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    Here comes the electric pickup


    Rivian is first with the R1T.

    https://twitter.com/RJScaringe/statu...42808384233477

    Here comes the electric pickup-e_q-y5dwqacu3br-1-jpg

    Electric F150 is said to be 6 months behind this and the Cybertruck is an entire year behind schedule.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    Rivian is first with the R1T.

    https://twitter.com/RJScaringe/statu...42808384233477

    Here comes the electric pickup-e_q-y5dwqacu3br-1-jpg

    Electric F150 is said to be 6 months behind this and the Cybertruck is an entire year behind schedule.
    Very cool! Its no beauty queen, but infinitely better than the cybertruck.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    Very cool! Its no beauty queen, but infinitely better than the cybertruck.
    Back and tail are clean AF and the red stripe sends retro future vibes. . Sides are super clean, maybe too clean from what we are used to seeing. I think it looks good on all sides except front. Nostrils are not sexy.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    been following this one since the beginning ... dig most everything about it except the headlights although they're not as pronounced in white. my build came in at $71K. gulp.

    Here comes the electric pickup-rivian-build-jpg Here comes the electric pickup-rivian-build-2-jpg Here comes the electric pickup-rivian-build-3-jpg

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    wait, the Cybertruck is an actual product in development?

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    The future of electric vehicles is so exciting.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    And a Silverado on the horizon with ~200 kWh of battery and suggestions of ~400 miles of range.

    I hope to be a buyer in a couple years.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    We'll see who gets mine delivered first: Rivian R1t (in Forest Green), or the Cybertruck.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    Back and tail are clean AF and the red stripe sends retro future vibes. . Sides are super clean, maybe too clean from what we are used to seeing. I think it looks good on all sides except front. Nostrils are not sexy.

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    Sweet Honda Ridgeline

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    Sweet Honda Ridgeline
    I just didn’t want to be the first to say it lol but it def looks like a ridgeline. Yet a lot sharper and cleaner.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    And a Silverado on the horizon with ~200 kWh of battery and suggestions of ~400 miles of range.

    I hope to be a buyer in a couple years.
    In the electric world, you really should think before jumping in bed with the old guard of GM, Ford, Dodge. They're all behind in the tech and are making rushed to market mistakes:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/bolt...50-feet-2021-9
    https://www.motortrend.com/news/ford...ssue-bricking/
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...way/ar-AALVhg7

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    In the electric world, you really should think before jumping in bed with the old guard of GM, Ford, Dodge. They're all behind in the tech and are making rushed to market mistakes:
    Not really sure it's fair to single out the "old guard", it would be VERY easy to link critical articles of Tesla, Volvo, Kia, Volkswagen, etc, and trying to fairly quantify the issues with Tesla is nearly impossible because of the wild devotion to that brand. And in all fairness, this is new tech, anyone looking to get into the game this early should be going into it with a quasi "leap of faith" no?

    Fill disclosure, we just parked a Mach-E in our driveway last week, what an amazing machine, absolutely love it, but it isn't without some glitches...

    Oh, and I love what I see from the Rivian, the specs and how the platform can be customized, so cool.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by sveesix View Post
    The future of electric vehicles is so exciting.
    I agree!!!

    In the RC car world, the transition from nitro to brushless was a game changer.

    Look at a Tesla Plaid, its a sedan, and runs a 1.99 60 foot. The future for sporty vehicles will go through the roof.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Look at a Tesla Plaid, its a sedan, and runs a 1.99 60 foot. The future for sporty vehicles will go through the roof.
    I hope the OEMs find a way to give performance oriented EVs some soul. Admittedly, I have only driven utilitarian/ecofriendly varieties that also happen to put down good numbers on paper. The lack of noise, smells, quirky powerbands, manual controls, etc really takes something away. A sub 6-second 0-60 launch in these vehicles feels inauthentic. Its the uncanny valley of driving experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    I hope the OEMs find a way to give performance oriented EVs some soul. Admittedly, I have only driven utilitarian/ecofriendly varieties that also happen to put down good numbers on paper. The lack of noise, smells, quirky powerbands, manual controls, etc really takes something away. A sub 6-second 0-60 launch in these vehicles feels inauthentic. Its the uncanny valley of driving experience.
    I hear what you're saying, the Mach-E has some engine noise piped through the speakers when I put it in "UNBRIDLED" mode, the noise is just as corny as the name... I wonder if they could finagle a manual transmission??

