Tesla will reveal a semi truck in September


Jinentonix
#31
Gonna be real fun seeing how well those electrics work out when traffic is stalled for hours in the middle of winter because of a wreck, and it's still 200 miles to the next charging station.
 
pgs
+1
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Gonna be real fun seeing how well those electrics work out when traffic is stalled for hours in the middle of winter because of a wreck, and it's still 200 miles to the next charging station.

Record snowfall for November on the Coq.
 
Hoid
#33
without the engine load those batteries would power every system in that truck for months.

these still aren't for long haul. These are for people like Walmart (buying 24 of them) for deliveries from a central warehouse to surrounding stores.
 
MHz
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Gonna be real fun seeing how well those electrics work out when traffic is stalled for hours in the middle of winter because of a wreck, and it's still 200 miles to the next charging station.

Other that heating the cab a e vehicle would not be using any power. Rig idling their engines are in more danger of not making it to the next fuel depot.
Here is a question for the collective, NG has an octane rating of 120 making it the equal of AV-Gas as far as how much compression can be built into the engine. The 3600psi is a big hurdle and the fill time at a station would be 'slow'. Since 3600 is the pressure you get welding supplies in why could you not change bottles at a service station rather than filling up a tank that stays with the vehicle? 5 minutes at most
3600 is also the pressure the air is in scuba tanks so there are cylinders available and the compressor is expensive but it does exist and could be adapted to refilling bottles at home
 
Hoid
#35
don't understand your question.

are you talking about burning fuel or compressing gas?
 
Jinentonix
+1
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

without the engine load those batteries would power every system in that truck for months.

At minus 20 to minus 30 or colder? I have my doubts.
 
MHz
#37
Using NG in any engine that is now burning gasoline. To make it work at it's best it should have a compression ration of about 12/1. A turbo might be a better option that using just pistons to get that compression ratio.
It creates a lot less CO2 than gas so oil cutbacks could take place without gas becoming more expensive because there is less of it to go around. A conversion kit could be on the shelves by this X-mas if it became an emergency. Setting up the changes to factory built engines would be very simple also so nothing in production today would become obsolete anytime soon.

Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

At minus 20 to minus 30 or colder? I have my doubts.

Insulated battery boxes and a battery blanket would not draw much power and it would all the batteries to be able of delivering full power as soon as needed.
On a big rig a small gas genset could be carried along, put it beside the blanket and tire-chains that every vehicle should have.
 
Hoid
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

At minus 20 to minus 30 or colder? I have my doubts.

in fact at minus 15 or 20 when all those trucks run all day and all night up north the eTruck will be even more economical.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

in fact at minus 15 or 20 when all those trucks run all day and all night up north the eTruck will be even more economical.

The batteries wouldn't be able to endure the harsh temperatures but even if they could, up north in places like Yellowknife, they're burning diesel to generate power for the city.

So what are you saving when you plug in?
 
Danbones
#40
Not to mention beyond the cold, it's up hill both ways.
 
Hoid
#41
Anheuser Busch orders 40 tesla trucks - all with semi autonomous driving
 
taxslave
#42
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

in fact at minus 15 or 20 when all those trucks run all day and all night up north the eTruck will be even more economical.

ROFLMAO. Did they pay you to say that?

Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Anheuser Busch orders 40 tesla trucks - all with semi autonomous driving

Do you think they might have better success at deliveries than Tesla is having with the cars they promised?
 
Hoid
#43
I think they'll have to put a lot more money down to get in line for one.
 
Hoof Hearted
+1
#44
In our early 20's, me and the boys would order an Anheuser Busch at a Bar, and say to the waitress...

"And how's your bush?"

Then she'd leave to get our order and we'd giggle like little school girls.
 
Hoid
#45
Pepsi orders 100 Tesla semis.

Because its good for the brand
 
Hoid
#46
Not to be outdone UPS ponies up the dough for 125 Tesla semis.
 
darkbeaver
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/t...art-at-150000/

Tesla releases the price of their semis - $150K usd for the 300 mile mode; and $180 K usd for the 500 mile model.

Way cheaper than I would have guessed. The fuel savings will pay for that truck in 3 years.

Charging the batteries with what?
 
TenPenny
#48
The whole purpose to these pre orders for the semis is to give Tesla cash to keep alive, because they're burning cash at an unsustainable rate. If it wasn't for this, they'd have to issue another whack of shares, and the existing shareholders have had their investments diluted too many times to put up with that again.
 
darkbeaver
#49
Elon Musk for presidebt of the Ununtied Stakes of Fortress America.

Capitalism is ripping America apart and eating the best pieces.

Brains first, liver, heart untill there's nothing left but the asshole.
 
Murphy
#50
Solar panels secured to the top of every trailer would help alleviate the charging problem. If the roofs were made of panels, part of the charge could be gathered while driving.
 
Hoid
#51
the bitter tears of climate change deniers.
 
TenPenny
+1
#52
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

the bitter tears of climate change deniers.



Model 3 deliveries are 2 years behind schedule, production rates 10% of what Elon keeps promising. Meanwhile, he's collected millions in deposits from people who will never actually get to purchase the cars.


Good business model, for sure.
 
Hoid
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Model 3 deliveries are 2 years behind schedule, production rates 10% of what Elon keeps promising. Meanwhile, he's collected millions in deposits from people who will never actually get to purchase the cars.


Good business model, for sure.

china just introduced its own e car which is half the price of a tesla.
 
Murphy
#54
No they haven't.
 
taxslave
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Pepsi orders 100 Tesla semis.

Because its good for the brand

Not being able to make deliveries on time is good for the brand?What do you think the chances are of Tesla delivering the trucks on time and on budget? SInce they can't even get a few cars out with all the parts on them.

Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

china just introduced its own e car which is half the price of a tesla.

DOes it have all the parts included?
 
Hoid
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not being able to make deliveries on time is good for the brand?What do you think the chances are of Tesla delivering the trucks on time and on budget? SInce they can't even get a few cars out with all the parts on them.



DOes it have all the parts included?

your tears are delicious.
 
Hoid
#57
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/24...age-companies/

why are food and beverage companies buying so many Tesla semis?

The fact they operate the hub and spoke systems makes these shorter haul vehicles suitable is a fact, but they are also businesses that are heavily invested in image and brand.
 

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