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Old 11-23-2020, 07:49 AM   #113
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Apples & oranges

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Not sure about the correlation between heavy equipment and an rv but as a General contractor I too have driven dirt moving equipment; albeit much much smaller than you. Yes, I'm jealous. Regardless, the suspension on an rv is what provides the comfort not how it obtains the power required to move it.

If the large household batteries of a Tesla are capable of moving the electric motors and a 240v generator can charge said batteries then what is the problem with 15+ mph? I tow a full size Ram 2500 diesel 4x4 with an 8' bed and four doors and average 6 mpg. It is what it is and I realize fuel efficiency is not what I'm paying for with this rv lifestyle but if new technology can improve the mpg without sacrificing comfort I am all for it.

On a side note, electric motors and very reliable and not having DEF or oil changes are additional bonuses.
Apples & oranges: 15 mph vs 6 mpg two different horses. Was that just a typo?
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:04 AM   #114
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World War II submarines used lead acid batteries and diesel gener!tors to charge them. Railway locomotives used electric motors driven by large diesel generayors. Using electric motors for transportation is not new, the batteries to make it practical is new.
Well, the Texas Tesla factory should be cranking out Electric semis within a year. I bet one of the Motorhome integrators will be building a small Super C within a couple years after that. Should be interesting.

One of the challenges I see is the physical layout of the first generation super charger parking lots. I can see them dealing with maybe up to a 28 foot coach okay but think it may get dicey after that. The latest V3 Superchargers seem to sometimes include a few spots for vehicles towing so those would probably accommodate a smaller Super C. And if the battery’s are modular possibly even connect to V3’s at the same time.

So many changes to come. Much of it will be watching how China and Europe deals with and go from there. They are already getting crossing many of these infrastructure paths.

No idea really. Not an expert. Interesting though.
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Apples & oranges: 15 mph vs 6 mpg two different horses. Was that just a typo?
Typo, I meant mpg.
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Demand for Lithium-ion batteries. Notice how E-buses pretty well stays the same. Will that mean it doesn't spread into RV's?
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Demand for Lithium-ion batteries. Notice how E-buses pretty well stays the same. Will that mean it doesn't spread into RV's?
Interesting graph. The stationary storage is increasing less than I thought it would as well.
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