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  1. The challenges of RVing an EV

    Definitely hoping Kyle at Out of Spec gets one. He's most likely to really push it and avoid clickbait and bias, IMO.
  2. The challenges of RVing an EV

    You're right that there's huge variation among use cases. Some will just be going 50 miles round trip all the time. Some want to drive across the country. Everyone has to look at their specific use case, like you said. The problem is that it's not going to go 300 miles when towing. Maybe 100...
  3. The challenges of RVing an EV

    Yeah, that's the biggest problem, IMO: There's no good way to know what the range will be with a *specific* trailer. And how much difference is there between a pop-up and a typical trailer? An airstream vs a typical trailer? If it's the difference between having 120 miles of range and having...
  4. The challenges of RVing an EV

    I intend to tow a travel trailer with my Lightning, but it's definitely going to take some planning. It might be kinda like going back in time to road tripping a short-range EV. With Teslas and Mach Es and such, now, traveling in an EV is simple. Plug the destination into the Nav and the car...
  5. What if I don't want the 80A charging station?

    Good point. There will be plenty of people interested in buying the 80A station... Standard Range owners in general and Extended Range owners who want a station in multiple places, etc.
  6. Ford, GM Are All-In On EVs. Here’s How Their Dealers Feel About It

    Yeah, that was regarding the FIAT 500e, which is a decent option as a commuter for the $7,000 that they go for after a 3-year lease, BUT Fiat had to lease them for $49/mo at times just to move the new ones. So, yeah, they lost a ton of money on those... but they HAD to sell them or they'd lose...
  7. What if I don't want the 80A charging station?

    Yeah, they'd still be limited to 48A, but they can use it for home backup. If I end up with a Pro SR, I'd definitely consider buying an 80A charger off of someone like the OP.
  8. What if I don't want the 80A charging station?

    No one knows if there will be a way to "delete" the 80A charger from your order. BUT, worst case, you'll be able to sell the 80A charger to someone with a short range battery that didn't get one with their truck, but still want to have the home backup.
  9. Ford, GM Are All-In On EVs. Here’s How Their Dealers Feel About It

    Does the Mach E have usable voice commands? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that's everyone's preference, but changing A/C and heated seats and steering wheel could theoretically easily be controlled via voice, which is likely at least as safe as taking a hand off the wheel to turn a knob...
  10. Charging prices and why

    Not to mention that private vehicles do near-zero damage to roads compared to commercial vehicles. Like you said, it's about finding any excuse to charge taxes... and it makes it easier to add this tax because it seems like EVs are getting an "unfair" break.
  11. Charging prices and why

    Right, if "done" meant 100% charged, then yeah, you need an idle fee to push people along. If "done" meant "enough charge to get to the next stop" then charging by the minute definitely incentivizes moving along once you have enough charge to reach the next stop. To me, there are pros and...
  12. Trim Pricing For 2022 F-150 Lightning Revealed in Survey Email! [Before and After Tax Credit]

    Yeah, I figure Ford had a solid reason for keeping an obvious, useless relic. Eventually, though, Ford may say: "Too bad, this thing is dumb and we're moving on with or without you." In fact, some of the biggest successes have been doing just that: Ecoboost, Aluminum... or even the Lightning...
  13. Trim Pricing For 2022 F-150 Lightning Revealed in Survey Email! [Before and After Tax Credit]

    FWIW, Ford responded to request by the blog Electrek with the following: Results from this survey will help us understand consumers’ demand for various models, options and accessories. This survey is not representative of final pricing or feature availability. So, they're at least saying that...
  14. Lightning reservation numbers sequence / pattern?

    The FAQ on the Lightning site says you can switch dealers without affecting your place in line, which leads me to believe those saying there effectively isn’t a line at the dealer. It’s more of an overall line and your dealer is just the delivery method. Otherwise, moving to a different dealer...
  15. Trim Pricing For 2022 F-150 Lightning Revealed in Survey Email! [Before and After Tax Credit]

    Ford clearly slashed the margin of the Pro relative to the others to hit $39k. It’s clearly not really worth $13k to get painted bumpers and cloth seats/floor... at least Ford doesn’t think so with the gas versions. Gas XL to gas XLT, which is basically the same difference as Pro to XLT...
  16. Pro Power Onboard, and option pricing

    Hmm... that definitely makes it seem like it's only for the ER battery. BUT, this is specifically about the Lighting Pro. It might be only available on the Pro when you opt for the Fleet-only Extended Range battery, but available with the Standard Range battery on XLT/Lariat. So, perhaps my...
  17. Pro Power Onboard, and option pricing

    Good point. Also, the Pro comes standard with the Standard Range battery and the Extended Range battery is listed as "Optional (Fleet Only)." Whereas the 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard is listed as "Optional", but it doesn't say "Fleet only" like the ER battery does. I wouldn't say that's...
  18. Placed Cybertruck order after Lightning reservation

    Right, I'm specifically responding to the claim that redundant systems are ALWAYS better. That said, if there's no radar available, then the redundant system (radar), literally keeps Tesla from delivering cars... cars that are quite safe according to 3rd party crash testing... lowest...
  19. Ford 80A Charge Station Pro

    Yeah, perhaps that's what they're saying. It's output from the charger, but still INTO the truck's pack. Interesting because I've never seen an EV company specify that number before that basically spells out charger efficiency.
  20. Ford 80A Charge Station Pro

    You could be right that the Sunrun box is actually an inverter and it's limited to 9.6kW. The question remains, though, what's the significance of giving us the maximum output as 10.5kW (SR) and 17.6kW (ER) if both are limited to 9.6kW from the plugs or to the house?


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