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Electric truck stops will need as much
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 11/22/2022 11:15:52 AM

Next month, Tesla plans to deliver the first of its electric Semi trucks — able to haul a full 40 ton-load some 500 miles on a single charge. These massive batteries-on-wheels may accelerate the transition to electrified transport, but those responsible for delivering the power are starting to ask: Are we ready for this? Probably not, according to a sweeping new study (snip) conducted by utility company National Grid. (snip) As more electric trucks hit the road, the projected power needs for a big truck stop by 2035 will equal that of a small town. Even the authors who planned the study were caught off guard

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 11/22/2022 11:23:12 AM (No. 1339974)
The world cannot supply enough of the metals needed for this "Green Revolution":
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 11/22/2022 11:24:04 AM (No. 1339977)
My whole day is ruined now.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rich323 11/22/2022 11:27:33 AM (No. 1339979)
I forsee more supply chain issues. Sorry but your order was incinerated due to a transport malfunction. We’ll get back to you soon on when to expect your item, however we are experiencing high than normal power usages and unable to project when a charged transport vehicle will be available.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sw penn 11/22/2022 11:29:50 AM (No. 1339982)
So every truck stop gets it's own nuclear plant? All green and glowy...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rich323 11/22/2022 11:31:05 AM (No. 1339987)
I’m starting to think they chose these type vehicles for three reasons: 1. Can’t be built due availability of batteries or battery chemicals 2. Unable to operate or support due to unsustainable power requirements 3. prevent deplorables from moving about the country. You’ll have to take their transportation system if you have a government approved digital passport.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman 11/22/2022 11:37:57 AM (No. 1339999)
FTA: "Even if the world stopped making new gasoline-powered cars and trucks altogether by the early 2030s — an optimistic scenario..." "In the age of cheap wind and solar power..." Yeah, reporting... Sounds like it was written in some Gov't office. What kind of system of government uses the collusion of media, corporations, and finince with bureaucracies to control the population?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 11/22/2022 11:41:06 AM (No. 1340003)
Let me guess, Nancy will make a bundle off of disposing of all of these bad batteries.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/22/2022 11:43:53 AM (No. 1340005)
What is their top speed? Article wanted me to turn off my ad blocker which isn't going to happen. Can see this creating even more shortages.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Msquared112 11/22/2022 11:44:42 AM (No. 1340006)
When you dumb down the population for forced "diversity's" sake, you get incompetent people building things, creating things, and engineering things, let alone healing and flying airplanes. Diversity is killing competence and making the world more unsafe and unstable.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/22/2022 11:51:16 AM (No. 1340011)
This is one reason why forcing the Post Office to buy electric vehicles will be a disaster. Many of their facilities are in older, cramped parts of town. The corral pen for the autos have little or no extra room for charging stations. And old telephone poles with wires still dominate the landscape. Expect lots of blown transformers and blackouts if they push forward with this idiocy.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Corndoggies 11/22/2022 12:12:48 PM (No. 1340027)
I think the “planners” need to find a new vocation.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/22/2022 12:34:08 PM (No. 1340042)
Incredibly expensive, short range, extremely slow to "refuel". Stupid nonsense.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: kono 11/22/2022 12:40:22 PM (No. 1340047)
We will need to develop the habit of keeping our poop, because the "Progressive" Left's vision is to devolve civilization, technology-wise, back to the Stone Age, when humans collected pieces of dried animal feces to burn for fuel. That will also become our only legal source of fertilizers, when artificial fertilizers get banned.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 11/22/2022 1:02:00 PM (No. 1340074)
Well, I guess we'll just have to divert all the power from the nearest small town in order to have cute, trendy electric trucks and save the planet. The people in the small towns can just eat raw foods, go to bed early and wear lots of warm clothes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimBob 11/22/2022 1:07:42 PM (No. 1340082)
Reading articles about the fires when regular electric cars..... How much bigger are these truck batteries? How big a fire will one of them make? What happens when one of them catches fire in a tunnel, such as the tunnels under the Hudson River to New York City? How many people will die? How will the Media cover it up?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GoodDeal 11/22/2022 1:27:41 PM (No. 1340101)
This is an experiment to satisfy the cult of climate change that will in the end be a catastrophic massively expensive and destructive failure. Wait for it.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/22/2022 1:28:10 PM (No. 1340103)
Pardon second response... Does anyone know how refrigerated trailers are run? Do they come with their own power source, or do they run off the truck's battery? Guessing Tesla has tested their electric truck with a refrigerated trailer.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: AltaD 11/22/2022 1:37:35 PM (No. 1340110)
Time for some old-timey technology. Get those windmills, and maybe some watermills too, cranking to powerup the nation's future fleet of e-trucks.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hazymac 11/22/2022 1:58:34 PM (No. 1340138)
The Green revolution is going to have to be rolled all the way back. If we come to our senses, it ain't happening. E-cars are the next destined for the recycle bins. There's not nearly enough electricity to charge tens of millions of glorified golf carts. We're going to be stuck. Well, not me, because I wouldn't have an e-car.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Geoman 11/22/2022 2:01:08 PM (No. 1340142)
If Biden had the courage of his convictions, he would make it mandatory that electricity used to charge EVs of any sort can only come from wind or solar electrical generation. If not, then there is no point whatsoever to indulge in green fantasies.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 11/22/2022 4:33:22 PM (No. 1340237)
Re #17, they have small diesel engines which power the refrigerated trailers. They can keep the contents cold even when parked away from power or a semi tractor as long as their fuel tank is full.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 11/22/2022 4:52:23 PM (No. 1340251)
There have been people saying this for years, but they were all dismissed as naysayers.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 3XALADY 11/22/2022 5:37:07 PM (No. 1340282)
I think I read the USPS had ordered many, many mail trucks. Dumb move.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 11/22/2022 5:45:21 PM (No. 1340287)
I believe Hitler had a similar problem. He sent Rommel into Africa and the rest of his machinery along with three million men into Russia in a brilliant master plan that did not account for the fact that those vehicles need a lot of fuel. Fortunately Little Pete has it all figured out.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: harold2002 11/22/2022 6:31:54 PM (No. 1340322)
EV long haul trucks = insanity. We haven't enough electric generation capacity for this nonsense. We are not ready for the EV revolution (which is really not needed because the CO2/climate warming[or "change"] theory is a big scam anyhow) !
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Reply 26 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 11/22/2022 6:56:14 PM (No. 1340335)
Can anyone here tell us if 40 tons is typical for a semi load, or do those trailers hold a lot more? And will one of these be able to make the climb on I-15 up the Cajon Pass from San Bernardino to Victorville on a single charge?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono 11/22/2022 8:14:49 PM (No. 1340362)
There will never be a fund super enough to pay for the cleanup of the toxic waste that this brief obsession with battery-powered transportation will leave behind.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 11/22/2022 8:57:04 PM (No. 1340376)
A much more logical solution is put a power rail like a trolley along the road. Save the weight and charging issues of the battery. Range would be unlimited. Costs would be much less than all the charging stations and huge batteries. Of course this would take away most of the costs going to China for the batteries that the main purpose and what the left wants.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bpl40 11/23/2022 6:11:36 AM (No. 1340530)
The world requiring only 15% more electricity even if all vehicles went electric by early 30s. That is a completely baseless fraudulent claim There estimates that the power grid will require 28 to 30 TIMES the juice under these circumstances. Someone is lying!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Kumoan 11/23/2022 1:25:10 PM (No. 1340870)
...and the experts running fedgov are every bit as competent as those running FTX corp.
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