Postmoe wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 am
Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:30 am
i don't see the problem in your reference.
the Volvo truck needs Diesel, and one charge of diesel in the fuel tank has a limited range too. The only difference is that Diesel is pumped in the truck in a matter of minutes versus 30 minutes of a 400 mile charge. But most truckers when pumping for gas/diesel that is, go into the shop and consume a cup of coffee and not uncommon a greasy meal, park the truck meanwhile around the corner, which alltogether will take 30 minutes the least anyway. Especially if they also need to rest - and combine with a sanitary stop.
So in this case, you'll park your Tesla Semi at the charging station, it'll charge for 30 minutes whilst you do all that, and when the 30 minutes are finished you have done all the above without having to move and park your truck, and hit the road again. Did i mention it is also autonomous? in other words, you can sit back and it drives itself.
These trucks are going to hit the road soon and the old diesels will fast become obsolete. The total pricing of the Tesla trucks is even financially more interesting than a diesel, and combined with the fact these will also be a business product rather than a private vehicle will prove interesting for many countries - such as the Netherlands just to name one, where you'll find interesting fiscal benefits due to 'environmental benefits' being a vehicle that has 0% active pollution. It's going to revolutionize the entire transport sector. It only is logical that we'll see it as soon as possible in Formula 1 and Formula E for that matter too.
This is completely OT but...
Electric may replace diesel trucks, but they'll never make them obsolete, merely unfashionable.
Developing a rational approach to transport taking into account logistics would make everything focus heavily on railroads, which would have more autonomy, load, infrastructure costs... and telecommuting.
you have no idea what you're talking about. railroads are one-dimensional and you still need to get the product to the customer, which is not at a trainstation. the year is not 1875.
Instead, we are talking about the very stupid electric heavy truck. I can only laugh at the possibility of a Tesla refrigerated thing and its incredible range.
what an uneducated, uninsightful and really 'stupid' comment.
the truck is not stupid, it's a brilliant piece of next-gen engineering.
refrigerated thing? absolute clueless.
you have clearly zero understanding of infrastructure, transportation, and engineering.
Electric cars are only interesting in order to lower particle and other emmissions from highly congested cities. It makes no sense as a long commute or cargo transport, the battery tech available nowadays makes them per se obsolete. If lithium alternatives are found, then we can start to talk about electric trucks, perhaps.
are you living in this planet today or 30 years ago? they're gonna hit the market in 2019 period and take over the transport industry. we have countless electric vehicles (tesla's just for your info) driving around for YEARS already, and they do LONG commutes. there are already lots of small electric 'mini'trucks [that can't go faster than 50 mph] doing small deliveries in the city.
we don't have to 'start' talking about electric trucks, they're HERE. and 2019 you'll see them EVERYWHERE
Tesla approach is to automotive industry what Calatrava's horrors are to architecture. Void of meaning and practicality, pure onanism, untechnicality, bad taste, not even a candidate for hybris.
i correct myself. this is the most uneducated response i've seen yet.
i think you need to get outside more and see what's happening in the world. electric vehicles are practical, far more technologically advanced, and winning terrain on hybrids gigantically.
gasoline powered cars are mandated to be replaced by full electric vehicles in a decade's time in some countries already, meaning gasoline car's are not going to be allowed to be sold anymore.
there's only 1 thing you are right about in your entire non-sensical post; that in a Mclaren Team thread, this is offtopic.