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How about an Electric Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SKULLY, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Nov 2, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Developing alternate technologies and fuels doesn't make you an eco-Kook
     
  2. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    It does when it's not driven by economics.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    I disagree

    non poluting technologies > poluting technologies
     
  4. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    not in the sense of economics eco kook

    not yet
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    eh ?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Electric pickup truck won't be viable for a long time, because the battery pack eats directly into payload capacity, and Tacomas do not have a lot of profit margins built into it compared to premium brands like Range Rover. I would say electric cars like the Tesla Model S with 300-mile range already competes favorably against gas-powered cars like the M5. I posted this a while back:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvHTN0Yi1t4

     
  7. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Check Build Thread!!
    sub'd for later.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    Not really true. small pickups are in use right now, my college uses them, similar to this. You added no speed or weight minimum qualifier so this applies.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    unless the "non polluting" tech costs 9 times as much, then it starts killing everything it touches.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Cool, though the payload is probably not much more than a Cushman

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    You can't develop new technologies if you never develop them , prices will come down , we're not riding horses are we ?
     
  12. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    The ICE is leaps and bounds above horses. Electric vehicles not so much.

    New technologies will shine when they either match efficiency and economics of current ICEs, or exceed.

    For now, they don't.

    The eco fucks are trying to force the economics part.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Exactly , my point , never developing / implementing these technologies won't move them closer to parity
     
  14. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Guess you better get developing... good luck.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    You would suggest a freeze on development ?
     
  16. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    I would suggest the markets will do what makes the most sense and that the eco fucks not try to push their agenda with the government(our) to invest OUR money into this.
     
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    Develop all the cleaner technologies you want.

    Only the rare eco-kooks who actually practise what they preach will spend more to buy it.

    When alternative technologies are economically and socially viable, they will be produced and purchased.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Oh , I get it now , for you this is a political discussion , I was coming at it from a neutral standpoint

    There is no reason to carry on
     
  19. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    It is not the government's job to develop new technologies.
     
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    Again , how do you make them economically viable without developing them ? It's not like cleaner emmissions / better fuel economy is a bad thing
     
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