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#313791 - 08/15/19 05:08 AM Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries
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Tesla has a rival, and that is great!
Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries. (Electek)
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Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America’s semi truck brand, announced that it built its first two eCascadia all-electric semi trucks and it is going to start deliveries to customers.
Daimler, one of the world’s largest truck makers, has been feeling the pressure from Tesla’s electric truck — going as far as saying that if the claims Tesla is making about its electric semi truck are true, they are breaking the laws of physics.

The German truck manufacturer answered back with the launch of its own electric truck group along with the unveiling of two more electric trucks, including an electric version of their Cascadia to compete with Tesla Semi.

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#313797 - 08/15/19 07:03 AM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: NW Ponderer]
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And then I saw this: [video:youtube]https://youtu.be/R35gWBtLCYg[/video]

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#313809 - 08/15/19 02:39 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
And then I saw this: [video:youtube]https://youtu.be/R35gWBtLCYg[/video]


BwaaaHAHAHAHA, people have been turning passenger cars into pickups for ages. I used to know an old guy who rolled his own many years ago when I first moved to LA.
It was a 1963 Chevy Biscayne Wagon and he just turned it into a pickup truck just the way that lady did her Truckla (Tesla).
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#313810 - 08/15/19 02:40 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: NW Ponderer]
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It's not surprising Daimler is taking the leap.
After all if I am not mistaken, Daimler is the very first car company in the world, aren't they?
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#313811 - 08/15/19 02:40 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Good video NWP. Txs

Elon should go talk to the lady. A Tesla Truck, what everyone needs and wants in one package. An electric vehicle and it is a truck: Americas favorite vehicle.
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#313813 - 08/15/19 02:58 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Not only do I adore Simone, that Truckla is badass. It reminds me of the Subaru Baja or Brat, and the Camino. I watched the whole build. Tesla really ought to think about that hard, as the mods would not be all that difficult, and it would broaden their market and allow them to test out the possibilities before their big pickup hits it.

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#313990 - 08/19/19 02:33 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Worlds Largest EV Never Needs To Be Recharged

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A quarry in Biel, Switzerland, is operating the world's largest electric vehicle, a 110-ton dump truck, to haul lime and marl off the side of a mountain to a cement factory. Perhaps best of all, it consumes no energy doing it.

How is that possible, you ask?

The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. With more than double the weight going back down the hill, the beast's regenerative braking system recaptures more than enough energy to refill the charge the eDumper used going up.

The Elektro Dumper—eDumper for short—made by Kuhn Schweitz, is based on a Komatsu HB 605-7: 30 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. The tires are six feet high, and the dump bed reaches to more than 28 feet, fully raised.

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#313996 - 08/19/19 06:32 PM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: Greger]
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Worlds Largest EV Never Needs To Be Recharged

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A quarry in Biel, Switzerland, is operating the world's largest electric vehicle, a 110-ton dump truck, to haul lime and marl off the side of a mountain to a cement factory. Perhaps best of all, it consumes no energy doing it.

How is that possible, you ask?

The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. With more than double the weight going back down the hill, the beast's regenerative braking system recaptures more than enough energy to refill the charge the eDumper used going up.

The Elektro Dumper—eDumper for short—made by Kuhn Schweitz, is based on a Komatsu HB 605-7: 30 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. The tires are six feet high, and the dump bed reaches to more than 28 feet, fully raised.



As long as you're doing quarry truck work you're good to go!
By the way, these quarry trucks were, up till now already partly electric anyway because they are mostly "diesel-electric".
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#314011 - 08/20/19 01:49 AM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Yeah, they been doing trains like that for a while too. I just thought it truly remarkable that this huge machine can just run day in day out and never have to stop for fuel.
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#314013 - 08/20/19 02:11 AM Re: Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries [Re: Greger]
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I have always wanted to try an enclosed water-generator system in my house, like a small version of Taum Sauk Mountain. I've seen designs for small creek-fed systems. The trick in my concept is storing the amount of water needed in the attic and basement.

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