WetEV
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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:16 pm

Oilpan4 wrote:I wasn't talking about electric cars. I was talking about nonexistent electric half ton trucks.


I was talking about your gas golf cart.
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Oilpan4
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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:47 pm

I don't have any kind of golf cart.
Never have, probably never will.
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SageBrush
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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:15 am

This is just talk, but talk always precedes action so maybe Ford will carry though.
In the meantime it is very important for truck owners to hear from one of their trusted sources that electric trucks are 'OK.'
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Oilpan4
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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:36 pm

In the mid Atlantic states I would see grocery getter half ton pickups all the time.
You know pickup truck owners or leasers that still have a pristine bed with no scratches and aren't set up to tow anything. Pretty much drive it around like a car.
Electric pickups would do fine for them.
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EatsShootsandLeafs
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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:08 am

I honestly never even clicked the article when I saw it pop up on CNBC a few days ago.

I have very little interest in these major manufacturers' announcements of EV vehicles because for many years now they just talk, talk, talk, do nothing. Presumably at some point they will follow-through (?).

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Re: Ford announces BEV F150 and Transit van

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:06 am

An electric Transit van would be great for camping. After plumbing for toilets, redoing the electrical system is the next biggest hassel. The tremendous power generation and storage capability of an EV would eliminate the need for ICE generators, solar panels and big expensive battery banks necessary to run lights, circulation fans, fridges, microwaves and air conditioners.

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