Electric Truck Battle

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  1. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    A summary of 5 electric truck makers vying for market share. I still think the Tesla and the Bollinger are just ugly looking, regardless of their performance.

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/b...ctric-pickup-truck-battle-brewing/4666932002/

    2021 Tesla Cybertruck
    Vehicle type: 5-passenger electric pickup

    Price: $39,900-$69,900

    Powerplant: Lithium-ion battery pack; 1-3 electric motors

    Power: NA

    Performance: 0-60 mph, 2.9 seconds (3-motor); towing, 7,500-14,000 pounds

    Range: 250-500 miles

    2021 Rivian R1T
    Vehicle type: 5-passenger electric pickup

    Price: $69,000-plus

    Powerplant: 105/135/180 kWh lithium-ion battery pack; 4 electric motors

    Power: Up to 754 hp, 829 pound-feet torque

    Performance: 0-60 mph, 3.0 seconds; towing, up to 11,000 lbs

    Range: Up to 400 miles

    2021 Bollinger B2
    Vehicle type: 5-passenger electric pickup

    Price: $125,000

    Powerplant: 120 kWh lithium-ion battery pack; 2 electric motors

    Power: 614 hp, 688 pound-feet torque

    Performance: 0-60 mph, 4.5 seconds; towing, 7,500 pounds

    Range: 200 miles

    2022 GMC Hummer
    Vehicle type: 5-passenger electric pickup

    Price: $70,000 est.

    Powerplant: Up to 192 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (est.); 1-3 electric motors

    Power: 1,000 hp

    Performance: 0-60 mph, 3.0 seconds; towing, NA

    Range: NA

    2021 Lordstown Endurance
    Vehicle type: 5-passenger electric pickup

    Price: $52,500

    Powerplant: Lithium-ion battery pack; 4 electric motors

    Power: NA

    Performance: NA

    Range: NA
     
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    Electric Hummer? Sounds like a sex toy or something to accompany a karaoke machine
     
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    I work in logistics and have been getting a bunch of updates on this. I'll look around and see what the industry is saying.
     
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    Here's what the logistics part of industry is discussing.

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/are-electric-powertrains-the-future-of-commercial-vehicles

    https://www.axios.com/amazon-rivian...les-c45ad3fb-ffe9-4efa-af62-3b2d471eaaa1.html

    https://www.sdcexec.com/transportation/news/21113648/ups-expands-drone-delivery-program


    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-first-delivery-date-jk-moving/

    https://www.axios.com/electric-vehicles-trucks-distance-dde14cbc-5386-4947-b107-1d890e216bc9.html


    At my level in the company, we don't think there will be a trend towards electric trucks as we ship long distance cross country. Upper management can talk about it but we have to make sure the customer gets their load. I suspect this is why electric trucks are being pushed so hard.

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/n...puts-thousands-of-truck-registrations-on-hold

    I also can't help but think about the trend in the late 1940's and early 1950's for GM to push it's buses and get towns to pull up the inner city rail lines.
     
  5. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They didn't list the upcoming Electric F-150 in there. Maybe not enough known about it yet?

    I hope the Lordstown trucks don't pickup ('xcuse the pun) the design language of the Workhorse trucks- so bad, so sooo bad.
     
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    Musk will never build a $39,900 Tesla Cybertruck.
     
  7. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    He'll build one, and sell it to a relative at that price, just to spite us :crazy:
     
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    That's possible. I have relatives I don't like either.
     
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    But how many years after they start production (which may be years, based on Musk's track record of over promising and under delivering) will he sell that ONE CyberTruck? I think he'll sell a CyberTruck for over $100,000 before he sells one for $39,900...
     
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    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Champ, you gotta start charging Elon rent. He's getting off scot-free here!!

    I've been following Bollinger for a few years. I kinda stopped after seeing the price.
     

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