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Old 07-23-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds

It's coming and with a very popular tow vehicle.
I'd imagine that an Escape trailer will be no problem after watching this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=bXFHgoon7lg

Haven't seen when this will hit the market, but from where they're at probably not too distant.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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It's coming and with a very popular tow vehicle.
I'd imagine that an Escape trailer will be no problem after watching this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=bXFHgoon7lg

Haven't seen when this will hit the market, but from where they're at probably not too distant.

And now charging stations in BC parks.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...tric-1.5055539
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:59 AM   #3
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Walmart is rolling them out too.
https://corporate.walmart.com/newsro...ther-expansion
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:16 PM   #4
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I love seeing work done in the direction of alternate fuel sources for use in all sorts of ways we could use it, even for driving.

What still concerns me a lot, is firstly that it takes so much time to recharge which can be quite a pain on the road. Hopefully this improves. The second concern is where is the electricity coming from for all these stations? Most like from dammed river power plants, nuclear power, or fossil fuel generators, all of which in my mind have a huge negative effect on our environmental status as a planet.

Alternate fuels are a good answer and are building, but not at near a fast enough rate. I am not big on wind turbine units but do like solar. There are lots of other methods from tidal power, biofuels, etc. I imagine we will see more improvement in these alternate fuels, and I hope they happen rather fast, as that is needed before we can use more electric power without our existing generating ways.
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I pretty much agree Jim. I would really like an all electric F150 vs my 2.7L EcoBoost, provided it had acceptable range and a relatively quick charging time. The range is a tall order indeed, since I can go almost 900 miles on a single tank of fuel with my 36 gallon tank.
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Charge on the go

The future is an active highway using inductive charging. Setup at as toll system, inductive coils are installed in the highway surface, your vehicle drives at highway speed while charging and it is charged to your account.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/02...oon-in-sweden/
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Wind Turbines are making huge gains in numbers in the Midwest and west in the USA. They have their detractors for sure but with the foothold they have now and the attractiveness of the revenue they generate for the property owners I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. I’ve seen some pretty impressive solar arrays too but the footprint in farm areas looks to be greater than that of the wind turbines. I’ve seen a number of Tesla charging stations adjacent to “fast food” Restaurants. Must be a little gain to be made while waiting for a sandwich and consuming it and checking in with the office.
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The future is an active highway using inductive charging. Setup at as toll system, inductive coils are installed in the highway surface, your vehicle drives at highway speed while charging and it is charged to your account.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/02...oon-in-sweden/

Would have a side benefit of having a snow- and ice-free highway. In other words, it seems to me that inductive charging would produce a lot of waste heat and would be inefficient. I'm just guessing, though, so I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Would have a side benefit of having a snow- and ice-free highway. In other words, it seems to me that inductive charging would produce a lot of waste heat and would be inefficient. I'm just guessing, though, so I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Ah, but you're not wrong!

There is actually a system in development which has a charging rail embedded in the road surface, for an upside-down version of electric train overhead wires... but much more complex and problematic. That's being developed because inductive charging from the road has huge issues.
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How long before someone tries to combine Walmart RV parking with Walmart RV charging, and sets up for the night at a charger? That will be an extreme test of both Walmart camping and EV charging station etiquette.
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