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Old 01-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 800HP E Power Pick up truck

I want one of these So This Redneck Gal can really go Cruising in style

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/via-m...show?icid=3895

What is it? The flash of the young Via Motors line, the XTrux pickup is all about big: big truck, big tires and big performance and fuel-economy numbers.
What's hot? The XTrux is designed to be an 800-horsepower, 4-wheel-drive, high-performance pickup truck with up to 100-mpg fuel economy, depending on driving habits.


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I want one of these So This Redneck Gal can really go Cruising in style

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/via-m...show?icid=3895

What is it? The flash of the young Via Motors line, the XTrux pickup is all about big: big truck, big tires and big performance and fuel-economy numbers.
What's hot? The XTrux is designed to be an 800-horsepower, 4-wheel-drive, high-performance pickup truck with up to 100-mpg fuel economy, depending on driving habits.
Should be interesting if this gets off the ground. You will only get 100 MPG if you stay on electric power, and recharge at home.

One big issue on these electric vehicles, that's the battery. It won't last for ever, and you think a 12S 5000 mah LiPo is expensive

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.... up to 100-mpg fuel economy, depending on driving habits.


...driving habits!!??!! 100mpg gas/$$$$$battery Pretty Awesome! I had an 08 Chevy 430hp on 35's, it didn't matter if you drove like grandma or Andretti, still got 6mpg. Thanks Chellie, Now I know what I want for Christmas '13! Let me know if you find any electric John Deere's!!

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BTW...anything over 10mpg around here is considered "green"
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Should be interesting if this gets off the ground. You will only get 100 MPG if you stay on electric power, and recharge at home.

One big issue on these electric vehicles, that's the battery. It won't last for ever, and you think a 12S 5000 mah LiPo is expensive
Hi Denny On this truck you Need to get the Extended Warranty

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...driving habits!!??!! 100mpg gas/$$$$$battery Pretty Awesome! I had an 08 Chevy 430hp on 35's, it didn't matter if you drove like grandma or Andretti, still got 6mpg. Thanks Chellie, Now I know what I want for Christmas '13! Let me know if you find any electric John Deere's!!

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Hi Denny On this truck you Need to get the Extended Warranty



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We picked up the extended bumber to bumper warranty on our old 1996 Mercury Mystique. Sure enough, the power radio antenna quit, the motor ran, but the cheap plastic gears in the gear box was stripped. This thing was expensive, some $350. After checking with the dealer we bought it from, he pointed out that the warranty only covered the antenna MOTOR, not the gear box.

We pointed out we would soon be buying a Ford Escape from them. He would not budge. We bought our new Escape from another dealer, and told the original dealer why.

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Let me know if you find any electric John Deere's!!
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Let's see. Those big John Deer tractors have around 300 HP. And, they run 12 hours between fill ups. That would take some big $$$$ LiPo battery for a 300 HP electric JD tractor!

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Let's see. Those big John Deer tractors have around 300 HP. And, they run 12 hours between fill ups. That would take some big $$$$ LiPo battery for a 300 HP electric JD tractor!

Yeah it would! Some of the big JD's have over 800hp, they are so powerful and torque monsters you can pull 60+ foot cultivators forearm deep at half-throttle almost all day long(20hrs). Never put it to paper, but I wonder which would be better. $30k or more fuel bill or some multi-thousand dollar batteries! Gonna need a gin pole to change batteries!
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Originally Posted by CrimzonRider View Post
Yeah it would! Some of the big JD's have over 800hp, they are so powerful and torque monsters you can pull 60+ foot cultivators forearm deep at half-throttle almost all day long(20hrs). Never put it to paper, but I wonder which would be better. $30k or more fuel bill or some multi-thousand dollar batteries! Gonna need a gin pole to change batteries!
Probably multi-hundred thousand dollar battery!!! And, a trailer behind the big John Deer tractor to put them in.

Note that these electric cars only have about 20-50 mile range, and they probably running less than 20 HP while doing it. Those batteries are some $15K.

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