    But, I have to say, while I wouldn't necessarily call it soulfull, the "driving experience' is pretty awesome, instant rush of acceleration and really solid handling. Also, the nearly silent ride is pretty enjoyable.

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    What would a manual transmission in an electric car be like?
    Oh, I think I have a vague idea. Anyone ever get a chance to demo the Victory e-bike? I think it was called the Empulse. Came with a 6 speed transmission and a clutch.
    I did. Weirdest motorcycle I've ever ridden.
    Roll around in 3rd or 4th the entire time, it doesn't matter.
    Slip the clutch off the line and feel like you are putting less power to the ground.
    It was just strange as all hell.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Didn’t we have this discussion already about books vs Kindles?

    The performance of the electric vehicle I’ve been in so far make me yearn for results without the drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    Not really sure it's fair to single out the "old guard", it would be VERY easy to link critical articles of Tesla, Volvo, Kia, Volkswagen, etc, and trying to fairly quantify the issues with Tesla is nearly impossible because of the wild devotion to that brand. And in all fairness, this is new tech, anyone looking to get into the game this early should be going into it with a quasi "leap of faith" no?

    Fill disclosure, we just parked a Mach-E in our driveway last week, what an amazing machine, absolutely love it, but it isn't without some glitches...

    Oh, and I love what I see from the Rivian, the specs and how the platform can be customized, so cool.
    So lets not forget that in allll fairness, this isn't new tech. GM abandoned the electric car lead 20+ years ago and went and took back all 1100 EV1s they produced instead of continuing down the path

    https://web.archive.org/web/20040610....com/index.htm

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    What would a manual transmission in an electric car be like?
    Oh, I think I have a vague idea. Anyone ever get a chance to demo the Victory e-bike? I think it was called the Empulse. Came with a 6 speed transmission and a clutch.
    I did. Weirdest motorcycle I've ever ridden.
    Roll around in 3rd or 4th the entire time, it doesn't matter.
    Slip the clutch off the line and feel like you are putting less power to the ground.
    It was just strange as all hell.
    Jeep 4XE Wrangler has the primary electric motor sandwiched between the engine and a ZF 8 Speed auto, with two sets of giant multiplate clutches for extra fun, no torque converter. When in electric mode, if you pay attention you can tell when the transmission shifts.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    still not a reality yet but Alpha has been getting some more attention this month ... love how the Wolf looks like an early 'Yota



    Crew and 4dr in the works as well.. .


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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    still not a reality yet but Alpha has been getting some more attention this month ... love how the Wolf looks like an early 'Yota



    Crew and 4dr in the works as well.. .

    That thing is sweet looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    That thing is sweet looking.
    check out their other concepts, pretty cool stuff.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    I really am hoping my next pickup can be electric. Not quite there when I bought my Colorado. 5 years away? That seems highly likely. Really a great segment that’s going to push the technology forward for the whole market. Everyone getting into electric will benefit from the R&D being done on pickups right now.

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    Why 5 years? Isn’t the cyber truck coming out in like 6-9 months? lmao. Oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Why 5 years? Isn’t the cyber truck coming out in like 6-9 months? lmao. Oh wait.
    Because I just bought a new truck 3 months ago. In 5 years or so I will buy another new truck. 5 years after that I will buy (yet again) another new truck. Pete and Repeat went to the pond, Pete fell in, who was left?

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Alpha's styling is on point!

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