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#595003 04/05/21 12:23 PM
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I am working at General Motors, “factory zero”, in Hamtramck, Michigan.

At my morning coordination meeting, they told me that they are all sold out.

I don’t know who bought them.

$73,000, for the base SUV, and over 100k for the pick up truck style.

I like the all wheel steering, but I’ll have to dry one for a while before I get used to that large of an electric vehicle.

It is kind of cool that they have 1000 pound feet of torque though.

But truthfully, I don’t get who actually bought them.

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It amazes me how much cash is floating around in the country. I too am amazed at what stuff is bringing. I can’t imagine the depreciation on something like this Hummer!


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It might be even cooler than you think, GM is throwing around torque figures north of eleven thousand foot-pounds. GM is somewhat less than forthcoming about the curb weight, prefering to bury it in fairly impressive gross combined weights? Perhaps it was engineered to carry golf clubs and look good in country club parking lots? For bird hunting, I'm sure custom dog crates would fit in the back, and Honda makes a decent portable generator? Maybe, wait for gen two or three?

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The battery pack is 1.5 tons
Chassis is 2 ton
When you have 30 of them hanging from the roof trusses, then you enter into my Bailywick.

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Originally Posted by craigd
GM is throwing around torque figures north of eleven thousand foot-pounds

Good Lord! That is a terrifying figure knowing how many people will be driving these things around that are not able to handle a vehicle like that. In the wrong hands these things are rolling weapons of mass destruction. Getting almost 4 tons of vehicle up to 60 mph in 3 seconds is a harrowing, and at the same time exciting, thought.


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Watch the tesla all wheel drive climb pikes Peak and imagine something four times bigger.

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My kid has spent hours of time at YouTube, watching something called “Dead Tesla” pretty much documenting the trouble people get themselves into with electric vehicles. It can be, hilarious. One thing the drivers have discovered at the U of M is at sub zero temps, battery discharge is logarithmic, and not in the delivery driver’s favor. A 100% reading on the gauge in the dash is a distant memory after 45 minutes of use.
Multiply the YouTube shenanigans of a little Tesla that is out of charge, by the weight and the distance to places people try to take the truck versions of electric vehicles.

I predict the “Dead Tesla” You Tube spot isn’t going anywhere.

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The amount of cash " floating around" is an outcome of 10% of the population owning 90% of the wealth. They can't figure out how to spend it or what to buy. You can see it in auction prices for really good firearms; they just keep appreciating. If you didn't see the PBS documentary on extinction this week, look it up. It makes electric cars conclusive. Ted, I hope you're watching the trial.


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What really amazes me is that electric vehicles are an answer to a question no one was asking.


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The crab walk looks like fun!


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