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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup


    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Alpha's styling is on point!
    lotsa JDM influence

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    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 get the soul thing... kinda

    Again, back to RC cars....

    My nitro one needs a ton of maintenance, but you pull start it, the smell of nitro methane burns your nose, its loud as shit and revs to 35k rpm, its a little animal, it IS pretty cool..... but tops out at like 40 and barely pulls a wheelie.

    My brushless one... Sure, you just plug it in, it makes no sound... but it is so fast it is essentially chassis limited. I can gear it until the vehicle literally wont go any faster without crashing. It will blow over with WOT. Whether you roll into it slow, or just punch it.

    It can get to the point where at 75% throttle it gets floaty, and ever so slowly increasing the throttle it will simply blow over. It literally can go any faster. Were talking 75+ mph.

    My point is that who needs soul in a car when it can accelerate fast enough to make you start to grey out a bit. That type of performance is soul in itself.

    The performance is THAT different.

    Im guessing youve never felt a 1.99 0-60....

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    I've been on Alpha's mailing list for quite a while. If their Ace PE ever comes into reality I can see myself owning one. Harkens back to the styling of the late 70s early 80s Japanese compacts but hopefully with the performance of the modern electric vehicle.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/ace-performance-edition

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    THAT is awesome! ^ If that's the future of trackdays, bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    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....
    Very cool, been thinking about looking into a Mach-e, need to get in to test drive as the local dealers seem to have several on the lot. I wish they could have avoided using the Mustang name Enjoy & keep us updated on how you like it. Also, if you wouldn't mind sharing, how much was the total discount with Fed + State $$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    I've been on Alpha's mailing list for quite a while. If their Ace PE ever comes into reality I can see myself owning one. Harkens back to the styling of the late 70s early 80s Japanese compacts but hopefully with the performance of the modern electric vehicle.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/ace-performance-edition

    Here comes the electric pickup-alpha-ace-pe-jpg
    Been following them since the beginning, love the styling, If they ever produce the coupe I will have one.....although that JAX is pretty F'in cool

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Very cool, been thinking about looking into a Mach-e, need to get in to test drive as the local dealers seem to have several on the lot. I wish they could have avoided using the Mustang name Enjoy & keep us updated on how you like it. Also, if you wouldn't mind sharing, how much was the total discount with Fed + State $$ ?



    Been following them since the beginning, love the styling, If they ever produce the coupe I will have one.....although that JAX is pretty F'in cool
    Test drove a Mach E. It wasn't as fast as I would have hoped and it was quite small. Pretty bland as well.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    No F150 Lightening love? I’m thinking by 2024 my Silverado will be looking for a replacement and the bugs will be worked out.

    An EV with a truck bed, seats 4, tows 5,000+lbs and a 250+ mi range seems to check my boxed. Towing anything more seems to be best suited for a commercial grade vehicle in my eyes. I’ve followed Rivian for a few years now and know a few friends with pre orders. I’m not sure I’d be ready to spend that much cheese on a vehicle that isn’t some sort of super car or a house.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...WZ6Z2ppSmR6LXo.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    I've been on Alpha's mailing list for quite a while. If their Ace PE ever comes into reality I can see myself owning one. Harkens back to the styling of the late 70s early 80s Japanese compacts but hopefully with the performance of the modern electric vehicle.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/ace-performance-edition

    Here comes the electric pickup-alpha-ace-pe-jpg
    That looks like a 510 that actually fucks.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    I've been on Alpha's mailing list for quite a while. If their Ace PE ever comes into reality I can see myself owning one. Harkens back to the styling of the late 70s early 80s Japanese compacts but hopefully with the performance of the modern electric vehicle.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/ace-performance-edition

    Here comes the electric pickup-alpha-ace-pe-jpg
    its already slow:
    this is 0-60mph in 4.6
    rivian truck is 3.0

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    These guys do conversions. Their VW conversions are $7,000 and up. If you really want an electric-only truck, this might be an option.

    https://evwest.com/catalog/

    https://www.evwest.com/catalog/index...81420d2e1dffcb

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Toyota took it's head out of the sand and said its going to electrify ASAP

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/toyo...undra-preview/

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    They have the tech in their plug ins. They just need to scale it up some. Should be cake for them to do from a technical standpoint.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Relevant link: https://www.motortrend.com/news/actu...s-head-of-r-d/


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    Makes total sense and not something I would dismiss like some claims someone like Musk makes for example. I think the Insight beat them to market but they basically pioneered hybrids on a more massive scale. They certainly have the experience, and balance sheet, to do what they want when they want.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    I've been on Alpha's mailing list for quite a while. If their Ace PE ever comes into reality I can see myself owning one. Harkens back to the styling of the late 70s early 80s Japanese compacts but hopefully with the performance of the modern electric vehicle.

    https://www.alphamotorinc.com/ace-performance-edition

    Here comes the electric pickup-alpha-ace-pe-jpg
    This is awesome.

