and typically 7 HOURS. *** SO: what are they good for? Short runs. Tesla claims 500 miles max, and of course that's with fresh, new batteries (before battery degradation), which means that you probably wouldn't want to use them on runs more than 250 miles, and that you would want to charge them after every 250 miles of run time. Tesla claims 70% (yes, only 70%) recharge in 30 minutes ...but of course that's using their special semi charging system, NOT using the typical roadside charging station. *** So: sure: great for relatively short runs. Not ready for cross-country runs or any sort of all-day (by which I mean: 8 hour) driving, not until there are Tesla semi charging stations every 250 miles or less on every interstate and every other major US highway. *** Might be great for smaller island nations like Japan or even the UK.
    • Linda Joy
      For the charging time issue couldn't they just swap out already charged battery packs?
    • www.bible-reviews.com
      It's not like a cordless tool. The batteries in EVs are BIG and NOT easy to remove. They need to be in a sort of armored (protected) section of the vehicle (to avoid chemical spills resulting from accidents!) *** Of course: someone might one day design an EV to have (relatively) easily-swappable batteries. But as far as I know, no one has done that yet.
  • I'm ready to steer away from the "climate change" rabbit hole that is pulling everyone in. "Electric" conveniences are okay on a limited basis, but in practical application, it's a fool's quest. The sponsors of the climate-change concept know this and are laughing all the way to the bank. It's nothing but a rip-off.
  • IDT the range is far enough on one charge.
    • Linda Joy
      Talk about a REALLY LONG cord! lol
  • I'll keep my fine running diesel engine, thanks.

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