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Old 07-18-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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GM is planning Electric Silverado like pickup-truck with 400 miles of range.

Nice to see GM finally get in the game.

https://electrek.co/2020/07/18/gm-si...p-truck-range/
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:29 PM   #2
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The up-coming Hummer electric is GM.
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But where will we charge them as rvers. If you paying for electrical, may fly. If it is included, forget it.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:20 PM   #4
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But where will we charge them as rvers. If you paying for electrical, may fly. If it is included, forget it.
Yah thatís a thing for sure. But Iím sure the camping industry will evolve as well. There are a lot of factors here. How long a stay in the campground. How far one travels. Etc. Many around here only travel 150 to 200 km to get to their favourite weekend site. And if itís for the weekend there is lots of time to recharge on a 30 amp circuit even if sharing with the RV. Additional charges for EV charging will be assumed. Probably a profit centre there for campgrounds. Or maybe just a flat extra 10 or 15 bucks a day etc. Who knows. Campgrounds will figure it out.
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The up-coming Hummer electric is GM.
Yah and itís supposed to be crazy fast too. But I donít think it will be aimed at the mass market. A pickup probably has a better shot at big numbers. Even in their hay day hummersí were pretty rare around here. I liked the little one though.
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The article refers to it as a "BET" I don't know what that is??

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The article refers to it as a "BET" I don't know what that is??

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The only thing I can come up with is a Battery Electric Truck. A BEV is a battery electric vehicle
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But where will we charge them as rvers. If you paying for electrical, may fly. If it is included, forget it.
You can charge Tesla's at RV parks right now.

I suspect you'll also be able to charge a truck there too.
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You can charge Tesla's at RV parks right now.

I suspect you'll also be able to charge a truck there too.
This is true although the battery in a truck will probably be two to three times the size of a car battery. If one was just staying overnight it might be worth renting the adjacent site so one could get the full 10 KW charging rate a 14-50 plug allows. Or, if the campground has level 2 destination charge stations just hook up to those. It would probably be cheaper...and faster if it was a Tesla.

The campground down the highway from us put in this Clipper Creek charge station. Its a 10 KW station, but Tesla has 16 Kw L2 destination stations. (I stole the picture off of plugshare)



So with the addition of GM getting into the E-truck race I now see 5 players. All in that 1/2 ton bordering on 3/4 ton class.

Ford E-F150
GM E-Silverado
Bollinger B1 and B2
Tesla Cybertruck
Rivian R1T

The only one who hasn't announced yet is Dodge. I'm sure there is a dodge skunkworks secret E-ram project on the go somewhere.
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Many campgrounds have trouble keeping up with the power demands of 50 amp coaches with multiple air conditioners. How will they deal with the demand of electric vehicles?
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Many campgrounds have trouble keeping up with the power demands of 50 amp coaches with multiple air conditioners. How will they deal with the demand of electric vehicles?
Keep it up to date I suppose. Those who can adapt will. Those who can't will slowly disappear. Like any other business if they cater to the clients needs they will bring in customers. Gas stations are going through this right now. A bunch of gas stations around here are already putting in DC fast chargers and doing well at it. Depending on the vehicle they could be selling them junk food for as long as half an hour while they are charging. I'm willing to bet they don't make much off the power they sell but the 3 dollar hot dog and 2 dollar slushy is pure profit.

Shell, Petrocan and Canadian Tire are all starting to put in fast chargers at their stations. Petrocan finished their cross country link last december a week before Tesla.



But yah, there will be growing pains. I am willing to bet that there won't be a ton of E-trucks on the road even in five years time. Campgrounds will be able to adapt slowly. The charging stations themselves are cheap. The cost is in the additional park capacity.
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Yah and itís supposed to be crazy fast too. But I donít think it will be aimed at the mass market. A pickup probably has a better shot at big numbers. Even in their hay day hummersí were pretty rare around here. I liked the little one though.
It is a pickup.
I just wonder what happens to the 400 mile range when you try to tow something.
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Also don't expect that 400 mile range to be highway range while towing. I was recently looking at the Arcimoto electric 3 wheel autocycle, and their range estimates. It is advertised as 100 mile range, but that is only at city driving speeds of under 35 mph, at 65 mph the range drops to 55 miles.
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Many campgrounds have trouble keeping up with the power demands of 50 amp coaches with multiple air conditioners. How will they deal with the demand of electric vehicles?
They will probably have designated spaces at the check-in office, more than one or two chargers usually require a service upgrade, a lot of times they will require a whole new service. I know, we install them. Most of the time no one is in the space, unless it's free or for vehicles owned by the property owner or lessee. We have one at the corporate office for a couple of the employees. Had to turn them off on weekends and afterhours because someone in a Tesla was stealing power. He would sit in the parking lot for a couple of hours every weekend.
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