Electric trucks

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Keepingon, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    Tesla revealed the Semi today the Truck can accelerate 0 to 60 in 5 seconds empty and 0 to 60 in 20 seconds loaded at 80k,
    Maintain uphill speeds of 65 MPH loaded at 80k, has a range of 500 miles on a single charge,will recharge off solar charges, has aero dynamic flaps on the tractor that will automatically move to fit any trailer being pulled and for Saftey it has auto braking and lane keeping. Reservation deposits at $5000 are being taken and the Truck will be released in 2019.


     
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    And we're finally going to be able to commute to our jobs with wearable jet packs also.
     
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  3. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    Nothing said on what this baby will cost. :17142:
     
  4. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    We’re not all going to be in flip flops I hope.

    And I don’t think it has Boardwalk prevention.
     
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  5. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    I like flip flops!
     
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  6. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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  7. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook AD-FREE USER

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    I am, and I'm younger than you.

    My Dad had a B42 Mack that had one. And 2 R190s with em.
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I'm younger than you, I lie about my age!
    We had a bunch of L200s, 450 Red Diamonds, 5 spd direct with no 2 spd axle, the hand brakes were disconnected so
    they didn't catch fire when not set tight.
    One guy had a B60 gas burner leased to Great Southern, before Ryder aquired G S and cut off the leases.
    The L200s were about the same truck as R190s just older.
     
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  9. twisted-hippie

    twisted-hippie Why do we park in driveways & drive on parkways?

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    nickles Member

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  11. nickles

    nickles Member

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    You mean Diamond T''s
     
  12. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Comes with optional flip flops and a pee bottle.
    :17142:
     
  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Not even close, Diamond T is a truck, 450 Red Diamond is an I H C 450 cu in gas engine inline 6cyl.
     
  14. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was for hanging extra rubber bands, air scent thingees, and key chains.
     
  15. ScotchNeat

    ScotchNeat Well-Known Member

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    I have my jet pack on order, I like the Gilligan's Island model. But seriously.
    The battery-powered Tesla Semi, set to enter production in 2019, is a daycab with a range of 500 miles on a single charge at highway speeds while hauling 80,000 pounds.
    ^^^Hauling 80,000lbs and weighing 80,000lbs are two, very different things.^^^

    - 0-60 mph comes in just five seconds, for the truck alone. With the full 80,000 pound load, 0-60 mph takes just 20 seconds. That’s far, far less time than a conventional diesel-powered semi.
    ^^^And yet after putting that much load on the batteries, it's still going to go 500 miles^^^

    - The power continues when it comes to uphill driving. A traditional diesel truck would be able to take a 5-percent grade at 45 mph max. The Tesla Semi can do the same incline at 65 mph.
    ^^^From where did Mr. Musk pull out this comparison, his butt?^^^

    - Thirty minutes on a Megacharger, Tesla says, will be sufficient for 400 miles of range. “400 miles is about 6-7 hours of driving,” Musk points out. “By the time you’re done with your break, the truck is ready to go. You will not be waiting for your truck to recharge.”
    ^^^Ha! How much space will a solar generating plant require to operate scores of chargers at a truck stop?^^^

    - They’ll recharge using new Tesla Megachargers, the company’s new infrastructure designed specifically for Tesla Semi. Solar-powered, charging a local Tesla Powerpack, there’ll be “24/7, guaranteed low [cost] electricity,” Musk promises, with it priced at $0.07/kWh . “Because these Megachargers are solar powered, your truck is running on sunlight.”
    ^^^So drivers can only run at night, because the truck has to charge during the hours of sunlight.^^^


    - “We’re guaranteeing this truck will not break down for a million miles,” Musk said. “You can use two of those four motors and it’ll still beat a diesel truck.”
    ^^^A million miles, really? Apparently Mr. Musk hasn't seen what some drivers are capable of^^^
    I think Mr. Musk is a fraud because the vehicles his company produces either are or used to be subsidized by the federal govt in order that people would buy them. You know who owns Tesla, we do, the taxpayers.
     
  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    With this kind of traction, wonder how long tires will last?
     
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  17. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Boardwalk Certified Uber Driver

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    What happens if it is cloudy day out????
    Half a charge????
     
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  18. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    I operate in the NJ/NY Metro area for my P&D run everyday and anyone in that area will tell you there are numerous wrecks and roll overs everyday due to just stupidity and guys getting paid by the load rushing. 0 to 60 in 20 seconds with 80k.
    How long to stop 80k moving 60 mph ? 525 feet. With all the government regulations on rest and hours of operation for the sake of saftey should they approve more power ?
     
  19. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    There's so many holes in this Tesla truck idea that it makes me laugh. Even people in the tech industry have posited the various problems with Elon Musk's assertions. We have no idea what it's going to cost and we have no idea how much it's going to weigh. We don't know how easily it's repaired.

    He's a man who speaks very eloquently and has lots of big ideas. But he ultimately can never backup his claims.
     
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  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    If this is the "Nikola One" price is $375k or lease $5k pr month.
    1500 bucks up front to order one.
    YRC has ordered 2000, Wong gets number one.
     

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