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Old 03-07-2020, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Inching closer to practical EV for B's

GM plans a 200 kWh battery for it's Hummer and truck line. Economies of scale driving down prices to under $100 per kWh by 2024. Batteries at the size and price, assuming there's a decent charging infrastructure in tandem, make an electric B a real possibility.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...tery-revealed/
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:40 PM   #2
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GM plans a 200 kWh battery for it's Hummer and truck line. Economies of scale driving down prices to under $100 per kWh by 2024. Batteries at the size and price, assuming there's a decent charging infrastructure in tandem, make an electric B a real possibility.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...tery-revealed/
GM claims that day is closer concerning the $100. Ford has already announced an ev Transit. Folks will be able to boon dock a very long time.

Charging is the issue it seems.
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GM claims that day is closer concerning the $100. Ford has already announced an ev Transit. Folks will be able to boon dock a very long time.



Charging is the issue it seems.


Needing a charging station close enough to your boondock plus a way to access EV battery while parked? Makes no feasibility to me.
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Needing a charging station close enough to your boondock plus a way to access EV battery while parked? Makes no feasibility to me.
I agree that the charging infrastructure isn't there yet. But as to use of the battery, once vehicles for commercial use are introduced I can't imagine they wouldn't make power available from the pack as an option. Being able to use power tools on a remote site might come as an extra, but it's also a no-brainer.
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Default All about range..

Yeah, besides the fact that there's no charging standard...it is like Beta vs. VHS all over again. .

They need one platform and it has to be populated everywhere...

Not to mention the fast charging... Nissan Leaf owners have a huge problem with multiple fast charging and air cooled engines....

Without proper cooling, range, fast charging and price....EV full sized vans are not going to work....

I don't know what the status is on Europe with the MB Sprinter EV, but, I imagine it's for in town delivery..... not cruising around long distances......

To their credit Tesla is building a Nationwide network for charging stations and this is why they are the market leader....

It's going to take a while for this in the private RV market.

Maybe there's going to be commercial long distance trucks on electric, but, remember that these companies also have their own fleet of airplanes.... like UPS.... Big Bucks.
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