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Electric Tacoma coming

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Sand Dog, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. May 4, 2021 at 5:22 AM
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    stevesnj

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    I see 100% EV or other alternative clean fuel vehicle around the year 2100. I think by then it will be illegal to own a petrol car.
     
  2. May 4, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Extra Hard Taco The game is rigged.

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    And how long does it take to charge? Don't think I wanna be sitting around somewhere during a cross country trip waiting on my car to charge.
    :rofl:
     
  3. May 4, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    Well then a EV isn't for you. Sub 20 min charging is coming with Solid State batteries.
     
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  4. May 4, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    Too bad internet chat rooms and forums were not available at the turn of the 20th century as you could probably use the search function and see this exact same argument about moving from horse drawn carriages to the horrors of internal combustion engines. Nothing ever really changes argument wise. Just the technology we are arguing about. Some will embrace it and others are terrified it won't work. You really think there was a complete network of gas stations when the first cars appeared. They did not even have stoplights or traffic control for the first cars, much less a paved interstate road system. All that had to be developed.
     
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  5. May 4, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    Going from horses to vehicles dramatically changed the speed in which people and goods were moved. Once electric vehicles offer such a drastic change it will be adopted quickly. As it stands, the drawbacks to an EV far outweigh the benefits for the majority of peoples wants and needs.
     
  6. May 4, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    This Edison fellow is a danger to society! And what will happen to the candlestick makers?? Whale oil is obviously superior and has a better infrastructure.
     
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  7. May 4, 2021 at 6:43 AM
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    Unfortunately in today's fast food..."I want it now" America everyone wants EV's to charge in 5 min or less and get 1000 miles between charges. Some just don't care that the tech is still evolving and get upset that EV's aren't at the level they want it. Patience in today's world is lost.
     
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  8. May 4, 2021 at 7:05 AM
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    Rivian claims 140 miles added in 20 minutes. Might not work for you. Does for me. But this is a perfect example of how tech gets adopted. Like you, 2-3 years ago I wouldn't consider an EV. A truck did not exist that could go 300-400 miles, fully charge from 20-30 % overnight on the same power as my clothes dryer, add 140 miles in 20 minutes simply could not exist. But deliveries begin in a couple of weeks.

    Yes, they are very expensive. And there are not charging stations at every corner. But look back 5 years. What was available then compared to now? Now think about 15 years ahead. Price will decline (comparatively). More charging stations will be added. Mom and pop businesses and very small towns are already adding charging stations to attract business and provide service. Technology will advance.

    Naysayers advance the notion that there isn't this and there isn't that. If we declined to do things as a society until perfection was available, most of us would still be writing these missives on paper and mailing them.

    Parkinson's Law is the old adage that work expands to fill the time allotted. On a similar note, if we don't expect advancements and positive change to happen, the needed change will not happen. And yes, that often requires government support (tax credits, government sponsored research, etc.) and indeed mandate (leaded fuel, asbestos, etc.).
     
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  9. May 4, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    I for one am getting pretty tired of the “it isn’t perfect right out of the gate so it won’t work” arguments or “I will be slightly inconvenienced so no one should be doing it.” It’s so short sighted and Stevesnj is right to call us a fast food, I want it now nation. Dinosaur squeezings are not a unlimited resource and by going about business as usual it’s the next generation that will have to rapidly come up with an alternative.
     
  10. May 4, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    Oklahoma is an oil state.
    Last weekend I drove out to the middle of no where in the SW of Oklahoma. There were windmills everywhere. Oklahoma has more wind than it does oil. They even put it in the damn song.
     
  11. May 4, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    So when the EV Tacoma coming? I need to make sure I have my funding together.
     
  12. May 4, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    This is the quote from Toyota

     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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    Same. I tune them out at this point.
     
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    I ride and agree with him. Being a defensive driver is infinitely more important than loud bikes

    I’d wager most drivers are listening to the radio or talking to people and can’t hear crap until you’re up on them.
     
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    Someone said the year 2100.
     
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    What? You don't want to sit around a hour or so , to save 100's of dollars on a road trip? You are basically saying you don't want to make 200 bucks an hour sitting. When I took my lame gas powered Taco to Lake Tahoe from SD that crap was like 230 bucks in gas. Plus I felt all bad putting 1000 miles on the truck so I changed the oil when I came back like a nerd. Not to mention getting all red eyed focusing on the road instead of sitting back stress free with auto pilot at the wheel.

    "But uhhh, didn't you see that one random Facebook post where a single Tesla crashed and burst into flames cuz it was self driving, yup robots are scary, I saw terminator , machine bad. " . you people sound like my ding bat mom who didn't attend collage.
     
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    Try doing this 3 times end to end while searching for the anchor on the last 10’ of rope, then rerigging for the next leg and hoping the ropes don’t snag as you pull them through, as dusk descends. Rappelling was something we did to get home, exhilarating enough but not something we did for it’s own sake. Most of that crowd moved on to bungee jumping anyway. I’d rather sky dive from 12,000 ft, better view and longer ride.
     
  18. May 4, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    Interesting topic all. I can only say that everytime I go shopping on base or most modern shopping centers, there are free charging stations for these vehicles. With the fast advancements in battery technology and infrastructure...I'd go for one now if available. Free is free. lol
     
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    Dude, I get it, but that’s your mom.
     
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    It’s seen as going backwards, and understandably so in this case. Many people just lack imagination or only allow it to fuel their fears seeing only the negative aspects. “I can’t imagine”... is one of the more common beginnings to a rebuttal but it assumes nothing will change from the current status quo even though the evidence of change is staring them in the face. While gas stations are typically stand alone service centers that require open air, charging stations are being installed just about anywhere cars get parked or that since charging time is one of the more vocally touted issues it will get more attention from engineers and developers. Other problems will crop up and give cause for resistance but it’s not as if cars and trucks, planes and trains didn’t and still do have growing pains. From steam explosions to derailments, jack knifes to tanker fires, faulty cargo bay doors to unruly attitude software, faulty ignition systems or easily punctured gas tanks, the Industrial Age doesn’t come without cost. Ev’s can’t be expected to be immune from that.
     

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