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When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 22:23
by jonescg
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I don't normally give a hoot about pick up trucks, but this actually looks bloody impressive.
https://electrek.co/2018/11/26/rivian-r ... kup-specs/

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 07:33
by Adverse Effects
oook that looks impressive

how many children do you need to pledge to the devil to pay for ti?

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 09:30
by jonescg
Starts at US$65k, so $100k here I would guess. Which if you look at the price of a new F-truck... It's not that crazy.

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 05:59
by francisco.shi
A Tesla or even an outlander with a boat trailer with 150kwh of batteries under the boat will probably do it. And it will also depend on where you are driving from.
As for the electric truck with a kerb weight 2670kg sounds a bit light. Even with Tesla batteries 180kwh will be 1100kg of batteries.

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 06:52
by jonescg
I think the long range one was 3.8 ton.

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:16
by 4Springs
The specs say:
Trailer Weight Rating (lbs): 5000kg
I'm guessing it actually means 5000lbs, or 2267kg. Even this is a very good towing capacity.
And 330 litres in the froot!
And AC power outlets!

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:28
by brendon_m
Other websites have 11000lbs as the towing capacity so it may well be 5000kg, which is a very big boat

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 19:32
by jonescg


Really, bigger and bigger trucks, electric or otherwise, are not what the world needs :(

Re: When someone asks "But show me an EV that can tow a boat to Broome!" Show them this...

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 08:48
by Johny