2024 Dodge Ram Revolution

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Jim 370

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Just ask the residents of Ft Myers how those EV's worked out when it came time to evacuate. Most of them got abandoned. Now they are returning home to find their abandoned EV's burning to the ground after getting drowned in water. NO THANK YOU!!
 

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In an evacuation, an electric vehicle that is fully charged can actually have a bit of an advantage over a ice vehicle. The electric draw while sitting still or moving ahead sporadically can be accomplished in many instances more efficiently. But yes, vehicles that were left behind for whatever reason were adversely impacted by the exposure to salt water. That can impact the batteries and cause spontaneous combustion. But if they do catch fire at least they won't show up for for some unsuspecting person on a car lot like a flood damaged ice vehicle would.
 

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Considering the amount of electricity used for a standard wall plug, I'd let them plug up. Doubtful they'd take more than $1 of electricity to charge their EV during say like a dinner party. The folks I know that own EVs say they charge overnight for only a couple dollars. Shoot, if I'm going to spend money to entertain them, another buck or two on electricity is not a concern.
 

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I will consider an electric truck when I can afford one that is about as comfortable as I have now, can tow my 6000 lb travel trailer 350+ miles on a single charge, can carry all the stuff I do now, and AND can be recharged in about 10 minutes for an additional 350+ miles.

I don't care much about how it looks, how big the screen is, or if the steering wheel is oval or round (as long as its still a wheel). I don't need more power or speed either.

I just want a truck that is as durable, capable, and affordable as the one I've got.
 

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I will consider an electric truck when I can afford one that is about as comfortable as I have now, can tow my 6000 lb travel trailer 350+ miles on a single charge, can carry all the stuff I do now, and AND can be recharged in about 10 minutes for an additional 350+ miles.

Don't mind if you quote me on this: I'll bet we will see 350+ miles towing in the next 5 years. My guess is it will be via range extending batteries or other tech inside the trailer hooked to the truck to help power it. That and also possible battery tech will improve greatly, but I'd put another couple of years on the battery improvement thing.
 

GTyankee

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There is no way for me to run my business using an electric vehicle.

I Escórt Semi Trucks that are carrying wide loads
They often drive 500 to 650 miles in 12 hours
They will not wait for me to recharge the trucks batteries
They get paid by the miles driven & that is also the way i get paid
 

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Waiting for word on 2024 RAM with the turbo 6 option. When you live 8-10 hours from CO, UT and AZ there is no way I'd consider electric. A one day drive would become 2 days and towing a trailer might even be 3, not to mention hotel costs. An over obsession with electric for anything except local driving, and they aren't cheap, and fossil fuels needed to produce the electricity. Slow down Mr. President, you live in a bubble, not with us.
 

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they are new technology and there will be a market for them. I wont buy one in my lifetime but they will be a good fit for others. my only gripe is the government forcing them on us. consumers are always motivated enough to buy stuff if they want it or need it. I dont like the collusion between the auto mfrs and the politicos on this. in my area there is currently a barrage of ads pushing these things while there is a shortage of traditionally powered vehicles supposedly due to chip shortages..I guess an all electric car full of pc boards and giant full color monitors and other video and lighting enhancements somehow needs fewer chips..who'da thunk it.
what would make it a great fit for others that won't be for you? just curious
 

Mister B

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Technology is going in that direction and the days of carbon fuel are clearly numbered. Let’s just hope the technology is developed enough to have the same, or better, capabilities than what our current gasoline engines offer. I expect that my next truck will be completely electric. A hundred and twenty years ago people thought the new “horseless carriage” would never catch on. They were quickly proven wrong.
Do you expect to have an electric truck because the ICE/Diesel will be out-innovated or is it something else?
 
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