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Working in construction I do not see an ev being of any use on the jobsite. First off it's very rarely that you get to work close to home. My average daily commute from March to the end of October is an hour and a half one way. I would need at the very least 300 miles of range otherwise I would be stopping somewhere most days to plug it in. Then comes break and lunch time. You're sweating your **** off working finally get to take a break you go to your ev and want some ac but you can't because you have to save your battery so you can make it home without stopping to charge it.

On all the jobsites I've been too I have never once heard a guy say he wishes he had an ev. From the peons to the superintendents. Of course for the peons hybrid or a good gas mileage beater I've heard countless times and the same reason I keep my 2 door 35-39mpg pontiac. All the tools you would use that could be powered by an ev are already cordless. The higher powered tools you pretty much need a generator to run them. I've given the boss crap before saying he's just waiting til they make an ev with enough payload so he can trade in his 1 ton and move the generator/welder that's currently in his bed to the ev then he won't have to stop and plug it in.

I know there's a lot of different types of "construction" but doing bridge work. An ev would not fly at all.
Wow, driving an hour and a half one way and going 300 miles a day, that is really moving. Tried to add a funny emoji but they disappeared.

But I hear you. I used to install pools in the summer and fence in the winter. I would have my construction truck running to thaw fingers and cool my head. If I had to worry about range, just dang...
 

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I didn't mean I do 300 miles in an hour and a half lol. The 300 would just be a bare minimum as I've driven more then that a lot of days. Work by Milwaukee one day and the next up by Lake Superior.
 

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In my business, i am on call 24/7
usually i get a call in the evening, asking me if i can be at a pickup point at a certain time the next morning.
I have two pickup points on the Arizona Border, one is 153 away, the other is 200 miles away.
Often when i get there, the truck driver & his Oversize Load are ready to go to where ever the delivery point is.

Just doing that with an EV would make my job almost impossible.

The truck driver & I both, don't get paid unless that load is moving, they can't wait for me to CHARGE UP

My business exists, because the Federal & State Governments have laws stating that trucks with a load that is wider, longer, taller or heavier than legal, has to have 1 or more Escórts traveling with it.

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HONDA in Japan does have a version out now, not sure it out for retail yet. Great looking bike in Avatar, looks a lil familiar, see pic attached.

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Nice trike, unique color. Yes, there is a flying car. Some guy up in Mass. or somewhere developed it with our tax dollars and then took it overseas. But it will never be viable for the paying public. Although with prices of trucks right now, they are not viable for me any longer.
 

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Nice trike, unique color. Yes, there is a flying car. Some guy up in Mass. or somewhere developed it with our tax dollars and then took it overseas. But it will never be viable for the paying public. Although with prices of trucks right now, they are not viable for me any longer.
Yup, was allegedly the only Color of that Gen Wing, Gen 2. Not look too bad for 16 years old. Right now got a charging issue, prob going to have to go to shop, but hey, only 54K on the whole setup, only 12K on trike kit.
 

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I am waiting for the news rags that you see at the grocery stores, while in the line for the cashier.

This last week in Southern California, they had heavy snow & ice in several places, in one place in particular, the highway was blocked for 11 hours. Tow trucks could not get to all the vehicles that were stranded with people in them.

They know that vehicles ran out of gas & i think some people died from exposure in the vehicles.
The newscaster mentioned Electric Vehicles, but did not elaborate
 
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I am waiting for the news rags that you see at the grocery stores, while in the line for the cashier.

This last week in Southern California, they had heavy snow & ice in several places, in one place in particular, the highway was blocked for 11 hours. Tow trucks could not get to all the vehicles that were stranded with people in them.

They know that vehicles ran out of gas & i think some people died from exposure in the vehicles.
The newscaster mentioned Electric Vehicles, but did not elaborate
In nearby Virginia about a year ago there was a storm that shut down 95, kind of the same situation. People were stranded for up to 24 hours. Some people in EVs said they were able to run the heater for varied times. I would think a EV and a ICE would both be impacted the same way: by level of battery charge or fuel.
 
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I saw this from Ram leadership about what all of their market survey resulted in.

"But the conclusion from all of that feedback, which was invaluable, was this: We are open-minded to the idea of heavy electrification in the pickup truck segment, but trucks still need to do truck things. Do not sacrifice or compromise on the core attributes that we find the most valuable, which are payload, towing, range, and charge time."

In the article I read is that Ram has no plans to end ICE vehicles but rather use the Revolution both to keep existing customers who might want such a vehicle and target new customers who otherwise wouldn't buy an ICE. Meanwhile, they can continue researching advances in technology to offer future products that meet the all of the attributes of the last sentence in the prior paragraph. So maybe a win for everyone.
 

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I saw this from Ram leadership about what all of their market survey resulted in.

"But the conclusion from all of that feedback, which was invaluable, was this: We are open-minded to the idea of heavy electrification in the pickup truck segment, but trucks still need to do truck things. Do not sacrifice or compromise on the core attributes that we find the most valuable, which are payload, towing, range, and charge time."

In the article I read is that Ram has no plans to end ICE vehicles but rather use the Revolution both to keep existing customers who might want such a vehicle and target new customers who otherwise wouldn't buy an ICE. Meanwhile, they can continue researching advances in technology to offer future products that meet the all of the attributes of the last sentence in the prior paragraph. So maybe a win for everyone.

Sure hope your take is right. I think Toyota Chairman speaking out recently helped reign in the unthinking hysteria some.
 
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