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Tesla Tug of War.

Wow! https://www.motor1.com/news/384206/t...-f150-tug-war/

All the way uphill
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The secret isn't in power, it is in traction and torque delivery.
I dare them to bring their new toy to my house, we can hook bumpers with my 4x4 F350. I don't have as much torque but I'll gladly drag his ass all the way uphill.
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the secret isn't in power, it is in traction and torque delivery.
I dare them to bring their new toy to my house, we can hook bumpers with my 4x4 f350. I don't have as much torque but i'll gladly drag his ass all the way uphill. :d

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I have a 96' ĺ ton GMC Suburban 6.5L turbo diesel 4x4 that weights 6800lb empty, I wonder....
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I imagine all the batteries are very heavy. Heard a Tesla caught fire after a wreck. It kept reigniting for 3 days!!!
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I read where George Jetson is a big fan of the truck.....
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Tesla battery cooling system..

https://ww.electrek.co/2019/10/21/te...em-powerwalls/

spring a leak.. like in a wreck.... fire for days.
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The 85 kWh battery pack weighs 1,200 lb (540 kg) and contains 7,104 lithium-ion battery cells in 16 modules wired in series (14 in the flat section and two stacked on the front).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Model_S


the truck most likely have many more.
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So what if Tesla succeeded, I wouldn't take her for free, the lack of the charm of a real car is as simple as a lego brick
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I could see Electric Vehicles catching on big-time eventually, already i am impressed with what i have seen which got my attention, and this has all happened in the past 6 months regarding my opinion.

When you add-in the younger generation who are much more conscious of the "dirty", Sooty, dinosaur technology of combustion engines.

Motors are electric and Engines are fuel burners in my mind, it would have been more logical imo that yesterday's and todays mainstream motorcycles were called "Enginecycles" and electric bikes are the true "Motorcycles".

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gasoline is 6.3 pounds per gallon.
my car holds 20 gallons... = 126 pounds.
20 mpg times 20 gallons = 400 miles


a 1,200 pound battery might get you 200 miles.
then there is the cost of replacement batteries in 5 to 7 years.
https://enrg.io/tesla-battery-replac...cost-how-much/


back to motorcycles.. I would have to change my riding style..
I average 140 to 250 miles on a single day ride..
I average 6,000 to 8,000 miles per year.


unless they can find a way to recharge the battery in the time I have lunch...
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