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#1 Kellermeister

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:46 PM

https://www.freep.co...cks/2853536002/
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

Not that one, no. The range is ok unladen but if you factor in towing a small camper even, the range becomes insufficient. It needs more range, or hybrid or even gas charging capabilities. I'm sure they will get there. 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Pet peeve about articles about electric vehicles. They almost always say ‘zero emissions’, well, that electricity didn’t just appear. I know what they mean but it makes them sound a bit detached from reality
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

Plus it is ugly AF.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

Have you seen the new Chevy?? I can see this being an evolution of the current Chevy design down the road a bit
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 04:35 AM

No but it has nothing to do with it being electric


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:31 AM

My son in law preordered an Atlis which is a direct competitor to the Rivian. He also invested in the company. 

 

 

https://www.atlismot...es.com/xt-truck

 


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

a subscription based vehicle??  as long as there is not a mileage limit its not a bad idea.  tho i admittedly dont care for this kind of model, it may work for some folks.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:12 AM

a subscription based vehicle??  as long as there is not a mileage limit its not a bad idea.  tho i admittedly dont care for this kind of model, it may work for some folks.

 

Supposedly the subscription pays for the truck, maintenance, and insurance in a monthly payment then also adds purchase incentives. He mentioned no mileage limits. 


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#10 Kellermeister

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

That is a risky investment. Auto industry is a tough business to be in.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

That is a risky investment. Auto industry is a tough business to be in.

 

Risk can pay off pretty big. 


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

My son in law preordered an Atlis which is a direct competitor to the Rivian. He also invested in the company.


https://www.atlismot...es.com/xt-truck


$45K is not that hard of a pill to swallow. With the tax credit it is in the high $30K.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

$45K is not that hard of a pill to swallow. With the tax credit it is in the high $30K.

 

Once again I am reminded of how divorced this place can be from reality sometimes.  :devil:


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#14 Sidney Porter

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

Once again I am reminded of how divorced this place can be from reality sometimes. :devil:

it is less than the avg price of a new truck
https://amp.freep.com/amp/1455588002
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

it is less than the avg price of a new truck
https://amp.freep.com/amp/1455588002

 

Yeah, I know.  Truck prices are absurd.  I just think it's funny.... $30k is a pretty hard pill to swallow if you ask me.   I am looking at buying the wife a $20k car and it is giving me the vapors :D


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:27 PM

$45K is not that hard of a pill to swallow. With the tax credit it is in the high $30K.

when you consider the base price of most of the Big3 trucks is in the mid 20's, that's fecking expensive, even after the rebate.


Yeah, I know.  Truck prices are absurd.  I just think it's funny.... $30k is a pretty hard pill to swallow if you ask me.   I am looking at buying the wife a $20k car and it is giving me the vapors :D

and its not 30k, after rebate it would start at $37.5k


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:51 PM

when you consider the base price of most of the Big3 trucks is in the mid 20's, that's fecking expensive, even after the rebate.

and its not 30k, after rebate it would start at $37.5k


I never buy a bare bones truck. Anything I would buy would be in the mid $30k range. I bet this truck is competitive on features. It doesnt seem like they have a bare bones model.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:52 PM

This truck is 4x4 standard. The other thing you need to compare it to electric vehicles which you pay a premium for.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:55 PM

I'm waiting for the electric version of this

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:58 PM

This truck is 4x4 standard. The other thing you need to compare it to electric vehicles which you pay a premium for.

i disagree with this.  they are looking to replace gas trucks, they need to be compared against their "enemy".  otherwise it will remain a niche vehicle just like tesla, a few rich types will have them because of the novelty and etc.  to me, and it seems the math backs my opinion from what I've read, EV's are currently just an extremely expensive virtue signal.  doesn't mean its not a good idea, just not realistic yet for mass consumption, particularly for anyone that want to drive beyond the recharge radius.


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