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Old 11-20-2018, 12:54 AM   #761 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Yeah, I don't think Tesla semis will be used for long haul. Probably better used to move product from distribution centers to stores relatively short distances. They'd need to be able to charge up at the loading docks while being loaded/unloaded.

I'm curious how the Tesla semis will pencil out, and to see if they become commonplace. They'd sure be great in city gridlock, both in terms of recapturing braking energy, and in being capable of accelerating back up to speed.
Nobody except Musk thinks electric semis will be used for long haul. The most obvious usage is in-town delivery, within ports, and drayage. For that type of usage you only need a 100 - 200 mile range.

As for charging, I expect that to happen at the home depot overnight. Very few trucks run 24 / 7.

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