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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mustainefan, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:50 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    Yup. It’s the easiest way to make a locomotive go.
    Some are also diesel / electric that can run on electrified lines or not.

    And some are entirely electric.


    Fun fact, the most powerful rail locomotives in service today are fully electric.
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:51 PM
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    Didn’t know that.

    I’m sure they have monstrous amounts of torque.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:52 PM
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    Pretty cool actually. Trains would be a perfect candidate for hydrogen fuel cells powered motors.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:53 PM
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    By your logic or rather the lack thereof my Tacoma is electric too.

    The gas engine is turning an alternator after all.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:53 PM
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    And what drives the wheels Train Genius?
     
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    Diesel fuel.

    Without that nothing is moving.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2022 at 3:56 PM
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    No electric motors drive train wheels...remember this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    How loud does the train get? Is it something you hear randomly throughout the day or is it a constant?
     
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    Oh they are definitely lighter than batteries.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2022 at 4:05 PM
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    All I could find is “significantly lighter” and “2 tons less” on a commercial vehicle that they don’t disclose the weight of.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 4:07 PM
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    Being deliberately obtuse doesn't prove your point.

    Just proves everyone else here calling you a troll is correct.
     
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    This is basic but the heaviest part is the aluminum diffusers. The membranes are thin and light.

    [​IMG]
     
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    They can call me a troll, they have never called me wrong when I disprove their guesses with facts.

    Here I show you you're incorrect but not man enough to admit it. I thought Tacoma owners were better than that.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2022 at 4:11 PM
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    First day here?
     
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    Also very old news. This means that they are selling product with higher margin which given that they are a new company seems smart. Also, streamlining manufacturing with less options is a good decision.
     
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