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Rivian fully Electric 4x4 - the future

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by ppat4, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Nov 25, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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    uurx

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    a rivian can add 140 miles range in 20 minutes, and that tech is only getting better

    the locations are all over the place, people dont always realize what is right under their nose

    im not arguing I know 5 minutes pump time is better than 20 minutes charge time, but the reality is the tech is closing in quickly and swiftly

    for a long time I hated this tech, but just think of your truck the one you love with some better range some better economy... that is how I now think of it, my taco as is just like it is sitting outside now but with better range and better economy
     
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    The first thing the industry needs to do is what someone mentioned above, standardize batteries. Funny how they mention what I mentioned earlier.....cost! Very expensive, and who's going to pay for all this?!
    :notsure:
     
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    But can it fit 35s with minimal trimming? And long travel?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    Depends on the industry and employer of said “scientist.”
     
  8. Nov 25, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    I am getting 350-360 miles out of 17 gallons, if I run it near dry could push it to 420.

    My 1st Gen is shit, yeah lucky to get 250 out of it.

    EV would be nice, even though my turd Gen is better….so sick of going to the gas station. Charging at home for 98% of my driving would be killer.

    They don’t know where to post??? :p:D

    And it is always the same tired argument, if it is Ranger, it delves into diesel, manual transmissions, payload and why in the hell do the Aussies talk funny and drive on the wrong side of the road…

    If it is about EVs…range, recharge time, batteries are bad for the environment ….and where are we gonna recharge waaay out in the boonies…ya know where only a handful of buyers say they go. Most of them pull off the side of the road with some sort of landscape background take a selfie to appear they are outdoorsy for the Gram, then promptly scurry back to the safety and comfort of suburbia hell. lol!
     
  9. Nov 25, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    My wife and I were talking this morning about one day replacing her Tahoe with an R1S (3-4 years out) I was all in until I realized they don't currently have Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. What a "Toyota move" thinking their interface is better. Ha!

    Hopefully in the next 3-4 years that will change.
     
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    I don’t mind the ev idea electric vehicles do have a purpose. The only issue I don’t like about the whole thing is we are just trading where the pollution is created. Batteries are made of poisonous chemicals the take energy to mine. Windmills are made of plastics and other materials made from crude oil and nat gas. Solar panels are made with the same things as windmills and a lot of it cannot be recycled. Coal fired power plants are know polluters as well as nuke and nat gas fired plants. Where will we get the energy needed to charge our vehicles. Bottom line is there are no free meals. Someone has to pay we just need to find a happy median that can preserve the environment as best as possible.
     
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    So let's imagine 2090...electric cars been around for decades...same old disasters, nothing changed...what excuse they will have then?...interesting eh...or going all out electric might not be the answer...maybe then power lines will just melt due to extremely high energy demand...the future...maybe cleaner but f...scary!
     
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    Last video, sorry but this is very promising for FCEV hydrogen EV


     
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    No thanks. I like driving around via the usage of exploding dinosaur juices.
     
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    There is no free lunch, it all has to come from somewhere. It will however be easier to control pollution from a few sources than millions upon millions of individual vehicles running around. I imagine it will be like when they started banning smoking in buildings, the air will get cleaner in densely populated areas. Hell, I live in Idaho, land of the diesel truck…this time of year is the worst, the air is cold and the diesel exhaust likes to linger near the ground. gotta leave my vent on recirculate on my commute or I’ll get fumed out. Be nice to have that go away. Of course the chest thumping coal rollers will piss and moan about it, for some damn reason driving a bro dozer is directly tied with their manly-ness.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    The charging stations are not as obvious as gas stations, you do have to look for them.

    I planned a route from Seattle Washington to Tampa Florida. I don’t remember all the details but I do remember the amount of time charging looked quite scary, something like 8 hours total or something like that. However it was a 33 hour drive and after assuming regular gas stops and meals in a regular car the overall trip was only about 10% longer then in a gas car. Not exactly something I would like but when compared to nearly never having to stop at a gas station the rest of the year (and MUCH cheap “fuel” costs) it seemed like a decent trade off.

    some things to watch out with A better route planner. Make sure your start and end charges reflect reality. If you can charge at your destination that’s great, if not you need to consider a charge to get started on the return trip. If you cannot charge at the end point set your start and end at your start location and add a waypoint at your destination. Remember though a 120v WILL charge an EV (stupid slowly) and a 220v will do so as well, you don’t need a “charger” at the location
     
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    this isn’t true. If every mile driven today was switched to electric we would only need a 25% increase in generation capacity. It will take decades to get to 60-70%. Areas of the grid may need to be improved but if so that grid likely really needed to be improved anyways. It is our house power grid after all.
     
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    I didnt realize this was a dumbass electric vehicle FORUM. Am i lost?
     
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    The ones on tv. The ones putting out research posts are not

    easier to cast doubt to get folks to listen to easily biased sources then it is to bias the scientific community. Look at it today, folks have been convinced they cannot trust doctors or scientists so they flock to YouTube, Facebook, news casters, podcasts, etc; all sources that we KNOW can and HAVE been bought.
     
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