I can use that $150,000 to have sex with your mom
And then I’ll invest the remaining $149,990
@Bow To Your Senpai, Bo Burnham ❤️
@ExpansionOfTime, more like Bro Burnham
@Bow To Your Senpai, damn, looks like she upped her price
@Bow To Your Senpai, but what will you do with the remaining $10?
@Bow To Your Senpai, ten dollars to have sex with your mother, comedy!
How expensive are repairs tho, that's the real deal breaker for a lot of companies
@EddySteady, and the range of it
@EddySteady, the maintenance on teslas are supposed to very low, literally an oil change every 100k miles.
@EddySteady, Elon Musk guaranteed 1,000,000 on the drivetrain with no repairs in the presentation of the truck, so pretty low
@EddySteady, Vehicles lacking internal combustion engines need maintenance less often, so the higher cost balances out
@EddySteady, or charge time. 500 mile range is fine for line haul but OTR would take having to sit for 5 hours to charge right after their lunch break.
@that crazy Marine, from what I saw it an get a 400 mile charge in 30-60 minutes. I'm not sure how accurate that is but if true all the driver needs to do is stop to eat and charge it
@that crazy Marine, this is how Tesla sells their industrial battery’s. Charge up the battery at night while you charge the semi and extend the range considerably.
That would be nice but how much will truck stops charge to use those chargers. Don't know why they don't make a hybrid like trains.
@EddySteady, as a truck driver, the maintenance costs on a standard diesel with all the new emissions bs imposed by the government is extremely expensive. Dpf filters go bad, electrical issues etc. I'm anxious to see this new electric semi. My company has 4 brand new kenworths with average of 40,000 miles on each of them and 2 of them are already broke down and being towed to the dealer. All new diesel semis seriously suck
@EddySteady, gonna be a lot less than conventional semi's. The Tesla semis have way less moving parts than regular diesel pushing cabs.
@mrorange12, that's gonna be the make or break (pun!) on it. With a vehicle of that mass at those velocities even concrete seams throw a lot of energy through a machine. One of the worst things for electronics is vibration. How many O2 sensors have you had fixed?😁 Hell, just the damn stereos rattle loose wires. It's a fantastic idea, one long in the coming. But equipment longevity and support infrastructure (don't see FJ and Petro rushing to install chargers) will keep or kill it before it even gets off the ground.
And for god's sake get away from those KW's. Go Bulldog or go home!
@GraveSlave, we have bulldogs too. Lol. My assigned truck is one and it's been broke down for 3 weeks😂. The newer macks we have are decent. My company is a bunch of morons though and don't know how to fix a truck properly
@that crazy Marine, with the hours of service laws, if they're actually running legally they'll be lucky to do 600 miles a day unless they run the truck without a governor. When I was otr my truck was governed at 66 so a 600 mile day was good for me.
@mrorange12, mine was governed to 72. I ran 600 to 700 at a time when I did OTR. Ran I-15 area.
@that crazy Marine, the good old days. I don't miss em though lol. Wish my stupid truck would have went faster than 66
This kinda news gives me a semi
@BM Fahrtz, ba dum tiss
He looks... fatter than I remember
It uses the trailer that it pulls to carry all of the batteries it needs to go cross country.
@stonedcommentor420, if that's the case, then it's useless.
@mrorange12, It's a joke but it still makes a good point about the power an all electric semi would need
@TriangleTesticles, yeah your joke makes sense though. I see two issues with these trucks. 1. Weight, the heavier the tractor the lighter the load it has to carry without going over gross weight. 2 is the range, your idea of having batteries in the trailer makes sense. Because there is no way an electric tractor will go 1000 miles on a single charge like a diesel can in a single fillup
@stonedcommentor420, I thought about that but I feel like the gas tank and like 16 cylinder engine on a semi are probably pretty huge so that space alone can fit a lot of batteries idk if it's still practical but it gets us closer
@mrorange12, @triangleTesticles and honestly, Diesel engines are pretty efficient to begin with.
There are some shortfalls of that statement. That is just the truck. The batteries needed are expected to run about $400,000 and will only have about a 600 range. This isn't enough for cross country truckers. One of the other issues that I don't think is really published is driver comfort. Drivers need power to heat and cool their cab and run other stuff as needed (hence most have APUs). Battery technology isn't even there for short term, light usage of just 12 hours a day.
So I can buy a Semi Truck for less than a tesla roadster? I see a massive flaw in this.