    Just looked up the prices...disappointing. Base modal is going to be $38k for a non-performance edition.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Hummer is coming back as electric too. Like right now.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/17/gm-t...customers.html

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    My embedded videos do not show, link below. Tesla cut down to be a pickup.


    https://youtu.be/zZbAjhMiMG8

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    Hummer is coming back as electric too. Like right now.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/17/gm-t...customers.html
    Im conflicted by this thing.
    Like its fucking awesome, but at the same time, Who needs 1,000 HP and 9,000 lbs

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    Who needs 1,000 HP and 9,000 lbs
    Did www.nebasketweavers.com somehow get directed here?

    Who doesn't need 1,000 HP? (though the real answer to this question is a lot of people, there are those of us that would gladly accept it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    Im conflicted by this thing.
    Like its fucking awesome, but at the same time, Who needs 1,000 HP and 9,000 lbs
    to an extent, I mean I get HALO car, #'s get headlines, etc....but these electric vehicles are suppose to "save the world", so I have to wonder how much more range could they get if everyone wasn't chasing ONE GOOGLE TORQUE!!!! 0-60 in UNDER ZERO seconds!!!! I'd love to see the development of power selection software for elec vehicles, 300TQ = 500 range, 400TQ = 400range, 500TQ = 275range, etc



    More news from Rivian, first SUVs delivered:
    Rivian confirms first two R1S deliveries this month
    They may have gone to Rivian's CEO and CFO, but there's other good news
    https://www.autoblog.com/2021/12/20/...1s-deliveries/
    Here comes the electric pickup-2022_rivian_r1s-jpg
    The thing about getting up to speed is that you can't know how hard or easy the task will be until you do it, and the grander the endeavor, the grander the obstacles. Rivian's doing all right so far, considering the scale of potential hiccups when creating what is intended to be a mass-market car company. In November, the company projected making 25 units of the R1S SUV by the end of the year, getting 15 in the hands of customers. Rivian confirmed that the first two sets of keys to the three-row haulers have given to two customers. According to Electrek, those buyers were Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe and CFO Claire McDonough. If true, this shouldn't be a surprise, nor would we be shocked if every one of the 15 planned units goes to Rivian employees. The automaker began notifying non-affiliated reservation holders in September about when they could expect their vehicles. In a Rivian Owners forum poll, most respondents indicated R1S delivery dates between June and September of 2022, while the bulk of R1T respondents indicated deliveries from March to June.

    The R1S in question is the Launch Edition, with a powertrain consisting of a 135-kWh battery and four electric motors good for a combined 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque. They'll come dressed in Launch Green paint, Compass Yellow interior accents, the Adventure Package, heated and ventilated seats, and special badging among the exclusive combination of features

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    Im conflicted by this thing.
    Like its fucking awesome, but at the same time, Who needs 1,000 HP and 9,000 lbs
    Some people want it. There are plenty, more efficient options.

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    Re: Here comes the electric pickup

    Looks like the wife might be able to grab a lightning or rivian pickup next year for her company car. What's the general thought between the 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Looks like the wife might be able to grab a lightning or rivian pickup next year for her company car. What's the general thought between the 2.
    Having only briefly looked into the two of them the Lightning looks to be tried and true pickup construction with electrification made to fit where the existing platform allows and the R1T looks like more of a clean sheet build of a light duty truck trying to take advantage of the ability to change things up for the electrification.

    Time will tell how well the R1T holds up as a truck, obviously depending on use conditions etc., the Lightning I would assume will hold up as well as any current gen F150 does with the wildcard being the drivetrain.

    The all four wheels driving of the R1T is interesting.

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    And where can you have a Rivian fixed/maintained locally? Is there Dealer/technician support network being shared so you can get recalls and software updates cleared up?

    I’d say the Lightening is the safe move until Rivian is able to build a network similar to Tesla has.

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