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Old 11-25-2020, 09:34 AM   #1
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Nissan Jumps into the electric half ton fray with the electric Titan

Looks like Nissan is getting serious with the electric Titan. I would think the impending decreasing world market for pickups that have tail pipes had something to do with it, and that is only four years away. Projected specs look kind of out of date already but that will probably improve by production.

Hereís the link. Iím sure there will be more to come.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/electrek...p-startup/amp/
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A 1/2 ton, run around town grocery getter....just what I need.

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A 1/2 ton, run around town grocery getter....just what I need.

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I hear ya. I would think half the pickups (or at least the half tons) are used just for that in this town. Just a guess. Lots of pretty trucks that have never had anything in them.

Not for me but it seems popular. Then again. I have a small garage soooo...
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I'd like to have an electric pick-up. They have lots of cool features to play with. The question is, do I want to spend an extra 20k just for the vehicle's toy value.
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Remember that old commercial about the ad for a four wheel drive that the woman could use IN TOWN to drive over the little dirt mound at a road repair site detour?
Really essential!!
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:41 AM   #6
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If I wasn't into RV trailer towing I'd not have a diesel and I'd own an electric truck. But it would be a midsize when they come out with one.
One of these days fossil fuel powered vehicles are going to cost a lot to own. The next super event that causes fuel prices to spike will IMO keep prices high. Remember when gas and diesel were over $4 a gal, $5 in some places? Those prices will be returning one day. Gas powered trucks will be a dime a dozen if that happens. People are funny. Gas prices drop and they buy guzzlers. Prices go up and they buy elec/mizers. Elec is the future.
I've seen fuel prices roller coaster since the embargo of the 80's.
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Why can't the automakers build a small electric pickup like the old Toyota and Nissan trucks back in the 80's? Or even a small gas or diesel pickup? Why is everything so darned BIG? It's ridiculous.
I'd buy a compact Toyota or Nissan truck in a heartbeat, much more useful than the behemoths available now, unless you're towing something.
The automakers are missing a huge opportunity here.
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Iím so looking forward to what RVing is going to look like in 20 year. Maybe all electric trucks towing big fifth wheel and RV resorts have fast chargers on each campsite.
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Why can't the automakers build a small electric pickup like the old Toyota and Nissan trucks back in the 80's? Or even a small gas or diesel pickup? Why is everything so darned BIG? It's ridiculous.
I'd buy a compact Toyota or Nissan truck in a heartbeat, much more useful than the behemoths available now, unless you're towing something.
The automakers are missing a huge opportunity here.
Yes, and all the Electric trucks coming out in the next 2 years are also bigguns.
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Why can't the automakers build a small electric pickup like the old Toyota and Nissan trucks back in the 80's? Or even a small gas or diesel pickup? Why is everything so darned BIG? It's ridiculous.
I'd buy a compact Toyota or Nissan truck in a heartbeat, much more useful than the behemoths available now, unless you're towing something.
The automakers are missing a huge opportunity here.
Isnt tacoma/ranger/colorado/frontier small enough? Sure that are bigger than what they were decades ago. Maybe Polaris can take over this market with their side by side
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Iím so looking forward to what RVing is going to look like in 20 year. Maybe all electric trucks towing big fifth wheel and RV resorts have fast chargers on each campsite.
I have mixed feelings on the need for fast chargers at a campground. I can see the operator maybe having a couple for revenue purposes but really a 50 amp 240 circuit would suit the vast amount of users requirements. Most camp for more than one day in a campground and even overnight you would get a substantial charge. I can see some operators adding a second 50 amp service to some of their sites. I would think there would be a good revenue stream there.

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I have mixed feelings on the need for fast chargers at a campground. I can see the operator maybe having a couple for revenue purposes but really a 50 amp 240 circuit would suit the vast amount of users requirements. Most camp for more than one day in a campground and even overnight you would get a substantial charge. I can see some operators adding a second 50 amp service to some of their sites. I would think there would be a good revenue stream there.

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Yeah. Maybe not at campground, but definitely need more at rest areas and gas stations. I donít expect they charge as fast as fueling gasoline/diesel, but it would be great to get 2-300 miles for 20-30 mins charging.
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Yeah. Maybe not at campground, but definitely need more at rest areas and gas stations. I don’t expect they charge as fast as fueling gasoline/diesel, but it would be great to get 2-300 miles for 20-30 mins charging.
Yah. For sure. China and Europe have pretty good charge infrastructure build outs but things still have a long way to go here. Two companies are doing pretty good though with charge infrastructure. The American company Tesla and the German company “Electrify America” and their Canadian subsidiary “Electrify Canada. There are others like charge point and EVgo but not with the same growth rate. I’m sure it’ll come in time.

Re charge speed of the trucks. Hard to say. I know we rarely spend more than 15 minutes at a V3 Supercharger unless it’s lunch, and even then rarely over 20 minutes (we tend to bring our lunch with us as we travel with a chihuahua). But trucks will have batteries twice as big as our car has. Tesla is already talking about V4 Superchargers so they will obviously be faster than the 250 KW rates of the V3’s. And Electrify America is already installing some 350 KW CCS Superchargers as that is what the Porsche Taycans use. (Electrify America’s parent company is VW/Audi/Porsche.

I’m sure things will look different in three years than they do now.
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Nissan trucks are back, is this a joke?

I don't know if someone is pulling our leg or Nissan is testing the waters yet again. AFAIK Nissan just recently pulled the plug on all its trucks for North America, concentrating on vehicles and especially the small to medium SUV and CUV market.

Contrary to the big 3 domestics, Nissan was losing money on all its trucks and makes their money on the smaller stuff. They just don't sell, and they aren't (weren't) priced nor optioned correctly to sell.

Why they would try the EV trucks is beyond me.
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